Bowden Blog: 2 Second Lean – Clamp Cell Chip Chutes

We’re continuing on our 2-Second Lean journey with our Daily Morning Improvement Time each day and creating videos to show our improvements.

We’re continuing in our Machining Cell where we’re running Clamps, as we look to transform the Cell through our daily actions.

In today’s video, Jeremy and Marvin are working to keep the chips from the machining operation contained to keep their workbench cleaner.

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Bowden Manufacturing Teammate, Sandy Adams operating our Laser Machine!
Bowden Manufacturing Teammate, Sandy Adams operating our Laser Machine!

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CNC Haas Lathe – Set-up

Bowden Teammate Arthur, on Haas Lathe

Bowden Manufacturing Teammate, Arthur Biddulph, showed his Ability to Learn as he completed his first set-up operation!

The set-up of a CNC machine is a critical aspect of the machining operation. Precision, attention to detail, and advanced knowledge of the machine is required to perform the set-up correctly. The operation was done using one of our CNC Haas Lathe Machines and was a set-up for a roughing operation on a customer part.

The particular part material is a Stainless Steel Super Duplex Grade Alloy, known as Ferralium. Super duplex grade alloys consist of 25% or more Chromium, which makes the metal extremely resistant to corrosion. For this reason, this particular material is used frequently in both marine and chemical applications.

Super Duplex Alloy Characteristics:

  • Twice design strength of other stainless steels.
  • Wide range of corrosion resistance to match application.
  • Good toughness down to minus 80 degrees Celsius.
  • Particular resistance to stress corrosion cracking.
  • Weldable with care in thick sections.
  • More difficult to form and machine than other steel alloys.

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Ferralium – Raw Material
CNC Lathe Operation of Ferralium Part
Starting to Take Shape


Finished Ferralium Part