Shop Stretches Manufacturing Abilities With Advanced VTCs

What was once a significant cost for Techniform is now a major profit center. Techniform routinely farmed out several hundred part numbers for machining work. But upon the return of these jobs, the shop wasted a lot of time sorting through parts, inspecting them and inevitably rejecting many of them — adding the cost of raw materials to the list of losses as well. This is when Techniform decided to bring its machining operations in house, which, according to John Harrison, executive vice president and general manager, completely transformed Techniform's whole business.

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