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Making good parts is one thing, but making good parts in a process that is scalable is something different. Here is how one manufacturer rethought its production to prepare for opportunity.
Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.
This shop’s attention to process improvement led it to recognize and appreciate the largest source of unrealized potential in the company: the employees. Now, employee improvement is a priority in the plant manager’s role, and training has become a systemized part of the process.
Fortune International presents the Vturn-0200 multitasking turning center, featuring twin spindles with 33.5-hp built-in FANUC spindle motors
John Poehler will serve the United States and Canada and manage a reorganized internal group.
While multitasking allows a shop to perform various manufacturing operations unattended, without moving the part to other machines and refixturing, it also helps shops explore better ways to manufacture. The advantages of multitasking make manufacturing more efficient for any shop.
Two new sales managers will oversee Canada and Latin America, respectively.
A turnkey multitasking center from Methods Machine Tools Inc. helped the company produce a high-tolerance, high-quality part.