Manufacturing of my designs has been taken back to the artisan level.
As was done the first three years of operation, I now make everything at Ciamillo myself. All parts except hardware are designed, CNC machined, anodized, pad-printed, assembled, tested and boxed by me. My decision to do everything myself came as a result of employees’ low production rates, out-of-tolerance parts, and lack of attention to detail. The artisan operation is ideal for maintaining quality and brand.
I have reprogrammed my machines to make parts more efficiently.
When employees were operating my equipment, the machines were programmed and setup to run 2 parts per cycle with an average cycle time of around 4 minutes. Working by myself and doing everything myself means that I must be very conscious of time management and the efficiency of each task in the business. One of the drawbacks to spending so much time on the shop floor is that I have little time for sales, answering emails and general customer service. This fact has been a weak point for me until now. With all the machines set to need reloading every 4 minutes and no employees, the machining work was consuming the majority of my time. 6 weeks ago I decided to begin reprogramming the machines to do not just 2 parts per cycle but 30 or 36 parts per cycle. With a few setups being created with cycle times exceeding 3 hours such as the operation seen below producing 36 caliper arms per cycle, I have created a situation where the machines can be loaded for the long operations allowing me to do other things. They may also be loaded and set to run after lights out and making parts after hours.European Sales: ciamillo.eu North American Sales: IrishCycles Ciamillo Asian Pacific Office Robert Choy Imports firstname.lastname@example.org
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