By: Chris Koepfer
The company’s software is being used by Core Builders Composites (CBC), which produces the carbon fiber components used in the construction of the Oracle Team USA’s racing yachts.
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It’s a good time for shops to re-evaluate the impact robotic automation can have on productivity.
Like many shops facing changes in customer demands, Pennsylvania-based American Turned Products (ATP) is making the necessary adjustments and adding operations to continue to compete in the difficult, high volume market. One of those adjustments is the company’s recent installation of an automated centerless grinding cell.
With its latest addition of a Renishaw Equator gaging system, High-Tech Enginnering is reaching 100-percent part inspection and zero scrap, which has halved the operator requirements and has reduced part production costs by 27 percent.
Combining different metalcutting operations on a single machine platform is helping shops explore better ways to manufacture.