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Business Solutions

Welcome to Business Solutions Center where you can find answers, ideas and best practices for running your CNC Shop. In the Business Solutions Center Gosiger will offer unique and effective solutions to help power your business.

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See How to Avoid Tool-Related Production Interruptions

Dec 11, 2018 10:43:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 11, 2018 10:43:00 AM

All Okuma lathes and mills include a Tool Life Management function within the OSP P300 control.The program collects information about specific tools that accurately determines when those tools must be changed. The machine then continues running while the tool is automatically changed, thus eliminating any interruption in production, scrapped parts or damaged tool holders. 

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Topics: Okuma, Tool Life Management

New 5-axis VMC Delivers Maximum Productivity in Minimum Floor Space

Dec 7, 2018 3:04:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 7, 2018 3:04:00 PM

The newly introduced Okuma MU-S600V vertical machining center is a flexible 5-axis machine that is a mere 55 inches wide, yet easily handles 600 mm workpieces. Even more impressive is the unique ability to connect multiples of these machines for unattended and lights-out production, utilizing built-in robotics. 

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Topics: Okuma, 5-Axis Mini VMC

Considering 5-axis Machining?

Nov 28, 2018 8:23:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 28, 2018 8:23:00 AM
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Topics: 5-axis machining

5 Attributes to look for in a Machine Tool Supplier

Nov 22, 2018 12:42:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 22, 2018 12:42:00 PM

Investing in machine tools and other manufacturing equipment is not something any CNC shop can take lightly. Not only is the initial price tag significant, but the wrong choice can be extremely costly in lost production and less-than-desired results. 

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Topics: choosing a machine tool supplier, Gosiger

Why Always Putting Your CNC Shop First Could be a Big Mistake

Nov 15, 2018 3:19:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 15, 2018 3:19:00 PM

CNC shop owners are famous for putting a tremendous amount of time, money, thought and perspiration into starting and running their business. Unfortunately, many are also notorious for neglecting to plan for retirement. According to financial experts, about 1/3 of small business owners don’t have a retirement savings plan. 

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Topics: cnc shop management, Retirement planning

5 Ways to Lead Your CNC Shop to Greater Productivity

Oct 8, 2018 8:28:29 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 8, 2018 8:28:29 AM

We talk a great deal about management skills in manufacturing. In fact, many job titles include the word “manager”: Production Manager, Plant Manager, Shift Manager, Parts Manager – you get the idea. The fact is, if your job includes overseeing people as well as things, you need more than basic management skills to be truly successful. You need to be a leader.

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Topics: cnc shop management, leadership

Why 5-axis Machines Make Sense for Almost Every CNC Shop

Apr 20, 2018 11:26:55 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 20, 2018 11:26:55 AM

 

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Topics: 5-Axis

Additive Manufacturing is More Than 3D Printing

Jan 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

Removing material from a workpiece to make a part or product is a cornerstone of manufacturing, and has been for centuries. Today, in addition to these traditional subtractive processes, manufacturers are looking for opportunities to use additive techniques as well.

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Topics: Manufacturing, 3D Printing

Okuma User Tips: OSP-P300L 3D Graphics Tool

Jan 25, 2018 2:10:24 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 25, 2018 2:10:24 PM

 

Okuma’s OSP-P300 CNC control is filled with user-friendly tools to make any machining process easier and more efficient. For example, the Easy Operation run screen displays all operator functions on one screen, and the shared database eliminates redundant data entry.

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Topics: Okuma, OSP-P300 Control

The Nigerian Prince is Still Out There & He’s After Your Shop’s Data

Jan 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM

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Scam artists have been exploiting the power of the Internet from its very beginning. Lately, you see fewer of the signature bogus emails written in broken or misspelled English promising big rewards if you just send money now. This doesn’t mean these phishing schemes have gone away, they’ve simply become more sophisticated.

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Topics: Security, CNC Machine Shops