QTE Customer Raptor Manufacturing LC Installs Another CNC Vertical Machining Center

Raptor Mfg.’s Dale Nichols and Kevin Payne with a new Feeler VB-2200 VMC.

Raptor Manufacturing LC, Wichita, Kansas, has recently installed its third Feeler CNC vertical machining center, a VB-2200.

The one-year-old job shop specializes in tooling for the aerospace and plastics industries and is owned by long-time industry veteran Kevin Payne. His experienced crew of 18 has over a century of tooling experience. The firm is ISO 2001 and AS9100 certified.

The new Feeler VMC, a VB-2200, was purchased from McClain Tool & Technology. It features a 6,000-rpm, 50 taper spindle and 86” x 38” x 31” workspace. “We needed the additional Feeler to keep up with the growth in our business and to add capacity,” stated Payne. We have been happy with the other Feeler equipment and McClain’s service has been very good. Their service is a major factor in our equipment purchases.”

An example of the company’s precision work.

Raptor Manufacturing works with aluminum, tool steel, stainless, titanium, Invar, Kirksite and Ren Board. Its customers are spread across the country and include aviation (commercial, military and private) rotorcraft and the plastics industry.

Other equipment at the company includes two 3-axis CNC mills, a five-axis CNC mill, a horizontal mill, three knee mills, two manual lathes, a portable CMM and various grinders and saws.

Raptor Manufacturing can be contacted at: (316) 201-1772; 2823 W Pawnee Street, Wichita Kansas 67213; [email protected]

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