MEI identifies sub-optimized disciplines with production machining processes and creates immediate improvement programs covering the issue, the cure, and long-term sustainable techniques to improve manufacturing performance.
Our systematic approach identifies sub-optimized machining practices throughout your manufacturing plant. Improve productivity by 20%, reduce cycle times, and streamline your continuous improvement with easy to implement techniques.
Take your Lean Manufacturing system to higher performance levels. Our floor oriented techniques enable operators, engineers and managers to quickly improve any machining process by understanding the nine elements and the related five disciplines found in ALL machining processes.
Tool, coolant, & machine data evaluation programs
Manufacturing problem anticipation & resolution
Continuous Improvement Programs
Control & Reaction Plans
Tool wear & failure pattern analysis
Machining process optimization
Hands on training
Our programs offer you insight to higher tool life, better part quality and greater productivity to reduce your machining costs quickly and painlessly. If you are a manufacturer, our machining process optimization program will give you a competitive edge.
Key points of the program include: * increasing machine uptime * reducing cycle times * assessing root causes of machining problems * identifying sub-optimized machining practices systematically * defining all cost components of the manufacturing process * baselining your machining processes for continuous improvement * recognizing the 9 elements of manufacturing that control your machining processes * addressing the 5 disciplines that impact machining efficiency
This advanced program is valuable to both rookies and veterans in manufacturing.
Professionals who will benefit with this program include: * machining process engineers and supervisors * machinists * sales and technical representatives for tool manufacturers * sales and technical representatives for metalworking fluid manufacturers * MQL users * chemical managers * tool managers * quality managers * lean practioners * STLE Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialists (CMFS) - (Meets recertification requirement 6) * SME Certified Manufacturing Engineers (CMfgE) - (Worth 8 credits towards recertification)
Testimonials: "I thought the wealth of knowledge of information was clearly presented with amazing visual aids and at a graspable pace." Deborah Smith, Vice President, Edrich Products, Inc.
"I enjoyed the seminar very much. The presentation and slides stimulated several ideas on a number of projects that I am working on. It provided a unique and effective prospective to problem solving. A lot of times people get stuck in their ways and push away change. The problem solving methods I have used for most of my career have focused around the part which eventually pointed to the root cause. I plan to combine what I learned from this seminar into my current methods and improve the time it takes to get to the root cause. - Georgette Hansen, Advanced Mfg Engineer, Delphi Corporation.
"A valuable class for anyone involved with machining." - Jean Dasch, Technical Fellow, GM Technical Center.
"This course sheds new light on the subject of tool selection and wear through outstanding videos, pictures and case studies. The class is thorough and easy to understand with numerous examples of types and causes of tool wear presented. This class is a must for anyone in the metalworking industry". Michael Kay, Manager Industrial Lubricants, Idemitsu Lubricants - America.
"This course exceeded my expectations with very good problem solving techniques and visuals." - Gary Gathen, G Corp.
"The structured problem solving methods exceeded my expectations." - Ron Lemke, Certified Lubrication Specialist.
"This program supplied me with a vast amount of information that I can use to improve my value to my customers." - Brian Scott, Site Manager, Henkel Chemical Management.
"I now can identify machining issues and have an ability to solve them." - John Hart, Site Engineer, Haas Chemical Management.
"Outstanding class!" Scott Lindsay, District Manager, Chemtool Incorporated.
"Excellent workshop on optimizing your machining operating characteristics with tons of real, everyday issues and solutions." Brad Mescher, Engineering Coordinator, Honda.
"It definitely helped my understanding of machining processes." Bob Austin, Chemist-Special Projects, Houghton International.
"I'd recommend this class especially for the STLE CMFS exam pre-course and all those new to this field." - Michael Jackiewicz, Process Support Engineer, Quaker Chemical.
"Extremely informative and well presented." - John Szymanski, Process Support Engineer, Quaker Chemical.
"Great learning tool for all backgrounds. The course did an excellent job of summarizing machining & tool failures commonly found in the field." - Laura Shepard, Site Manager, Henkel Chemical Management.