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Precision Machining & Manufacturing

A variety of Nook products form the cornerstone of many precision machining equipment designs due to their proven ability to handle heavy industrial loads at high speeds with increased accuracy. 

The standard linear motion solution for precision industrial applications

Nook solutions allow our worldwide machining and fabrication customers to achieve maximum productivity and high end quality in the toughest and most demanding industrial settings.

Modern precision machining equipment must be able to work with a high degree of precision, accuracy and reliability under the most demanding environmental conditions. For over 50 years, Nook linear motion systems have been relied upon to solve a wide array of machine tool equipment design challenges. Advantages Include:

  • Decrease in changeover time
  • Reduce Scrap
  • Increased speed and repeatability 
  • Overall decrease in processing cost
CNC Machining and Milling

CNC Machining and Milling

CNC machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. The process can be used to control a range of complex machinery, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers. These operations include:

  • Drilling/Reaming/Boring
  • Broaching
  • Planing
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Sawing
  • Turning

Nook linear systems provide economical, exceptionally efficient, reliable feed systems with predictable service life for a complete line of machine tools. This provides smooth and steady feed rates at low friction which adds to drill life while providing high quality holes. 

Typical Applications

  • Loading of raw material and unloading of finished product
  • Tool Exchange Operations
  • Machine Tool Positioning
  • Measuring Operations
  • Work Piece Handling
  • Operation of Doors, Hatches, Covers
  • Actuation of Safety Features

Case Study

Related Product: Ball Screw

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is an industrial manufacturing application that utilizes a laser to slice materials. While typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, it is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics. These optics and CNC (computer numerical control) are used to direct the material or the laser beam generated. The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which then either melts, burns, vaporizes, or is blown away by a jet of gas leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.

Nook linear motion products provide distinct advantages for automated laser cutting tools:

  • High Efficiency
  • Extremely Smooth Input in-Feed
  • High Speed Cutting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliability
  • Long Life
  • Precise Positioning

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Laser Cutting
Bending and Metal Fabrication

Bending and Metal Fabrication

Metal can be converted into many different structures through the use of metal fabrication techniques. The processes involved in metal fabrication can vary from:

  • Cutting
  • Welding
  • Burning
  • Forming

The metal fabrication industry is capital intensive and machinery is becoming increasingly sophisticated as automation and CNC techniques are largely being employed. Metal fabricators have to learn to constantly change production lines as customer needs ask for diverse products that suit their specific needs. 

Motor driven Nook linear motion systems increase metal forming accuracy at high traverse speeds with precise incremental or absolute positioning. These highly repeatable bend angles and uniform feed rates minimize cost by reducing scrap and excess inventory.

Case Study 1   Case Study 2Related Product: Screw Jack


Metal stamping is a complex process that can include a number of metal forming processes that include:

  • Blanking
  • Punching
  • Bending
  • Piercing

The increased accuracy of Nook linear motion products are highly reliable at minimizing and avoiding burrs. This significantly reduces part cost while speeding up throughput and delivery.