PEKO Precision Products

New CNC Machinery Announcement: Haas VF-6/40

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Nov 8, 2018 1:29:55 PM

In with the NEw  

PEKO's brand new machine is a HAAS VF-6/40.  Delivered last week, this machine is now completely set-up and running, located inside  our CNC shop.  The HAAS VF-6/40 is a 3-axis machine capable of machining parts up to 4000 lbs.  This HAAS has a small footprint compared to some of the machines throughout our facilities, however it's the perfect size for milling parts we need for manufacturing our OEM customers' Major Mechanical Assemblies.  This 40-taper machine uses a 8100-rpm spindle and has a tool capacity of 24+1.  And of course, a huge work envelope of 64" x 32" x 30".

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, precision machine shop, machine shop

New CNC Machinery Announcement: AMADA FOL 3015 AJ–AS LUL 300

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Oct 12, 2018 12:05:50 PM

 

Sheet Metal Precision

PEKO's newest CNC laser is the AMADA FOL 3015 AJ.  A fiber laser cutting machine–with a 4kW oscillator–is the perfect fit for our extensive precision sheet metal division.  This AMADA is equipped with a 3-Axis linear motor drive system, cuts well over a thousand inches per minute, and can handle material up to 7/8" thick!

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Topics: CNC Machining, Contract Manufacturing, sheet metal fabrication, precision machine shop

Sharing 50 years of precision machining experience with our new PreciSion Insights e-guides

Posted by Scott Baxter on Dec 2, 2016 9:09:00 AM

INTRODUCTION:

For over 50 years, PEKO has learned more than a few lessons about CNC Machining.  Being a premier CNC machine shop means taking advantage of all the successes and failures over the past half decade.

For our 50th birthday, PEKO has decided to create an an e-guide series to help those looking for a mechanical contract manufacturer.   These guides will help focus on the highlights of what to look for when choosing a partner.  Finding a good supplier can be a long and confusing journey.  WIth our guides, we will help purchasing and engineering personnel make the right decisions for their company.  Our guides highlight the must-ask questions when optimizing a machining supply base. 


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Topics: CNC Machining, precision machine shop

Precision CNC Machining for Defense: Don't Tank the details!

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 30, 2015 10:37:21 AM

INTRODUCTION:

The Defense Industry is a highly attractive industry for precision machine shops to target.  The Prime Contractors like Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Textron, General Dynamics and others have a long history of producing mechanical intensive products.  To support the manufacture of tanks, planes, radar systems, drones, ordnance and the entire family of Defense related product, an enormous supply base is required.  This supply base of machine shops all over the country is the backbone of these Prime Contractors.  Gone are the days of large in-house machine shops.  Companies ranging from mom and pop to multi million dollars are able to supply these Prime Contractor demands.  
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Topics: Defense, precision machine shop

7 Useful Factors in Evaluating Precision Machine Shops

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 23, 2015 9:47:11 AM

Machine Shop Evaluation:
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Topics: CNC Machining, precision machine shop

4 Aspects of a Great ISO13485 Machine Shop for Medical Manufacturing

Posted by Scott Baxter on Jan 6, 2015 9:30:20 AM

Combining Robust Systems and Vast Experience for Medical Precision Machining

Today's modern machine shops serve a broad list of manufacturing industries.  Each has their own specific demands but there are very few that require the attention to detail that the Medical industry demands.  From unique capability requirements like clean rooms and multi axis machines to specific regulatory requirements, Medical OEMs have to make sure their supply base is capable of producing parts that comply with prints and paperwork. Today's best ISO 13485 Medical Machine Shops must exhibit specific characteristics to show OEMs that they can be a value asset to their supply chain.

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Topics: Medical, precision machine shop, ISO13485

What Makes a Great Precision Machine Shop

Posted by Scott Baxter on Nov 11, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Identifying Key Factors for a Precision Machine Shop is important:

All over the country, there are  pockets of manufacturing still alive and well.  From plastics to metals and everything in between, there is still life in the manufacturing industry.  With some many shops of different sizes, specialties and cultures, it is important to identify key factors that contribute to a great precision machine shop. 

Not all machine shops are created equal. Many buyers and sourcing personnel focus too much on price without considering the big picture.  Quality, Delivery and Cost are all important and to achieve them the makeup of the business matters greatly. 

Buyers in high tech  industries such as Medical, Semiconductor, Defense, Printing and others would be prudent to look at the company a a whole to see how it operates before making any important purchasing decisions.  Let's analyze some important factors that one should consider when picking a machine shop for a project.

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Topics: CNC Machining, Low Volume Precision Machining, precision machine shop