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Product: Self-Study Manual

Setup Reduction for CNC

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  • Soft bound

  • Comprehensive 135 page manual to help you learn setup reduction principles and techniques

  • Written by Mike Lynch and published by CNC Concepts, Inc.

  • $60.00

Setup reduction is an important facet of any manufacturing company's continuous improvement program. It's mandatory if you expect to respond to changes like shortened lead times, smaller lot sizes, and higher quality expectations. Every CNC person should understand the principles of setup reduction and be able to recognize potential improvements. This manual provides an inexpensive way for you and your people to learn setup reduction from the ground up! Order yours today!

This essential manual presents setup reduction from the ground up:

Basic premises - We begin by presenting a series of basic premises, ensuring that readers understand important themes for improvement. And we stress that CNC machine utilization is the highest priority in our definition of setup reduction. We discuss company types and company identity. We define important setup reduction terms. And we present important principles of value added to help you involve others in your setup reduction program.

Setup reduction principles - Next we show the principles of setup reduction - principles that can be applied to any form of production equipment. We discuss the importance of reducing setup time, justification issues, the relationship between production quantities, process, and setup time, and present our definition of setup time. We then show the two task-types related to setup, the three ways to reduce setup time, and the four steps to setup reduction.. A setup reduction planning form is included to help you get started with your own setup reduction program.


Setup reduction techniques - Finally, we show countless techniques to help you reduce setup time.


While it is our intention to provide you with as many techniques as possible, our more important objective is to help you understand the ingenuity that it takes to reduce setup time - and to provide some food-for-thought for your own setup reduction program. This lengthy chapter presents setup reduction techniques in the approximate order that setups are made including: preparation and organization, workholding setup, cutting tools, program zero assignment, program development, program transfer, program verification (including first workpiece inspection), and program optimizing. Each step of the way we're showing how to eliminate tasks, move them off line, or facilitate them.


CC-STR-M ~ Setup reduction manual ~ $60.00 

Note: This product is not available for delivery by downloading.

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