Originally Posted by Dr. Vette
At the SHOT Show this week I had a chance to talk with the people from Forster. They admitted that they have had problems keeping up with demand and still keeping quality high.
In a couple of months they will have two new CNC machines set up and running which should significantly improve their production capacity. So, for those still waiting there is hope!
FYI they are really nice people who are very open to comments and suggestions.
Looking at the basic Co-Ax design and knowing a tiny bit about how a CNC machine center works, I see a machine center with two pallots and two different fixtures with the operator removing one part and installing it on the "b" fixture. Total machine time will be in the five minutes or less range. The equipment I was around would cut the whole thing in about three minutes, and hold in under five tenths. What this will give us is a faster delivery, and they'll also be able to hold down the costs for a long time. If they tooled up right with seriously good programing they should be able to put out around 75 presses in an eight hour shif without too much trouble. If they tool it up to where they can have four castings eight castings mounted on a square based column I think 100 pieces in eight hours would easilly be there for them.