Tag: Metal Cutting

Versatile Tools Cut Costs and Scrap for HMLV Production

To see the real story of a shop’s manufacturing quality, check its Quality Control (QC) area for levels of rejected parts and rework. Maximum profitability requires diligent attention to eliminate QC flaws, especially with today’s emphasis on high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) production. One of the primary keys to overall efficiency, quality and cost containment…
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Steps 6-10 To Peak Performance And Productivity (Part Two of a Two Part Series)

In the first part (found here), we discussed fundamental principles of machining (shops) and challenges along the way. Evolving strategies such as those that leverage data acquisition are becoming more widely known and used, but still many shops – particularly within the High Mix, Low Volume (HMLV) segment – are missing out, at…
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The First Five Steps To Peak Performance And Productivity (Part One of a Two Part Series)

Fundamental principle – All machining shops face the same task: converting raw material into finished workpieces. The products must be machined to the specified level of quality, completed in the required quantity and delivered within the desired amount of time. Sustainability considerations and environmental issues must be addressed as well. To remain competitive…
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