CNC machine tools: the secret confession of a 5-axis VMC user

Recently, a Technical Tutor who works with me had the opportunity to speak with an English machine tool user who has recently added a couple of Flexible Production CNC machines to his Production Department. In particular, this is a company that had a full 5-axis VMC machine battery that for years had used this business model for its production. During their meeting they

CNC Machine Tools: 5 Deadly Mistakes You Are Making in Production

Hidden in the shadows of your production and the use of your CNC machine tools there are 5 fatal errors that you are most likely doing. If you do not immediately seek to improve them each of these mistakes will cost you millions of dollars over the next few years in terms of profits and lost production. The possibility that you are committing at least one is basically gu

Lean Production: Three CNC Machining Centers or One Flexible CNC Machine?

This is a question that should be analyzed step by step for each individual situation and company. There are companies for which it could be more correct to use CNC Machining Centers, and companies where it is more intelligent to use CNC Flexible Machines instead. But generally, the concepts of Lean Production can be easily adapted if we have the right information to hel

Cnc machine tools: What do these 9 users have in common?

It might seem absurd but in reality, every production department is the same as the rest in many ways; even if they all seem different. One of the classic phrases that I hear is "but my production department is different, my challenges are different". This is the classic defense attitude adopted by those who do not want to face change or even worse are afraid to face