Nueva Precision, Milliken, Colorado, is, for the most part, Eddie Casanueva and his wife Leandra operating out of a garage. And while many job shop owners would want to grow and expand their businesses, the Casanuevas are content with keeping the shop at its current size because, according to them, customers benefit from dealing directly with the person making their parts. This, as well as the shop’s advanced manufacturing technology, makes Nueva Precision a trusted partner to its customers and an agile supplier. It may be a small shop, but Nueva Precision is extremely progressive, tackling some of the industry’s most sophisticated components for such applications as overseas defense drones, the International Space Station and satellite rockets. To do so, Casanueva keeps pace with the latest machine tool technology and software. Unfortunately, the shop’s toolholders hindered it from taking full advantage of a new CAM software package, which meant they would need to find a new solution. The shop had integrated a new vertical machining center into its operations, one with much more accuracy and speed thanks to its 15,000-rpm spindle. However, Casanueva’s limited knowledge of the C...