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.
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CNC-WEST June/July 2014 Turning Issue


• Diablo Precision Inc.
AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING GROUP AS TECHNOLOGY GROWS, THEY GROW
Servicing The Hell Out of Customers Since 2004
    Sixty miles south of Silicon Valley sits the community of Hollister, Ca. known worldwide for their criss crossing earthquake fault lines and a “So Cal inspired clothing line for Dudes and Bettys” that actually has nothing to do with the city but use the name as their brand. It is also home to Conor Kelly, owner and president of Diablo Precision Inc. Conor embodies everything the Hollister brand represents, from the t-shirt and jeans to the Ironman inspired convertible. On the surface appears a man laid back and accepting, but deeper down is a perfection demon who feels the company’s sub 1500 DPPM could be better. The devil is in the details at Diablo Precision and servicing the hell out of their customers is just the beginning.
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Gaining Independence and Productivity with a CAM SystemRM GARRISON MACHINING INC. INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY, PERSONNEL AND SOFTWARE
     For 40 years RM Garrison Machining, Inc has been machining parts in the metro Phoenix area under a variety of owners. They started out in 1973 as a two man operation called G and R Screw Machine, the G and the R stood for Gene and Rose Ottavina. In 1981 it was purchased by Robert M. Garrison and was renamed RM Garrison Screw Machine. They were operating out of a 900 sq.ft. building with a few Brown and Sharp screw machines, an engine lathe and a couple of manual mills. In the early 80’s they moved the shop to the north side of town and just recently annexed out the unit next door for 6500 sq.ft. of office and shop space.
    After earning his journeymen’s papers in New York, Doug Graybill came out west as a machinist and in 1977 began working for the original owners. “I’ve worked here in many capacities over the years,” explains Doug. “I started as a machinist, but have been a supervisor, a foreman, owner, father, and floor scrubber.” When Bob Garrison passed away in 1996 Doug took over running the company for Bob’s widow. Eventually she sold the company, but the new owners ran it into the ground and she took it back. “My son and I purchased the company back in 2005 from Garrison’s widow, but last year we sold it to Shane.”
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LARKIN PRECISION MACHINING A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR MORE THAN A CENTURYUSK MANUFACTURING INC.
     USK Manufacturing of Union City, Ca. embraces the made in the USA label even though they have the ability to offer offshore manufacturing.  Ornate metal sculptures seemingly stand guard in the parking lot of their 96,000 sq.ft. USA based manufacturing center as customers are serviced in a variety of languages. In fact, more than 13 different tongues are spoken by their international staff of 40+ employees. It’s no wonder real time communication and customer service help set USK apart from the competition.
    Mundo Kim worked as a brake operator before starting USK Manufacturing in 1987. As a local resident of the Silicon Valley area he wisely saw the potential in the semi-conductor business and set out in that direction. “Over the years we have tried to diversify,” states Kendrick Kim, Mundo’s son and general manager at USK. “The semi-conductor business is very seasonal and volatile so over the years we’ve sought out work from solar, medical, and automotive industries to balance out sales throughout the year.” Customers include Applied Materials, Tesla Motors, LAM Research, BART, Western Digital and even the United States Post Office. “We make replacement parts for a conveyor system the post office uses in their sorting facilities,” explains Kim. But unlike the post office USK delivers on time and at a good price.
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