Small lathe parts

Get Better Small Lathe Parts with Swiss Turning Capabilities

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Tired of machine shops no-quoting your small lathe parts or providing inconsistent parts for production runs? You need a shop that specializes in Swiss turning capabilities.   Many shops avoid small lathe parts because they don’t have the right capabilities or the experience using small lathe tooling. Shops that do have those capabilities are often only […]

Document control

Want to Avoid Manufacturing Disasters? Good Document Control is Key.

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There’s no shortage of advice on how Design for Manufacturing (DFM) best practices can improve cost and time in CNC machining, so we won’t bore you with that topic.  Well, not today, anyway. DFM is super important—especially for complex machined parts—but there’s another topic you should know about that also has a major impact on […]

Quantum computer

Wagner Machine Helps Build a Quantum Computer

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If you caught our newsletter last month, you may have seen us mention our recent work with the Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to build a quantum processor. We’re fortunate enough to work on some really cool prototypes here at our machine shop in Illinois. […]

CNC turned Parts

6 Considerations for CNC Turned Parts

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Complex machined parts are our bread and butter at Wagner Machine, so we’ve built up a robust lathe department equipped with conventional and Swiss style machines to deliver high-precision CNC turned parts fast. Most of our machines are multi-channel which allows us to do work on the main and sub spindles at the same time, […]

3d metal printing

3D Metal Printing Design Considerations

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At Wagner Machine, we’re proud to offer 3D metal printing services in addition to our full range of CNC machining capabilities right here onsite at our machine shop in Illinois. Previously on this blog, we explored the advantages of 3D metal printing and provided expert insight on how to determine which capability is right for […]

Don’t Compromise on Quality for Your Complex Machined Parts

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When you rely on a precision machine shop for complex machined parts, you simply can’t afford to compromise on quality.  So much happens from the moment you request a quote to the moment the completed parts arrive at your door. It’s important to work with a shop you can trust to ensure the highest level […]

machining feeds and speeds

How Feeds and Speeds Impact Cost and Lead Time in CNC Machining

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You’re probably used to receiving feedback from machine shops on things like surface finishes, tolerances, and proportions of features. But do you ever wonder why your shop can’t deliver on your exact specifications without increasing the cost and lead time of your part? If you’re happy to remain in the dark, read no further. But […]

Exotic Materials

Why Wagner Machine Is Your Go-To Shop for Exotic Materials

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How many times has a machine shop no quoted you for a project requiring materials that are difficult to machine? Even one time is too many as far as we’re concerned! We get it. Not every machine shop has the right people, processes, and technology to confidently machine exotic materials. But we’re not just any […]

What It Means to Be an ITAR Registered Machine Shop

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When you specialize in making parts that other shops consider too complicated, every project is exciting! But some of the coolest RFQs we receive are for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) parts. What machine shop doesn’t want to build parts that could end up on the Moon or Mars? Wagner Machine has the manufacturing […]