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Engineering Premium Refrigerator Interior Solutions and Custom Assemblies

French doors, door-in-door storage, exterior door windows… today’s premium refrigerators have moved beyond barely-dressed ice boxes and coolers. The same goes for refrigerator interiors, which often require custom assemblies and sub-assemblies with premium shelving. Plastic shelves and bins just won’t cut it for discerning consumers seeking high-end aesthetics, as well as increased functionality and durability.…
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Expediting OEM Product Time to Market: Key Considerations

Today's OEM is tasked with meeting increased consumer demand for crafted appliance component options, from brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze cabinet hardware to copper refrigerator and oven handles. But for every unique OEM product, there are many time-to-market variables in play. Each product enhancement impacts delivery time and budget. Can this feature be incorporated efficiently…
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Case Study: Custom Machining Delivers Unique Knurling Style

When a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances sought a unique knurled handle design for their premium oven ranges, dishwashers, and refrigeration units, they came up short when metal fabrication vendors couldn’t meet both design and production expectations. So they turned to the knurling and machining experts at Mills Products for a cost-effective solution.…
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8 Ways Finishing Expertise Increases Your Aluminum Extrusion ROI

While raw aluminum extrusions do have some value on their own, most extrusions only become beneficial through a finishing process. There are three main processes that transform a raw piece of aluminum into a final product: Forming: Such as tubular hydroforming, stamping, and bendingMachining: Such as drilling and tapping, punching, automated deburring and sanding, fully-integrated…
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Case Study: Turnkey Metalforming and Machining Helps Global Kitchen Appliance OEM Maximize Extrusion ROI

When it comes to delivering value to their discerning appliance customers, kitchen OEMs are tasked with providing metal designs that meet unique form and functional requirements. Manufacturing superior, quality metal handles can be challenging, especially if your base material is an aluminum extrusion.  Fortunately for one global appliance manufacturer, Mills Products breathed new life into…
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Breathe New Life into Raw Metal Extrusions

If you’re still looking at your raw aluminum extrusions as low-value commodities, it’s time to re-evaluate your extrusions ROI. With the right machining and finishing touches, those dull, straight extrusions are just waiting to be turned into profit.  Transforming Extrusions into Value-Added Parts Like diamonds in the rough, aluminum extrusions are just waiting for the…
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