A&A Machine & Development Company, Inc. Gardena, CA

  May 19 2017

A&A Machine & Development Company was started in 1972 by Eric Hymovitz’s father.  Eric spent a lot of time at the shop, learning the trade and sweeping floors; ultimately taking over the business in 1995.  Located in Gardena, CA, A&A Machine’s customers include the commercial and aerospace industries, working with materials such as aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, carbon steel casting, forging and other exotic materials. 

“As our CNC department grew I knew we needed to more powerful software programs.  Moving from 2-2.5D into 3 & 4 axis, the availability of technical support, and the needs we were facing as a growing shop, I started doing my research.  We made the switch to OneCNC and immediately felt productive with the software.  I instantly appreciated the ease of use of OneCNC and the power that exists because of the ease of use.  We started out on a lower level of OneCNC and in a short period of time we upgraded to simultaneous 5 axis, lathe, and wire EDM.”  

The transition was smooth because of the help Eric received from OneCNC technical support, and the available training videos.  Eric handles most of the programming in this 30 man shop, “sometimes you will run into a particular job and just not know how to tackle it, and I don’t have someone over my shoulder at the shop to provide me with the techniques that are best suited for a job, but with OneCNC’s technical support, you do have someone there to help with different methods that are effective for your parts.  It is assuring that I have someone behind me to give me the confidence that I can do any job that comes across my desk.  It helped develop and expand our shop because we were able to get into jobs that we might have been a little afraid of but because we have OneCNC behind us, we now know we are capable to take those jobs on."

“We just purchased another 5 axis machine in December which is exciting as our other 5 axis machine was always busy and behind schedule, we are looking forward to maximizing our capabilities this year.  I know we are going to have a good year, in talking with my customers I know that they are going to have a good year.  We are an integral supplier for our customers and will continue to be for a long time to come, these relationships and their opinions of our reliability is valuable to the success of A&A Machine”. 

Mr. Eric Hymovitz

For more information please visit: www.onecnc.com and www.aamach.com

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Hargett Precision Products & HPP Simulation

  Apr 13 2017

Hargett Precision Products and HPP Simulation owner Mark Hargett, has always loved designing and building things.  In 2006 after growing tired of corporate politics where he worked Mark decided to purchase a CNC.  Mark says, “I started a project of restoring an early Porsche 911 and knew I wouldn’t be able to build the parts I wanted for it with a hacksaw or hammer, which is why I bought a new Hurco CNC Mill, and put it in my garage.”  After learning his Hurco, he knew it was time to purchase CAM software and after evaluating many different systems, Mark decided OneCNC was the best choice for his new business.  “Being new to CNC, I realized I needed a CAM program to help me utilize my CNC from CAD to machining.  I cannot think of a CAM program I didn’t evaluate, I came across OneCNC and the intuitive interface, the simplicity and capability were awesome from the perspective of a new end user, nothing compared to it.  Purchasing OneCNC allowed me to get more comfortable and efficient with the manufacturing process enabling us to grow into a successful business and purchase additional CNC equipment with multi axis capability.”

Specializing in older and high performance Porsches, Mark created a successful line of shifters and pedals for the 911s, Indy and off road racing.  The success of Hargett Precision allowed Mark to expand into another area which is designing and building components for high end race car simulators (HPP Simulation).  Machined out of 6061T6 aluminum, these hydraulic pedal systems are designed for sim racing.  Sim racing has become somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon, but the industry lacked simulators that replicated the true feel of race car pedals.  “We machine and manufacturer almost everything on the entire set, so we use OneCNC a lot in the production of them.”

“I enjoy being creative and designing my own products in my own way, and I enjoy that people want my products, I like that I cannot make these products fast enough.  The future of Hargett Precision Products and HPP Simulation will see additional streamlining, new part designs and productions, and a lot of growth.”

Hargett Precision Products/ HPP Simulation

Vista, CA

www.hargettprecision.com   |   www.hppsimulation.com

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S & A Engineering - With OneCNC, you’re never on your own

  Mar 28 2017

For more than 20 years S & A Engineering has served the automotive and instrumentation industries; designing, machining and prototyping with plastics, aluminum and steel.

Reggie Smith, owner of S & A Engineering, purchased OneCNC in 2001 which was his first jump into becoming a full CNC shop with CAD/CAM capability for accepting 3D solid models.  He previously used another software calling it “clumsy at best and incredibly hard to learn”.  A friend had introduced him to OneCNC and immediately he felt that OneCNC could handle the 3D part files he received and get the job done.  “When I first purchased OneCNC, I knew I would have no trouble importing and machining any part files”. 

“Dealing with OneCNC sales and technical support has been a very friendly and helpful experience, and my last upgrade reminded me of how powerful and easy OneCNC software is and has continued to be over the years”.   

“Having the capability of machining in 3D with OneCNC has allowed me to expand my business and maintain customer relationships, and generated many referrals due to OneCNC’s toolpath reliability.  OneCNC has contributed to my reputation which has been a blessing”.

S & A Engineering primarily focuses on the design and build of special machines and fixturing; as well as the foundry wax injection die industry within the Michigan area.

“OneCNC does a great job, and it is easy to use.  Dealing with OneCNC for so many years, I always know that when I need support, I will get the help I need because OneCNC stands behind their product.  With OneCNC, you’re never on your own”

S & A Engineering

Mr. Reggie Smith

Montague, MI

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