we have a 6 axis (I think?) Eurotech at our shop and it has made a WORLD of difference in costs
we have 3 part cylinder assemblies that have indexed threads for interchangeability, all with flats, features, and threaded holes on them, the machine takes in raw stock and spits out complete cylinder assemblies. Once we get the bar feeder hooked up we will install fire suppression and begin moving towards lights out machining to get even more productivity out of the machine.
it literally eliminated hundreds of hours of labor/separate setups within the first month of use, as for programming it takes standard code but when I use my software I just have to be aware of how I am orienting my MCS before I post the code, that way it is moving the correct directions within the machine (clearly) I also have to pass the generated code through a custom made sub program that will double all of a certain direction since the machine reads in diameter instead of radius
Polarstar Engineering and Machine