7/10/2009

Video: Three-Machine Lean Cell At Richards Industries

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VIDEO. For this valve maker, a part that might have been machined in one setup on a multitasking machine tool is instead machined with greater throughput using a series of simpler machines. Company personnel explain.

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Richards Industries applies lean manufacturing techniques to the machining of valve bodies. Modern Machine Shop editor-in-chief Mark Albert speaks with Richards personnel about this application. See two other Richards Industries lean manufacturing videos under “Editor Picks” at right.

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