Ready to begin its 25th year of operation in 2020, RPG Industries stands as a testament to how diversification and “outside-the-box” thinking can pay dividends, in what has proven for many to be a challenging market for relatively small manufacturers.
“A couple of years ago, a machinery vendor of ours, Columbus Advanced Manufacturing(CAMS), introduced us to the Markforged composite printer,” recalls Ginsburg. “We quickly began using it to efficiently build custom workpiece fixtures and tooling for our CNC machines. That allows us to design and build custom jaws in less than a day, for example, that fit into our existing CNC milling machine vise. We also use the composite printer to build wire EDM workholding tooling.”
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