Automating the production process often involves tradeoffs. Making small concessions here or there can enable shops to simplify and standardize their production process, leading to long-term productivity and capacity gains.
For many machine shops, the most promising avenue of expansion is not a new market or an addition, but instead the untapped nighttime hours that could be captured for automated, “lights-out” production.
Join Modern Machine Shop each Tuesday in October for a series of discussions about what it takes to run a successful shop. Learn how shops have innovated within their organizations and worked through the same struggles you have.