Just in time (JIT) manufacturing, by nature, increases setups and shrinks batch sizes. This puts shops in a bind, because more setups and smaller batches are typically less profitable; but saying "no" to work can be even more painful. The burden to search out creative ways to reduce cycle and setup time in order to realize a profit falls to the shops that commonly perform JIT work and on the shops that can’t afford to turn it down when the opportunity arises.
The Mini Indexable Boring Bar helps meet the increasing demand for successfully boring small parts in industries like medical and aerospace, such as machined medical implant devices and micro-sized components.
In an effort to capitalize on the success of Steven Covey’s bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we thought we could do Mr. Covey one better with the 8 Habits of Highly Effective Boring.
We have been asking some of our product experts what sorts of trends they were hearing about in our booth, what products have been gaining momentum, and we received a variety of well-thought out answers – but we’ll get to those in the next blog post.