Today, the trend of product miniaturization is driving the demand for high precision manufacturing equipment. The advancement of modern technology is playing a crucial role in meeting this current demand. New technologies are not only presenting new opportunities but also altering the way manufacturers handle conventional operations. Innovative machining processes are now offering various benefits, including improved efficiency, lower operating costs, greener, and more environmentally-friendly solutions for high precision manufacturing.
One of the key areas where precision manufacturing is evolving at lightning speed is unorthodox machining processes such as laser-beam machining (LBM), electrochemical machining (ECM), ultrasonic machining (UM), and waterjet machining (WJM). These unconventional methods are pushing the boundary of precision manufacturing beyond the current threshold.
Another exciting trend in this field is the rise of hybrid machining. It incorporates both traditional CNC machining and 3D printing solutions for an improved product development process. Manufacturers can have more control over the goods they create and can make changes on the fly, resulting in greater flexibility. It is also important to note that these innovations are not limited only to the development processes and workflows. After the intended product is cut, resized, or modified, it is necessary to finish their outer layer or surface to achieve a glossy, more polished look. Robotic-powered finishing systems are altering this entire process, revolutionizing the quality and output of the overall industry. Robotic abrasive blasting systems, for example, is now offering unmatched improvements in output quality, efficiency, versatility, and overall safety.
At this juncture, while manufacturers don’t necessarily have to deploy these technologies and trends right this second, it’s necessary to understand the future that their industry is heading toward. In this edition of Manufacturing Outlook, we have listed the 10 most promising precision manufacturing service providers to highlight those making significant contributions to the machining sector. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends through thought leadership from subject-matter experts and CXOs, with real-life stories on how these latest innovations enhanced their capabilities. We hope this issue of Manufacturing Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your organization need for creating a precision manufacturing process driven by robust and efficient technology.
We present to you Manufacturing Outlook’s, “Top 10 Precision Manufacturing Consulting/Service Companies – 2020.”