Lights out machining is a technique or methodology used by manufacturers. It refers to automated processes and machinery functions that require minimal human input to operate. Because the automated processes don’t need human oversight or control, they continue outside of business hours and even overnight; hence the term “lights out.”
Here at Kremin Inc, we machine thousands of different parts throughout the year. Each part presents its own unique challenges (see: opportunities). The challenges of parts range from logistics, dimensional issues, chip removal, to packaging.
Let’s present an example. For this particular part, the challenge was in work holding.
Here at Kremin Inc. we take great pride in our processing and quality management systems. With customer compliance and overall company health in mind, we proudly hold the following certifications; ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and AS9100 (certification in process). All three certifications carry their own specific value which is beneficial to our customers, vendors and employees alike.
Swiss turning refers to a specialized process for machining small, high precision parts. The Swiss Screw machine was engineered in the 19th century in Switzerland to facilitate mass production of the miniature screws required for the growing watch industry. Since then, Swiss Screw machines, also known as Swiss lathe, Sliding Headstock Lathe and Swiss Automatic, have become widely known for its ability to produce ultra-precision parts in the medical technology, aerospace, and high-end industrial industries.