Blog
 

Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski has been a writer and editor for Modern Machine Shop for more than a decade. One of the aspects of this work that he enjoys the most is visiting machining facilities to learn about the manufacturing technology, systems and strategies they have adopted, and the successes they’ve realized as a result. Pete earned his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and he first learned about machining by running and programming machine tools in a metalworking laboratory within GE Aircraft Engines. Follow Pete on Twitter at Z_Axis_MMS.

Posted by: Peter Zelinski 21. September 2015

The Importance of Positive Culture

Photo taken at 3V Precision, Tacoma, Washington. This shop’s attention to employees includes daily shared breakfasts. Read more here.

One of subtlest but most significant developments I am seeing in manufacturing is a change in the culture of manufacturing businesses. A different understanding of, and appreciation for, the personal worth and individuality of production team members is something I’ve encountered in interactions with Baklund R&D and Staub Machine, as well as companies such as Defy that have come to manufacturing only recently and brought an outside culture with them.

If you are a shop owner or leader who thinks about company culture and how to shape it, please take some time to read one of my more recent articles about an example I found of a deliberately positive manufacturing environment. I went to 3V Precision to talk about Inconel, but it soon became clear that the mettle of this shop is as interesting as the metal.

The article makes the point that people are part of the process. Let me know what you think, and let me know if this article reminds you of any shops you know.

Posted by: Peter Zelinski 14. September 2015

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Dr. Timothy Simpson

At CIMP-3D, visiting engineers from various companies look at a layer slice of an additive-manufactured part. Penn State research assistant Kenneth Meinert discusses additive build orientation and parameter settings as they relate to this part.

Dr. Timothy Simpson, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference. He recently commented on how soon he expects additive to go mainstream. The conference—October 20-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee—focuses on industrial applications of additive manufacturing. Learn more and register to attend at additiveconference.com.

And speaking of additive … our Additive Manufacturing brand is about to grow. Soon, we will launch a new website devoted to additive manufacturing for industrial applicatons, and we will expand the publication that began as a small supplement into a full-size magazine. All of this will happen later this year. For now, stay apprised of these and other additive developments (and also give us a little encouragement) by joining us as one of the earliest followers of Additive Manufacturing on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Posted by: Peter Zelinski 7. September 2015

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference. His company is about to introduce a customizable 3D printed car available to consumers—learn more about it here. The conference—October 20-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee—focuses on industrial applications of additive manufacturing. Learn more and register to attend at additiveconference.com.

And speaking of additive … our Additive Manufacturing brand is about to grow. Soon, we will launch a new website devoted to additive manufacturing for industrial applicatons, and we will expand the publication that began as a small supplement into a full-size magazine. All of this will happen later this year. For now, stay apprised of these and other additive developments (and also give us a little encouragement) by joining us as one of the earliest followers of Additive Manufacturing on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Posted by: Peter Zelinski 31. August 2015

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Mark Norfolk

The largest ultrasonic additive manufacturing machine has a work envelope of 6 by 6 by 3 feet. Developed by Fabrisonic, the machine is being built by Ultra Tech Machinery, another Ohio company.

Mark Norfolk, president at Fabrisonic, will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference. His company makes an unusual additive manufacturing machine that builds parts without changing the state of the metal—read more here. The conference—October 20-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee—focuses on industrial applications of additive manufacturing. Learn more and register to attend at additiveconference.com.

And speaking of additive … our Additive Manufacturing brand is about to grow. Soon, we will launch a new website devoted to additive manufacturing for industrial applicatons, and we will expand the publication that began as a small supplement into a full-size magazine. All of this will happen later this year. For now, stay apprised of these and other additive developments (and also give us a little encouragement) by joining us as one of the earliest followers of Additive Manufacturing on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

Posted by: Peter Zelinski 26. August 2015

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Jason Jones

Jason Jones of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies accepted the International Additive Manufacturing Award for his company’s additive manufacturing head, which brings metal-layering capability to a standard CNC machine tool.

Jason Jones, cofounder of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference. His company won the first-ever International Additive Manufacturing Award for its development of a hybrid manufacturing head—read more about it here. The conference—October 20-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee—focuses on industrial applications of additive manufacturing. Learn more and register to attend at additiveconference.com.

And speaking of additive … our Additive Manufacturing brand is about to grow. Soon, we will launch a new website devoted to additive manufacturing for industrial applicatons, and we will expand the publication that began as a small supplement into a full-size magazine. All of this will happen later this year. For now, stay apprised of these and other additive developments (and also give us a little encouragement) by joining us as one of the earliest followers of Additive Manufacturing on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

« Prev | | Next »

We are inspired & innovative. IMTS is where solutions are found & professional goals are fulfilled. Register today!

Subscribe to these Related
RSS Blog Feeds

MMS ONLINE
Channel Partners
  • Techspex