CNC Revision Control is overlooked in terms of manufacturing productivity. No control over shop programs leads to old ones running at machines. This means wasted raw material, man time, and customer time.
“Revision control is the management of modifications done to software applications, sites, documents or any set of information,” says Techopedia.
Techopedia lists benefits including record keeping and performance analysis. There’s also streamlined collaboration and conserved disk space.
Modern Machine Shop columnist Wayne Chaneski says – “It is hard to know if a process needs to be fixed if it is not being followed as intended.”
He continues that “valid processes that have veered off course may require additional employee training or better communication of expectations.”
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What problem does Wayne see happen at many companies?
“Instances of different computer numerical control (CNC) programs for the same part with the same revision code.”
CNC Revision Control is important to our customers, too!
Before retiring from Buck Knives, customer Lee said revision control was a daily battle. “We had programs pretty much stored everywhere,” he said.
“What we needed to do was lock down the programs,” Lee stated. “Now, we are grabbing programs from the right directories, we are able to send to the machines.”
“We were trying to control over 8000 programs, revision levels, and updates,” says Wayne of Carrol Machine. Revision control helps minimize the time and mistakes of manual program management.
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