Multitasking Lathe Speeds Production of Complex Mold Components

Last year, Trifecta Tool and Engineering in Dayton, Ohio, had its best year ever, according to co-founder Bret West. That was because the company purchased a multi-axis, multitasking Okuma LB3000 MYW lathe and saw its orders for caps and closure molds almost triple, from 5 percent of its business to about 15 percent. Trifecta has built molds for caps and closures since West and four partners founded the company in 2004. It also builds mold for automotive and consumer products, including plastic-injection and rubber-injection tooling for automotive, plus compression tools for the oil and gas industry.

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