So What Is This Lean Thing? I have gotten a few questions on what exactly this Lean thing is and why we are doing it. Lean is a process pioneered by Toyota and implemented in shops all over the world. It is about continually improving every process you and your employees, from manufacturing to cleaning […]
The Black Friday sale is almost over. We have had an excellent response and I would like to thank everyone for the best Black Friday sale yet! All orders will be shipped and arrive at your door in time for Christmas. We added some new questions to the FAQ list that explain if we take […]
The Black Friday sale has begun. In addition to the price cuts on CNC Router Kits and Electronics, we are offering $10 Off all End Mill and V-Groove Starter Sets! The sale goes until 8 AM Tuesday morning, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of the sale. Happy Thanksgiving from Fine Line Automation!
For those thinking about buying a kit, we will be having a Black Friday sale again this year! $200 off any kit and $75 off all electronics kits. The sale will start at Midnight the Friday after Thanksgiving and go through Monday. All domestic orders that come in before December 16th, 2011 will be shipped […]
Today I spent 8 minutes looking for a particular blueprint for one piece a kit. I never did find it… I had enough and spent 10 minutes making this holder. I will never have to spend time looking for these papers again!
On Friday, we went to a manufacturing method called one piece flow. With our shop being so small, processing batch kits was a bear but we did it because we thought it saved time. Boy were we wrong! For a 4’x4′ kit, we were right around 6-7 hours per kit. Not terribly bad, but not […]
Today we applied lean at home. We applied lean thinking to processing down tree limbs and because of the time we saved we applied 3S to a big outdoor canopy. The canopy now has a place and assembly was made easier.
Here at Fine Line Automation, we have started down a journey of lean manufacturing. To help us with our journey we are publishing a series of videos on 2 Second improvements we are making. The first set of these videos involve improving set-up times for processes so we can move to a one piece flow […]
Production is back up here at Fine Line Automation. Thank you all for your patientence as we bring things back up to speed. Waiting on leadnuts for 5 kits and 3 small orders. They will be here today (Thanks Ahren for overnighting them!) and everything will be out. You can see the massive pile up […]