Should You Automate Your Boring Operation?

Many parts today require precision work, and you may need to expand your boring operation when you plan to increase production. However, it’s probably not feasible to hire more machinists and install standard or manual drill presses or other equipment. Instead, you might be thinking about buying some sophisticated computerized machines for your shop. But is this the best decision? Here are some important things to consider first.

Space

Do you have the room for some CNC machinery? Some of these machines can take up a lot of space. If there is no room in your shop, you may have to get rid of some equipment to give you the space you need. However, you might want to keep the machines in your boring operation. If this is the case, you’ll have to build on to your facility if it’s possible.

Is adding on to your facility within your budget? This can be an expensive ordeal. You could move your entire facility to a larger building. However, the costs can be significant. Also, you’ll have a lot of downtimes to deal with, and this can be very costly to a growing business. Not many small to medium size shops can’t afford this move, and there is a better and easier solution.

Outsourcing Your Boring Operation

Have you given thought to outsourcing? When you choose an experienced shop, they can do all the work you need. Your outsourced shop works with you to make sure that your projects are of high-quality and delivered on time.

You don’t have to use an overseas shop for these services. There are plenty of shops in the United States that can do this work for you. You won’t have to worry about taking jobs away from your local economy, and you can save a great deal of time and money because you don’t have to make any major investments.

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