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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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While it’s been said that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, that isn’t the case with new product unveilings. Coming away from Iscar Metals Inc.’s campaign launch event on Saturday, February 10, there’s a lot to talk about.  

Focused on the Logiq Iscar Chess Lines cutting tools product, the all-day event at the Sands Expo and Convention Center was presented by CEO Jacob Harpaz. Along with Gardner Business Media representatives Pete Zelinski from Modern Machine Shop, Christina Fuges from MoldMaking Technology and Michael Anderson from Automotive Design & Production, I had the pleasure of Mr. Harpaz’s deep dive into five product lines: the LogiqGrip, LogiqDrill, LogiqMill, LogiqHold, and, of course, the LogiqTurn.   

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Sunnen Products Co. Acquires BTA Heller

 

Sunnen Products Co. has acquired BTA Heller Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of deep hole tooling and systems for primary hole generation. This move aims to expand Sunnen’s honing expertise to include tooling for initial hole creation and other complementary bore sizing and finishing processes. The company will retain the BTA Heller name as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunnen, as the companies build on natural synergies to offer complete bore creation and finishing solutions.

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