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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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Our TEP-300 – Boiler Tubes R Us

Apr 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Machine Tool

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The TEP machine was originally designed to meet the needs of boilermakers, by providing functionality for boiler tube processing. We began producing turning systems for this use in the 1960s. Bardons & Oliver has done installations of boiler tube systems in factories around the world. Of late, this has been especially significant in India’s power generation sector, which is growing thanks to an expanded demand for electricity — expected to cross 950,000 mW by 2030.

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Bardons & Oliver – Newest Rotating Head Machine – RH450HP

Apr 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Machine Tool

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Bardons & Oliver is excited to announce our newest addition to the Rotating Head Series Cut-off Systems. B&O’s RH450HP Rotating Head Cut-off Lathe is a completely new machine built for small, lightweight, extremely FAST tube processing.  Designed specifically for thin wall tubing ranging from .028” (.71mm) to .312” (7.94mm) wall thickness, tubing diameters from .750” (19.05mm) up to 4.500” (114.3mm) diameter. Our integrated material handling system includes a fully automatic raw material bundler/unscrambler loading table. Cycle times ranging from 6 to 8 seconds part to part. With full wrap work holding, the machine will not deform tubing, providing clean cutoff parts with nearly zero kerf by utilizing 3mm cut-off blades to minimize material loss.

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Part in the Spotlight: 316 Machine Spindle

Feb 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Contract Machining

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Today’s “Part in the Spotlight” is a Bardons & Oliver 316 Machine Spindle, created as a replacement part for a major manufacturer in the metals industry.

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More Information on #316 Machines from Tube & Pipe Technology

Oct 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Machine Tool

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Bardons & Oliver had an article published in the September 2015 edition of Tube & Pipe Technology about the #316 automatic cutoff lathe we built for a customer.

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Meet Cedric Ridgeway, Quality Manager

Jun 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Contract Machining

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Cedric Ridgeway, Bardons & Oliver’s Quality Control Manager, ensures that our product meets or exceeds our customers’ standards.

Q: How long have you been in quality control? Where did you get your start?

A: I officially started my career in quality in 1999, when I was promoted to Quality Manager. I had years of experience in machining, inspection, and CNC programming, but no training in quality disciplines. My first project as quality manager was to work with the entire staff to develop a formal quality management system and achieve ISO 9000 certification of that system. With the help of others within the company and an outside consultant, we were certified. During that time I received quite an education in systems, processes, and documentation. An ASQ course in quality engineering was very helpful. Much of what I needed to know came from my shop training and experience.

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Part in the Spotlight: Packaging

Jun 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Bardons & Oliver posted in Contract Machining

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Packaging Equipment

This multipart assembly was machined to tight tolerances with a detailed finish — to a ‘Swiss watch movement’ precision

Stainless Steel 16″ x 20″, 200 pounds

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