Browsing All posts tagged under »machining«

Valu Ngineering

March 5, 2013


My son, Ben, asked me last week, “How come the bacon cooks better on Grandma’s pan?” I’d just fried up some bacon using a pan handed down from my mother, and the bacon was, as Ben noted, much more consistently cooked. I answered my son’s question: “Value engineering,” I said with private sarcasm. Value engineering […]

Too Happy Too Soon

December 20, 2012


Our machine shop was assisted by Toyota Supplier Support Center in 1996 to reduce set-ups on our CNC lathes.  TSSC had already helped us in a downstream final assembly department, and now we were endeavoring to provide just-in-time delivery to that department from machining.  After some study we were able to determine that one lathe […]


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