24 | MACHINING | Multi-Tasking
Calgary job shop realizes big
benefits from its investment
in advanced machine tools
by Kip Hanson
images by DerriCK Woo
Ahead of the Curve
www.shopmetaltech.com may 2017
The 2016 Capital Spending Survey by Gardner Business Media says an “overwhelming majority” of shops invest in ew machine tools to increase productivity, and that the lion’s share of the world’s $6.5 billion annual equipment spend goes toward horizontal and vertical machining centres, which together make up more than half of
all machine tool orders. Less than 15 per
cent of shops buy a new machine due to
tighter quality standards, and only 20 per
cent do so for increased process flexibility.
Based on these figures, it looks like Doru
Gorzo, president of Elite Machining Ltd., is
in the minority of machine tool buyers. And
he’s just fine with that.
Against the wind
One look at Gorzo’s shop and you’ll know
that he cares nothing for the status quo;
indeed, going in unorthodox directions is
one of the key ingredients of his success.
A native of Romania, Gorzo packed up
his extensive machining experience and
elite machining president Doru gorzo, left, stands with machinist geoff macDougall in
front of the Dmg mori CTX multi-tasking centre.
Dmg mori's CTX machines are highly configurable, with various turret, tooling,
and software options available.
Holding close geometric tolerances
on complex oil and gas parts
invest in advanced mill-turn