An Arnold Publication- Serving the Western Metalworking Industry Since 1981

An Arnold Publication

CNC WEST is a west coast metalworking  print magazine devoted to machinist and metalworking decision makers in machine shops and job shops on the west coast. The magazine features articles on cnc machining, machine shops and the west coast metal working industry. Please enjoy this months issue and if you would like to read previous issues you may do so by clicking here.
Current Issue of CNC WEST
CNC-WEST Aug/Sept 2014 EDM, Waterjet & Grinding Issue

It all comes down to motion
AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING GROUP AS TECHNOLOGY GROWS, THEY GROW
    Mechanical Concepts Inc. got their start back in 1979 thanks in part to Star Trek the Motion Picture. Co-founder and current owner Bruce Wilton was working with his soon to be partner Carlos Icinkoff at Robert Abel and Associates, a high end special effects company in Hollywood, Ca. making models, building cameras, and designing rigs to fly stuff on. You have guys like Bruce to thank for effects like Tie Fighters flying in front of the Death Star. The company was growing exponentially with the new Star Trek contract when the job was pulled from the original production company. “People were getting fired like crazy, including myself,” explains Bruce. “I was hired and fired daily by the various production companies involved for a couple weeks.” Carlos was in a similar situation until one day he didn’t get hired back. He came to Bruce about starting their own company. Bruce went to their boss and told him he was leaving, but what they got instead was the dream of most startups. “I told him I was quitting and he said “no, don’t go.
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Gaining Independence and Productivity with a CAM SystemOne stop shop for EDM, Waterjet and CNC Machining
     Sac EDM and Waterjet Inc. president Dan Folk has been working with EDMs since he was 15 years old. Growing up locally in the Sacramento area, Dan’s first tabletop EDM was bought in 1978 in support of the family’s jewelry business.  A few years later Sacramento EDM was formed to supply “outside” EDM services to local machine shops and OEM manufacturers. In 1984 they bought their first wire EDM and the company has continued to grow since then. They began moving to larger and larger buildings until their most recent move in 2011 brought them to where they are now within a 20,000 sq.ft. Manufacturing facility in Rancho Cordova, Ca. Over the past 32 years Sac EDM has become a leading provider of critical EDM, waterjet, and CNC machined parts. Their customers have the benefit of a one stop shop for all their manufacturing needs.
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LARKIN PRECISION MACHINING A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR MORE THAN A CENTURYNew Kitamura Helps Relieve the Pressure at SC Hydraulics
     SC Hydraulic Engineering is a leading manufacturer and designer of an ever growing line of high pressure, air-driven liquid pumps, as well as air and gas boosters which are being used in a variety of industries and applications. Founded in 1953 by Bob Vedder and Willie Mohler, SC Hydraulics originally only had a few core pump products. SC Hydraulic was built off their knowledge and expertise in air driven liquid pumps, but their product line has expanded now to include an extensive collection of air and gas power boosters, power units, systems and selected high pressure valves. “We are continually developing new products to meet a never-ending stream of newly emerging applications,” says Lorenzo Martinez, SC’s sales manager. “We continue to meet tougher, more demanding requirements that our domestic and international list of customers require.”
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  From The Publisher
IMTS Issue Filled With Great Reading
I must admit I am a west coast guy through and through. I was born in California and have lived here all my life. 
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   Breaking News  
Tekpro Group, a Level 1 Distributor of Stratasys Fortus 3D Production Systems & Dimension 3D Printer equipment, today announced the addition of Triform Sheet Hydroforming Presses to its’ product lineup.
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