Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC, a Warren, Ohio, precision CNC manufacturing systems builder, was recognized during an awards presentation at the Nexteer 2014 Indirect Supplier Conference in Saginaw, Michigan.
The award was presented to Drake for their part played in the successful launch of Nexteer Automotive’s K2XX product line for General Motors. A series of Drake GS:TI Internal Thread Grinders were installed at Nexteer’s Saginaw facility as dedicated work cells to thread grind EPS ball nuts for this steering program.
Drake has developed an entire range of machines, software, grinding, and milling processes for manufacturers of hydraulic and electric steering components (ball screws, ball nuts, steering racks, and worms). The company offers a variety of internal and external grinders as well as rack and thread milling machines to produce each major component in modern steering systems. Drake has also developed special grinding processes for licensees of its proprietary internal return ball nut technology. The patented Drake Internal Return Ball Nut, in use in EPS systems currently, is available for license.
Each Drake machine is delivered with Part Smart™ programs. Drake provides all software required to make good parts from day one. The operator needs only to input part specific variables into the control to run parts. No customer programming is required and the customer can change from one part to another in minutes.
Drake Manufacturing Services Co., LLC is a global designer and builder of production systems for manufacturers of parts with threads.
Founded in 1972, Drake helps maximize productivity, improve quality and reduce production costs for a wide variety of demanding applications in the steering systems, speed reducer, cutting tool, ball screw, linear motion, and aerospace industries.
For further information,
Contact: Nancy Halliday, Marketing Mgr.