As part of its ongoing efforts to provide customers better value and service, Mount Sopris recently added automated machining capability to its in-house machine shop – a ProtoTRAK K3 mill with 2-axis CNC and a 3-axis digital readout.
The purchase of this machine will directly affect our ability to reduce the cost of parts and decrease the time required for certain low volume machined parts.
“While we will continue to strategically partner with local machine shops for the vast majority of our parts”, explained Plant Operations Manager, Curtis Baker, “the ProtoTRAK will allow us to more efficiently produce parts in low quantities.”
In addition, the ProtoTRAK mill will also speed the development of new products, by allowing the company to more rapidly turn-around prototype parts used for the testing and validation of new designs. “Speed-to-market of new products is more important than ever”, states Baker, “in light of the dynamic environment our customers face daily.
Mount Sopris is committed to investing in new equipment and technologies to improve efficiencies, streamline operations, and create better products that appeal to our customers. In doing so, we aim to deliver the best value, highest quality, quickest delivery, and best support in the industry.