Modig Extrusion Mill – Stringer Success

“The purchase of the Modig Extrusion Mill was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for it’s aerospace customers”  – Sonaca Montreal


By Show Metalworking Technology Airplane wings are wondrous things. If you’ve ever flown through a thunderstorm, wondering how much flex those thin metal structures can endure, of experienced the gut wrenching terror of mid-flight wind shear, you’ve probably given mental thanks to the folks who manufacture them. One of these is Sonaca Montreal. A subsidiary of the Belgium-based Sonaca Group, a Tier 1 aerospace supplier with design, [...]

March 31st, 2016|Blog|

A New Generation – Hardinge Conquest V1000

The Bridgeport Conquest V1000 Vertical Machining Center is a new generation machine. This machine is a fully digital, high- quality machine tool, designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance in the Job Shop, OEM, Aerospace, Automotive and Power Generation Industries and many other manufacturing sectors.

Check it out for yourself at any of our two open houses.


Hardinge Conquest V1000 Vertical Machining Center Key Features:

  • CAT 40 Big-Plus Dual Contact Spindle System
  • Elimination of Z-Axial Movement
  • Prepped for 1000 PSI
  • Mitsubishi Control & NAVIMILL Conversional Programming
March 14th, 2016|Blog|

Okuma Turn-Cut – Customer Testimonial

“The significant investment was a “huge leap” and “a game changer” for the company.”  – Chris Birker, Kytech Machine


By Show Metalworking Technology  (February 2016) When Chris Birker and his machine shop team attended IMTS 2014 in Chicago, they had a mission: to find a new multi-tasking machine with the ability to run unattended.

“As soon as I saw it, I wanted it” says Birker, who formed Kytech Machine Works Ltd. in Mount Albert, ON, in 1996.
The “it” was an Okuma MA-500 HII Horizontal Machining Center equipped with Okuma’s Turn-Cut, a programming option [...]
February 24th, 2016|Blog, Okuma News|

At Okuma, We Believe in Distribution

By Jim King – President & COO, Okuma America Corporation (August 19, 2015) When you make a decision to purchase a machine tool, one that sometimes can exceed the cost of an average home in the U.S., there are many factors that must be considered. For most shops, service and support is right up there at the top of the list. Manufacturing is hard enough without the worry of how your machines will perform and who will be there when you have an unexpected maintenance event (crash, bump). Most customers are searching for a [...]

August 20th, 2015|Blog, Okuma News|