There are certain aspects that should be taken into account whenever a business decides to make a major capital investment to upgrade its manufacturing processes. Will the new equipment outperform the existing equipment and provide new capabilities that can create new opportunities to grow? How should a job shop respond to the growing demand for innovation and precision? How will the new solutions impact workflow and productivity? These are fundamental questions that should be thoroughly answered.
Once a company makes the decision to invest in new industrial technologies, it becomes crucial to exploit the full potential of sophisticated machines. The evaluation of a plan to undergo a transition from manual to CNC machining should focus on implementing solutions that can lead to faster cycle times, reduced setups, aggressive material removal, and high-quality products.
Companies that produce a broad range of products in small batches are the ideal candidates for new technologies. The benefits of integrating advanced systems into a system can lead to but not limited to the following benefits:
- Quick response to customer needs
- Increased productivity
- Reduced production cost and time
- Competitive cycle times
- Improved operational efficiency
Manual machining is not better than CNC except in certain conditions. Manufacturers spend hours comparing manual techniques to CNC. For instance, debate that whether or not a person having extensive experience with manual machines be a good CNC machinist.
From manual grinding to CNC automation
The transition of a grinding operation from manual to an automated process demands minimal human intervention and it reduces the likelihood of errors. The formation of precision shapes in solid tungsten carbide rollers through diamond grinding was considered as a black art. The arrival of CNC automation in a situation where traditional machining techniques remained unrivaled for centuries called for a more dynamic approach towards training and techniques. Whatsoever, improvements in quality, safety and efficiency clearly justify the investment.
A complex grinding technique which was previously impracticable on manual machines is made possible by CNC machines. Besides, CNC automation improves work conditions, provides a safe and less noisy environment. On top of that, operators have to put less physical efforts to get the job done.
Once a shop makes considerable improvements in one area, it starts thinking how it could streamline other production processes. Whether it’s a new software or developing a more sophisticated cutting machine, once you get used to change, it become hard to remain stagnant.
We, at BP Precision Machining, combine advanced machinery with skilled craftsmen to produce high-quality precision products. A strict quality control (QC) process, advanced technology, and skilled engineers help us produce precision products and deliver state-of-the-art CNC machining services to a number of industries in Canada. Visit our site to know more about our precision products and services!