Monthly Archives: April 2015

Implementing Lean – First Steps, Learning to see waste

The big question that we faced when starting lean was where the hell to start? I personally tend to complicate things. A lot of people¬†insist you start with kaizen events, implement a pull system, and creating a Value Stream Map for your processes. That sounds ultra fancy and good, but for us it wasn’t the […]

SolidWorks/HSMWorks: How to Setup Adpative Clearing on Edge Features

Case: We have some edge features and need to profile just them. In this example, we are using the slots on our High Z Plate. Note that normally we would use a contour feature for slots like these and this is just to illustrate the setup. Steps to setup adaptive clearing: Setup your job in […]