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Hiring CNC Machine Operators is Challenging Is your company having a hard time filling CNC machine operator positions? How ‘smart’ is the CNC control software on your current machines? Are your machines over 10 years old? Are they complicated to operate because they are using older technology that requires specialized  [ Read More ]

A continuous improvement process is how companies consistently reduce their costs by finding opportunities that will save time, materials and labor. In order to find the hidden opportunities in the sheet metal production process, each process must be broken down into subsets and then measured. Measuring the Data:  The best  [ Read More ]

Automating bending operations when production demands are high provides a much needed flexibility for fabrication shops. As productivity has increased due to the introduction of high speed Fiber laser cutting systems, so has the demand for additional bending capacity. Offline programming capabilities has surely freed up additional press brake capacity,  [ Read More ]

As innovative hardware and software technologies have been introduced into modern CNC press brakes, the skill sets required to operate these machines have changed dramatically. Consequently, with the introduction of new innovative machine technologies, tasks have become simpler and less time consuming and overall productivity has increased. The press brake’s  [ Read More ]

With today’s high speed fiber laser cutting systems producing 2 to 4 times more parts per unit of time, effectively managing your bending operations is critical to achieving higher productivity at the press brake. The easy solution is to just add more press brakes, but let’s look at current operations  [ Read More ]

Fiber laser cutting technology has truly become a revolutionary change and not an evolutionary change. The prior revolutionary change in laser cutting began with the introduction of CO2 laser processing of materials, which over time has only experienced an evolutionary change with higher laser powers and new cutting capabilities. Fiber  [ Read More ]

Over the past few years, progress for most of the computer and machine system hardware available on the market today has been defined by modest incremental leaps in technology. Software advances, on the other hand, have been marked by larger technological leaps. Software applications or “Apps” as they are often  [ Read More ]

The reduction of non-productive manufacturing time and total cycle times are one of the key elements to remaining competitive in a fabricating environment. From the time the order is received until the moment it ships is the true total measure of the fabrication time for any given order. Control front end processing  [ Read More ]

When you think about press brake automation you are probably thinking of robot bending operations to increase efficiency and throughput. Press brake bending operations are in fact sequential tasks that are performed by either a human or a robot. Utilizing the latter can be advantageous when large part volumes are  [ Read More ]

High performance manufacturing is the key to maintaining higher margins, shortening customer lead times and creating competitive differentiation. OEMs and job shops that continue to ride the wave of new fabricating machinery innovations are setting themselves apart from their competition. Seizing the window of opportunity derived from new innovations like the  [ Read More ]