Is new technology the change? The essential workers that have been making parts that make a difference are the real change — and it is a positive change that bodes well for manufacturing, workforce and our economy.
Director of Industry Research and Technology, PMPA
An Ohio manufacturer deployed nine collaborative robots to improve and optimize the work environment, automating hard-to-staff tasks such as machine tending, assembly and product inspection.
A shop in Big Sky Country uses a B-axis multitasking machine to produce complex, prismatic medical parts that require no turning complete from barstock.
While companies scramble to change processes practically overnight, they are forced to respond with creativity and flexibility, improving communication with customers and employees along the way.
Engaging in social media can be an effective way for precision CNC machine shops to get the word out about their capabilities, culture and successes.
Tom Forsythe, executive vice president, Kyzen Corp., provides some suggested guidelines on how to keep employees safe from COVID-19.
Effective machine shop leaders are those who give their team members the tools they need to carry out their duties as efficiently as possible when times are good and when times are bad.
This moment-in-time article describes the challenges multiple precision machine shops faced — and met — to support customers’ and employees’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strong leaders don’t just accommodate change, they embrace it. Strong leaders also don’t merely adjust to the new normal, they create it.
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Keeping your workers safe from the coronavirus makes it extremely important to institute a sanitizing procedure on all touch surfaces of the controller, screen and operating panel. I did some research and here’s what I found.
PMPA member shops offered their capabilities to help the healthcare industry in its desperate need of ventilators for coronavirus patients.
In light of needs to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Smith and Richardson has boosted production of six components used in ventilator valves. Here’s a bit about how the shop is managing this.
Disrupted supply chains are just one more effect of the coronavirus pandemic. These 3D printing service providers are ready to help fill production gaps with parts, tooling and prototypes.
Have you considered how robots can be beneficial to your shop?
Here is a comprehensive Q&A list for important information about employment-related issues facing employers as the COVID-19 coronavirus situation develops.
To reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak conditions on businesses and employees, companies should act now to put appropriate measures in place.
Companies that send employees home with proper safeguards face challenges, but those relying on uncontrolled employee-owned phones and computers to get work done “are sitting ducks.”