W.C. Coleman was a young man, selling typewriters when he spotted a new type of lamplight in a drugstore window in Brockton, Alabama. This new light burned with a strong, steady, white flame and was fueled by gasoline. The standard lamp of the era burned kerosene and produced a smoky flickering yellowish light. W.C. was stricken with very poor eyesight and was very interested in the new, steady, white light that enabled him to read even the smallest print in books and on medicine bottles. He saw potential in the new light and through his vision a new company was born that would put America’s farms and ranches in a new light.
The geographic center of the United States, Kansas, is the home of Amelia Earhart, Pizza Hut, the helicopter, the rotary-dial telephone and Eurotech Customer Natoma Corporation. Founded in 1982, Natoma is a precision CNC contract manufacturer with over 70,000 square feet. Natoma has customers in many industries, including aerospace, medical, electronics, communication, energy and environmental. In 2014 Natoma began to search for new machinery to help meet and exceed their customers’ requirements.
United Machine Company, Wichita, Kansas, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has recently in- stalled a EUROTECH Trofeo B481 SY2 multi-axis turn/mill.
The employee-owned firm specializes in precision machining (milling & turning) and assembly for the aerospace industry world- wide.
Professional Machine & Tool, Valley Center, Kansas, has recently installed two SAMSUNG SL20BMC CNC 3-axis lathes. The firm, which traces its roots back 68 years, offers precision milling, turning, forming, grinding and hon- ing as well as subassemblies and assemblies. It serves the aerospace, defense, medical and commercial industries.
Coleman, Maize, Kansas, has recently installed a Eurotech Polygim Gepard 42SLY CNC hybrid screw machine. For over a century, Coleman has produced a broad range of camping and out- door products. The Coleman lan- tern has remained a core product for the company. The time came to upgrade its production so it could retain its leadership position in the market. The company began look- ing for equipment and partners to team with.
How are 32 Cox Machine sheet- metal fabrication employees producing as many aerospace parts as its former team of 62? Four powerful MultiCam® 3000 Series CNC Routers replaced the machine shop’s less efficient turret punches. This smart equipment switch freed up eight to 10 operators to perform other functions.