Highlights

Inventory management is about knowing exactly where and how many of an item you have available.
Shop Operations

Integrating Inventory Management and Accounting Systems

May 22, 2013
Evaluating conditions Knowing where and how many Optimizing inventory Operational insight
This sketch details the concept for setting up three cutters to perform precision machining of thin slot and surface under angles.
Cutting Tools

Machining Precision Thin Slot and Surface Under Angles

Jan. 9, 2013
A concept for arranging milling cutters for angled machining
LNS Research
A histogram and box plot document overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) for six important industrial sectors, along with the composited data.
Features

Benchmarking OEE, One Industrial Sector at a Time

Sept. 19, 2012
Three factors determine excellence Effort underway to benchmark manufacturing equipment effectiveness Gauging sectors’ performance
Boeing builds its 787 jets at plants in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C.
Manufacturing Systems, Including Fleible

Boeing Expanding Charleston Assembly Plant

Sept. 9, 2012
Fabricating space will increase 63% Painting operation to expand 54% Third join tool for aft-fuselage assembly
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IMTS 2012: Servo Honing with a 60-in. Stroke

July 27, 2012
The Sunnen Products SV-560 vertical CNC honing system combines a 60-inch (1,524-mm) stroke and 20-hp (15-kW) spindle for bores up to 12 inches (300 mm) diameter or larger, depending...
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IMTS 2012: Rapid-Changeover Additive Manufacturing

July 27, 2012
Renishaw's new laser melting additive-metal manufacturing process produces fully dense metal parts directly from 3D CAD data using a high-powered fiber laser. Parts are built ...
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Gearmaking with Precision, and Speed

July 26, 2012
A high performance 11-axis CNC system from NUM made it possible for machine tool builder Sicmat to design and build a gear honing machine that establishes a new standard for post...