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Design-Build is the Emerging Preferred Approach in Industry

Design-Build is the Emerging Preferred Approach in Industry

Design/Build projects can be a single part or an entire system. Typically, the type of work coming to Machinists Inc. is build to print. Somebody designed and created blueprints, then sent them to MI to quote and build. More and more, MI is seeing customers that need a part or a complete system designed and manufactured, sometimes installed and tested. They prefer working with a supplier that can...

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Machinists Inc. Makes Critical Repairs on 1920s Era Hydro Dam
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Machinists Inc. Makes Critical Repairs on 1920s Era Hydro Dam

In Alaska, there is a hydro plant that supplies power to the city of Ketchikan. Built in the 1920s, the components in the power generating system were in need of repair. Machinists Inc. was contacted about helping to fix these components. As you can imagine, repairing such an old unit was a particular challenge. Sure there were some schematics, but that did not help much. We have some 1920s...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

Training the Aerospace Workforce of the Future

Training the aerospace workforce of the future is something taken very seriously at Machinists Inc. There are MI employees like Michael Tomson who have taken advantage of a special program through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee or AJAC. Tomson has been in the program for three years, learning his trade. The class is one night a week for four hours, just like any other college...

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Adhesives & Sealants

Machinists Inc. Steps in to Provide Needed Fix for City of Seattle

Machinists Inc. had an opportunity to work on a special project in West Seattle with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), where the aging, 1930s era water system, was giving the city of Seattle some problems. A pressure valve there has been leaking water into a reservoir for a number of years. Because of erosion, it had created a non-sealing surface, so it wouldn't seal tight. It meant the city of...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Machinists Inc. Creates Parts for World's Largest Underwater Observatory

At 10,000 feet down to the Pacific Ocean floor, off the Washington, Oregon coast, the pressures are incredible. It’s called the Regional Scales Nodes Project, a joint project of the University of Washington and the National Science Foundation. Machinist Inc. is building titanium components for the project, very high pressure cylinders, where the scientists will place their electronic monitoring...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Machinists, Inc. Plays Key Role in 10,000 Year Clock Project

Engineer Stuart Kendall stood atop the great pyramid in Egypt, and thought to himself, how much he would like to part of an epic stone project like this one. Little did Kendall know, but the years ahead would provide him with just that opportunity. He spent 7 years at Machinists, Inc. as head of engineering and concept formulation, the guy in charge of dreaming up ideas while creating all kinds...

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Material Handling & Storage

Machinists Inc. Manufactures Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, as they are called, have been in development for the last 20 years or so, but now, are becoming increasingly more prevalent, due to emerging technology. The AUVs are used as real time centurions patrolling under the water. Machinists Inc. makes primary hulls for AUVs, which can withstand pressures at fairly significant depths. Typically, the AUV is made from...

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Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment

Machinist Inc. Now Offers Helium Leak Testing

Often times in business, a unique opportunity presents itself. In this case, that unique opportunity involved a process called helium leak testing. For years, Machinists Inc. had been subcontracting helium leak testing to another firm. But once the other firm stopped offering the service, Machinists jumped at the opportunity to offer their own helium leak testing, for customers like Lawrence...

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Line Heating is a Flourishing Metal Fabrication Technology at Machinists Inc.

Line heating (flame bending) can form heavy metal plates into spherical shapes like wrapping a sheet of paper around a basketball - only without the wrinkles. MI metal fabrication is a resource for manufacturers that have applications from ship building to the design and fabrication of Invar lay-up mandrels for carbon fiber components. The line heating process starts with a 3D analytical computer...

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Company News

New Gear Manufacturing Equipment at Machinists Inc.

The capabilities of Machinists Inc. are expanding. The recent acquisition of the The Gear Works assets has added amazing new gear cutting abilities. The addition of this new equipment gives MI some of the best gear services in the world, improving quality, productivity and capacity. It's a tremendous commitment to the future. Here is a sampling of some of the new equipment. The Mazik Integrex...

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Company News

Machinists Inc. Acquires The Gear Works Assets

Seattle, Washington - February 6, 2018 - Machinists Inc., Seattle acquired the assets of The Gear Works, Seattle on February 5, 2018. Hugh LaBossier, President, is proud to announce the addition of major gear box repair and precision gear machining to the wide range of manufacturing services that Machinists Inc. currently provides. Machinists Inc. has more than doubled its manufacturing space...

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Design-Build is the Emerging Preferred Approach in Industry

Design-Build is the Emerging Preferred Approach in Industry

Design/Build projects can be a single part or an entire system. Typically, the type of work coming to Machinists Inc. is build to print. Somebody designed and created blueprints, then sent them to MI to quote and build. More and more, MI is seeing customers that need a part or a complete system designed and manufactured, sometimes installed and tested. They prefer working with a supplier that can...

Read More »
Machinists Inc. Makes Critical Repairs on 1920s Era Hydro Dam
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Machinists Inc. Makes Critical Repairs on 1920s Era Hydro Dam

In Alaska, there is a hydro plant that supplies power to the city of Ketchikan. Built in the 1920s, the components in the power generating system were in need of repair. Machinists Inc. was contacted about helping to fix these components. As you can imagine, repairing such an old unit was a particular challenge. Sure there were some schematics, but that did not help much. We have some 1920s...

Read More »
Machinery & Machining Tools

Training the Aerospace Workforce of the Future

Training the aerospace workforce of the future is something taken very seriously at Machinists Inc. There are MI employees like Michael Tomson who have taken advantage of a special program through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee or AJAC. Tomson has been in the program for three years, learning his trade. The class is one night a week for four hours, just like any other college...

Read More »
Adhesives & Sealants

Machinists Inc. Steps in to Provide Needed Fix for City of Seattle

Machinists Inc. had an opportunity to work on a special project in West Seattle with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), where the aging, 1930s era water system, was giving the city of Seattle some problems. A pressure valve there has been leaking water into a reservoir for a number of years. Because of erosion, it had created a non-sealing surface, so it wouldn't seal tight. It meant the city of...

Read More »
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Machinists Inc. Creates Parts for World's Largest Underwater Observatory

At 10,000 feet down to the Pacific Ocean floor, off the Washington, Oregon coast, the pressures are incredible. It’s called the Regional Scales Nodes Project, a joint project of the University of Washington and the National Science Foundation. Machinist Inc. is building titanium components for the project, very high pressure cylinders, where the scientists will place their electronic monitoring...

Read More »
Agricultural & Farming Products

Machinists, Inc. Plays Key Role in 10,000 Year Clock Project

Engineer Stuart Kendall stood atop the great pyramid in Egypt, and thought to himself, how much he would like to part of an epic stone project like this one. Little did Kendall know, but the years ahead would provide him with just that opportunity. He spent 7 years at Machinists, Inc. as head of engineering and concept formulation, the guy in charge of dreaming up ideas while creating all kinds...

Read More »
Material Handling & Storage

Machinists Inc. Manufactures Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, as they are called, have been in development for the last 20 years or so, but now, are becoming increasingly more prevalent, due to emerging technology. The AUVs are used as real time centurions patrolling under the water. Machinists Inc. makes primary hulls for AUVs, which can withstand pressures at fairly significant depths. Typically, the AUV is made from...

Read More »

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