Article provided by: Anco Precision Inc.The machine shop is where metal and ingenuity combine to create new products and parts. The room or building where the machining takes place is ‘the machine shop’. Although some of the tools and machines used in the machine shop look a lot different today than they did just 20 or 30 years ago their functions and ultimate purpose remain the same; cut, shape, bend and machine metal and various other material. The three main machining processes (which all other processes can be referred to as ‘part of’) are classified as turning, drilling and milling. Anco has been the machine shop of choice for thousands of Americans for over 35 years! This state-of-the-art family owned and operated facility is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Anco’s main goal is to meet every job and contract with 100 percent precision. The men or women who operate these machines are referred to as ‘machinists’ or ‘operators’. All machinists have undergone rigorous training to ensure that they have the expert experience needed to tackle any contractor’s request.
This skilled team and high-tech equipment make the machine shop a leader in providing low prices and excellent customer service. The machine shop is full of material-working machines that saw, lathe, mill and drill material to make end products. These CNC machines are great at maintain tight tolerances. They are automated and allow for quicker and efficient part reproductions than possible on manually operated machines. Although metal is the most commonly machined material wood and plastic are also machined at high rates. Nearly all machines found in the modern machine shop are computer numerically controlled. Anco’s machine shop has been used to produce high quality parts and products for the marine, medical, automotive and aerospace markets. The machine shop itself is full of CNC machines and equipment. Anco has 3 CNC mills, 2 manual mills, 3 CNC lathes, 2 manual lathes, 2 metal cutting band saws, 2 grinders, 3 presses and welders all in-house! The machine shop Anco has at its finger tips falls nothing short of world class facility. The ultimate purpose of the machine shops is to produce work pieces that are finished. Theses finished work pieces will need to meet all specifications laid out by the blueprints or engineering drawings. Anco has the machine shop that many dream about. Their machine and team of highly trained operators make them the machine shop of choice for any job big or small.