Lean Machine has added a brand new machine, and in turn, a brand new process. We are now able to machine long aluminum extrusions in a fraction of the time and with increased accuracy. Our other milling machines are able to travel 30" to 60" distances which is great for small machined parts but not ideal for 144" long extrusions. There are milling machines available with longer travel, but they are meant for very large parts and have trouble milling long, but short in height, parts. We have purchased a new machine and are in the process of setting it up to meet our needs.
This is a huge step for Lean Machine as we currently process many long parts, and this will be another way for us to create parts for customers with increased accuracy and reduced cycle times.