Investing in improvement
This year, as part of STEEC's on-going investment program, three new production machines have been acquired to inject even more modernity and increase the machining quality of its various specialised departments. These three machines are fine additions to the range of high quality machines already owned by STEEC and will serve to increase production capacity in the micro-drilling, micro-milling, wire and sinker EDM (electrical discharge machining) domains.
This new investment program began in December 2016 with the acquisition of a new latest generation FANUC ROBOCUT wire electrical discharge machining unit. It is part of an on-going machinery renewal program for this sector which first began when a similar machine was commissioned back in August 2013. This new machine provides STEEC with new performance prospects, particularly in the fine wire EDM domain which has been one of the company's key business sectors since it was founded in 1979.
In April 2017 STEEC also invested in a new sinker machining unit, this digitally controlled machine has all of the latest technology and will allow STEEC to provide customers with ever more sophisticated and precise machining services, especially through its improved electrode wear and machining speed management.
Members of STEEC staff receiving training on the new sinker machine
And finally, in September 2017, STEEC also replaced one of its machining units with the installation of a third FANUC ROBODRILL machine. These compact machining units have an unbeatable reputation, providing a wide range of machining operations thanks to their high level of flexibility; allowing STEEC to propose its services to a wide array of market sectors including aeronautics, medicine, nuclear, mould manufacture and manufacturing procedure development.
This series of investments places itself at the very heart of the company's strategy to use all of its specialisations to accompany the development of its clients whilst continuing its own growth, always offering an ever increasing range and quality of service.
STEEC is currently at a very advanced stage in achieving ISO 13485 certification, taking its client support approach clients even further; this procedure should be completed by the first quarter of 2018. This certification is specific to the medical implants and instruments sector and will allow STEEC to propose an even more complete service to all of its clients for that sector.