April Newsletter

What’s New at Atlas?

New Equipment
Atlas is excited to announce the installation of our new Bystronic Xpert 80/1530 Pressbrake. This new tool allows for increased efficiency and versatility in production. Benefits include:

• Reduced non-productive time at the press brake with implementing offline programming.
• Increased speed and accuracy with programs. Utilizing a bar code reader ensures quality control and speeds up the program loading process.
• Reduced set-up time with efficiently placed, quick change tooling and sequenced bending programs for the least amount of tooling changeovers.

Overall, reducing set-up time on manually operated equipment is one of the most effective ways to increase productivity, increase machine capacity, and reduce overall production costs. Reducing processing times, non-productive times and machine cycle times, contributes to the reduction of the total order turnaround time. With this new equipment, Atlas is working towards giving our customers competitive pricing and quick turnaround.

Charity Initiative
To continue our mission to be a company that gives back to the community, we have introduced a new charity initiative that allows both our company and customers to give back. Each month, we select one customer to have a portion of their bookings be donated to one of the seven charities Atlas identified as important to our business.
The charities that Atlas has chosen to work with are Sharing and Caring Hands, Parkinson’s Foundation of Minnesota, MS Society-Upper Midwest Chapter, The Angel Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities, and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. Each of these charities hold a special connection to one or multiple individuals in our organization, and we are honored to contribute to their causes.

Read about our February and March charity highlights on our blog.

Partner Highlight
Atlas prides itself in selecting trusted partners to help add value to our custom sheet metal parts and assemblies. SKYCOAT Industrial Armor is one of those select partners.

SKYCOAT Industrial Armor is a metal finishing company located in Baldwin, WI. SKYCOAT was founded in 2012 by Patrick Traynor providing general powder coating services. Since then, SKYCOAT has relocated two times to accommodate and expand their automated powder-coat line and an E-Coat Line. Currently in their 47,000 square foot facility, they provide powder coating, E-coating, and wet paint services on a variety of metals including steel, aluminum, and magnesium. SKYCOAT also provides various pretreatment options to meet customer specification in the automotive, military, medical other OEM industries. SKYCOAT has a strong dedication to quality and continues to improve their services to better serve their customers.
Have any questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out or learn more on our website.


Eric Sovis
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Xavier has always been captivated by the intricate dance between technology and manufacturing. His journey began in Minnesota, working for a local manufacturing company, and this early experience laid the foundation for his deep-rooted connection to the industry. With a family legacy in manufacturing, Xavier's insights are enriched by both personal and professional experiences. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to exploring and writing about the transformative impact of technology on the manufacturing sector. As a guest blogger on Atlas Manufacturing, Xavier shares his unique perspective, weaving together stories of innovation, tradition, and the future of manufacturing.