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Published: 6/15/2015

How One College 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—trai...

Published: 6/1/2015

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...

Published: 4/27/2015

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.

Published: 4/15/2015

Using Wet Blasting to Boost Tool Performance
It is well known that the geometry of a tool’s cutting edge is a key factor in its efficiency. Increasing edge radius generally extends tool life by helping it to remove metal more efficiently.

Published: 3/31/2015

Going Live on a Vertical Lathe
For this company, investing in live tooling and a high-pressure coolant system on a pair of new CNC vertical lathes eliminated setups, increased throughput and led to safer material handling on the shop floor.

Published: 1/14/2015

Fast and Precise Tool Identification
The use of industrial identification in tool handling not only saves time and costs during recording, transmission and management of the tool data, but also increases manufacturing quality and machine tool productivity.

Published: 11/18/2014

Family Business Finds ERP Software Tailored to its Needs
When Jim Roberts and the rest of the management team at Roberts Automatic Products decided that they had to purchase an ERP software system for their growing company, it was anything but an easy decision.

Published: 10/21/2014

Strengths First, Skills Later
The best indicators of a manufacturing employee’s success might be attributes that don’t appear on a résumé.

Published: 9/1/2014

Improvement Is Not Optional
No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.

Published: 9/1/2014

From Media to Manufacturing
Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing a...

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