Arrowsmith Engineering working with The Manufacturing Technology Centre to reduce Thread Rolling scrap
Brilliant example of an Aerospace tier one supplier working in conjunction with The mtc - Manufacturing Technology Centre based here in Coventry, overcoming in partnership a major process issue.
Arrowsmith Engineerings, Jason Aldridge explains a production issue when faced with high scrap rates on an expensive Thread Rolling operation, with a reported 50-60% of components rejected.
He explains how the mtc closely monitored their production practices over some months, went away to run some in depth scenarios, then returned with a toolbox full of Standard Operating Practices (SOP), these when implemented drove down that scrap rate to just 2-3%.
Arrowsmith Engineering and mtc implemented the visual SOP shop floor system, this not only directs key information to the front line guys, but also enhances their future training with a sustainable process.
See the www.the-mtc.org case study video here: https://lnkd.in/gqz6nZA