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Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.
An encounter with a virtual reality demonstration at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show led to the discovery of adaptive technology that gives a shop’s legally blind QC inspector 20/20 vision.
What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success.
The Signature Parts Series currently includes coverage of parts such as a chain guard, spiral staircase tread, hot runner nozzle, aerospace latch and an optical mount.
Differences in machine shops’ profit margins suggest the value of improvement methodology, unattended machining and machine tool monitoring, as well as the effective combination of all three of these.
The flexibility of two, independent spindles opens the door for machining facilities to do a variety of production work.