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Happy Anniversary to Lean Machine

Lean Machine is officially 10 years old! We have enjoyed every day of the past 10 years (six for Zach and Shaun) and we look forward to the future as there is exciting things to come.  We stand by our motto of: A Better Part for a Better Price.  There is more automation, leaner processes, added capabilities, and much more to watch for from the team at Lean Machine. 

Here is Zach and Shaun doing what they love best....Making chips!

Here is Zach and Shaun doing what they love best....Making chips!

Aggregate sawing

Aggregate sawing

An aggregate tool is a combination of a gear box and a right angle adapter.  Aggregate tools allow us to drill or cut from the side of a part instead of just from the top on a typical 3 axis machine.

Here is an an example of an aggregate tool.  The top of the tool attaches to the spindle and turns at a speed of 10,000 rpm.  Different drills or cutting tools can be attached to the collets at either end.

Here is an an example of an aggregate tool.  The top of the tool attaches to the spindle and turns at a speed of 10,000 rpm.  Different drills or cutting tools can be attached to the collets at either end.

This is a saw blade attached to the aggregate head mounted to the spindle of the machine.  The machine is about to cut a part for a customer made from aluminum extrusion.  The extrusion is mounted in a custom fixture on our C-axis router.

This is a saw blade attached to the aggregate head mounted to the spindle of the machine.  The machine is about to cut a part for a customer made from aluminum extrusion.  The extrusion is mounted in a custom fixture on our C-axis router.

Here is the finished angle cut on the end of the extrusion.  Conventional tools would have to be very long to make a cut like this from the top plane and would not have the great finish and accuracy that the aggregate saw tool has. 

Here is the finished angle cut on the end of the extrusion.  Conventional tools would have to be very long to make a cut like this from the top plane and would not have the great finish and accuracy that the aggregate saw tool has.