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Profitable and Flexible CNC Manufacturing For Metal Shops

Automating the contract manufacturing of parts for industrial machinery makes production profitable and flexible at the same time. It enables high spindle hours and resource utilization, fast and reliable lead times, constant quality, full traceability and automated production planning for flexibility even when facing sudden changes. Want to know how? Download our CNC automation guide from below!

Fastems is the leading supplier of CNC automation solutions for variable batch manufacturing. We are an open-integrator with over 40 years and 4000 systems worth of experience – a large portion of it with subcontractors/job shops. We integrate your CNC machines and supportive processes to one highly productive unit operated with our industry-leading MMS control.

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The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Automation

Take a look on the typical applications, the production challenges, automation benefits and the best practices around automation below to understand the relevance of automation for subcontractors and job shops.

Typical Applications for Automation within the Industry Include Parts for:​

  • Industrial machine building subcontracting
  • Aerospace & defence subcontracting
  • Medical subctracting
  • Energy sector subcontracting
  • Automotive subcontracting
  • Heavy vehicles and equipment subcontracting

See our Subcontractor Case Stories​​

Typical Production Challenges Include Factors Such As:

  • More customization and amount of variants
  • Shorter lead times and planning horizon
  • Costs & tied capital reduction
  • Demand variance
  • Traceability needs
  • Availability of workers
  • Constant quality

See How Automation Helps With The Challenges​​

Automate Production – Not Just Movement

Learn how to get the most out of your CNC machines and other equipment in the subcontracting industry. Applying batch production automation best practices summarized below:

  1. Stabilize and integrate manufacturing process steps
  2. Automate physical part transfers throughout the value chain
  3. Benefit from automated, intelligent production planning software

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Solution Finder

You can browse and filter our automation solutions for the subcontracting industry by using our solution finder below. The filtering can be used based on the machine tool process type or by choosing the machine tool brands and models you have or plan to have on your shopfloor. We are also an open integrator and able to automate almost any machine tool, so if you didn’t find what you were looking for, not to worry – contact us directly and we’ll help you find the solution for your needs.

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Next steps? Download the Guide for CNC Automation!

If you are under consideration on how to reduce cost per unit, cut down setup costs, increase unmanned production or reduce WIP or inventory, this guide is the one to download.


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Acting VP Region Americas, Head of Services, USA

Tyrone Brown


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