• Address: 5801 W Franklin Dr
    Franklin, WI 53132

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Dynamic Fixturing: The Secret Behind Precision Machined Parts

Adapted from an article in Industrial Machinery Digest published in the November 2019 issue. Modern CNC equipment is the gift that keeps on giving to American Manufacturing; it’s allowed machine shops all over the country to produce high-quality parts in a fraction of the time it used to take our grandparents’ lathes. However, even with

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Switch Machining Suppliers the Right Way

What happens when a trusted parts machining supplier goes out of business, or decides to phase out production of the parts they make for you? Whatever the reason, unfortunately it’s sometimes necessary to look for a new precision machining supplier ASAP. The transition from one manufacturer to another must be done carefully, yet rapidly enough to keep

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Cellular Manufacturing: What’s In a Workcell

Why is manufacturing going cellular? Because it’s a useful tool for reducing waste and meeting lean manufacturing goals. Here’s how it works: workcells organize machining processes into an assembly line that reduces waste and opportunities for mistakes. At Allis Roller, when feasible we design custom cells to achieve continuous flow for optimal safety, quality, and

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Serving Clients and the Community

Adapted from an article in Manufacturing in Focus. Midwest-based machined parts manufacturer, Allis Roller, LLC, doesn’t see foreign competition as a problem. Why? Because the exceptional quality of its complex welded assemblies and precision machined components is difficult for overseas manufacturers to replicate. With each finished product proudly made in the USA, Allis Roller has

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Franklin Businesses Pool Resources to Upskill Employees

Adapted from a Discover MATC article, published June 13th, 2019. MATC’s Workforce Solutions has partnered with the Franklin Business Park Consortium (FBPC) to provide customized training to more than 600 employees since 2016. Allis Roller LLC has provided two training rooms to assist MATC’s Workforce Solutions with delivering the onsite training that is “upskilling” the participants — preparing

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Allis Roller & HCC Begin Joint Venture in Brazil

Franklin, WI (June 5, 2019) – Two Midwest manufacturers, Allis Roller and HCC Inc, have begun a joint venture in Brazil. The new operation, appropriately called Allis Roller HCC, will focus primarily on serving major agricultural equipment manufacturers operating in South America, with the potential to expand into other industries. President of Allis Roller, Dave

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What’s In a Quote for a Machined, Welded, or Fabricated Part?

Part of what makes a manufacturing operation lean is reducing waste and preventing errors at every stage of production. How a machine shop delivers a complex machined part quote is just one component of that comprehensive effort. At Allis Roller, we follow a methodical RFQ structure that saves time and prevents mistakes, because the faster

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Manufacturing Audits Are an Opportunity to Prove Our Mettle

At Allis Roller, audits are not treated as a mandatory inspection, though they are, but as an essential part of our growth strategy. Regularly passing quality control inspections and exceeding the expectations of our customers helps us take on complex work and earn the trust of some of the largest international manufacturers in the industry.

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Building Community with Lean Manufacturing – Allis Roller Revitalizes Improvement Effort

(Adapted from an article in The FABRICATOR) – Read through The FABRICATOR archives between 2009 and 2013 and you’ll find all sorts of stories about companies in dire straits that made dramatic changes. Most of them being custom fabricators, the shops cherry-picked from various improvement methods, including lean manufacturing, the theory of constraints, and quick-response

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Straightening of Machined Parts: How Warping Is Prevented & Corrected

Warping may naturally result from physics of welding, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept imperfect finished products. With enough foresight, creativity, and welding expertise it’s possible to either adequately straighten machined parts after they’ve warped, or prevent them from warping altogether. At Allis Roller, we leverage a variety of tools and tactics for

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