For shops considering a move to lean manufacturing—or a recommitment to lean manufacturing—this video is a great encouragement.
Erowa discusses workholding options for greater machining center efficiency.
VIDEO. In a lean machining facility, grouping horizontal machining centers close together allows a small number of operators to use the machines efficiently.
VIDEO. For this valve maker, a part that might have been machined in one setup on a multitasking machine tool is instead machined with greater throughput using a series of simpler machines. Company personnel explain.
VIDEO. Valve maker Richards Industries took a part that used to machined at one machine tool and added an additional setup on a vertical machining center. Higher throughput was the result.
See how this Delphos, Ohio, screw machine shop has saved considerable time by making its process on the shop floor more lean.
Here is a training film a job shop developed to help its employees understand 5S.
Bryco Machine recently reorganized its shop floor to implement a leaner process. Here is a narrated tour through the shop.