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
Embracing Change by Investing in
People, Tooling and Machines
AFAB Precision Machining is a southland based company started by Joe Campbell in the early 70’s. Today it is owned, run, and managed by his son Larry Campbell who has been with AFAB 30 years. Larry bought the company 7 years ago after working at AFAB for over two decades. Since the mid eighties Larry worked as a CNC machinist and programmer and quality was always the main focus. As time went on more customers were requiring suppliers to have Quality Systems, so Larry was tasked with creating, implementing and managing AFAB’s first Quality System which allowed continued growth throughout multiple industries. Click Here to read more...
CES Machine Products Inc.
Finding New World
Solutions to Old
Chuck Schmidt was trained in many aspects of machining by the Caterpillar company while living in California. Following Caterpillar he moved to Reno, Nevada and took a job as a machinist with Western Screw. For the next few years he worked his way up the chain into management before setting off on his own in 1979. CES Machine Products Inc. began in a small garage with a single Brown and Sharpe screw machine. His labor force consisted of himself and his two small children Jamie and Jarrod who would sometimes help out with the deburring as well as his wife. Over the coming years the company expanded, nearly doubling their square footage every time they moved. The mid 80’s saw CES pick up their first CNC machine as their star continued to rise. In 2002 they bought some land and built the 57,000sq.ft. facility they are in now. It houses 50 employees, 15 vertical and horizontal machining centers, 14 CNC lathes with live access tooling, 9 CNC Tornos Deco swiss turning centers and a handful of other machines ranging from CMM’s to manual Brown and Sharpe screw machines. Click Here to read more... In the Grande Scheme of Things
QCMI Has a Healthy Advantage
Bob Grande has been a machinist since 1968, practically his whole life, it’s what he is good at, it’s his passion. In high school at the tender age of 15 Bob got his first job sweeping floors and doing janitorial tasks for a local San Diego, California company Micro Tool and Manufacturing. Bob moved his way up in the company to machinist before being drafted during Vietnam. Once back from his Army service, he bounced around jobs and took advantage of the G.I. College Bill to take some classes. He realized then what he already knew in his heart, he was a machinist. Click Here to read more...
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.