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Wagstaff Makes Moves to Increase Manufacturing Efficiency
Spokane, Washington USA, February 23, 2018 - The recent purchase of a high-speed, advanced machining center is one piece of Wagstaff’s efforts to increase productivity and efficiency in its 170,000 square-foot manufacturing center in Spokane Valley, Washington.
Wagstaff’s goal to streamline machining processes prompted research into the latest capabilities of today's high-performing machine centers. That research lead the manufacturing team to the advanced five-axis machining centers built by H & H Machine Tools in Campbellfield, Australia. H & H is recognized by a number of industries as a leader in machine technology and is capable of large-format, heavy jobs as well as precision accuracy in highly-engineered products.
To maximize efficiency in operations, Wagstaff chose an H & H ULTRA5, featuring high torque motor spindles, a large Z axis for taller jobs, and custom features suited to augment the current capabilities of Wagstaff’s manufacturing facilities. Wagstaff plans to use this machine to manufacture aluminum casting molds as well as custom machining jobs.
Scott Johnson, Wagstaff’s Manufacturing Director explains, “This machine will eliminate hours of part setup and manual finishing time for every job. Compared to our current CNC machining capabilities, this has the potential to perform at least 1/3 faster.”
Wagstaff is constructing the foundation at its Spokane Valley manufacturing center for the anticipated delivery of the H & H ULTRA5. The ULTRA5 is expected to be brought online this summer.
About H & H Machine Tools - www.h-h.com.au/
H & H is an innovative engineering company that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing internationally of five-axis gantry milling machines.
- H & H has developed processes that represent an optimal solution for industries in aerospace, defense, precision engineering, transport, medical and mold/die, with their high quality standards.
- H & H’s focus is on customer requirements and working to customer specification.
- H & H is recognized by aerospace companies with its leading edge technology
About Wagstaff, Inc. – www.wagstaff.com
Wagstaff, Inc. is a 71-year-old technology and manufacturing company that provides customized, advanced aluminum direct-chill (DC) solidification solutions to rolling ingot and extrusion billet producers worldwide. Wagstaff offers casting machines, mold systems, process automation, rolling ingot tooling, extrusion billet tooling, auxiliary equipment and technical service and support to all sizes of DC aluminum casting operations in 58 countries around the globe.
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