Services

At Quality Machine we have strived to always be equipped with the best technology and machinery.

We have focused on being diverse in regard to machinery and capabilities so our customers only need to go to one place to do their whole part. We have also built great relationships with other shops that provide other services like anodizing, powder coating, sheet metal fabrication, welding, etc. This way our customers can focus on what they’re good at and let us deal with the rest.

Horizontal Machining

Horizontal machining is something that we focused on early to implement in our company before it was a popular way to mill parts. We are equipped with a Makino A51 Horizontal mill and it has been such a blessing on Quality Machine and our customers. Our favorite part about this machine is how rigid it is. There isn’t a metal on the planet that this machine couldn’t machine and machine it well. It cuts through tool steel like its butter. Something else the machine offers is it helps us be more effective. Something that you deal with as a machinist is load time. When you’re machining with a 3 axis milling center you’re taking a lot of time out of your day just loading and unloading parts. In our Makino we have a turntable with two different pallets on each side. While your parts are running on one side you can have a different setup or the same set up on the other and can be loading parts while the machine is running the other parts. This makes for no-load time machining. It only takes a couple of minutes more or less to load parts but after doing it hundreds of times throughout the day all that time adds up. Another thing that’s great about this machine is it has a 4th axis. This is a huge time saver because it steers you clear of having to use a ball end mill to hit angles and that can save you hours. Plus it makes doing complicated parts a lot more simple. In the past, this machine has allowed us to do whole assemblies for companies and get them done quickly. For example, we used it to create a whole snowmaking gun that is used in Park City and around the world all the way over to Japan. Another thing that’s important about our Horizontal is the tombstone the parts sit on. On a tombstone, there are usually 4 sides sometimes more. On each side, we can install two vises. This makes it possible to do around 16 parts at a time. Then if you make custom fixture plates for each side you can do way more parts than that.

3 Axis Vertical Milling

When it comes to CNC Machines the 3 axis vertical milling center was one of the first to be made. We like these machines mainly because they’re quick and easy to set up. Our brand of choice for this style of machine is Fadal. The ones we own have been a great bang for our buck. They are pretty dang accurate and can hold tight tolerances consistently throughout the day. Even as temperatures change in the shop the dimensions stay the same on the parts being machined. The reason this machine is good for quick set up is because of its simplicity. When customers come to us only needed a couple parts milled these are the machines we use. We program the part, install some vises, load the tools, touch them off and we’re done. In this case we aren’t worried about something like load time because we are only loaded a couple to just several parts. Plus with this machine you can easily manually jog it to a machine like a manual mill. Everything about this machine is simple all the way up to the g-code. This way you can do quick edits right at the machine instead of having to do it on the computer and then reloading the program. Our customers have been shocked at how fast we can get their low quantity jobs in and out of our shop.

One thing that we have always focused on is making our shop relatively diverse. Along with all the different milling type machines that we have we also have a bunch of lathes. When a customer comes to our shop they know that they can just give us the print and we take care of everything. This way they don’t have to go to multiple shops and that’s nice because it saves them tons of time. We can turn a part of the lathe and then throw it on to a mill if we have to.
That’s how we’ve been doing it for years. One of our favorite capabilities in the shop is the live tooling on our lathes. By adding live tooling to a turning center you’re able to do almost any type of part. What I mean by that is you’re able to not only do round parts but also square parts and you can act like you have a 4th axis on it. Another nice thing about our lathes and turning centers is the bar feeding capabilities. We have done parts for customers that we are able to bar feed and run throughout the night. This is what we call in the industry lights out machining. This saves money for the customer because we don’t have to pay someone to run the machine.

One thing that we have always focused on is making our shop relatively diverse. Along with all the different milling type machines that we have we also have a bunch of lathes. When a customer comes to our shop they know that they can just give us the print and we take care of everything. This way they don’t have to go to multiple shops and that’s nice because it saves them tons of time. We can turn a part of the lathe and then throw it on to a mill if we have to.

That’s how we’ve been doing it for years. One of our favorite capabilities in the shop is the live tooling on our lathes. By adding live tooling to a turning center you’re able to do almost any type of part. What I mean by that is you’re able to not only do round parts but also square parts and you can act like you have a 4th axis on it. Another nice thing about our lathes and turning centers is the bar feeding capabilities. We have done parts for customers that we are able to bar feed and run throughout the night. This is what we call in the industry lights out machining. This saves money for the customer because we don’t have to pay someone to run the machine.

9 Axis Machining

One thing that gives us an advantage over our competitors is our 9 axis machining capabilities. We own a Quick Tech 9 axis turn/mill. When you think of everything this machine can do your head starts to hurt. You can use it as a regular lathe or you can do complex milling on it. The trick to doing square parts is in the type of chuck you have. To do this you need a two jaw chuck on the sub-spindle at least. If you have a three-jaw chuck on the main spindle you need to machine the part with the round stock. The advantage with this is if the part is small enough you can bar feed a square part which is unheard of.