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Bardons & Oliver also Machines Small Parts

Bardons and Oliver’s Contract Machining Group is well known for machining large complex parts. Although we’re very capable machining large complex parts, we’re just as capable of machining smaller complex parts.  B&O has multiple pieces of equipment capable of machining a 24” cube and under.

Our Makino a81, 16 pallet 24.75” x 24.75” (628mm x 628mm) shuttle machine with a Makino cell controller system is one example of our smaller work envelope.   Our Makino a81 boasts a 300-pocket tool changer with 3.2 second tool change time (chip to chip), Renishaw probing, ChipBlaster high pressure coolant system, up to 10,000 r.p.m., and is capable of operating unmanned.  It’s just one example of our equipment that is capable of efficiently machining smaller parts.

Bardons and Oliver wants to be your partner to drive out costs while exceeding your expectations. Please contact a Sales Team Member for more information.

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The Bardons & Oliver Contract Machining Advantage – Tool Presetter

Kelch CNC Kalimat A Tool Presetter
Kelch CNC Kalimat A Tool Presetter

What is the Bardons & Oliver Contract Machining Advantage? In addition to our experienced staff and management and the pride we take in providing your parts on spec and on time, we have the right tools to get the job done. Today, you’ll learn about our Kelch CNC Kalimat A tool presetter.

Our Contract Machining division specializes in smaller runs of large parts. This means tools get changed out when the part being machined changes. In order to cut down time at the machining center, we use a Kelch Kalimat A presetter. It performs independent tool measurement away from the machine and can free up productive time considerably. The end result can also be is reduced machining costs for the our customers.

In addition, by using a presetter to set up tools, we can detect runout problems and hold each tool to a defined runout limit. By avoiding using tools that are too worn, we can remove material more aggressively and reduce runout error.

The Kalimat A is a CNC-based presetter, which enables transfer of tool data directly to our CNC machining centers and reduces data error.

Click on the picture below to learn more about Bardons & Oliver Contract Machining’s in-house machining, metrology and other equipment, and the services we provide that can help make your parts more efficiently and economically.

Part in the Spotlight: 316 Machine Spindle

Today’s “Part in the Spotlight” is a Bardons & Oliver 316 Machine Spindle, created as a replacement part for a major manufacturer in the metals industry.
This spindle weighs in the vicinity of 7,500 pounds (3,400 kilograms), stands 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall and is 38 inches (96.5 centimeters) in diameter.Take a look at our Gallery page to see more parts we’ve machined for our clients.