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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 [...]

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 [...]

Reducing Inertial Noise for Injector Testing

MCM chose an R&W coupling, custom model for this application – the adapters were custom to fit the different shaft sizes and the shaft locks we used. It was known when sizing this coupling that the commercially available off the shelf part could not handle as much torque as a previous disc type coupling used, but the stiffness was [...]

MCM to Host 3rd Annual Dream Cruise Picnic – August 18, 2012

That year, 250,000 people participated—nearly ten times the number expected. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe—from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union. North American cruisers [...]

Bringing Jobs Back

We’ve been reading a lot of press concerning U.S. manufacturing companies “reshoring” and bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. The companies reportedly involved include household names like Ford Motor, Buck Knives, Master Lock, and more. There is even a flat screen TV maker looking at potentially manufacturing / assembling televisions here in southeast Michigan. As a small [...]

MCM Broadening Horizons

In order to continue our current annual growth trend, Michigan Custom Machines is exploring other potential markets for development. We are actively pursuing alternative opportunities in machinery building. Our focus will be on equipment that would utilize our current design and build experience. Our engineers and builders welcome opportunities to stretch their skill sets and work outside the box. [...]