In 2020, O'Fallon Casting added two new 4-Axis Vertical Machining Centers, along with a 5-Axis Machine Center. The addition of the CNC machines will allow OFC to enhance customer service with tool construction, customer requested part revisions and general maintenance while retaining control of the tooling design and manufacturing in house.
The new 5-Axis machine gives OFC new capabilities it previously didn't have, allowing more complex shapes to be manufactured in a single set up. Productivity is gained through fewer machine set ups, shorter tool paths, higher cutting speeds and fewer tool changes. All this leads to increased efficiencies, reduced cost and quicker turn around times.