Automotive Machining News

  • Five-axis machines move in all three linear axes plus two additional rotary axes. The ability to precisely move the work piece without removing it has distinct advantages over conventional three-axis machining.

  • KLH Industries is now offering five-axis machining services on a new Doosan VC630/5AX. A trunnion-style five-axis, it features a 360-degree rotating C-axis on an integrated 150-degree tilting A-axis.

  • KLH Industries has purchased a new Flow Mach 3 Series waterjet with two very significant extra features – a 5-axis cutting head and a 90,000 psi pump. Not only will this waterjet produce 3D parts, but will do so at some of the fastest cutting speeds in the industry.

  • Four companies have begun piloting a new apprenticeship model in Wisconsin. NIMS is a competency- based model that assesses students on specific skill sets. Unlike the current apprenticeship model, there is no time requirement.

  • KLH will celebrate 25 years of precision machining by hosting a live broadcast of WKLH’s morning show “Dave & Carole.” The program will coincide with a morning job fair, followed by an afternoon open house.

  • KLH Industries has always operated with a simple motto, “Sell what people want to buy.” The message is clear; people want CNC turning. With the voice of the customer in mind, KLH has purchased three new turning centers.

  • After a year in the making, the new KLH Industries.com was shaped with the voice of the customer. We e-mailed, we called, we asked, “How can a precision machining website help you?”

  • In a flurry of new machines on the shop floor, one wire EDM machine has proven that age has its advantages. This Mitsubishi machine is proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks, but not without new ideas.

  • As industrial demand for minerals increases, armed groups jockey for control of valuable mines and transportation routes. When responsible for material procurement, KLH will avoid purchasing these “conflict minerals.”

  • Most modern EDM drilling machines are CNC-controlled, few, however, are actually mounted on a CNC mill. By retrofitting an EDM driller onto a CNC mill, KLH offers small hole drilling in excess of 1800 lbs & 40 inches long.