Julia Hider

Julia Hider Associate Editor

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

Tooling

Medical Screw Solution Includes More than Cutting Tools

By: Julia Hider

With companies producing so many medical screws, every second saved counts. A turnkey program can help manufacturers machine these parts as efficiently as possible.
#medical #techbrief

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.

Automation

Customizing Collaborative Robots with 3D Printing

By: Julia Hider

A company that helps manufacturing companies implement collaborative robots has found that additive manufacturing can produce custom parts for these systems faster and cheaper than machining.
#additive

Emerging Leaders

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

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

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

Multitasking

Shop Turns to Vertical Turning for Small Batch Sizes

By: Julia Hider

Vertical turning lathes are often used for large batch sizes, but a Swiss gear manufacturer is using the machines to produce small batch sizes of precision gears and transmission components.

Emerging Leaders

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

Machines

Shop Continually Improves by Adopting Rotary Transfer Machines

By: Julia Hider

American Turned Products’ founder left a legacy of continuous improvement, helping the company grow as it implemented rotary transfer machines and preparing it to take on new work.

Emerging Leaders

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