How to cut production costs and improve company profitability

One of the statements I hear from many companies is "I want to become the Number 1, the market leader". Maybe, in that moment, they are not the NUMBER 1 yet, but their aim is to be a leader in the sector and this leads them to observe the market proactively, making them more inclined to challenges and changes. They feel they have to work hard to face change and aim high with th

CNC MACHINE TOOLS: the way to prevent machine downtimes

If you use Machine Tools and CNC Machining Centers, you are perfectly aware of the fact that this problem scares most of the insiders and produciton managers. You know … machine downtime spreads panic through the company. But I am sure that you have already faced this problem and I am sure that it was not a very good experience, or rather, you wanted to avoid it at all

How to cut production costs in the valves – Oil & Gas sector

The production of valves includes a wide range of sectors and components, but in this article we will focus on STEEL and CAST IRON valves. Why do I want to focus on these two materials? Because, if you think about it, until now their traditional production process has always been divided into two main phases: TURNING MILLING/DRILLING   In my many years of experience work

How to maximize the efficiency of your Machine Tool fleet

It’s Friday afternoon, you’re finishing a batch for which you have asked your operators to stay on an extra hour to complete the order. Suddenly the machine stops and an alarm goes off. You quickly call technical assistance, the technician takes a look at it remotely and after 20 minutes decides that it requires on-site technical support – which will be carried out on

CYCLE TIME or COST PER PART? Which value is more important in production?

Working with a production department means dealing every day with a lot of numbers that need to be carefully kept under control. However, the main question is always the same: "Which are the most important values to consider?" So you need to identify which parameters and numbers you have to keep under control and which instead can be left out, because they would just

METAL COMPONENTS ON A 500mm CUBE: the ultimate solution to produce 3 TIMES FASTER!

When we deal with metal chip removal, we can face various machining dimensions. The most common processes are those related to minuscule parts, which concern small dimensions, for the most varied target sectors. As the size of the working cube increases different and specific tools and technologies are needed according to needs of this kind of machining. It is normal, if not ob