This presentation on “Machining Automation and Integration to the Max” has been adapted from Makino’s webinar series. To view the full webinar, visit http://www.makino.com/resources/webinars/archive/automation-and-integration-machining-to-the-max/319/
Machining automation is a proven method for reducing manufacturing costs, eliminating non-value added labor, improving quality, increasing equipment flexibility and growing throughput. This presentation discusses the fundamentals of machining automation, key activities performed during implementation, and the technologies involved to complete a successful automated system. An emphasis on project management and engineering is discussed, providing insights for successful installation of machining centers, software and the manufacturing processes that drive North American manufacturing success. The discussion concludes with a series of real-world case studies from shops that have successfully integrated machining automation to lower their overall cost of manufacturing.