18/06/2019

The Procedures In The Tool Making Industry And The Importance Of Tool Makers

The Procedures In The Tool Making Industry And The Importance Of Tool Makers

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Tool making requires very high technical qualifications and keenness to quality and detail. For one to be able to produce tools of required standards, correct rules and regulations must be followed during the entire process. This is especially so because tools are the greatest essentials in the manufacturing industry and therefore influence the entire operations of the economy.

In the olden days, most tools were made by hand. Tool makers had to use tools like polishing machines, grinding machines and files to create a quality finish on their tools. This has however changed with time due to the introduction of numerically controlled milling, boring and grinding machines which make the tool making process easy and fast.

There is a need for a tool maker to be able to understand and interpret technical drawings of an end product which they intend to get. Operation of technical machines such as computers and lathes is a plus for one to be able to produce tools that exhibit quality and modern standards without compromising on the functionality of the tool in question.

Personal Protection

The tool making process requires a tool maker should protect himself from any hazards. One should use protective clothing such as gloves to protect his hands, overalls, hearing devices to protect the ears from the loud noise and eye protectors. One also needs to be technically fit and a self driven person to survive as a tool maker.

It is important for anyone in this industry to embrace modern technologies which evolve by the day. Maintenance of accuracy and competence is the only way through which you can be able to produce quality tools that can compete fairly in the present market. There is a lot of new information about recent developments which you can take advantage of to boost your skills and abilities as a tool maker.

The Importance Of Tool Makers

The manufacturing industry is mainly dependent on tools. Tool makers are therefore very important in ensuring a constant supply of tools for manufactures. Tools are used to make various items in different industries including central heating boilers, pen tops and dashboards manufacturing companies.

Different types of tools are required for making different items. It is therefore essential for one to be able to determine the best materials to use in making tools for particular uses. One should be creative enough to develop new skills and learn how to operate modern machines used in making advanced tools commonly used in the current market.

There is a lot of technicality that tool makers need to exercise to be able to produce good quality tools. This means that one need to be well trained in various aspects such as specific quality of materials needed in the making of particular types of tools.

Qualities Of Required For Tool Making

Whether one is using a machine or hands to make tools, there is need for accuracy and understanding of standard requirements in the making of each tool. One should know … Read More

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Case Study: Automotive Repair Industry Process Improvement

Case Study: Automotive Repair Industry Process Improvement

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When customers think of automotive control modules, what comes to mind are engine control modules, transmission control modules, and body control modules. Some people are genuinely surprised to find there can be as many as 80-120 different control modules functioning in their vehicle, controlling everything from power windows to drive train components. As everyone in the industry knows, as fuel economy, emissions and safety become more important to shoppers; control modules will become even more important to a smooth operating automobile.

At the same time, the ability of repair shops to diagnose and repair control module problems is being challenged. Many shops do not have the proper scan tools needed to see deeply enough into the vehicle’s control module network to determine what is really happening there. In these cases, the shop is forced to diagnose the vehicle with circumstantial information instead of with the actual observation of vehicle network data. This is equivalent to looking at a “boot print” of the problem instead of actually seeing the boot. This drives questions such as:

  • How do I know that the module is really bad?
  • If I replace the module, will the vehicle start working properly?
  • What can cause the module to go bad?

This is both a challenge and an opportunity for repair shops and the replacement parts industry. Two aspects of customer satisfaction affect every business: satisfaction with the product and satisfaction with the service surrounding it. This is the premise underlying the processes we sat up for Automotive Electronic Solutions (AES) to use in its business of repairing and remanufacturing automotive control modules.

In the case of control modules, the “service surrounding the product” challenge is to understand that the shop first needs a quality diagnosis, before the subject of quality replacement parts can take place. For AES, this is a matter of determining what level of service best fits the customer’s problem. Specifically, AES will ask about trouble codes and symptoms to determine the best solution for the customer. If the trouble codes and symptoms do not clarify the level of service needed, the customer can ship the module to us for internal component evaluation. This evaluation will determine what, if anything, is wrong with the module, as well as determining whether it can be fixed. This is a low cost, overnight service. From there AES can return the module to them with diagnostic notes, repair their original module, or remanufacture a replacement module for them. This reduces a repair shop’s risk in servicing their customer and allows them to control the cost of the service.

From a product standpoint, when a remanufactured module is needed, AES works with recyclers around the country to obtain core modules to work with. These are then remanufactured. The recyclers are an integral player in this process because they know the history of the source vehicle, which avoids potential problems resulting from incorrect part numbers and security configuration. To leverage recycler domain knowledge and help recyclers become a quality … Read More

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