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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sole Source #1DLR79370

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Friday March 3, 2006
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Southwestern Industries, Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA
Amount:  $39,375
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, February 16, 2006
The University awarded a contract for a CNC TRAK Lathe to Southwestern Industries, Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA for $39,375.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. Southwestern Industries, Inc. is the only known manufacturer of a Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Lathe with a TRAKing feature. This TRAKing feature allows the lathe to be controlled by manual handwheels. These additional manual handwheels allow the operator to control the operation by hand each step of the way and to test each operation with a test run before doing the final programming of the lathe for production. This prevents spoilage of expensive parts, machine damage, tool breakage, and the potential for materials to fly off the machine and injure the operator. This lathe will be used by the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) which operates a support research lab not only for TAM, but the Department of Aerospace Engineering as well as many other departments on campus. This lab makes specially designed parts and prototypes for research equipment as well as repetitive student tension specimens for classroom projects.
For additional information, contact:
DeAnna Rogers
Phone: (217) 333-3586
FAX: (217) 244-7941
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