A CAM provider with open postprocessor logic sees users employing that openness to realize more reliable predictions of machining time. There are various reasons why tighter estimates are becoming more crucial.
All their replies pointed to automation. One also sees additive manufacturing. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.
As more sophisticated insight into machining performance reveals opportunities for efficiency gain, the value of tooling choices that save time will become increasingly clear.
In a Maryland manufacturing co-op, the allied businesses sell one another’s services and support one another. The co-op even enables direct competitors to cooperate, as described in this video from the Top Shops Conference.
The two-spindle VMC increases output where space and other factors are constrained. With W-axis compensation for Z-height differences, setups don’t have to be perfect to use two spindles in tandem.
How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the Top Shops Conference.
MRS Machining says a side benefit of the advertisement is visibility and recognition. Most who made contact were unaware of the shop before the ad ran.
The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.