- Identify partners with single-operation applications. Single-operation applications result in higher quality as the part can be completed on a single machine.
Internal Operational Excellence
The Internal operations of a CNC Machining partner will influence all aspects of output, from the reliability, quality and consistency of parts, to the on time delivery. Besides the equipment, a major factor influencing efficiency is the caliber and productivity of the work force. “Without the people, the best equipment is not a competitive edge” notes Scot, “we have the expertise to use our machines to their full potential, where some of our competitors may not.”
Skilled labor has been aging out of the manufacturing workforce resulting in increased concerns about the growing “skill-gap”. In response, progressive Machining organizations are taking it upon themselves to guarantee and develop a qualified workforce for years to come. “We home-grow a lot of our own machinists; approximately 20 of our employees have already gone through the program. We’re investing our knowledge in future operators” Sam Crueger explains. As the 2015 Young Adult Employer Champion (National Fund for Workforce Solutions), Pointe Precision is doing its part to ensure that young generations are exposed to and are developing the skills needed to pursue a career in manufacturing.
Cost Effectiveness, Reliability & Turn-Around Speed
Receiving the necessary parts on time is critical for any manufacturer. Delayed delivery times and insufficient parts will slow down total operations and threaten the buyer organization’s ability to meet its customer’s service commitments.
The least expensive parts to machine are those that can be completed in a single setup, i.e., they do not have features on the sides or on the back that require the parts to be flipped over and repositioned. Additional setups add considerable time and expense to parts. Pointe Precision’s Mill-turn machines can do parts complete that other shops would use 3 axis lathes and vertical mills to complete. Less setup means less variability (higher quality) and less cost.
Parts made correctly to print within lead time enable Pointe Precision’s parts to go from dock to stock and directly into production which saves inspection time and buyer issues.
Collaboration with Pointe Precision‘s engineering department can help you achieve your design goals to help improve existing products and new part introductions to limit machining risk factors and cost effective work holding.
To find out more, visit http://www.pointeprecision.com/ and be sure to visit Booth #8 at the American Aerospace & Defense Summit 2015