Today, it is increasingly important to win the challenge of producing medium-small lots to order. In fact, if the technologies are clear for the two ends of the production world, in the "world in the middle" devastating mistakes can be made. Let's take a look at what happens at the two ends in order to better understand how to approach the "world in the middle"
If you use machine tools, you are perfectly aware of the fact that sudden machine downtimes spread panic at the company. I am sure that you have already experienced this situation, and that it certainly was not a pleasant one. Why am I so certain that you have already found yourself in this situation? Simple. All machines or mechanisms require regular
Nowadays, purchasing a machine tool is anything but easy. I am sure that if you have ever been involved in this situation in any way, the memories you associate with the supplier selection phase do not bring back feelings of PEACE OF MIND and TRANQUILITY, rather quite the opposite. For production machinery of a certain range (not the simple lathe or mill), w
I am talking about STEEL and CAST IRON VALVES, where until today the traditional manufacturing process has been split into two phases: 1. TURNING 2. MILLING/DRILLING I have visited companies where the first phase was usually carried out on a horizontal lathe for small valves or on a vertical lathe for larger ones. The valves then moved to a machining center o