By: Steve Kline, Jr.
With a reading of 43.8, the Gardner Business Index showed the production machining industry contracted in September for the 6th month in a row and at its fastest rate in more than 2 years.
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Some primary factors are often overlooked when considering how to justify the implementation of a bar feeder for turning operations.
Finding a niche and investing in efficiency is key to success for this contract shop.
Designed to boost productivity through streamlined operation, Haas Automation's latest bar feeder model is built for use with Haas ST-10 through ST-35 and DS series CNC turning centers.
A Kaizan event led to GEM Manufacturing’s investment in an eNetDNC system for its shop to address inefficiencies with CNC program transfers and file revision control.