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Should Process Cycle Time Be Considered the Benchmark for Forming?

May 27, 2020

At the start of each forming project, I am asked to provide studies on cycle times. While this provides an objective view of a machine’s capabilities, we need to ask if these few seconds on a spreadsheet matter in a real-world production environment?

I discuss this issue in a LinkedIn article, and how the automated sheet metal forming industry has improved drastically over the past decade. Smart manufacturers are now concentrating on the big picture rather than concerning themselves with shaving a few seconds off of the part forming cycle.

At RAS we are proud partners with some of the industry’s most progressive manufacturers in the world. We are constantly asking questions on how to decrease time during all stages of the manufacturing process to ensure that the system we offer will provide the best payback now and into the future.

We have a range of forming machines that are precise, reliable, and efficient. Our fabricating equipment cuts down on operating costs, produces less waste, and provides you with optimal results, every time. Our products are both extremely flexible and modular, to make process linking simple.

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