From advanced machining to lean continuous improvement, the OPTIS blog provides the insights you need to think like the machine.

80% cycle time improvement in aerospace manufacture

Across the aerospace supply chain, OPTIS specializes in cost optimizing complex or high value machined parts, where tight tolerances and high quality standards are critical. By applying our expertise, aerospace machining manufacturers can optimize their production efficiency and benefit from improved machining processes and reduced set up time, to better meet customer demands. Our most recent example of this came in the form of a challenge for SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS, the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Specifically, the challenge arose in drilling a 9” blind hole into an aluminium brake structure using a through-the-tool, single flute gun Read more…

Thinking about Third Parties

The demands on modern manufacturers lie heavier than ever. There’s so much to think about in the here and now, never mind in setting strategy and planning for a future landscape which is set to evolve more rapidly than at any other time in human history. Day to day, you are looking to reduce waste of all kinds, dealing with excess or constrained capacity, balancing make vs buy decisions and dealing with pressure from customers and competition. At the same time, you have to forward plan and ensure operations are set up to handle future demand. Whatever decisions you take, Read more…