July 8, 2020

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 …

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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. …

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