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Portable Shop Management Software

 

Precious time is lost in the shop every time someone must leave their workcenter to check on work orders, job queue status or log in or out of an operation. This article, “Taking Shop Management Software on the Road,” looks at an advancement from Henning Software called iVET Mobile Application that ties into the company’s ERP system.

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By: Bart Bishop 22. February 2018

Plug and Play Wrist Camera Deals with Time Constraints

Plug and Play Wrist Camera Deals with Time Constraints

 

Automation is one way to deal with the challenging demands of staying ahead of the production process. This is especially true of shops that deal with specialized work, such as on scientific cameras. One such shop is Walt Machine Inc. when faced with a commission of 6,000 camera housings with only two months until shipment. With only one CNC machine it would take 30 to 45 minutes to machine one side of the camera housings, and that was too long to reach the deadline.

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Creative Employee Management at Micron Manufacturing

 

Micron Manufacturing, a precision machining shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan (and PMPA member), was recently featured on Michigan's Stateside radio show. The program highlighted Micron's creative approach to employee management, or non-management, if you will.

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Five Ways to Capitalize on Trade Show Time and Efforts

 

Most manufacturers strive to stay abreast of the latest technologies and continuously learn about new processes and products. The best way to do this is to attend trade shows in the industry. Trade shows offer a whole spectrum of educational resources available, including exhibitor booths, live demos, conference sessions and networking events.

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Ways to Deburr Small Parts

 

Burrs are often an inescapable byproduct of metalworking. They occur in virtually every process and material found in a shop. Usually, burrs can be seen and dealt with, but there are applications that require a look at “micro deburring” as a solution to cleaning up small parts.

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