Manufacturer Gets Aggressive with Automated Machining

Only a few short years ago, automation was somewhat scarce within much of the manufacturing operations at GN Corporations Inc., in Airdrie, Alberta. But the shop that precision machines oil and gas industry equipment is driven by a strong forward-thinking attitude of continuous improvement.

Recently, GN made a strategic automation leap to further increase productivity and ensure its global competitiveness well into the future by adding 14 new Mazak machine tools as part of two completely automated cells. The move has significantly helped boost part consistency and increase production output.

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