The Arnold Machine Blog

The Devil is in the Details—The Significance of Tight Tolerances

If you have ever tried to build anything or put parts together (think way back to those model making days of your youth) you’ll remember a time when it just didn’t work. The parts wouldn’t go together no matter how hard you tried. Eventually, you either gave up or just made the parts fit. In manufacturing, we can’t take a chance that the parts won’t fit. That is unacceptable to the parts maker and the… Read more

Arnold Machine and Northstar Industries Announce Merger

Arnold Machine and Northstar Industries Announce Merger Two leading industrial companies combine to deliver seamless, convenient finishing services to manufacturers and machine shops TIFFIN, OHIO – Arnold Machine Inc. (AMI), a premier full-service designer and manufacturer of industrial equipment and services, has merged operations with its longtime partner Northstar Industries, a specialist in black oxide treatment and powder coating services for manufacturers and machine shops. The merger brings together complementary leading technologies to create an… Read more

CNC Machining at Arnold

Arnold Machine has released its first webinar this month. We are excited to be providing our customers and potential customers with information that they can use. This first webinar is an overview of how CNC machining can save you time and money. In the webinar, we provide a summary of how utilizing a company like Arnold Machine for CNC machining provides opportunities to save time and money from initial design to final product development. With… Read more

The Optimistic State of Manufacturing in Ohio

After suffering through a decade of brutal cutbacks, manufacturers in Ohio may finally have something to celebrate. According to recent reports, manufacturing in the Buckeye State is on an upward trend and has been growing for the past three years with the addition of about 55,000 jobs. In a state where manufacturing contributes almost 17% of its Gross Domestic Product, that’s certainly encouraging news. While Ohio has a long way to go in order to… Read more

Black Oxide 101

Black oxide can help you increase the durability, aesthetic appearance and functionality of your metal part. A cost-effective and efficient option for many applications, a black oxide finish is achieved by dipping a part into tanks of a blackening compound and sealing it with oil. Some manufacturers, such as those in the automotive and architectural industry, choose black oxide for its compelling, dark color. Others opt for black oxide for its more practical benefits, such… Read more