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Preventative Maintenance Programs Head Off Downtime Before It Starts

In today's intense marketplace, the conventional wisdom of don't fix it if it isn't broken no longer prevails as major manufacturers realize they cannot afford sudden misalignment and unplanned downtime with their major machine tools.


Software Cuts Nonconformance Disposition From Weeks To Minutes

The difficulty of accessing quality-related information and the resources dedicated to handling paper led this aerospace machining shop's management to search for an automated solution.


Software Keeps Jobs On Track

Two employees of this aerospace shop began gathering information on shop management software systems. Their year-long search culminated in a visit to the 1998 IMTS tradeshow, where they found this software solution.


Company Views A Paperless Future

In spite of high precision machinery employed in this plant, engineers were forced to carry program updates on floppy disks to each individual operator. This meant inefficiencies, duplicated effort and production lags, especially when they added 15 ...


Easier, Flexible Estimating Helps Contract Manufacturer

This company used to calculate estimates for parts with a large, internally developed Excel macro, according to their systems administrator. But about 2 years ago, the company went looking for a computer-aided estimating system. Here's what they fou...


Reducing Cycle Time With Tool Selection/Management Program

Most products at BuTech are turned from Type 316 stainless steel bar stock with hardnesses of 28 to 32 HRC. The cold-worked stock provides a higher hardness than typical for this stainless steel type.


Precision Metal Fabricator Depends On Multimedia Software To Maintain

Electrolabs, Inc., used to have problems making sure that machine and tooling setups were done right the first time and that parts were assembled correctly. Then the company began using the Realtrac real-time shop management system and is now able t...


Controlling Setup Time Variability In The Small Shop

To be as efficient and effective as possible, all set up data should be clearly and concisely documented. One of the biggest mistakes made today is assuming that the person who set up and engineered the process the first time will be there to do it ...


Less Paper, More Information

Getting rid of the thousands of paper tapes was this shop's first objective--an objective that would best be accomplished through some sort of distributed numerical control (DNC) system. The system they selected took them from 'punched' to 'paperles...


Auditing Is A Key Component Of Quality Management Systems

Using APACT, this supplier was able to tailor their internal audit program to meet the diversity among their focus factories, while remaining within the scope of the QS-9000 standard.


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