Lindsay Machine Works Inc. excels in the area of short run manufacturing. A local food processing plant has hired Lindsay Machine Works Inc. to produce a routinely replaced assembly line part, machined from food grade stainless steel. This part requires several separate operations, 3 types of CNC machining along with manual machining to finish.
It begins as a stainless steel billet, which is first machined in the Hurco TM8 Lathe where it is faced in preparation for the next operation. The smoothed billet is taken to the Hurco VM 1 Mill where it roughs out the large counter-bore, after-which the part is taken back to the TM-8 where the counter-bore is finished. The part is then faced along with the face groves around the centre hole, and then it turns the outside diameter (OD). Now the part is cleaned and readied for the final operation in the Hurco VM10 4 Axis CNC Mill and then is mounted and the angled grooves are cut into the outside diameter. Once Lindsay Machine Works Inc. has completed processing this large order, the part will be sent off to be chrome-plated for use in the assembly line.