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Precision Turning and Your Large Diameter Project

Dec 15, 2017 3:39:47 PM / by Travis Miller

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The average human hair measures between .003” and .006”. Now picture a 50” OD with a +/-.001 tolerance. Impressive, correct? Now consider that a 5 degree temperature difference between the part and the piece of inspection equipment used to measure it would throw off the reading by about .0015.

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B&O’s Latest Control Retrofit: Giving Trusted and Reliable Equipment New Life

Dec 8, 2017 3:58:19 PM / by Jon Beattie posted in Machine Tool, Company News

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B&O’s Latest Control Retrofit: Giving Trusted and Reliable Equipment New Life

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Investing in Quality: Calibrated Gages

Nov 3, 2017 11:04:03 AM / by Travis Miller posted in Contract Machining, gage calibration, iso 9000

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Investing in Quality: Calibrated Gages

A master woodworker does not use a beat up yardstick while crafting a beautiful table. A world class clothier doesn’t eye ball your body before crafting an exquisite suit. A 4-star chef will use precise tools to measure ingredients to repeat a spectacular recipe. Why would you trust your precision metal work to a shop who didn’t invest in properly calibrated gages and a staff trained to use them correctly?

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Learning to Lead (Lessons from my Fiancé)

Oct 26, 2017 3:04:41 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Insider, Contract Machining

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              I think it’s important to get two things straight before we hop into the topic of leadership, and leading. First, I do not claim to be a great leader, I don’t even claim to be a really good leader. I’m a better leader than I was when I took a leadership role 20 months ago, and I try to get better every single day. Second, my fiancé is smarter than me… by a lot.

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Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes in Machining (Focus, Offsets, and You)

Oct 6, 2017 1:35:49 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Insider, Contract Machining

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                We’ve all done it.  You check a bore, an OD, or any feature, make your adjustment, push start and experience that sinking sensation in your gut as you go to check the result. It’s bad. It’s out of tolerance. If you’re lucky, you just have to adjust and cut it again. If you’re really unlucky, you crash the machine and the rest of your day is spent trying to recover.

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High Performance Cutoff Equipment for Your Steel Service Center Needs

Aug 30, 2017 11:23:19 AM / by Jon Beattie posted in Machine Tool, Company News

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In today’s competitive market, offering your customers value-added solutions allows them to reduce costs and increase capacity.  Providing more complete parts in less steps creates a streamlined manufacturing process.

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Top quality questions to ask your contract machining partner

Aug 18, 2017 4:32:31 PM / by Brett Baldi posted in Contract Machining, CMM, job shops

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When you’re searching for a contract machining partner to supply the critical parts you need, how can you best determine the supplier(s) that will be able to meet your quality requirements?  What questions should you be asking to separate the best from the rest?

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Part in the Spotlight: Oil and Gas Industry

Jul 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Contract Machining

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Bardons & Oliver Contract Machining can handle raw material up to a 7′ cube.

Dimensions: 53” long x 37” OD x 21.5” ID Weight: 3,100 lbs.

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Flex Line Machine Tool with Robotic Automation

May 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Machine Tool

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Bardons & Oliver’s RH Flex Line provides flexibility when pair with FANUC Robotics. As a FANUC Robotics integrator, we’re capable of providing a tailored system for specific requirements. Our equipment reduces operating costs and is capable of running unattended for hours. Whether you’re processing straight cut-offs or cut-offs with chamfers and bores, the Flex Line is an excellent machine to give your company the competitive advantage. Bardons & Oliver’s Flex Line offers the largest thru bore options in the industry.  Our through bores range from 4.50” up to 13.00” and can process tubing as small as .625” and up to 13.00” with varying wall thicknesses.

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We’re Building Another Machine Tool!

Apr 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Machine Tool

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Bardons & Oliver is currently building a machine tool specifically for the hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder market. One of our many customers producing hydraulic cylinders purchased a B&O 2SC-850 fully automated CNC Machining System. The machines highlights include a FANUC CNC Control, a Renishaw probe system, live tooling with thru-tool coolant, and large capacity thru bore (8.50” diameter). The spindle system boasts 1,600 maximum rpm and 50 max horsepower spindle motor.

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