Vertigo use the Kaizen methods
Vertigo Technologies will try the suggestion and integrate it if possible. This was the case with the roller mount — by incorporating a dust cover to stop the cutter debris from building up and increasing the vertical size, rigidity was improved where the rollers attach.
The latest improvement is to remote the controller. It increases the component cost, but reduces the assembly time, and allows for easier controller upgrade/repairs.
I was able to witness the new software being tested. This allows the user to design a job and then find any material that it will fit on, rather than having to find material before a start point can be defined and the CAM-tool path calculated.
It no longer requires a physical connection to the laptop/computer and provides 3D representation of the cutting process. You can even restart the PC and it will continue the update in real time.
The intention is to provide it with each Vertigo Technologies router and licence it for others, which will be a game changer in the CNC world.
It’s easy to get hooked by the shiny bits, but seeing the Haas vertical mill in action was another thing.
Using The Shed logo I supplied, after about 10 minutes in Fusion 360 CAD software, Brett made this into an aluminium logo.
Vertigo Technologies uses the Haas to make all its precision machined parts, and it was amazing to watch it in action.
Having seen the dedication, passion, and build quality, how could I not purchase one of these?
So, for the next article in The Shed, I’ll detail the process to cut a simple item from wood using the Vertigo Technologies router and Cadpro’s Fusion 360 (cadpro. co.nz/products/autodesk-software/ cloud-services/fusion-360/) — this is free to hobbyists and available at a very Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific tasks or projects in an organized way. ‘Kaizen’, which roughly translates to ‘good change’, is a Japanese productivity philosophy that helps you organize everything you do. It is a way of thinking and organizing everything — from the way you work to the way your team works together. In productivity circles, the term is used to mean ‘constant, continuous improvement’, and it’s a mindset you can apply anywhere, to any task or job.
Put simply, every aspect of an organization should, at all times, strive to do what it does better.
The philosophy first appeared shortly reasonable rate to commercial users.
You can use other software, but since it’s used by the 3D-printing fraternity, it makes sense to join a wide user base from which you can get tips and tricks.
“That was a massive, awesome project to work on, and we learnt so much”
after World War II, when several Japanese businesses embraced the idea that doing things the way they have always been done is a bad idea, especially when better options are available that can make the companies more competitive. Inspired by Western competitors and manufacturing methods, kaizen came to refer to company-wide efforts to improve and streamline business practices and manufacturing methods intelligently while at the same time respecting the product, craft, and the people involved in making it.
For more information, see lifehacker.com.au/2014/12/getbetter-at-getting-better-the-kaizenproductivity-philosophy/.
One side done, now to turn over and remove the waste … and we may as well engrave the other side as well