Last week we were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to tour the Accurate Manufactured Products Group in Indianapolis. AMPG is a second generation family run business that specializes in stock manufactures steel bolts, fasteners, washers and a whole range of machined and construction parts.
Not only were we able to tour the facilities but we also gave them our feedback on how to expand their reach and how to work with architects and designers on customization of the parts they produce. They have a large amount of CNC milling macines that work from specifically tailored scripts to produce distinct items (pictured below).
This type of multi-axis machining with computer controlled (CAM) tools moves in 4 or more directions and is used in order to mill away excess material. Most CNC tools have translation in 3 axes, but in some cases the machines will support rotation around one or more axes.
Below: A machine that stamps the steel with the AMPG logo
Below: a little bit of everything
Each of their machines is named after a Seinfeld character- there were so many that they tired of a numbering/alphabetized system!
Kramer is busy working on perfecting a specific washer: “I’m out there Jerry, and I’m lovin’ every minute of it!”
Below: Stock steel material
A fantastic wall mural made out of old computer parts!
Below: A machine that thins out and finishes certain steel pieces.
Discussion over production techniques.
Below: steel remnants and excess material following the milling process.
Overall it was an great trip that gave us greater insight into how technology is transforming how components are created- thank you AMPG and we look forward to working with you in the future!