2020 Trends in CNC Machining

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In the U.S., custom manufacturing has fought to gain its place within the manufacturing sector. While the price of precision equipment has continued to decrease, the development of a skilled workforce capable of running such equipment has failed to keep pace. For most shops, their workforce of machinists remains central to how they grew their…

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The Advantages of High Speed Scanning Technology

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At API/AMS, we don’t believe that the use of high-speed scanning technology simply provides us with a convenient time saving tool. Today’s competitive business environment demand the use of advanced scanning technology to help manage costs, improve efficiency, and reduce product defects. That’s why at our machine shop in Portland, we use Zeiss Contura G2…

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Precision Machining

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As a precision CNC machine shop in Hillsboro, our team at API/AMS understands the incredibly fast pace the manufacturing industry continues to set. Keeping up with the demands of your clients requires staying up-to-date on the latest advances in manufacturing, while still producing the highest quality products possible. To keep your current customers happy, prevent…

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Shining a Light on Solar Energy

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At API/AMS, we have the great privilege to work with some of the most exciting and advanced sectors in the manufacturing industry. From semi-conductor and optical to electronics and energy, our team of talented craftsmen assist in the fabrication of some truly remarkable technology that’s helping to transform the world. One sector we’d like to…

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The History Of Precision Machining

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At American Precision Industries, we have long been fascinated with the history behind precision manufacturing. After all, precision machining in Portland is what we do. But to get a truly historic perspective of where the craft first started in the U.S. you need to pay a visit to the American Precision Museum, which is located…

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