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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 [...]