2021 Trends for CNC Swiss Machining & Turning

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jul 2, 2021 3:16:56 PM

While machining technology is always advancing, 2020 accelerated some key innovations. In the machining industry, many companies had to pivot and produce necessary supplies quickly, or they were met with a decreased demand for products and were forced to reduce jobs. Even in the best of times, it's getting more difficult to find manufacturing workers, and companies are turning to automation. Using robotics to increase productivity is one of several trends and changes that are likely here to stay.

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Topics: Machining, Ardel News


The Role of Machined Components in Satellite Communications

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jun 30, 2021 11:49:44 AM

Over the years, satellite communication systems—also known as satcom systems—have become increasingly important to our day-to-day lives. Since they allow people to communicate through voice and video reliably even with variable information rates and from the most difficult-to-reach areas, the demand for them has grown among consumers, businesses, and military agencies.

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Topics: Machining, Ardel News


The Latest Addition to Our Equipment Line: Haas EC-400

Posted by Mike Sterling

Nov 2, 2020 5:09:54 PM

Ardel recently added a new CNC machine to our equipment line: the Haas EC-400,

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Topics: Machining, Ardel News


ITAR Registered Machine Shop

Posted by Mike Sterling

Apr 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ardel Engineering is an ITAR registered CNC machining shop dedicated to providing precision parts and components for military and defense technologies.

ITARITAR, or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, is a series of controls designed to restrict and regulate the export of products with defense industry applications.

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Topics: Ardel News, itar, Manufacturing Certifications


Introducing the RAM Optical SprintMVP 300

Posted by Mike Sterling

Apr 1, 2015 10:06:00 AM

To continue to provide our customers with the superior precision parts they have come to expect from us, we are consistently working toward upgrading and maintaining the latest technology available.

Ardel_About_UsUtilizing state-of-the-art equipment enables us to serve a wide range of industrial customers with the quality and close tolerance parts required for their applications.

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Examining the Supply Chain: Pursuing Longer-term Partnerships

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 25, 2013 5:34:00 AM

There are many factors that contribute to a manufacturing business’s success; quality of product, customer service, proper and current equipment, necessary certifications, and many other things are all factors in the ever-changing algorithm of successful business strategy.

MillingHowever, a recent article I read got me thinking about a major factor that I’d like to take some time here in our blog to examine: supplier relationships.

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Topics: Ardel News, Manufacturing news


Exciting Times at Ardel

Posted by Mike Sterling

May 3, 2013 11:02:00 AM

For over 40 years, Ardel has stayed at the top of our profession by never settling for second best and never standing still.

Manufacturing_ArdelWe are a leading customer-exclusive production-based job shop because we have never stopped growing and innovating.

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Going on 50 Years of Building Quality Components for Industry

Posted by Mike Sterling

Nov 12, 2012 9:12:00 AM

Ardel Engineering got its start as the brainchild of two General Mills engineers, Del Jensen and Loren Meredith.

about-usIn their daily goings-about at General Mills, Del and Loren observed – and astutely so – that the machinery they operated at the company’s plants could be built from higher-quality components. After some negotiations with the parent company, they began fabricating machined parts for General Mills in 1967. Other commercial customers followed in swift succession. In the 1980s, with the massive build-up of the United States Navy to counter the perceived threat of the Soviet Red Banner Fleet, Ardel became a critical provider of high-grade components for U.S. naval warships. Our work on behalf of the U.S. Navy played its fair share in helping America out-engineer and outspend the Kremlin in terms of defense, and allowed for the Cold War to finally – and peacefully – end.

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The Future of Flight Is in Lightweight Components

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 22, 2012 5:30:00 AM

Being an ISO-certified, long-proven manufacturer of components for aerospace, we at Ardel wanted to inform our blog readers on one of the more recent trends in aircraft design.

US_Defense_NewsWe’re not talking about the fact you have to pay for your “complimentary” audio headset on most flights these days. We’re talking about reducing the overall tonnage of airplanes in order for them to attain greater mechanical performance and efficiency.

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Topics: Ardel News, Aerospace


Charting New Horizons: a New Horizontal Machine on Our Factory Floor

Posted by Mike Sterling

Sep 12, 2012 5:30:00 AM

Since our company’s inception, we’ve made it a priority to round out our capabilities so we can perform even better for the industries we serve.

To that effort, we’ve purchased a formidable array of top-of-the-line CNC machinery equipment for all types of applications. CNC horizontal mills, CNC vertical mills, CNC turning/Swiss screw machines, high-performance saws, wire EDM machines, and state-of-the-art computerized design and logistical technology are all part of our arsenal. 

As our machinery numbers have gone up, so have our quality control and inspection processes , all of which contributed to our receiving an ISO 9001 certification not so long ago.

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During these unprecendented times, Ardel Engineering is open and fully supporting our customers while ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

We are taking extra precautions to protect our workforce and to maintain a safe work environment, while remaining in compliance with federal, state and local laws and declarations.

For more information pertaining to our status/project timelines, please contact us at cust.serv@ardelengineering.com