Manufacturing Tomorrow

Posted by Shannon Weiss on August 02, 2018 in News
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Booth #134638. CGI’s custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL’s latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.

CGI, Inc. was founded in Southern California as “California Gear and Instrument” in 1967 by Don Snow.  As a fledgling gear design and manufacturing company, CGI soon developed a reputation for quality products and innovative solutions, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries.  Garnering customers such as Jet Propulsion Labs and Hall Surgical, CGI continued to grow and in 1990, Don Snow decided to move the business to Carson City, Nevada.  Upon this move, the California Gear and Instrument name formally evolved into “CGI, Inc.”.  Shortly thereafter, CGI became a pioneer in providing standard industrial gearbox solutions along with the established OEM component products that CGI had provided for decades.  In the late 1990s, CGI expanded its facility and in 2006, Mike Madison and Brian Coclich purchased the company from Don Snow.  Despite the challenges of the recession, Mike and Brian have taken the company to new heights making CGI a strategic partner for customers along a broad spectrum of industries.

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Dual-Output Gearbox Going to Mars

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 14, 2018 in News
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CGI’s custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL’s latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.  The gearbox’s dual-output interface provides the ability to switch between the high speed needed to drill and a secondary mode that provides high torque for isolating and extracting samples.  JPL utilized CGI’s engineering support to design and fabricate this fully-customized, dual-output gearbox to meet all performance and interface requirements.

CGI Featured on MADE IN NEVADA

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 07, 2018 in Jobs, News
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Excerpt from KOLO8 News Now

Sheila McCoy has held a machinist position at CGI Inc. in Carson City for 34 years; she now works as a manager.

“I take pride in treating people on an individual basis. Everyone is not the same, so what would make one have a better relationship with that person,” said Sheila.

She motivates people who run machines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Just one mistake can cost the company thousands of dollars, but mistakes with her crew are extremely rare because she is very detail-oriented and this makes her a great asset to the company where she works.

She runs her own machine. She has made thousands and thousands of parts in her career. One was used on one of NASA’s shuttles.

“I’m like, I did that? It’s going in something that helps somebody or benefits them in some kind of way, so that really makes me feel good,” Sheila said.

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Screw Machine Lead

Posted by Shannon Weiss on April 10, 2018 in Jobs
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Job Summary:
Programs, sets-up, and operates all CNC/Cam screw machines to perform various machining functions
Confers w/ production control to establish priorities for work orders within the dept.
Reviews supplied job data for accuracy to distribute to their dept. resources and
personnel. Ensures company polices and procedures are followed and conducts annual
reviews of dept. personnel
Provides and ensures proper job t raining for department personnel

Functions:
Reads and interprets blueprints and related technical data
Programs (and/or loads existing programs into) machine control
Prepares, pre-sets, and installs all required tooling
Sets required work piece fixtures
Loads/unloads and inspects production parts
Adjusts machine controls to maintain or correct part tolerances

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to supervise and coordinate w/ dept. personnel
Ability to maintain a positive attitude
Experience and skilled in machining techniques
Knowledge of CNC/Cam controls and programming
Familiar w/ all company programming and machining techniques
Familiar w/ all dept. resources and tooling capabilities
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Ensures work area’s are cleaned & safety is always observed

Carson High School CTE program hosts annual Career Expo

Posted by Shannon Weiss on March 02, 2018 in News
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CGI Inc and other employers on hand for students, parents and the community

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson High School Career and Technical Education presented its annual Career Expo Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road. The Expo was open to all students, parents and the community.

Representatives from local colleges, job and career services and branches of the military will provide information on post-secondary options, including the University of Nevada, Reno, Western Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Sierra Nevada College.

“The economy is back on its feet and that is no exception in Nevada,” Michele Lewis, Carson High School vice principal and CTE administrator, said. “There is high demand in our booming industries for skilled workers and we make sure our students are equipped to meet that demand.”

In addition, employers in the CTE program areas, including CGI Inc., Tesla, Starbucks Roasting Plant, Nevada Builders Alliance, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Timberline Animal Hospital, Panasonic, Bureau of Land Management and many more presented to provide information on career pathways. CTE teachers and students were on hand for tours of their classrooms, as well as to provide demonstrations of skills they are learning.

Lewis said Carson High School is exceptional with its wide range of CTE offerings, and provides more CTE pathways than any other comprehensive high school in the state. In contrast, high schools in Reno and Las Vegas often focus on three of four specific career pathways.

The CTE program is part of Gov. Sandoval’s education initiative, providing instruction at industry levels in six career cluster areas, including professions in agriculture and natural resources management, business and marketing, hospitality and tourism, health science and public safety, information and media technologies, and skilled and technical sciences. Many students will test for and hold national certifications in their chosen fields upon graduating from high school, and some will graduate with college credits or even an associate’s degree.

CTE programs represented at the expo include:

Banking
Culinary Arts
EMT
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Sustainability
Graphic Design
Greenhouse
Health Information Management
Horticulture
IT Service & Support
Mechanical Engineering
Natural Resources
Pharmacy Practice
Photography
Sports Medicine
Veterinary Science
Web Design
Welding Technician

CGI Inc. Your manufacturing and engineering partner for 50 years.

Posted by Shannon Weiss on January 03, 2018 in Engineering Capabilities
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Since 1967, CGI has consistently been providing for its customers exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. This unwavering commitment is what makes CGI the reliable choice for precision components and sub-assemblies. Our capabilities in precision manufacturing feature a careful blend of cutting edge technology and world-renowned reliability. We’ve earned our superb reputation for partnering with our customers, bringing comprehensive technical knowledge, manufacturing expertise, high quality, and a “can-do” attitude to each unique application.

Mechanical Engineer-Gear Design & Automation

Posted by Shannon Weiss on August 03, 2017 in Jobs
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Job Summary:
The Mechanical Engineer-Gear Design and Automation Engineer designs various types of gears, gearing arrangements and complete Planetary Gearboxes to meet customer requirements and new CGI product requirements.  Designs and supports electro-mechanical test equipment for testing and improving new and existing gear and gearbox designs.  Creates design specifications for (use of CGI products in) customer applications, new CGI products and existing CGI catalog improvement.  Works closely with Sales (applications engineering) and has direct customer contact to gather design requirements and offer customer engineering support.  Able to aid in customer applications / motion control / automation designs in order to incorporate CGI products.  Assists in Engineering Department functions such as Engineering Change Orders, Bills of Material creation, Engineering Design inquiries and Order Processing as required.  Works with Manufacturing Engineering to improve designs for ease of manufacturability.

Functions:
Design (and review designs for) gears, gear arrangements and gearboxes (utilizing the following gear types and arrangements:  spur, helical, worm, bevel, planetary face gearing, etc.)
Perform analysis and calculations to support the required performance and specifications of gear design projects and follow through with appropriate documentation
Incorporate gearbox system components into designs with regards to motors, shafting, bearings, seals, coatings, lubrication, material selection, hardware, etc.
Design tools and/or machines of varying types (some of complex nature) for use in the testing of company products (along with verifying intended function and providing schematics and operational documentation)
Support customer inquiries regarding customer (custom) applications, application of standard CGI products and engineering assistance (including occasional travel to customer facilities, assisting in customer application design of motion control / automation systems, participating in trade show booths and advertisement opportunities such as engineering white papers)

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge and experience concerning design and use of gears, gearing arrangements, gearbox (system) design, mechanical principles and general gear manufacturing practices is essential
Experience using gear design software such as KissSoft, TKSolver, GearTrax or similar
Strong drafting skills using solid modeling software programs
SolidWorks experience desirable
Knowledge and experience building mechanical and electro-mechanical machinery for testing and automation is essential
Experience in the field of motion control, automation and robotics is highly desirable
Knowledge concerning modern fabrication, assembly techniques and machine-shop practices and techniques is desirable
Familiarity with Statistical Analysis
Familiarity with ISO9000 quality management systems and related requirements
Self-initiating and able to work effectively with little direction and/or few guidelines
Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing at all levels within the organization as well as with external customers and suppliers
Working knowledge of computer systems and office software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Familiarity with MRP/ERP systems
Visual Manufacturing (ERP) experience a plus
B.S.M.E. degree or a B.S. degree with a concentration of coursework in Machine Design, Product Design or engineering applicable to Motion Control and Automation
Not less than three (3) years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer / Machine Designer / Motion Control Automation Designer

Manual Machinist I

Posted by Shannon Weiss on July 28, 2017 in Jobs
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Job Summary:
Sets-up, and operates manual lathes & mills w/ some instruction to perform various machining functions

Functions:
Reads and interprets blueprints and related technical data
Prepares, pre-sets, and installs most all required tooling w/ some instruction
Can set required work piece fixtures w/ some instruction
Loads/unloads and inspects production parts
Adjusts machine to maintain or correct part tolerances

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Experience and skilled in machining techniques
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

Visit CGI Inc. at Gear Expo 2017 Booth #707

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 13, 2017 in News
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CGI is pleased to announce our attendance at the 2017 Gear Expo Drive and Technology Show. We look forward to seeing you there October 24-26, 2017 in Columbus, OH at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please use our contact form and we’ll connect with you at your convenience.

Since 1967, CGI has consistently been providing for its customers exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Known as a world class gear and precision component manufacturer, CGI also offers design and manufacturing of motion control subassemblies. Our team of highly skilled and diverse professionals can take your product from design through assembly. The USA based manufacturing facility is fully certified to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS 9100 quality standards.

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CGI Raptor SS precision planetary gearhead is washdown-ready

Posted by Shannon Weiss on May 10, 2017 in Engineering Capabilities, News
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The new Raptor SS precision planetary gearhead from CGI Inc. offers stainless-steel construction and IP65-rated sealing for a washdown-ready design that is suitable in food and beverage and other sanitary applications.
The planetary gearhead also has high stiffness to withstand high loading — as well as gear geometry to transmit high torque. Components are made of advanced materials that get specialty heat treatment for durability.

There are also versions of the planetary gearhead that come with a white epoxy coating and optional food-grade grease for food-related applications.

The Raptor SS has features that simplify installation; it can mount in any direction and has a captive input pinion. NEMA and metric configurations are standard.

Maximum input speed for the planetary gearhead is 6,500 rpm. Service life exceeds 15,000 hours. Maximum backlash (arc-min) is 4 (for the one-stage design), 6 (for the two-stage design), and 8 (for the three-stage design). In addition:
• Efficiency for the one-stage design is better than 95%
• Efficiency for the two-stage design is better than 90%
• Efficiency for the three-stage design is better than 85%

For more information, call 800.568.GEAR (4327) or visit cgimotion.com/product-line.

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ABOUT CGI Inc.
Since 1967, CGI has consistently been providing exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. This unwavering commitment is what makes CGI the reliable choice for precision components and sub-assemblies. Our capabilities in precision manufacturing feature a careful blend of cutting edge technology and renowned reliability. We can provide our customers with an engineering team that is talented, knowledgeable and eager to help. We can work with your concept from the prototype stage all the way through to full production. Our manufacturing facility is broad in its capabilities and features high end machinery aimed at providing excellent quality and rapid turnaround. Because of the technology we have available, we’re able to work you in product development from blueprint to prototype to full cycle production.

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