Video: Five Top Shops Technologies
Learn about a handful of advanced machining technologies that leading U.S. shops are using to their advantage.
This year marks the sixth edition of our Top Shops benchmarking survey. As a result, we’ve been able to identify trends in terms of the types of machining technologies and practices that leading shops are leveraging to their advantage. In this video, I highlight five: five-axis machining, on-machine probing, ERP systems, robotic loading and cutting tool vending systems.
This shop doesn’t emphasize lights-out production so much as leveraging automation while the lights are still on. One key to this is a wage and compensation plan that rewards employees for maximizing automation’s impact.
A database guru combined off-the-shelf technology with an elaborate proprietary shop management software to drive efficiency throughout all areas of a machine shop.
“Top Shops” benchmarking data sheds light on what it takes to be one of the nation’s leading machining businesses.