Video: Creative Downtime

Every shop wants to keep the chips flying, but there are productive ways to use machine downtime if you put a little thought into it.


Every shop wants to keep their machines running to maximum capacity, but the fact is that there will also be a little downtime. One shop has found an interesting and creative way of putting that time to good use.

Enoch Precision Machining of Clackamas, Oregon, recently found itself with an open window of time on its newest milling machine, a Brothers M140x1. Instead of letting it sit idle, it decided to make an interesting desktop “leave behind” to use when courting new targeted accounts. Not only did the company staff find itself with a unique product representing its service offering capabilities, the exercise also provided the opportunity to train key operators and engineering staff on the company’s newest machine. Here’s a quick video of the process and the results.