Julia Hider

Julia Hider Associate Editor

Shop Management Software

Employee Structure Provides Foundation for Success

By: Julia Hider

By changing from a linear production system to a flexible, cell-based system, a shop is setting itself up to adapt to production changes and incorporate new technology.

Sunnen Breaks Its Fund-Raising Record with Engine Sweepstakes

By: Julia Hider

Sunnen’s annual sweepstakes at the Performance Racing Industry trade show raised more than $100,000 for Victory Junction.

PMTS Tech Talks to Focus on Skiving vs. Shaving, Deburring

By: Julia Hider

The PMTS 2019 Tech Talk schedule includes presentations from Lester Detterbeck Enterprises on the differences between skiving and shaving, and Heule Precision Tools on deburring parts with cross holes.
#PMTS

Measurement

Inspection System Helps Company Meet Short Lead Times

By: Julia Hider

A digital video inspection system from Starrett is increasing this company’s inspection throughput and helping it get parts to its customer on time.

Software

Hexagon Forms Production Software Business

By: Julia Hider

Vero Software, FASys and Spring Technologies will adopt Hexagon’s corporate identity.
#Industry40

Improving Process Efficiency with Metalworking Fluids

By: Julia Hider

Using the right oils, coolants and lubricants can help a shop optimize machining processes, but there are many factors to weigh when choosing metalworking fluids.
#metalworkingfluids

Tooling

Sunnen Establishes Direct Sales Operations in Canada

By: Julia Hider

Beginning January 1, all Canadian orders and service requests will be handled directly by Canadian sales representatives and technical personnel.

Turning Machines

What to Consider When Turning Exotic Materials

By: Julia Hider

The properties that make exotic materials desirable for aerospace, energy and medical applications mean that machining them requires proper planning, equipment and strategies.

Automation & Robots

Integration Leads to Automation Success

By: Julia Hider

Choosing the right components is only the first step in setting up an automated cell—they must also be integrated properly.

Software

CAM Software Simplifies Complex Parts

By: Julia Hider

Intuitive interfaces and automated steps are making CAM programming easier for new users, even as parts and the machines that produce them increase in complexity.

Swiss-Types

Collaboration is Key When Implementing New Machine Tools

By: Julia Hider

Working closely with builders can help shops ensure that new machine tools are a success.

Additive Manufacturing Basics for Turning Shops

By: Julia Hider

An additive manufacturing expert shares what turning shops should know about the technology, gives examples of how to use it and suggests steps for adopting AM.
#additive