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Teaming Up in the Swiss Shop
This company capitalizes on employee empowerment and creativity to strengthen the work environment, improve production numbers and exceed customer expectations.
Virtual Training Helps High Schools Teach Real-World CNC Skills
Machine Training Solutions is paving the way to bring virtual CNC training and mentoring to high school honors students.
The Acquisition Next Door
A Chicago-area maker of mechanical seals purchased the die maker adjacent to it in the same building. The seal maker’s CEO says the way to expand is by capitalizing on the opportunities that come.
Growing the Waterjet Job Shop
The flexibility, capability and precision of the abrasive waterjet cutting process was the perfect match for this entrepreneur’s imagination, drive and boldness.
Titan Season 2
The reality TV show about a machining job shop is about to start a new season. But in a way, the show itself is part of a new season for its creator, Titan Gilroy, because the show came about only after some failure and success in his life had both ...
Employees and Automation in Harmony
For a well-known guitar maker, automation sets employees free, and product improvement engages those employees’ attention.
New to Swiss-Type Turning
What are some nuances to training a person to effectively operate a Swiss-type lathe? This shop offers some suggestions.
How One College Successfully Meets the Need for Trained Manufacturing Hands
One obstacle to training the next generation of machine operators and engineers is exposing them to the variety of machine types and controls they are likely to encounter when they are hired. A community college in Illinois has the answer—training m...
Will the Coalition Continue?
It almost certainly will. As the Whitehall Township Tooling Coalition nears the end of the tax incentive that led to its creation, this alliance of eight tool and die shops finds so much value in the partnership that the group is on track to last. H...
People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel
A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.