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.”
Kremin Inc has achieved AS9100 certiﬁcation for its manufacturing facility located in Frankenmuth, MI. This is in addition to the ISO 9001:2015 and the ISO 13485:2016 certifications the company already holds. The AS9100 standard fully incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in addition to adding new requirements speciﬁc to the highly regulated aerospace and defense industry.
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.
The Okuma MULTUS B250II is the ideal combination of mill-turn operations, with lathe, vertical, or horizontal machining center and material-handling operations consolidated into one machine. Projects that require multiple operations are perfect for this machine. The MULTUS reduces processes due to its milling and turning capabilities. It requires fewer setups than your traditional turn and mill projects. Everything is done on one machine. It also saves on floor space due to the numerous operations it can perform. It truly is a one-stop machine. With fewer setups, work station transfers and less “down time”, Kremin can offer competitive lead times as well as competitive pricing.