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Published: 11/12/2012

Moving in with a Customer
Shop owner Chris Nachtmann has established a close relationship with one of his biggest customers. In fact, he moved his operation inside that customer’s facility a couple years ago. Now, he’s making greater strides to invest in and grow his busines...

Published: 3/20/2012

Shop Gains Process Control with Automation
Eliminating variability from the manufacturing flow is a goal for most shops. Automation can allow reallocation of resources to accomplish this.

Published: 2/21/2012

Communication Among Workcell Components
An Ethernet-based system acts as a conduit for relaying operational data between the programming software, controller, bar feeder, machine tool and parts unloader.

Published: 11/17/2011

Profiting with Shop Management Software
Once all employees can see how process changes can benefit them, implementation becomes easier and efficiency soars.

Published: 10/20/2011

From Setup to Final Pass: CNC Tool Management
With today’s high-powered and graphic-intense CNC, operators have everything under control, all on one screen.

Published: 10/17/2011

Making Lean Connections
When Nilpeter embarked on a lean initiative 14 months ago, no one at the printing press manufacturer had any inkling that they had already taken an important first step.

Published: 9/15/2011

The Need to Know Is Basic
An MTConnect-enabled monitoring system gives this shop a clear and simple picture of machine tool usage.

Published: 8/18/2011

Automated Production on HMCs Requires Automated Gaging
An innovative approach to automated gaging helps deal with a fundamental challenge inherent to a flexible, multi-machine environment: Many machines with many operations multiply the chances for error.

Published: 7/25/2011

Determine Equipment Effectiveness
Keeping the "green" lights on is the goal of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Published: 4/18/2011

iPads Keep Supervisors on the Shop Floor
Having fully interactive access to shopfloor control software enables supervisors at metal finishing and repair job shop to monitor shop activities and make better decisions on the spot.