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


Manufacturing 101: Breaking Into the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 9, 2020 9:12:26 AM

To become part of the aerospace industry, companies must attain several

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Topics: Machining, ISO Certification, Aerospace


The Latest Trends in CNC Machined Materials

Posted by Mike Sterling

Aug 20, 2019 2:27:49 PM

CNC machining is a manufacturing process known for its versatility. Manufacturers use the process to create high quality, custom-designed parts and products for a wide range of industries from virtually any type of material. Typical machined materials include metal, plastic, wood, foam, and fiberglass.

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Topics: Machining


When Is Swiss Machining the Right Choice?

Posted by Mike Sterling

May 6, 2015 9:45:00 AM

Automotive, consumer electronics, and IT are among some of the most popular applications.

Swiss screw machines are a type of automated lathe capable of machining turned parts. It was invented in Switzerland to manufacture precision components, and is operated by mounting a work piece on a rotary slide. These machines are better than their counterpart, Turret screw machines, which are operated by mounting the work piece on a vertical ram and working it into the lathe.

Of the two varieties of screw machines, the Swiss variety is far better suited for machining modern precision components. Swiss screw machines themselves are designated into two types—CNC and automatic.

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Topics: Machining


A Closer Look at Our Manufacturing Capabilities

Posted by Mike Sterling

Mar 27, 2012 5:30:00 AM

We’ve noticed a twofold trend in today’s manufacturing world.

On the one hand, there’s an ever-growing need for ever more specific, individualized products and components with high precision tolerances. Oftentimes the work order involves designing or fabricating a one-off or a prototype for a highly customized application. But on the other hand, there’s another trend at work: the need for ever more competitive pricing; the need for greater production volume that uses leaner manufacturing; the need for higher quality parts and products with lower environmental impact, quicker turnaround, and the like. Somewhere in the middle of all this turbulence and paradox, a manufacturer needs to stand on solid ground, and know what he or she is all about.

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Topics: Machining


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