Efficiency. In manufacturing, we talk about improving it any chance we get. Without it, we may not survive as a business. We also like to explore how to be more productive and it sounds like it’s the same thing, but productivity is a subset of efficiency. Knowing the difference can make an enormous impact on your 3D printing or CNC service.
A simple definition of productivity is the ratio of output to input in production (again, this falls under efficiency). How much time does it take to produce that model or widget? If you produce 100 units in a week and you can boost your production rate to 200 the next week, you have increased and improved your productivity, from a manufacturing perspective. You might reach any of these unit gains through purchasing automated equipment to produce goods with less effort, by adding more skilled workers, or […]
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