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Precision Machining A Nixie Tube Watch

Precision Machining a Nixie Tube Watch requires a complex, precise and advanced manufacturing process. A nixie tube watch is the solution to frustratingly short battery lives that the modern watches, today, have embodied. Here at P4Swiss/Lindel CNC Machining, we recently received the unique opportunity to manufacture watch housing components. Our team of mechanists effectively produced, both, round and square watch housing case units that have a high level of strength and durability, particularly fabricated for the Nixie Tube Watch. Precision Machining The Original Round Nixie Tube Watch A round Cathode Nixie Tube Watch was brought to light by a man
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Defense Production Highlight: 5-Axis CNC Milling

Why commit to a precise 5-Axis CNC Milling machine for complex Defense Components? No attention to detail can be spared when it comes to Defense CNC Machining. P4Swiss / Lindel Engineering is the go-to choice among the many manufacturers who are currently fabricating defense equipment and tools. Our experienced and highly skilled machinists greatly excel in the craft of CNC milling, specifically 5-Axis CNC milling. Our machine shop can efficiently work with various materials that range from stainless steel all the way to titanium. CNC Machining For The Defense Industry When a Defense Component is machined for the Defense Industry,
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Precise 5-Axis CNC Milling Supports The University of Arizona Engineering Students

The Precise 5-Axis CNC Milling techniques that our machine shop utilizes will greatly satisfy various industries. When it comes to precision, accuracy, speed and efficiency, the ability to successfully match a certain milling process with a client’s particular project is extremely imperative. Our team of experts can provide a highly effective and unique solution for numerous types of CNC milling projects. P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining is a precision manufacturing company that focuses on our clients, properly exceeding any expectations. We continuously strive to improve our company’s processes, ensuring on-time delivery and high performance, quality machined parts. The Complexity Of
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Aerospace CNC Machining That Is Out Of This World

Attention to detail cannot be spared when it comes to Aerospace CNC Machining. Here at P4Swiss/Lindel, CNC machined parts for the aerospace industry are precisely and accurately manufactured. A team of scientists and engineers, at the University of Arizona, reached out to us with confidence that we would efficiently meet their expectations. Thus, we partnered with NASA and the University of Arizona for the successful completion of this exciting aerospace project. Aerospace CNC Machining P4Swiss/Lindel is the most trusted manufacturer for quality and accuracy in aerospace CNC machined parts. Our shop can efficiently meet any requirements and exceed all expectations
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Custom CNC Machined Parts

Do you need high precision CNC Machined Parts that accurately meet your exact specifications? Our shop excels at custom CNC projects where detail is necessary. We can offer manufacturers the success and dependability needed in CNC machined parts. Our team of industry professionals can efficiently manufacture complex custom CNC parts for a variety of projects and for various industries. For that reason, we recently had the opportunity to manufacture a part that came with great complexity. In order to effectively manufacture this part, with exceptional detail, it required 5-axis milling on a CNC mill machine. What is CNC Milling? CNC
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Differences & Advantages of CNC Swiss & Standard CNC Machinery

There are distinct Differences & Advantages of CNC Swiss & Standard CNC Machinery when it comes to manufacturing precise parts. Each type of machine can precisely and efficiently manufacture intricate parts for a variety of jobs and for various industries. Each type of machinery is going to involve different applications. A CNC Swiss Lathe machine will require different operations compared to the CNC Lathe machine. Understanding the distinct Differences & Advantages of CNC Swiss & Standard CNC Machinery can help to determine which machining is necessary for your individual part. P4Swiss/Lindel has become more efficient and is now quoting shorter
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5-Axis Mills

5-Axis Mills Reduce Production Time

Are you starting to wait longer in order to receive your machined parts for CNC milling projects? Perhaps that machine shop’s lead time goes on for months at a time, or only produces manufactured parts using a 3-axis mill. When it comes to 5-Axis Mills, they can reduce a milling project’s production time for a variety of industries. Prior to investing in their advanced 5-Axis CNC Mills, P4Swiss/Lindel operated on 3-axis or 4-axis milling machine. 3-Axis CNC Milling Some CNC machine shops have not, yet, effectively manufactured intricate parts using modern, up to date 5-axis milling. As a result, they
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CNC Mill Machines Manufacturing Construction Parts

CNC Mill Machines Manufacturing Construction Parts

The P4Swiss/Lindel Precision CNC Shop provides manufacturers with various options for their complex, precise milling and CNC machining projects. Such as, CNC mill machines manufacturing construction parts. Their CNC mill machines have a work envelope ranging up to 20 inches in length by 40 inches in width. P4Swiss/Lindel offers CNC milling in: 3-axis 4-axis 5-axis Their CNC shop provides four dedicated 5-axis CNC milling machines, with work envelopes ranging up to 12 inches in diameter. As a result, your manufactured part(s) will be engineered a lot faster and more accurately than some CNC shops can provide. Because of their precise
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High-Quality CNC Machining & Advanced Project Management

High-Quality CNC Machining & Advanced Project Management

Is precise welding and painting necessary for the quality of your complex CNC machined parts? P4Swiss/Lindel excels at manufacturing highly qualified CNC machined parts while, also, efficiently providing Advanced Project Management! High-Quality CNC Machining for Driverless Semi Trucks Because of our highly advanced milling abilities and lathes, we are able to manufacture precise complex parts. Our quality team efficiently manufactured three separate milled and lathe turned parts. As a result, providing high-quality and precise parts for driverless semi trucks. We have two certified welders who assembled these parts, efficiently welding the aluminum parts together. Afterwards, it was necessary to blend
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CNC Milling Machines

CNC Mill Machines Produce Small, Complex Parts

CNC Mill Machines allow us to efficiently manufacture small, complex and precise CNC machined parts. What We Excel At At P4Swiss/Lindel, our quality team excels at small complex short run production. We not only have 3-axis and 4-axis machining, but 5-axis CNC mill machines, as well.
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Precision CNC Machining for All Sizes – Large Complex Components

The P4Swiss / Lindel team takes great pride in their precision CNC machining and the high-quality products we produce for our customers. Most pieces are quite small, requiring tolerances as tight as .0005”. Occasionally, though, customers come to us with requests for machining of larger, yet still highly complex parts. In a recent project, we were able to help with one such piece. “While the process is much the same, large, complex machined parts like this are a welcome challenge for our machinists,” said Tom Ferrara, P4Swiss / Lindel General Manager. This custom machined piece consisted of more than 40
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Medical Manufacturing: Answering the Call for Custom Complex CNC Machining

The team at P4Swiss / Lindel Precision CNC Machining has been navigating recent COVID-19 updates with special attention. While many manufacturers are focusing on a return-to-work strategy, the P4Swiss / Lindel team continues production and service at 100%, focused on serving their precision CNC manufacturing clients. While, as an industry, they’ve experienced a brief respite in business closures and slowed demand due to COVID, the need for precision medical supplies and custom, complex parts remains high. As a critical supplier to the medical industry, as well as others, they’re prepared to assist their customers through any additional pandemic issues that
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Project Management Matters

Project Management – The Precision Manufacturing Advantage

There’s a lot to be said for lean processes and building efficiencies in a production environment. But when it comes to support after the sale, cutting corners is a risk the team at P4Swiss / Lindel refuses to take.
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Tucson CNC Speed & Support – From Prototypes to Large-Run Reproduction

For more than three decades, the team at P4Swiss / Lindel have been helping manufacturers throughout the United States produce state-of-the-art machined parts for some of the most advanced machinery on the planet (and beyond). Success stories like these, though, often start with humble origins. Each precision part, whether machined for medical or optical manufacturing, military / defense contractors, or aerospace engineers, starts with a custom prototype. No matter if it’s as a new component within a precision manufacturing workflow or to innovate a current complex part through testing materials or alternate CNC machining techniques, the prototyping stage is often
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The ‘Precise’ Advantages of Advanced, Multi-Axis CNC Milling

Since 1987, the team at P4Swiss / Lindel has been providing precision, multi-axis milling to our customers throughout the southwest United States and across the nation. Specialty manufacturers including medical and optical, aerospace, military/defense contractors, and more have relied on P4Swiss / Lindel for the advanced machining precision necessary to success in their highly competitive industries. “We’re truly honored to partner with our milling and precision CNC customers,” said Tom Ferrara, General Manager at P4Swiss / Lindel. “As these industries continue to advance, the precision and intricacy of the parts we produce become more amazing with every order.” Capabilities available
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Milling for 5-Axis, 4-Axis, and 3-Axis Projects Available Now

It’s no surprise that milling for precision machined parts is in high demand these days. When it comes to accuracy, speed and efficiency, the ability to match the milling process with the clients’ project is imperative. While some CNC shops have 3-axis or 4-axis lathes, the team at P4Swiss / Lindel take the precision a step further, offering not only 3-axis and 4-axis machining but also 5-axis CNC machining. With an extensive range of production levels available to the market, their lathes produce some of the nations most precise complex small parts. If you’d like to see more samples of
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P4Swiss / Lindel’s 5-Axis CNC Machining Capitalizes on Accuracy and Efficiency

CNC machining, for decades, has been the manufacturers’ choice for precision manufactured parts. From the medical industry to defense contractors, agricultural manufacturers,  and more, the demand for ever more precision, speed and complexity on smaller parts has been on the rise. With P4Swiss / Lindel Precision CNC Machining’s 5-Axis CNC capabilities, customers not only take advantage of the precision of computer numerical controlled (CNC) production, but also the accuracy and efficiency of this multi-axis set up. Check out the latest 5-Axis CNC machined parts from P4Swiss / Lindel in our production gallery (click here). While many CNC machines work on
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Precision Swiss CNC For Medical and Defense Dependability and More

When the medical industry or defense contractors need reliable precision machined components, they turn to the Swiss CNC machining expertise of P4Swiss / Lindel. Their ability to consistently manufacture quality, complicated machined parts supports a variety of essential industries we rely on every day. A recent custom order posed a unique challenge for the CNC Swiss machining team. Specifications for the component to be used in a defense manufacturing operation were small and complex, with a length of only two inches, a narrow, tapered tip, and a threaded collar. It was necessary to get inside the collar without damaging the
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2020 Snapshot: Customer Loyalty & Dedication to the CNC Industry Drive the P4Swiss / Lindel Team

When 2020 opened, the team at P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Manufacturing were riding high on their recent merger and the anticipation of growing the CNC Mill/Lathe and Swiss CNC manufacturing market. With news of custom CNC parts produced by the P4Swiss / Lindel heading into space and increasing capabilities across the operation, the news of potential industry downturn and international pandemic meant pivoting on plans and making adjustments to meet demand in a slightly different market landscape.   After assessing the initial impact of COVID-19, keeping the P4Swiss / Lindel team and their clients safe was at the top priority,
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Custom Complex CNC Machined Parts

Production Feature: Custom Complex CNC Machined Parts

The manufacturing sector has seen a steady increase in demand for small complex parts and P4Swiss / Lindel has met and exceeded the call. Excelling in complex precision machined parts, P4Swiss / Lindel Precision CNC has the team and the tools to fill your custom order. Recently, P4Swiss / Lindel was called upon to manufacture an underwater propeller to meet very precise specifications for use on small unmanned water craft. With the specifications of the part needed, the P4Swiss / Lindel team got to work on machining the small complex part to precisely match the Solid Model File (similar to
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P4Swiss / Lindel Secures Doosan Lathe For Added CNC Production

Keeping up with growth in the manufacturing sector, P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining recently grew their stable of tools. A Doosan Puma 2100SY lathe was recently purchased to help keep up with demand. Doosan’s Puma 2100SY is a high performance lathe, designed for precision CNC production and premium surface finishes. With a max turning length of 20”, max turning diameter of 16″, and a chuck size of 8”, this machine can get the work done on some of the toughest materials ranging from steel and aluminum to titanium alloys and more. Click on the images below to see a gallery
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VIDEO: Size Doesn’t Matter With P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining Innovation

Precision CNC machining and Swiss CNC machining require the ability to produce custom machined parts quickly, efficiently and at a cost competitive within a very full market. Demanding industries like military and defense manufacturers and medical manufacturers need to know they have a CNC machining partner that can provide precision at every level and for orders of any size. At P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining, our team runs three 5-axis CNC machines with work envelopes ranging up to 12”. Each piece engineered for these machines can be produced faster and more accurate than competing CNC machines due to its ability
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Celebrating Labor Day Means Honoring Our Hard Working Teams

Labor Day is a special holiday for the team at P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining. More than a long weekend or a break from the daily grind (no pun intended), we look to the celebration of Labor Day as a well-deserved recognition to all of our team members for the hard work they do. In recent months, the P4Swiss / Lindel crew has grown to meet the demand from a burgeoning manufacturing economy. This has meant developing and on-boarding new projects for our Swiss CNC and precision machining teams. From CNC machine operators to administrative members and shipping and receiving
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Utilize Our New CNC Machinists & Increased Production Capacity

P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining has been taking the recent challenges with the manufacturing industry and turning them into a value-added opportunity for our customers...
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Masters of the Art of Swiss CNC Machining

For over 30 years, the craftsmen at Lindel CNC Machining and P4Swiss have provided their customers with unmatched precision and custom CNC machining. Since their merger in 2019, P4Swiss / Lindel team has excelled in production of  Swiss and CNC machined parts to industries ranging from medical and optical to defense contractors, technology companies, aerospace and more. For customers requiring the highest in precision and craftsmanship, the P4Swiss / Lindel team takes Swiss CNC machining to a whole new level: With tolerances of less than +/- .001” and outside diameters (OD) measuring 1.25” or smaller.  By exceeding the minimum tolerance
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P4Swiss / Lindel Relaunches with Updated Support

After the merger between Oceanside, California’s P4Swiss and Lindel CNC Machining from Tucson, Arizona, clients and prospects for both companies were notified of increased capabilities and location change. For much of the last year contact and communications strategies had been focused on building stronger standard operating procedures (SOP) and increasing service and support to our customers. As a final step to the service and support functions of the merger, a new, streamlined digital and Web presence with the new P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining brand mark has been relaunched under Beyond an updated logo, the restructured site has been
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Critical Supplier Support From P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining

Virtually every release and news item seen out there these days focuses on the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Pandemic and how the shutdown of non-essential business has impacted the nation. While a large swath of the U.S. workforce has been sidelined from the virus, industries like medical manufacturing, military defense manufacturing, power generation, and others have stepped up to address the emergency.  As Critical Suppliers to these industries, P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Manufacturing is working to increase production and reduce delivery times to assure we continue to serve the nation efficiently and effectively. While operations are far from “Business as usual,”
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Dedicated Partners in Defense CNC Manufacturing

The P4Swiss / Lindel team has been part of some inspiring production and manufacturing programs. From custom engineered CNC machined parts sent into space to being an integral part of a high-precision CNC manufacturing supply chain, the precision CNC and Swiss CNC machining we do from our Tucson, Arizona plant makes the lives of our client-partner’s from around the nation better. If that wasn’t enough, we also provide custom CNC machined parts that go further than that. By partnering with U.S. Defense contractors and military manufacturers, the P4Swiss / Lindel team steps up to help defend our country and protect
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Precision CNC Manufacturing From Tucson, Arizona to Space and Beyond!

The team at the Tucson, Arizona CNC machining company P4Swiss / Lindel have been looking skyward recently, and for good reason. Several precision CNC machined parts produced at the Tucson facility have been skyrocketing their way across the solar system documenting one particular asteroid 101955 Bennu,  and they’re pretty proud of it. “Working with scientists and engineers at University of Arizona is always an exhilarating experience,” said Tom Ferrara, General Manager at P4Swiss / Lindel. “Being able to meet their design and engineering specifications and help with the production of OSIRIS-REx took real team effort.” CNC manufacturing for aeronautical parts
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Precision 4 Swiss & Lindel CNC Machining- Looking Toward a Year of Opportunity

2019 is almost over, and what a whirlwind of a year! With the merger of Tucson Arizona’s Lindel CNC Machining and P4Swiss out of Oceanside, California, the capabilities of our new company for precision Swiss and CNC machining have expanded and exceeded even our own expectations. With new team members, new clients, evolving industries and the technology that drives it all, we’re seeing 2020 as “The Year of Opportunity” for our team… and yours! 2019 saw Lindel CNC Machining commit to growth and innovation. After almost a year with the new P4Swiss / Lindel team and our increased services and
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CNC Market Buzz: How Will Smart Manufacturers Drive Into 2020?

If you’re like us, the end of the year means a lot of data collection, prospecting, and strategizing for the upcoming year. The predictable questions come up in production and sales meetings: How are 2019 sales? How do prospects look in 2020? Are customers buying more? Less? What about innovations? Diversification? How can we grow margins? And so on. At LINDEL CNC MACHINING and P4SWISS, the end of the year also means spending time in front of our market, attending trade shows, and listening to the “Market Buzz” from buyers and manufacturers on the floor. Through the end of October
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It’s Q4 2019 How Will You Make an Impact in 2020?

As we close our Q3 and roll into Q4 of 2019, we’re working with our customers to build better industry knowledge, better industry service, and a stronger precision manufacturing future for us all. As an important part of our ongoing service to our customers, we’ve developed a quick, 3-minute survey to gather some of your perspective on today’s manufacturing business environment. By taking the P4Swiss / Lindel Engineering 2020 Customer Market Survey, you’ll provide much-needed insight to our industry, our products and services, as well as how to best serve you and our customers today and in the future. Please
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Swiss CNC Machining is Now Offered at Lindel Engineering

In December 2018 Lindel purchased P4Swiss a Swiss CNC Machine company in San Diego. This past January we moved the company to our facility in Tucson. If you are looking for a high quality Swiss CNC Machined parts please sends us your requirements. We look forward to an opportunity to work with you.  
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5 Axis Mills Make Complex Parts Simple To Make

A lot of very good things are happening at Lindel Engineering this year including a recent purchase of our third 5 Axis CNC Mill.   We used 5 Axis milling (see part picture) to make this part. 5 Axis allows us to make all the features in one operation without letting go of the part.   This allows us to create all critical features that have relationships to one another in one operation.     Currently we are backlogged for the next 4 weeks.   More exciting news is we are looking at adding a new division soon so stay
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Does Gold Plating Make CNC Machined Parts Better?

I can say that this is definitely a part that is very nice to look at and hold. While we all know that the plating makes it better by protecting the part from oxidizing, any color plating can achieve this. What I like best about this part is in the details that were achieved in making it. From the small bosses to the ramped runways needed for wiring during assembly. What I like best about this part is in the details that were achieved in making it. From the small bosses to the ramped runways needed for wiring during assembly. Lindel
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Complex Parts Are No Problem For Lindel

Just the other day a customer came to us and asked if we had the capability to machine one of their more complex parts they had designed. They were in need of some parts in 2-3 weeks with several more every week after that for the next 4 weeks. Our team reviewed the project and accepted the challenge. You can see the result of our efforts below. Our 5-Axis machine completed a majority of the features and one of our 3-Axis machines finished the base of the part to make the part complete in two operations. This is another example
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“Is your business seasonal”?

I often have people ask me “Is your business seasonal”? Sometimes before I get a chance to answer they have their next question ready, “When are your busy or slow times”? With almost 20 years of contract manufacturing experience I have personally found that we are “cyclical rather than seasonal”. We have busy and slow times but I have found it near impossible to predict when they will be. Some of you may be familiar with the expression “Feast or Famine” At times it seems like this to us depending on our current workload. We just are coming out of a period of having a little
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8 separate operations reduced to 2

Before we invested in a 5 Axis CNC Mill we had been making these parts on 3 Axix CNC Mills. The 3 Axix Mills required 8 separate operations. Each requiring a separate set up and first article. This proess took about 2-3 weeks to complete. When we proammed this for the 5 Axis CNC Mill we were able to reduce the operation from 8 down to two. Once this was completed our production time was reduced from 2-3 weeks down to 2-3 days.  A significant savings in production time and lead time. We now have three 5 Axis CNC mills.
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Precision CNC Machining from raw material

Hello and welcome to my precision cnc machining blog. Precision cnc machining is the cornerstone of building and creating dreams. Starting from raw material and ending with a precision engineered, multi featured workpiece that functions as it was designed. By utilizing a variety of equipment including lathes, mills, Gibbs programming software and superior inspection equipment we are able to deliver products that stand above the competition. We specialize in Medical Device Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense and Optical parts. With more than 30 years in the machining business, we understand the importance of quality, communication and delivering as promised. Do you have
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Increasing Precision CNC Machining business

In my last 2 blogs I’ve talked about the process of a machined part from start to finish. I will be continuing that series next month but today I’d like to side step a bit and talk about something very exciting that will impact your next project-Lindel Precision CNC Machining is very proud to introduced 2 new machines into our shop. Last week our new Aberlink CMM inspection machine was delivered. The addition of our new Aberlink CMM machine will help eliminate inspection bottlenecks. Measures approximately 20% quicker than standard variant making it ideal for high volume measuring. The Axiom
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A Machined Part from Start to Finish-Milling and Axis

In this blog I’m going to talk a little about the different milling machines and the axis that are commonly used in a machine shop, but first let’s define a Mill and an Axis.  A mill is a machine tool for rotating a cutter (milling cutter) to produce or formed surfaces on a workpiece, usually by moving the work past the cutter.  An Axis is a fixed reference line for the measurement of coordinates, an imaginary line about which a body rotates (  Now that we know what each of these are defined as let’s talk about the different axis
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A Machined Part From Start To Finish

The complexity of a part depends on several factors. The beginning of a machined part is the foundation of a successful product. It all starts with an idea, of course, but that idea needs to be translated properly and accurately in order for the part to have the desired outcome. The universal communication tool that is used is the Partprint and solid model. The prints and model will have everything a machine shop needs to know to understand what the engineer is trying to accomplish, what the final part will look like including any special features that should be added
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Project Management, Making the Change

Project management means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, right? To most it means doing what you say and delivering on time or at least communicating with the client during the stages of production but how many times have you heard, once you submit an RFQ with your requested lead time, that your supplier can meet your delivery request only to have the infamous “crickets chirping” when asked WHERE IS MY ORDER! I would have to guess that 90% of the time reps are just saying what they ‘think’ you want to hear in order
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OSIRIS-Rex Our Contribution To Science

Our Contribution to science: In 2013 Lindel Engineering received a request from the University of Arizona regarding a project that they were working on. U of A was in the development of a camera housing unit that would consequently be launched into space. This camera housing and satellite that it would be traveling in, developed in partnership with NASA, University of Arizona and many others including Lindel Engineering would find itself being launched into space on Sept 8th, 2016. As we approach the one year anniversary of its launch Lindel Engineering would like to share with you a little story
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