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Turn-Key, Custom Engineered Workholding Services

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc. provides turn-key, custom engineered workholding services. It also provides design, engineering, workholding manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection, documentation, installation and training. Whether a machine shop is experiencing a productivity challenge or a specific machining problem hindering parts manufacturing in their production operation, Kitagawa-NorthTech's in-house productivity team provides advanced applications engineering assistance and custom engineered workholding systems manufacturing. Kitagawa-NorthTech's custom engineered workholding services are ideal for a wide range of machining applications for vertical, horizontal and multi-axis prismatic milling and turning, forging and casting applications.

"Kitagawa-NorthTech's productivity team engineers extensively study application requirements, cutting conditions and workpiece drawings, which includes a review of geometric dimensional tolerance data. This is performed to identify the expectations and specific requirements of the customers' application. They utilize state-of-the-art, 3-D software modeling tools, formulas and customized equipment to help design and engineer custom Workholding solutions quickly, efficiently at the lowest cost possible," said the company spokesperson.

Kevin Bennett, VP of Sales & Marketing, said, "From eliminating bottle necks in machining operations, to reducing cycle times, scrap problems and/or parts slippage in the chuck, Kitagawa-NorthTech's Productivity Team engineers have the expertise, skill set and knowledge-base to solve almost any prismatic and turning workholding problem. We deliver the best custom workholding solution available for customers."

"Kitagawa-NorthTech understands custom engineered workholding needs to work flawlessly and consistently on every production run. We want this to be a painless process for customers," said the spokesperson. "Our comprehensive testing and inspection process will guarantee that outcome. Once an engineered workholding design is manufactured, the Kitagawa-NorthTech productivity team conducts a series of inspection processes and rigorous tests to ensure the new engineered solution performs exactly as stated and specified. This process includes a battery of tests which includes inspection of every component of the system, dry fitting components for proper assembly, and run outs and repeatability values testing of the workholding system.

"Throughout the entire testing and inspection process, we document all testing and inspection efforts and record the results as an added quality control measure to guarantee machining success. This provides important data and references points for the customer's own in-house testing. Finally, Kitagawa-NorthTech also offers installation and training services if required by the customer."

For more information contact:

Kitagawa-NorthTech, Inc.

301 E. Commerce Dr.

Schaumburg, IL 60173

800-222-4138 / 847-310-8787

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