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Precision Machining Technology Moving Shops Forward

By: Derek Korn

New equipment and software continue to be developed to support the needs of production machine shops like yours. Here’s a sample of technology now on the market that can help you grow your operation and become more efficient.

Tooling

Exploring the Benefits of Reaming for Finishing Bores

By: Derek Korn

How does reaming compare to single-point boring? A supplier of reaming tools compares these processes commonly used to finish bores and offers tips for those considering reaming.
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Uncertainty and Change in 2020

By: Todd Palmer

Procrastinating to avoid change is always rooted in some form of fear.
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Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Emerging Leader Strives to be an Ambassador for the Trade

By: Lori Beckman

“When we have shop tours for students and instructors, sharing the company’s journey and sharing my experiences over time is important,” says Clay Adcock, production manager at Custom Tool and a 2020 Emerging Leader.
#workforcedevelopment

Brief Virtual Sessions Answer Parts Cleaning Questions

By: Lori Beckman

Kyzen Corp. is offering a series of 15-minute sessions, called Tech 2 Tech, that answers common cleaning questions heard in the metal finishing and electronic assembly industries.

Cobots Gain Ability to Sort and Measure

By: Lori Beckman

New tooling that includes a precision robotic caliper extends the applicability of collaborative robots to perform sorting and measuring small parts.
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Software

Use Your Machine Shop Management System as a Sales Tool

By: Paul Van Metre

Why not leverage an effective shop management system for your sales/marketing advantage in today’s competitive market?
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Index Moves Markedly Higher After Falters in Second Quarter

By: Michael Guckes

July reading advances 11 points, closing gap with other manufacturing technologies.
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Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Role Model Leads Shop to New Growth

By: Lori Beckman

Under Travis Donaldson’s leadership, Donmac Precision Machining Inc. has made extensive improvements, including streamlining its production. Read about this 2020 Production Machining Emerging Leader’s other accomplishments here. 
#workforcedevelopment

Let Them Move the Table

By: Derek Korn

Empower your employees to make a lot of little changes and improvements to make their job in your machine shop easier. Small increments of improved efficiency add up quickly.
#opinion #lean

Gardner Establishes Manufacturing Cleaning Association

By: Lori Beckman

This association’s mission is to create a community of cleaning industry professionals that can learn from each other, and establish and hold strict industrial standards while networking, sharing and learning from eachother.

Parts Cleaning

Dealing with Failed Cleanliness Limits

By: Markus Rossler, vice president, Glaeser Inc.

Markus Rossler, vice president, Glaeser Inc., offers guidelines for ensuring parts cleaning standards.
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