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10Jul 2017

A2Z Manufacturing-Rocky Mountain Edition (CO< UT, ID, MT and WY) Features Takumi USA

AMT Selects Takumi Mill Because It Exceeds Competitively

Priced Machines In Speed, Travel Size, And Chip Control

“Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say, and Do What You Say You’ll Do!”

Advanced Mechanical Technologies (AMT) does just that. Operations Manager Frank Lewis says, “We communicate extensively with our customers to ensure that we can meet our customers’ delivery and quality metrics.” He continued, “Prior to getting a purchase order from our customers, we have discussions regarding their requirements and their delivery schedules. We reach agreement prior to accepting a purchase order — this allows us to provide outstanding quality and on-time delivery.” Jon Page, a mechanical engineering professional, founded the ISO 9001:2008 certified company nearly 20 years ago. Jon was raised by a family of entrepreneurs, and had spent a number of years employed in the medical industry as a design engineer. When Jon made the decision to launch his own business, designing and manufacturing medical test equipment and parts, he opened for business in his garage. Today, AMT is well versed in designing and machining complex parts and equally proficient at medical clean room automated assembly equipment and medical product development. They have expertise with medical disposables and assembly fixtures, laser-etching multi axis positioning systems with onboard vision systems, pressure testers, dental paste dispensing and packaging equipment, ambulatory infusion pumps, to name just a few of their products. They additionally have been awarded patents on their syringe infusers, their multidose syringe mechanisms, and their auto injection syringe devices. Though the majority of AMT’s customers hail from the medical industry, including such companies as BDC Labs, Cardio Optics, Medtronic Navigation, Baxter Medical Products, Phillips Medisize, the University of Colorado Health Science Center and Covidien, the company also machines parts for the aerospace industry, with customers including Ball Aerospace and Bandit/Idex Corp. Frank says, “About half of our employees came to AMT with little or no machining background. Jon mentored each of them, and when superior people come to work at AMT, they stay.” Frank says that the average tenure for employees is 8 years. AMT doesn’t have a sales force. Frank says that customers come to AMT through word of mouth. “We are known for our expertise in prototyping for medical companies. Weoften earn new customers who come to us with difficult jobs that others ‘no bid’.  Continue reading

05Jun 2017

Crotts & Sunders recently held a Grand Opening of its new 24,000 sq. ft. Southeast Technical Center for machine tools and metrology equipment and services located at 2709 Boulder Park Court., Winston-Salem, NC.


Attendees saw demonstrated several machine tool systems under power including: 3, 4 and 5 axis machining; vertical turning centers; single and twin spindle lathes; automated lathes; automation systems; and part washing.  The following technology was on display; rotary transfer / multispindle; Swiss turning’ precision OD/ID grinding; tool and cutter grinding; high speed routers; CAD/CAM software; and work holding and tooling.


Metrology equipment featured included: CMMs (touch probe, tactile scanning, laser scanning); portable laser scanning; 3D multisensory systems; vision/large FOV systems; optical comparators; contour and surface finish; and rebuilt/refurbished equipment.  Technology on display included SPC data collection; fixture systems; and X-ray and CT inspection.


Attendees were encouraged to bring their manufacturing challenges and most difficult parts to receive help from Crotts and Saunders engineers who have many decades of experience providing engineering solutions.


For more information contact:

Chris Miller,

VP & General Manager

Crotts and Saunders

2709 Boulder Park Court

Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Published by: Southeast Manufacturing News January 2017

Published by: Manufacturing News

30May 2017
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Published By: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

05May 2017
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Advanced Machinery Companies (AMC)

March Madness Open

House event at its Dayton, OH, facility pro video attendees the opportunity to experience the latest machining technology from Milltronics, as well as CNC machining centers from Milltronics’ sister company Takumi. “We love hosting this event because it gives customers a chance to visit our 36,000 sq. ft. facility and see the latest in machine tool technology while enjoying the fun of the NCAA basketball tournament games and a BBQ lunch,” said Matt Allen of AMC. “We are very excited about the 10 totally redesigned Milltronics machines that have all been introduced in the past 18 months,” continued Allen. “These new affordable machines use the latest machine tool technologies to help customers be more productive, more efficient and more profitable.” Milltronics builds quality conversational CNC milling and turning machinery with a full line of high-speed 3-, 4- and 5-axis vertical and horizontal boring mills, large travel bridge mills, turning centers, large swing/long bed CNC lathes and CNC tool room machinery.

Published by: Midwest Manufacturing News,”Advanced Machinery Presents New Machine Tool Technology”

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20Oct 2016

September 2016 – Product Preview section for IMTS

High-Precision CNC Machines

Three high-precision, high-performance CNC machines will be introduced to the North American Market and supported by a service network and showroom in Indianapolis. These three-axis CNC machines are equipped with the FANUC 31i control. The VC0852 high-precision machining center features fast rapids. The double-column, high speed H-12 machine is designed specifically for die/mold and aerospace, and the VC0852 machining center is built with heavy-duty box ways.

The H-12 bridge-type CNC machining center delivers superior surface finish, high precision, and fast throughput with an inline direct-drive spindle with roller-type rails on all axes. The close proximity of the spindle to the bridge casting reduces overhang and the ladder design of the bridge provides greater support the the head casting. Direct-coupled ball screws increase accuracy and the absolute encoders provide fast start-up.

Published By: IMTS/Manufacturing Engineering

20Oct 2016

August 2016 – Takumi USA Opens Indianapolis Showroom Tech Center (Newsdesk section)

Takumi USA Opens Indianapolis Showroom, Tech Center

Takumi opened its new technology center and showroom in Indianapolis to distributor partners to kick off the introduction of Takumi USA to the North American market.

A Takumi CNC machine.
A Takumi CNC machine.

“Takumi machining centers have been prevalent in Europe and Asia for 30 years,” said Joe Braun, vice president of marketing and product management for the Takumi brand. “However, the brand hadn’t been introduced to the North American market. To be successful, we knew we needed to open a local service and support center here in Indianapolis in addition to a showroom.”

The Takumi CNC machines are equipped with FANUC controls with three machine categories: the double column H-Series machines are high-speed, high-performance machines designed for the mold market and aerospace industry; the VC-Series includes high-precision CNC machining centers with fast rapids; and the V-Series are heavy-duty box way CNC machines.

Published By: Advanced Manufacturing