Metalworking News of Note: November 2019
Orderfox.com adds an RFQ service for its users, Sandvik Coromant begins construction on new tech center in North Carolina, and other news from the metalworking industry.
Orderfox.com has launched a free RFQ placement service designed to assist buyers in creating requests for quotes. The move is in line with the company’s goals of digitizing manufacturing work processes by giving buyers access to manufacturers’ extra capacity.
“Providing buyers a streamlined service for helping them post and manage their RFQs to reach a broader market is a strategic goal that helps the industry holistically,” says Brian J. Smith, president of Orderfox.com America. “Orderfox.com was conceived to benefit both manufacturers and buyers by finding them the right production partners quickly and efficiently.” He adds, “We are not here to reduce manufacturer’s revenue with high commissions, forced pricing or hidden fees, we pride ourselves on 100% transparency.” Read more.
Here is some other industry news to note:
- Sandvik Coromant to Build Tech Center in Mebane, North Carolina – The location is central to the company’s aerospace and automotive customers as well as three large research universities. Read more.
- Okuma Announces New Standard Warranties on Machines, Controls – The standard warranty now includes coverage for all Okuma core and high-tech products as well as OSP and FANUC controls. Read more.
- NRTC Automation Launches iGAM.com to Sell Pre-Owned Robots – The e-commerce website enables users to find and purchase reconditioned robots, manufacturing equipment and robot parts. Read more.
Expanding capacity into the unattended hours calls for counterintuitive new ways of thinking about the work.
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This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.