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Helena, Montana-based Montana Hydraulics Adds Industrial Precision Laser Cutting

June 20, 2017View for printing

Montana Hydraulics Adds 3 Jobs and Local Option for Precision-cut Metal Parts

Montana Hydraulics has expanded its manufacturing capacity into custom metal laser cutting with the purchase of a Mazak Optiplex 3015 Fiber II.

This laser cutter offers superior edge quality, more stable cut performance and greater throughput for applications utilizing stainless steel, mild steel, copper, brass, aluminum and other exotic metals up to 1 inch thick. This machine enhances Montana Hydraulics? current machining and fabrication capabilities to provide highly-accurate products within shorter timeframes. With computer aided design, Montana Hydraulics can produce short-run specialty items, signs, prototypes and mass-produced precision parts for local and regional manufacturers.

"This machine will give us the capability to meet local and statewide demand for precision metal cutting with fast turnarounds and much tighter tolerances and higher precision." Aaron Kellum, Operations Manager

The new machinery has created 3 new jobs and will operate on two 8-hour shifts. It was installed in May and is scheduled for full productivity by mid-June.

Montana Hydraulics, LLC is a multifaceted industrial manufacturing company offering custom machining, fabrication and hydraulic services. Our large, technologically advanced, machine shop and fabrication capabilities enable us to manufacture equipment for extreme conditions and requirements. Established in 1998, Montana Hydraulics LLC, has grown from exclusively manufacturing cylinders and hydraulics to a diverse customer base including mining, construction, underground utilities, railroads, timber processing machinery, waste management and aerospace tooling.

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