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Leverage New Technologies to Optimize Machine Shop Operations

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Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as their supply chain partners, are tasked with manufacturing parts and components for industrial machines. For both organizations, functionality on the shop floor is critical: parts must be built quickly while ensuring reliability and the highest quality, and they must be integrated into the larger machine while meeting high tolerance and precision needs. All this while maximizing production capacity.

Employing Robotic Automation in the Modern Machine Shop

Fortunately, many of these challenges can be addressed with digital part production and the digital journey of the modern machine shop. New technologies including robotics, additive manufacturing, and enhanced automation software enable this digital journey to allow machinists to seamlessly prepare and manipulate models from any CAD application, develop high-quality toolpaths in an automated fashion, simulate the execution of the resulting G-code, and standardize NC knowledge for reuse across the entire process.

Leveraging 3d Printing Technology in the Machine Shop

Additive manufacturing can be used to create complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. Using 3D printing, manufacturers can drastically reduce the number of operations, setups, and machines required, and this reduces time and cost that contributes to a reduced Time-to-Delivery.

Machine Shops benefit from an Integrated CAD, CAM, CMM Software Suite

Our digital part production solutions help machine shops synchronized part production and increase operational efficiency by using a designed 3D model to simulate and machine parts. Fully merge your digital and physical processes and create a continuous, digitized communication and feedback loop to understand how each change to part design impacts the larger manufacturing process.

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