Milling Tools

Milling is a form of machining using rotary cutters to remove material from the workpiece. Milling allows one to manufacture high-precision parts in different sizes and forms. We are distinguishing 2 types of Milling machines: Vertical and Horizontal Milling Machines. The Vertical Milling Machine has a vertical spindle and rotates by staying on the same... Continue Reading →

New Product Introduction (NPI)

New Product Introduction (NPI) is the process of launching an improved existing product or a new product in production. NPI requires detailed planning and preparation of the Pilot Run because it has a huge impact on the execution also on the future behavior of the process flow. I assume that the product already exists as... Continue Reading →

Turning Tools

Turning is a versatile machining process with multiple possibilities for shaping and forming a workpiece. The flexibility, performance, and quality of the cutting technology are assured by the machine type itself and the type of the tools. I accentuate the fact that the tool type has a significant impact on the surface quality. That is... Continue Reading →

Process Mapping

A process map is a visual mapping tool displaying step-by-step the process activities. The process map is also called Process Flowchart, Workflow Chart, or other derivation from these. Process Mapping includes inputs, outputs, and the process steps represented by a commonly used Process Mapping Symbols. The list of the symbols you can download from here: Process-Mapping-SymbolsDownload What... Continue Reading →

Lean Culture and Leadership

I wanted to dedicate this article to the topic of Lean Culture and Leadership because I think we don’t care enough about the social part of the whole Lean environment. Lean Management means more than process flow optimization, or waste elimination is the entire culture. What I mean by this, that Lean is a mindset,... Continue Reading →

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances is a system with symbols used by engineers in design with the scope to define geometrical characteristics and its variation. Between the manufactured part and the CAD Design is always a difference due to the process variations. This is the way how the manufacturing and the design department communicate with each... Continue Reading →

Control Plan

Control Plan is a document that describes the method required by the quality control to assure the desired output. It helps the operator or quality inspector to understand what he must do in each process phase, how to do it, how to measure it, and in case of a process deviation what he should do.... Continue Reading →

Pareto Analysis

Pareto is a statistical tool used frequently in quality or Six Sigma Projects, to select a few tasks that produce a major effect. It's also known as 80/20 rule, based on the idea, that 20% of efforts generate 80% of the benefit or another explanation it would be, 20% of the defects cause 80% of... Continue Reading →

The Cause-Effect Diagram

The Cause-Effect diagram is known also as Ishikawa Diagram or Fishbone Diagram. It's a practical problem-solving tool used frequently in production, with the scope, to identify possible root causes of a problem or an effect. When a problem occurs in production with possible multiple causes, in that case, you need the Cause-Effect Diagram. By going... Continue Reading →

8D- Eight Disciplines- Process

The 8D is a well-known problem-solving method used in production. The purpose of this technique is, to identify the root cause of the process deviation, then eliminating it, assuring a safe and stable process. An 8D report protects the customer, for receiving parts in the future with quality issues, assuring high-quality products. An 8D Report... Continue Reading →

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