We are excited about the addition of our High Speed Precision Haas DM-1 CNC Drill/Mill Center.  This machine offers high productivity with a small footprint and best of all, this machine is made in the USA!

This is all nice to know, but we are not here to sell you a machine. We want to show you what we can make, shape, and fabricate with this awesome machine.

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EP Purification is on the cutting edge for water purification and disinfection. Instead of using chlorine to treat the water, they use microplasma ozone technology. This is a much healthier and safer alternative to chemical treatment. We at ShapeMaster are excited to be a part of this innovative technology to supply safe and clean water to the world! To learn more about EP Purification, please find the link to their website at the end of our newsletter.

Recently, our friends at EP Purification asked us to mill a plain block of polycarbonate into a unique and detailed component.

To transform this block, it takes 14 different mills and bits or as we call it, “Tool Changes”. This means the machine needs to put one bit down and pick another up.
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When we ran this project on our Haas TM-2, the time in tool changes alone would have been 7 minutes per block.  Our high speed DM-1 on the other hand can handle those same tool changes for the same block in a matter of 45 seconds.  Wow! That is a huge time difference. As the saying goes, “Time is money, friend!”

Before we could actually do any work to the polycarbonate block, we had to make aluminum fixtures to hold the block in the DM-1 for milling.  You guessed it. We used the DM-1 to create those fixtures.

We always look for ways to cut time when making a product. Anytime we can take a step out of the production process and make it more efficient, we do it.
Originally, the final step for this block was to have a person take the almost finished block in their hand, use a special tool and chamfer, or take the sharp edge off, 8 of the 12 sides of the block. Chamfer

Not only was this a time consuming process, but we could not guarantee that each block would have a uniform edge each time. The DM-1 not only cut the time for this process from a couple minutes down to a few seconds, the DM-1 also produces a uniform, consistent edge every time!

A detailed component such as this is requires extreme precision and speed and this is what our Haas DM-1 provides. Since moving the project to our DM-1, we have saved an immense amount of time.
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This allows us to produce even more parts for this client or frees our DM-1 up for more projects.

What can we make for you today?

Contact us for your machining needs—plastic, metal, wood, foam, resin—we do it all!

To learn more about EP Purification click https://www.ep-pure.com/