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CNC Machining Applications | Summit Steel

How CNC Machining Benefits Your Business and Bottom Line

January 31, 2018 7:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

CNC Machining Applications & Benefits CNC machining is a tried and trusted method of metal fabrication used for countless projects every day. Nearly anything that requires engineering or planned design most likely involves CNC machining in some way. All kinds of industries and businesses need quantities of large and small metal and plastic components that may become part of anything from automobiles to zoos. If you’re reading this on a computer or handheld device, it probably contains something created by CNC machining. If you drive a car or have machines in the garage, they are likely to have components produced...
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Getting Faster

March 31, 2017 1:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We continue to expand our capabilities, improve our manufacturing speeds and help our customers get their products to market faster by continuing to invest in technology. We are very happy to announce our newest addition at Summit, 6KW 3015 Fiber Laser. The containers are at our dock doors and the first section of our newest Fiber Laser Center, is off the truck and on the floor! More to follow, stay tuned………

CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

January 12, 2017 9:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

3D printing has become the new fad among professionals and hobbyists alike, with new applications and possibilities arising in the science world each passing season. Printing a model as you would print a document is a fascinating prospect for many people both in and out of the manufacturing world. For specialists within the manufacturing industry, this widespread interest in 3D printing helps draw attention to current manufacturing practices, getting more people interested in the manufacturing industry and the possibilities still on the horizon. However, what exactly does 3D printing have to offer to the manufacturing world? 3D Printing, CNC and...
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Innovative Energy Sources and Technologies

December 6, 2016 3:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Renewable energy and technology are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in today’s society. In recent years, huge advances in alternative energy technology have brought us solar-powered houses, wind-powered businesses and everything in-between. It’s an exciting time for the alternative energy industry, with even more innovations just around the next technological corner. During these times of expansion, however, it can be worthwhile to take stock of the industry, where it’s been and where it’s going. To that end, let us guide you through the history of renewable energy, where it is now and some exciting new technologies we may be seeing...
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What is Metal Fabrication?

July 27, 2016 4:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Metal fabrication is a critical part of the manufacturing process. From paperclips to plane parts, it’s used to create a wide variety of products. Metal fabrication is an essential step in creating everything from hardware and tools to car parts and pipes. Fabricated metal products accounted for $345.1 billion of shipments in 2013 alone! Although fabricated metal products are common, few people understand how the metal fabrication process works. Most people think of welding when they hear metal fabrication. But welding is just one process that metal fabricators use. So what exactly is metal fabrication? Metal fabrication is a manufacturing...
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Prioritizing Customer Satisfaction at Summit Steel and Mfg.

April 16, 2014 1:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Customer Service is a key factor to the success or failures related to any business. This important function has a substantial influence that insures your products are on time, meet all quality requirements, in a friendly and supportive manner.  A great example of superior customer service is at the foundation of what Summit Steel and Manufacturing provides customers every day. Striving to make your business decision in whom you purchase from, easy and one that you will appreciate related to the time and money that you invested with your supply base.  Our infrastructure allows an assigned customer service/planner, to personally monitor your orders. Communications is very important...
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Success at MODEX 2014

March 31, 2014 9:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Our choice to display at MODEX 2014 for Summit Steel and Manufacturing and Summit Storage Solutions was a good call. We entered this show with the intent of seeing how people responded to ourcompany and solutions we can provide as a manufacturing and designer of Vertical Carousel Systems. We believe our expectations where exceeded and many of those that took the time to stop at see us at the show where impressed with our product and company overall.We displayed our newly designed Vertical Carousel System that will be in manufacturing and ready for customers this summer. We would like to...
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Improving Industrial Storage: Vertical Storage & Lift Systems

January 17, 2014 3:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Go vertical for More Efficient Organization, saving you time and money. Remember when the internet was brand new and we questioned whether email was just a fad? Here we are years later and I couldn’t imagine keeping up with the pace of modern business without either of these tools. Think about how much less efficient and effective we would be. Think of the resources, time and money that they help us save. Why don’t we think of vertical storage in the same way? Vertical storage and lift systems provide the same opportunity to save space, get organized, increase efficiency and...
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Hiring CNC Machinist & Tig Welders

January 11, 2014 2:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If your looking for a career with a great company, look no further then Summit Steel and Manufacturing. We offer competitive wages, benefits and a great work atmosphere. We are currently seeking CNC Machine operators for our 3rd shift, experienced in reading and working from blue prints, with setup and programming knowledge in ‘G’ & ‘M’ code. We are also seeking experienced Tig Welders for a production based welding environment. We have Welding positions available for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.  Applicants for both positions must be capable of performing inspections using micrometers, calipers, gauges and other measurement devices....
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