Modern Machine Shop Online
By: Derek Korn
Like many businesses, machine shops operate under an atmosphere of urgency. Part programs need to be created quickly so jobs can be released in a timely manner to the shop floor. First-article inspection must to be carried out promptly so necessary adjustments can be made and the production run can proceed. Once a job is completed, machine setups need to be torn down in short order so a new setup can begin for the next job.
These types of things happen at a New-England-area company I recently visited and will profile in next month’s issue. The company, Albright Technologies, has to move at a decent clip. A fast pace is necessary because its niche is rapidly creating prototype molds and small batches of tiny silicon parts for medical customers pressured to speed their new products to market.
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