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Hansford Keyseater

Hansford History: How the Keyseater came to Rochester

  September 3, 2018

When looking into the past, the history of a company often goes hand in hand with the history of its home city. At Hansford, we are proud of our historical…

precision machining

The Precision Machining Advantage For Today’s Engineer

  July 16, 2018

OEM engineer leaders face new challenges presented by an ever-expanding global market and innovative technology. How do you keep your current customers satisfied, your profit margins from shrinking, and entice…

keyway cutting

5 Keyway Cutting Options: Keyseating, Broaching, Wire EDM, Shaping, and Milling

  February 1, 2018

When manufacturers want to attach a gear, pulley hub, or coupling to the shafts of driving equipment, they generally use a keyway locking method. With this method, a key blocks…

remanufacturing

Hansford and RIT Partner to Remanufacture Obsolete Milling Machine Parts

  January 1, 2018

Hansford Parts and Products partnered with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to remanufacture obsolete milling machine parts. Purchased in 1966, Hansford has continued to use a Knapp rack milling…

broach sharpening

Broach Sharpening: Everything You Need to Know

  December 1, 2017

Here we examine everything you need to know about broach sharpening. But first, let’s make sure you are broaching correctly to stop any issues causing an abnormal need for sharpening….

davis keyseater machine

What Is a Keyseater Machine?

  September 27, 2017

With a keyseater machine, machinists and engineers can cut internal shapes and forms faster at less cost than other metal-cutting methods. Similar to the shaping process, keyseater machines move a…

contract machining

Benefits of Contract CNC Machining

  July 7, 2017

Managing your business expenses is an important aspect of maintaining operations. However, you don’t want to miss out on potential profits because you are unable to offer a specific service….

keyseater tooling

How to Make a Keyway

  June 30, 2017

When you’re the head engineer at a machine shop, your company is depending on you. It’s your responsibility to make decisions that will drive business results. With that said, have…