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Two articles on machine utilization and costing
Here are two excellent articles written by Roger Kern for
EDM Today that every CNC manager should read. While specifics are devoted
to EDM equipment, the principles will apply to any form of CNC machine tool –
including CNC machining centers and turning centers.
This is the first article I’ve ever
seen related to calculating the true costs related to
CNC machine tools. Almost every CNC manager I’ve met can
tell me the – down to the penny – how much they’re
paying for CNC operators. But few are as diligent or
knowledgeable when it comes to machine costs. Again,
specifics are given for EDM equipment, but it won’t be
at all difficult to apply the principles to
metal-cutting CNC machines.
Thanks to Roger Kern for allowing
us to post these articles.