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Celebration of 25 Years

In celebration of MCM’s 25th anniversary, we had a company-wide outing to the Detroit Tigers baseball game on a sunny Thursday afternoon. We were able to reminisce about how MCM got started, where it is today, and our future within the automotive and industrial test equipment business. MCM has emerged as a world-class leader in design and build of [...]

MCM: Your Partner in Testing EV & Alternative Fuel Components

Change and uncertainty can be worrisome, especially in an industry with over a century of conventional gasoline and diesel powertrain technology. A rapidly accelerating drive for new transportation and propulsion methods means changes for OEMs and suppliers alike. Whether it be R&D, validation testing, or manufacturing of these new technologies, there are several areas which require extra scrutiny and [...]

2018: A New Year For Growth and Opportunities

  As 2018 gets off to a running start, MCM is looking forward to the opportunity of another banner year. 2017 ushered in record growth for MCM. We developed relationships with many new and diverse customers, building truly unique and revolutionary equipment for their products. Many economic analysts believe that the United States will see explosive growth and capital investment in [...]

MCM At The Automotive Testing Expo 2018: Novi, MI

  From October 23rd to October 25th, come visit MCM at the Automotive Testing Expo 2018, located in the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The Expo is an excellent opportunity to see the latest and greatest in testing, components, automation, and much more in the automotive industry. MCM will be located at stand 14012, and we look forward to [...]

Michigan Custom Machines Adds UK Office

Michigan Custom Machines, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office located in the United Kingdom near the heart of Motorsport Valley, the town of Chipping Norton in Oxon on July 4th 2017. "Discussions with Mark & this idea have been in the works for some time now, and we're very pleased to be moving forward." said [...]

Continuous Testing Ensures Excellence in Quality

Below is a excellent article posted with permission from Gallup Solutions on the benefits of continuous testing through all phases of the product development cycle. The article provides compelling insight into how continuous testing facilitates and empowers you with an automated and seamless way to obtain prompt feedback on the business risks associated with the product. This is powerful because it [...]

MCM Takes Engine Cam Phasing Valve Testing to the Next Level

Here at Michigan Custom Machines, we test millions of cam phasing valves every year in the USA and across the globe. Is your company one of the lucky ones? Variable camshaft timing or VCT was developed by the Ford Motor Company to uphold top engine performance while sustaining a high level of fuel economy. This technology can most often be [...]

The Quest for Fuel Efficiency

Automobile manufacturers are constantly researching and testing new and innovative ways to improve fuel efficiency. 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, cylinder deactivation and weight reduction have grown to become three of the leading avenues automotive manufacturers have taken to improve fuel economy and vehicle performance. According to recent reports, General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company have teamed up [...]

Automation News / PLC Driver Software MCM Machine

According to Michigan Custom Machines, the software helped it slash PLC programming costs by $5,000 to $20,000 per machine, compared to using OLE for Process Control (OPC) or Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Servers. The cost reduction is primarily because the INGEAR software eliminates runtime license fees using communication tools and Microsoft Visual Studio. In total, over a 20 year [...]