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Ultimate Guide for Intelligent Automation

Guide for producing small batches economically by optimizing production planning, start setup, cutting tool management, transfers and loading between process phases, quality and traceability, and the machine tools.


Aerospace Automation Guide

High-Mix-Low-Volume CNC Manufacturing Guide for Aerospace and Defense


Automation Guide for Pump, Valve, Cylinder and other Fluid Manufacturers

High-Mix-Low-Volume CNC Automation Guide for Pump, Valve, Cylinder and other Fluid Manufacturers


Webinar recordings

Six solution blocks for economical small batch production

How to optimize the six key production bottlenecks to achieve order-driven manufacturing?

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Automating Existing Machine Tools – Do I always need to buy new ones?

Automating existing machine tools is no myth or scifi dream but a practice that Fastems has been doing for years with clear bottom line: there are plenty of situations where automating your current machine tools pays off and there are ways to navigate through the necessary technical landscape around machine tool interfacing, table or chuck access and safety.

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NC Program Management with Fastems CNC Automation

One of the most loved features in Manufacturing Management Software is the NC Program Management which saves significant time and effort from the NC programmers. No matter if you are a Fastems user already or just considering to automate your CNC machine(s), this webinar offers insightful views on how CNC automation can help in streamlining the NC program management.

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The Top Five Automation Myths

In this podcast, we sum up the five most typical misconceptions we face, breaking them down to understandable pieces and explaining how we’ve busted them.


The Daily Life (or Hell) of a Production Manager

This podcast discusses the daily difficulties production managers face and how they can be solved.


Tool Management – What is it, why is it relevant and how to improve?

Good tool management is a vital part of an efficiently working shop floor. But what does ‘good’ really mean?


Blog Posts

Six Steps How to Make a Successful FMS Ramp-up

When putting a new automation system to use, the same principle as with a laptop, mobile phone or other smart device applies: the better prepared you are, the faster you can reach maximum benefits.

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Can Your Pallet Pool Do This? Six Differences Between a Pallet Pool and Flexible Automation

A pallet pool is an easy-to-buy, easy-to-implement automation solution for machine tools. It increases the lights-out manufacturing periods and machine tool utilization up to 65% – no wonder it’s such a popular option. That said, before investing in automation, it’s a good idea to evaluate not only the needs of today, but also the needs of tomorrow.

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Do You Know The (True) Utilization of Your Machine Tools?

Even today, it’s common for machine tool spindles in job shops to have utilization rates of around only 20 percent. What’s worse is that most of these businesses are operating under the assumption that their rates are much higher: somewhere between 60 to even 70 percent.

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Sales Manager, US & Canada ON

Gary Kronenberger

+ 1 513 883 9526

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