Non-Round Part Grinding
When it comes to non-round parts, cylindrical grinders let shops do more part operations with fewer machine setups. However, the process isn't the same as simple I.D. or O.D. grinding. There is a lot more going on that you should be aware of.
Grinding Hardened Parts
Before deciding whether or not to hard turn or grind workpieces over 45 Rc, shops should ensure they're comparing "apples to apples" - current technology to current technology. Instead, many mistakenly evaluate the latest turning centers versus outdated grinding systems.
Emitters Send Rust Packing
Keep rust and corrosion from ruining your finished workpieces. And no, we are not talking about just tossing a couple of moisture-absorbing desiccant packets into your part bins. .
Shop Heads Off Business Downturn
Has your business taken a downturn? Is the competition squeezing you out of your market? If so, it may be time to seek the help of an integrated financial services firm for help.
WOW Project #102 - Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal Works
Issue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our business.
Vision: Implement lean and invest in cutting-edge machines and technology to reposition the company.
Results: Sales volume doubled, finished goods inventory was reduced 800%, lead times and set up times were cut in half, achieved ISO certification.
Participants at this in-depth workshop will learn a systematic approach to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement in the machine shop, with a goal of efficient operations, increased customer satisfaction and earnings growth. Attendees will learn how to use benchmark measurements to achieve continuous improvement, and to link any improvements to a differentiating business strategy.
When: November 7 - 9, 2007
Where: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Click here for more information.
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