For decades, the U.S. has been “bleeding” manufacturing jobs to overseas companies. Now, a less-than-$100 part that some say is robbing machining operations of 20-30% in productivity may be the key to changing that equation. Having lost so many order for low-cost parts, U.S. manufacturers have been largely relegated to short-order production runs of more complex, precision parts for aerospace, medical devices, and Tier 2 and 3 automotive customers.
JM Performance Products
Could a Less-than-$100 Part Save U.S. Manufacturing?
Proper seating of toolholders would lower labor costs per part, allow for more competitive bidding on jobs, increase profit margins, and reduce the need to invest in new capital equipment to meet production demands.