CNC West
The Magazine for Western Metalworking Manufacturing

An Arnold Publication - Serving the Western Metalworking Industry Since 1981

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 below and if you would like to read previous issues you may do so by clicking here.

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Recent Articles

Vertical Integration and 5 Axis Machining Make Anaheim Precision Manufacturing a One Stop Shop

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Anthony Puccio founded Anaheim Precision Manufacturing 35 years ago as a sheet metal and fabrication shop. Today, they are a fully integrated solutions manufacturer  servicing high tech aerospace and commercial…

J & F Machine -Taking Continual Improvement to Heart

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Rick Varnum is in his 40th year at J& F Machine and like his father before him he is a machinist above all else. He started cleaning the floors as…

Custom High Speed Toolpaths and Probing Programs Hit Home Run for Complex Geometry Machining

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Supplied by Lynn Gorman Communications LLC  Bob Wolcott is familiar with competition. A member of the 1995 “Refuse to Lose” Seattle Mariners baseball team, the retired major league pitcher (he…

41 YEARS AND FACING THE FUTURE: Moseys Production Machinists

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Moseys Production Machinists is a family owned and run business that dates back 41 years. Second generation owner Bob Mosey is capitalizing on their successful four decades of manufacturing and…


According to Wikipedia, turning is considered to be the oldest method of machining. I suppose that would mean that turning machines were the first machine tools. Read More…

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Q-Mark Manufacturing Inc. Announces 25th Anniversary

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Q-Mark, a leading North American manufacturer of probe styli, is celebrating an important milestone reaching their 25th year in business. Among the industries they serve…

CGTech Joins CCAM, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

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The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, announced that CGTech will join as its newest Affiliate…

Executive Hotline

Navy Awards Contracts to 3 Southern California Manufacturers

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Two San Diego manufacturers — Delta Group Electronics Inc. and Quality Systems Integrated Corp. — are among three companies that the U.S. Navy tapped for custom fabricated electronic parts. The…

Vista Outdoor Announces Expansion in Lewiston, ID

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Vista Outdoor Inc. has announced plans to expand its ammunition manufacturing capacity in Lewiston, ID, creating up to 137 new jobs. The company’s current Lewiston operations (CCI, Speer and Southport…