“It started with one TL-3, and just built and built from there,” says T.J. Arceneaux, owner of Top Gun Machining in Lafayette, Louisiana. Top Gun is all about machining the big stuff! Many of their jobs include heavy threading and deep bores, using long carbide-reinforced boring bars. And the Haas control makes it easy, with the Intuitive Programming System’s built-in threading and rethreading cycles. Today, in addition to the TL-3, Top Gun also has Haas ST-55 and ST-45L large-bore turning centers, and a VF-6 VMC.
✔ Industry: Job Shop
✔ Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
✔ Current Haas Machines: 4 Haas machines (ST-55, TL-3, ST-45L, VF-6)