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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 talking about automation in the manufacturing process often people talk about material handling, but this is not the only process to consider as I have learned from my customers. Automating the front-end processes (those that involve order entry, scheduling, material planning and inventory, engineering and programming) is critical to maintaining  [ Read More ]

The addition of a Fiber laser into the sheet metal fabrication process is going to create a re-alignment of the status quo. You now have a tool that can produce substantially more parts per hour, so naturally all of the supporting systems will feel the effects. Optimizing the front-end order  [ Read More ]

I recently asked one of my customers what was the biggest contributing factor to his cost per part? He very quickly said; “that’s an easy answer, it’s the cost of the material itself. More than 50% of the cost per part is directly related to the material cost and even  [ Read More ]

“Time is money and I can’t afford to waste either one” is a common comment amongst business owners. Having the right software and equipment is critical to maintaining the efficiencies and productivity of a business. From the time an order is received until the time it is delivered, it is  [ Read More ]

Dynamic hydraulic crowning for press brakes represents one of the most innovative advances to date in metal fabrication, and has contributed to increased productivity, reduced setup times and improved bend accuracies. Crowning for press brakes is required to ensure that equal force is being exerted between the tooling and the  [ Read More ]

Among the many challenges facing today’s metal fabrication industry. One of the most pressing is locating and hiring qualified workers.  In fact, this has been an ongoing struggle for many years in fabrication and other manufacturing industries. There are a number of reasons behind the increasing magnitude of this problem.  [ Read More ]

Fiber laser technology has been a prevalent topic of discussion in the fabrication industry for several years. Today, that discussion appears to be transitioning into a new phase. While much of the early buzz regarding Fiber lasers tended to focus on the technology and how it worked, companies are now  [ Read More ]

Maintaining margins in the wake of rising costs is one of the most important challenges faced by businesses today. Increases to the cost of raw materials, fuel, transportation and labor present an unending challenge to a company’s profitability. Passing these expenses on to your customers is certainly one strategy for  [ Read More ]

Differentiation is the key to creating new opportunities.  As competition remains fierce, the only way to stand out is to do things differently, better, and more efficiently than anyone else.  Differentiation requires you to apply outside-the-box thinking in order to solve everyday challenges. Differentiation requires that you challenge the way  [ Read More ]