At Lamothermic we believe that an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement is critical to our future. Our team meets weekly where we evaluate our current manufacturing processes, process controls, procedures, documents and update them.
We conduct Kansan’s and value stream mapping to implement and refine lean manufacturing techniques. Work centers at Lamothermic have posted Kanban maps and visual que’s to show the status of the work center. This results in a smooth first in first out workflow.
Employee training is critical to our operation. Each work center has a documented training procedure. This is used by the supervisor to assure that the employees get complete training before starting a job.
Our cross training program insures that we have multiple employees trained and proficient in a work center able to step in when needed.
New equipment is an important part of continuous improvement. Lamothermic has some of the best equipment in the investment casting industry. The following are some of the new equipment we have added to improve our manufacturing capability just in the last few years.
2 MPI Model 55 Smart touch screen semi- automatic wax injection machine
MPI Model 105 dual semi- automatic wax injection machine
2 MPI automatic wax melting systems
LBBC 48” Boilerclave Dewax system
Thermo Scientific ARL 3460 Photo Multiplier Tube Spectrometer
ITC 300Lb furnace
AW Bell MPS40 40hp hydraulic manipulator arm cutoff saw
AW Bell RGS230 automatic turn table grinder
CNC turn table welder
Greenerd MCA-40 ton programmable straightening press
2 Dake 40 ton straightening presses
Mifco 2 chamber hot sizing oven
Donaldson Tort Dust collection system
3 Doosan MV 4020 CNC vertical milling centers
2 Doosan CNC lathes Puma240, Lynx 220L
Starrett CNC coordinate measuring machine.
GE Titan X-ray Machine