N America News May 2017

86 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / MAY 2017 , Sherline exists because of the strength and vision of JoeMartin. Born and raised in Rhode Island, acquaintances would notice that several decades of living on theWest Coast never totally erased his NewEngland accent. This article profiles the story of this firmand a selection of their offerings. Strength and Vision Joe Martin was a self-taught entrepreneur who found his way to the business world by being a hobbyist who was never satisfied with the products available. Sherline was the perfect business for Joe. His love of machine tools is evident not only in his product line but also in his modern manufacturing facility. When Joe designed a new product, he did it all. This included the CAD drawings needed for production, the method of manufacturing, and the design of the tooling if needed and then he wrote the instructions. Sherline’s modern 66,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Vista, California. If you would like to see how we produce our high-quality tools at such a reasonable price, we invite you to visit our factory. You will see state-of-the-art equipment, including computer- controlled machining centers and laser engravers producing the extremely accurate parts that make up our lathes, mills, and accessories. Vista is located approximately 35 miles North of San Diego. Our showroom display includes examples of all our tools and accessories. Manual and CNC lathes and mills are available for demonstration by appointment. Our showroom is open Monday– Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM and closed holidays. One of our recent products is a Pool Cue Live Center P/N 1182PC. We designed this center at the request of some of our customers who use our machines (or modifications of our machines), to make pool cues. They needed a live center with an extended nose, to give them room for their cutters. This extended nose allows them to start cutting from the tip of the pool cue without needing extra material to hold onto. Another is the Laser Engraving Tilting Angle Table P/N 3750- LAZ. We designed this tilting angle table for laser engraving because we realize that most laser engraving shops don’t have access to a machine shop that can make special fixtures for their parts. The table includes a dozen steel dowel pins for locating parts, and the bottom half of the holes are tapped so you can use hold-down clamps. You can use your own laptop or desktop via the USB port with Sherline’s CNC controller P/N 876. This new controller supports both MACH3 and MACH4 software, whereas previous controllers were dedicated to one software or the other. Moreover, the execution speed is faster than before, especially for MACH4 users. Additional features, such as threading and gear cutting, are easier to implement (spindle speed decoders and PWM are required for the latter). This USB device is designed specifically for use with CNC machines with existing LPT (parallel printer) port-based control signals input connector. It allows for a quick migration from the LPT to the USB bus. Although small, the device is adjustable and requires no complex knowledge of device programming. Company: Sherline Products Name: Jeff Ryan Email: [email protected] Web Address: sherline.com Address: 3235 Executive Ridge – Vista, California 92081-8527 – USA Telephone: +1 760 727 5857 1702CA67

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