Reata Engineering & Machine Works, Inc. has recently added a Mazak Integrex i200s multitasking 5 axis machine. This machine enables Reata to complete many parts in one operation. In other words, it incorporates the “Done in One” philosophy. This concept incorporates all machining processes from raw material input through final machining – in just one machine. It provides Reata with the ability to reduce production lead-time, improve machining accuracy, reduce operator-introduced errors, allow for economical lot sizes, and provide 21st century automation. As a result, the “Done in one” concept not only streamlines production, it improves overall shop management.
Reata sees this Multi-Tasking 5 axis technology as a means to provide their customers with an economical way to machine the complex and highly engineered parts. Reata’s customers have to compete in a global economy that is requiring complexity to be delivered with a quick turn, good economics, and high quality. The Mazak Integrex allows us to do just that, 21st century products delivered in 21st century speed.
“Done in one” is a game changer for the precision manufacturing and machining industry. Job shops, who implement this technology will be able to offer their customers unparalleled support on their engineering research and development projects, through prototype and beta development, and into full production manufacturing. All of this with the same machine and in only one operation. Because of the versatility of a multi-tasking machine, short and long runs are equally economical; this is a function of the one setup – one-operation attributes of the Integrex. This allows for flexible scheduling and economical Kanbans.
21st Century Products Delivered with 21st Century Technology, Quality, and Speed is Reata’s commitment to their customers.