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7/10/2009

Video: Increased Productivity With More (Not Fewer) Setups

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VIDEO. Valve maker Richards Industries took a part that used to machined at one machine tool and added an additional setup on a vertical machining center. Higher throughput was the result.

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Richards Industries moved away from machining a part complete at one machine tool in order to increase throughput by increasing the number of setups. Richards Industries personnel explain the move to Modern Machine Shop editor-in-chief Mark Albert. See also the two other Richards Industries lean manufacturing videos under “Editor Picks” at right.

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