ETCO Case Study

ETCO Case Study

ETCO Case Study Milling Connectors from Brass, Copper, Aluminum and Plastics ETCO Incorporated was founded in 1947 as Electric Terminal Corporation. The original company produced wall plug blades in strip form for attachment by the customer on a patented air-operated machine. ETCO still produces wall plug blades (although the production speeds have increased from 175…

Hy-Tech Forming Case Study

Hy-Tech Forming Case Study

Hy-Tech Forming Systems Case Study Ultra Precision in Tight Tolerances Forming, Embossing and Trimming Thin Film Plastics Used in Automotive, Appliance, Medical, Aerospace and Military Industries Hytech provides solutions for forming, embossing and trimming thin film plastics. Their focus is primarily on thin film plastic parts requiring precise graphic registration. There are also nongraphic applications…

RapidDTM Case Study

RapidDTM Case Study

RapidDTM Case Study Milling High-Tolerance (0.0003″) Aerospace Parts Rapid DTM was founded as a one-man shop in 2002 by President, Tim Allard. Having worked for larger companies like Hitchiner Manufacturing, he had the opportunity to hone his skills as a machinist on an impressive array of equipment including a high-speed Roku Roku, 5-axis Hermle machines…

DC Graphics Case Study

DC Graphics Case Study

DC Graphics Case Study Producing Plates and Dies from Magnesium, Brass and Copper DC Graphics, Inc. is a sculptured engraving, flexographic platemaking and photoengraving facility, which produces magnesium and copper plates/engravings as well as CNC milled brass plates. DC Graphics, founded in 1994 by Kevin Brandon, is run today by Eugene Prohaske, President, and Cristine…

IntelliCAM Case Study

IntelliCAM Case Study

IntelliCAM Case Study Milling and Engraving Plates, Tags, Panels and Signage The meteoric rise of IntelliCAM Custom Products in Greenville, Wisconsin could be attributed to entrepreneurial prowess, a bit of blind faith in Datron CNC equipment… or a combination of both. One thing for sure, is that the company’s success is a direct result of…

QC Precision Case Study

QC Precision Case Study

QC Precision Case Study Low Volume/High Mix: Small Part Manufacturing in Electronics In the 1960’s and ‘70’s Bill Devine, did tours of duty both in Vietnam and working at Excellon selling equipment to printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers. In 1978, he set out on his own and founded QC Drilling, Inc. in Alston, MA to…

Ross Custom Switches Case Study

Ross Custom Switches Case Study

Ross Custom Switches Case Study Batch Milling of Engineering Grade Delrin Using Vacuum Workholding In 1900 a marketing genius named Joshua Lionel Cowen talked a store owner into carrying one of his odd gadgets — a toy train that looked like a brick on wheels that ran around an oval track by the power of…

Hallmark Case Study

Hallmark Case Study

Hallmark Case Study Brass Embossing Dies for Greeting Cards Representing about 50 percent of all greeting cards sold in the United States, Hallmark Cards employs more than 18,000 people and is represented in more than 43,000 retail stores throughout the country. These numbers alone justify the title “industry leader” but it is the behind-the-scenes diligence…

DataPro International Case Study

DataPro International Case Study

DATA Pro Case Study Panel-Mount Cables, Couplers, Wallplates, Panels, Enclosures DataPro International Inc. is a leading supplier of panel-mount connectivity solutions ranging from panel-mount cables and couplers to customized wallplates, panels, rugged cases and enclosures. With over a decade of industry experience milling and engraving aluminum products, DataPro can confidently say that DATRON is the…

Smith & Wesson Case Study

Smith & Wesson Case Study

Smith & Wesson Case Study Engraving Logos and Serialization with ATF Compliant Methodology Smith & Wesson is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. They’ve been a partner to law enforcement since the late 1800s, developing crime-fighting tools that set the standard for the field. Their world-famous .357 Magnum® was developed specifically for law enforcement…

Kansas City Design Case Study

Kansas City Design Case Study

Kansas City Design Case Study Pharmaceutical Packaging: Prototypes and Production Kansas City Design is not a typical mold shop: it is a one-of-a-kind engineering studio that specializes in prototyping and production tooling. Owner William Arnold began his career doing conceptual work in pharmaceutical packaging, and parlayed this expertise into starting his own company in 1997—specializing…

Ellis & Ellis Sign Systems Case Study

Ellis & Ellis Sign Systems Case Study

Ellis & Ellis Sign Systems Case Study ADA Compliant Braille, Way-Finding Signs Since the equipment our company offers is ideal for processing flat sheet material, we’ve seen the inside of a good number of sign companies over the years. But, walking into Ellis & Ellis Sign Systems in Sacramento, CA becomes a different experience as…