The 5-Axis Leap: Quebec mouldmaker embraces five axis technology in a big way

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When André Rochette decides to do something, he does it in a big way. As president of Rocand Inc., Sainte-Foy, QC, he was faced with a substantial increase in sales and development activity. He wasn’t about to let his customers down. “Client relations are very important to us, and as a Tier 1 automotive supplier, […]

Finding a 5-axis Solution

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Tim St. Martin knew there had to be a better way of fixturing parts on his company’s 5-axis machine tools. “We’d visited some of our suppliers and saw how they were holding parts on their 5-axis machines,” said the senior manager of manufacturing engineering for Carlsbad, Calif.-based orthopedic implant manufacturer Alphatec Spine Inc. “They were […]