Throughout the food processing industry, the Idaho Steel name is synonymous with quality. It is not uncommon to find Idaho Steel equipment manufactured in the 1960s still in operation today. From its beginnings in 1918 to today, this commitment to quality and reliability continues in everything the company does.
- Part missed — not cut at all
- Incorrect quantity cut
- Parts didn’t fit
- Parts cut from incorrect material
- Excessive downstream CAD model rework
“Mistakes were costly and the causes complex,” explained Project Engineer, Aaron Lewer. “They occurred at any stage of the process, from design to cutting, and had many points for additional potential mistakes.” For Idaho Steel the solution would be found in a new process inspired by software training.
“CAD geometry import, part information (material, thickness), and production information (Work Order number, Quantity) are part of an automated solution. We plan to implement something similar in Idaho Falls.”
- Lasers: Trumpf, Mazak
- Waterjets: Omax