We recently increased our CNC milling capabilities with a Microelectronics BR6150, which allows the milling of parts up to 50″ x 150″ in a single setup. As a result, we can build bigger equipment at a faster speed than. If you visit our shop, you will see a lot of machining capacity – but our strengths as a company are the intelligence and experience of our people. In other words, West Salem Tool’s main asset is a core of experienced and skilled machinists, toolmakers, and designers.
Below is a gallery of photos taken around the shop on a typical day.
- CNC machining centers equipped with 4th axis capability
- CNC milling up to 50″x150″
- Gantry cranes (up to 10 tons) and high bay doors
- CNC and manual lathes up to 40″ diameter capacities
- Wire EDM machines
West Salem Tool has capacity to do production runs of parts. For the express purpose of increasing our production speed, we acquired new CNC milling machines, specialized for rapid machining.
- Granite inspection tables
- Heat treat
- Machine assembly & setup
Our expertise in jigs and tooling gives us the ability to achieve efficiency even with runs of complex parts. Unlike many other shops that struggle with tricky parts (such as long, thin parts that vibrate when being machined, or gummy stainless steel or aluminum that sticks to cutters and leaves large burs on every edge), we’ve done it all before.