Julia Hider

Julia Hider Associate Editor

Industries

Precision Machining in the Medical Industry

By: Julia Hider

One end market Production Machining frequently covers is the medical industry. Here's how precision machine shops are successfully producing medical parts.
#medical

Machining Center Creates More Efficiency for Aerospace Part Manufacturer

By: Julia Hider

A new precision horizontal machining center helped a shop increase throughput of a complex part by reducing setups and automating inspection while freeing up employees.

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Emerging Leader Graham Immerman Leads with Passion

By: Julia Hider

By displaying passion and empathy, the MachineMetrics marketing director is able to communicate the ideas of Industry 4.0 in an easy-to-understand and inspiring way.
#workforcedevelopment

How to Collect and Use Machine Data

By: Julia Hider

Manufacturers don’t need to limit the machine monitoring data they collect, but they do need to know how to collect the data and how to use it to drive decisions.
#Industry40 #techbrief

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Manufacturers Connect with Next Generation Workforce on MFG Day

By: Julia Hider

MFG Day offers manufacturers an opportunity to connect with students, teachers and parents while dispelling inaccuracies about the industry.
#workforcedevelopment

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Shop Addresses Skills Gap by Starting Vocational School

By: Julia Hider

Custom Machine was struggling to find qualified machinists, and its president saw little being done about the skills gap, so he started a vocational school to train new machinists.
#workforcedevelopment

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Emerging Leader David Burton is Eager to Learn

By: Julia Hider

The CNC lathe leader started as an entry level CNC machine operator and has advanced to lead a high-volume program on a complex, twin-turret lathe.
#workforcedevelopment

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Emerging Leader Kyle Zabrensky Embraces Customer Service

By: Julia Hider

The inventory/fulfillment manager goes above and beyond for customers and takes initiative to improve and streamline processes.
#workforcedevelopment

CNC & Machine Controls

Standardized Controls Aid Shop's Apprenticeship Program

By: Julia Hider

Cox Manufacturing’s commitment to standardization, from the parts it makes to its machine controls and apprenticeship program, is an important factor in its growth.
#workforcedevelopment

Tooling

Tool Improves Efficiency for Cutting 4140 Steel

By: Julia Hider

Switching from a cutting tool insert that produced 24 parts per cutting edge to one that produces 40 parts per cutting edge saved a shop time and money. 

Industries

Shop’s Growth Takes Off by Supplying Aircraft Parts Directly

By: Julia Hider

The process of gaining approval to supply aircraft parts to Boeing directly was long and difficult for Automatic Products, but the potential growth and stability have made the journey worthwhile.
#aerospace

Emerging Leaders [DEPRECATED]

Advertising an Apprenticeship Program

By: Julia Hider

Cox Manufacturing takes unusual steps to recruit new employees into its apprenticeship program.
#workforcedevelopment