I am a college student that has been assigned a project dealing with a company that specializes in spare CNC parts, predominantly Fanuc systems-specifically models from 1980-2000. The website for the company is **, upon which they have a primitive inventory of the spares within their inventory. I am trying to pinpoint the industries/companies that are utilizing these machines and parts within the U.S. and analyzing the industries within which they are used. ANY information regarding what types of companies are using these systems and for what purposes would be GREATLY appreciated.
Last edited by Al_The_Man; 11-08-2011 at 06:09 PM. Reason: Commercial link
No, I am not a spammer... I have been trouble locating what companies and industries are using these specific Fanuc machines for a feasibility analysis I am conducting at the University of South Florida. Any help would be greatly appreciated-I have been gathering a lot of good info from Fanuc and trade associations, but anything helps.
The year range you are looking at would cover the older Fanuc 6, 0, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 21.
These older machines would mostly now predominantly be in the hands of smaller operation 1 to 5 man machine shops due to sell off by larger companies replacing their older machines, often because of recurring maintenance problems and/or the need for machines with higher accuracy and faster machining times.
Although having said that, many of these machines are still producing for their original owners and may be found across a wide spectrum of manufacturing industries, from when Fanuc dominated the CNC control market.
At least that is from my experience in the service/retrofit business.
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Thanks! I greatly appreciate your help and willingness to provide insight into the subject. Prior to beginning research, I was completely oblivious to the CNC industry and figured this site would be a good starting point to seek out direction. Thanks again for your time and input.