August 2020 ISSUE

Production Machining August 2020
August 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

3D Printing Creates a Window of Automation Opportunity

For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.
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Automation

3D Printing Creates a Window of Automation Opportunity

For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.


Transfer Machines

Automated Manufacturing in the U.S. Makes for a Fitting Process

An Australian company has been able to speed delivery of its popular plumbing products to U.S. customers by adding machining and assembly cells to produce brass fittings in Alabama.


Sometimes No-Quoting RFQs is Essential for Efficiency

Accepting only RFQs that work toward a company’s goals and learning how to manage those efficiently can build better businesses and customer relationships. 


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