Drawing a hard line between the engineering office and the machine shop creates waste. The high capital cost of machining equipment and the detailed expertise needed to safely run the equipment creates three bottlenecks: limited machine availability, limited budgets for actual machining projects, and lengthy approval processes. I know because I dealt with this myself for years. It’s one of the things that inspired me to start a company whose products make machining capabilities more accessible. Let’s talk about how a typical company operates and how a hybrid machining platform can change all of that.
Bridging the Engineering Office/Toolroom Divide
Updated: May 12, 2021