Tooling Up for Vertical Turning
Before adding its first CNC vertical turning lathe, this manufacturer researched cutting tools to determine which would complement the process and also be most effective on the parts and materials to be machined.
Medical Shapes a Shop
Medical job and contract shops face challenges—some unique to the market they serve—that push them to become more efficient. Learn about the efforts this shop has made to clear the hurdles it has encountered along the way.
MSC Opens Co-Headquarters
The distributor is co-locating in the Charlotte area to support its long-term business strategy and growth plans.
Tooling Solutions Strengthen Company Competitiveness
Developing a good relationship with a tooling supplier MSC has been beneficial for contract manufacturing shop HyPex. By working together, they have been able to lower the shop’s cost per part, reduce cycle times and increase tool life.
Vending System Benefits Go Beyond Tool Management
When management at Transfer Tool Products needed a way to track inventory levels and tool use, they relied on the CAP Vending Unit from MSC Industrial Supply. The vending machine has improved training, increased profits and freed floor space.
Tooling U to Train MSC Reps
MSC Industrial Supply Co. (Melville, New York), a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations products and services, has announced an agreement to create a co-branded certificate program with Tooling U, a Society of Manufacturing Engineers company that provides of online training for the manufacturing industry. Every member of MSC’s metalworking sales team will participate in the online training program.
The Savings from Tool Dispensing
Efficient ordering and restocking of cutting tools can save a shop downtime and inventory costs. Watch a video from Joe Gibbs Racing explaining how they use a tool dispensing system to avoid these costs.
Simple Retooling Brings Significant Savings
Changing to Accupro cutting tools from MSC Industrial Supply and adjusting parameters accordingly enabled these shops to realize significant cost savings and productivity gains without fundamentally altering their operations.
Distributor Showcases Customer Solutions
The company features live Web demonstrations of the Vendor Managed Inventory (eVMI) and Customer Managed Inventory (CMI) systems on a large flat screen. These barcode scanning systems allow users to maintain full control of the ordering process and spending levels, and they improve productivity. Additionally, the company’s ToolBoss vending machine is part of its Competitive Advantage Program, which aims to drive costs out of the manufacturing process, the company says.