Scalable CAM Technology Helping Small Shops Grow
How small shops can use advanced CAM software features to achieve steady incremental growth
Part 1: Introduction
If you are starting a small machine shop, you may want some advice on what to do. Some of the best advice we have heard includes the following – buy a quality CNC mill and (if the business is there) a lathe. Pair this equipment with an appropriate level of scalable CAM software for programming it.
Beyond that, there are a number of good CAM-centric moves a startup can make based on the owners’ aspirations, skill sets, and opportunities. Whichever ones they choose, they should all serve to:
- Improve personal productivity
- Trim excessive costs
- Reduce lead times
Startup shops that consistently fulfill these imperatives are likely to survive and then thrive. The remaining posts in this blog series will go into specific details. Look for part two of this ongoing blog series next week.