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Machining Center Creates More Efficiency for Aerospace Part Manufacturer

 

One of the most valuable assets to a machine shop is time. “That’s where your profits are, that’s where your customer satisfaction numbers come from, that’s where everything comes from,” says Carl Pasciuto, president and sales team leader for Custom Machine, (Woburn, Massachusetts). But time’s value comes from the fact that it’s limited. “You can’t really buy time,” Mr. Pasciuto notes. “You have to create it.”

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Customizing Collaborative Robots with 3D Printing

Many shops are opting to automate manufacturing operations with collaborative robots. These systems are flexible, safe and relatively easy to implement. However, collaborative robot arms often require custom parts, like end effectors that enable them perform tasks like CNC machine tending, automated part sanding and brake press machine tending. CNC machining is not always a good option for producing these parts because of its long lead times and high costs, so companies are looking for alternative methods of part production.

 

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A halfway decent haircut will go a long way!

— G-Eazy

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Military and defense manufacturers face unique challenges. Like most manufacturers, they must make a quality part and deliver it on time, every time. But the difference is they must do it while contending with strict compliance regulations, political and economic upheavals and specific costing requirements while maintaining a reliable supply chain.

To meet these challenges, defense industry manufacturers need the ability to simplify the compliance process, track costs with precision, handle customer changes to jobs in progress, and solve production problems in real time. To acquire these capabilities, they are increasingly turning to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

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Emerging Leader Graham Immerman Leads with Passion

 

As part of the team that has delivered Industrial Internet of Things product to hundreds of shop floors and thousands of machines, Graham’s leadership stretches from PMPA technical member MachineMetrics’ internal team to executives of manufacturing plants and operators on shop floors across the world.

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