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From Unemployment to Essential Worker — Adapt to Thrive

By: Miles Free

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - Peter Drucker
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Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Young Leader Focuses on Continuous Improvement

By: Lori Beckman

In his five years as business team leader at American Turned Products, Jerry Eighmy, has educated himself about continuous improvement and lean initiatives and how to implement them at both of the company’s locations.
#workforcedevelopment

Parts Cleaning

Opportunity for More Efficient Productivity

By: Lori Beckman

Difficult times teach us to create workarounds that are often more efficient than our previous processes. This is true for the parts cleaning industry and the Parts Cleaning Conference committee. 
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Index Gains 3 Points to Register First Expansionary Reading Since COVID-19

By: Michael Guckes

Production and new orders activity bolster Index to best reading since 2019.
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Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Organized, Driven Leader Transforms Her Organization

By: Lori Beckman

“In her short amount of time with the company, she has made the largest positive impact that I have seen in 12 years here.” Read about how Morgan Miller, a 2020 Production Machining Emerging Leader, has influenced C&A Tool. 
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Shining Light on New Machining Technology

By: Derek Korn

Equipment and software that can enable precision CNC machine shops to grow and become more efficient continue to be developed.
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Transfer Machines

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.

Cutting Tools

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.
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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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