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COST CUTTING

DOES SIZE MATTER?

Anne Hawkins

DO YOU THROW away tools because they have lost their size (e.g. drills)?

Have you checked whether these tools could be used in other areas where tolerances are not so critical?

Do you program in the use of expensive specialist cutting-tools (e.g. multi-dimensional reamers) instead of standard tools for straight-forward tasks such as circular interpolation when there is a cheaper one in the tool holder?

The idea

Challenge specifications to make sure you’re not wasting your money on unwarranted ‘quality’. This principle should be applied throughout your business … to materials, packaging … even documentation. ...

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