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The Importance of Positive Culture
One of the most significant developments I am seeing in manufacturing is a recognition of the potential value of fostering an encouraging culture for employees.
The Machinist Garden
The lettuce is growing great. But can this team of precision machining specialists get watermelon to grow in Connecticut?
Getting Ramped up on Swiss-Types
Swiss-type lathes present unique challenges to operators who aren’t familiar with them. Here are a few.
Under a Wing
The inspiration for this column came to me in the parking lot behind an extraordinary high school, where I learned about an extraordinary teaching lab.
A CNC Machine with Nine Controls
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...
You Are Already Paying for Training
Training saves cost in the form of higher efficiency and reduced rework. It’s just that the costs of not training are difficult to quantify, affecting the perception of training’s ROI.
What’s a Journeyman’s Card, Anyway?
Instead of a journeyman’s card, the apprenticeship program at Grob Systems offers a free associate degree as well as a paycheck and the possibility to launch a manufacturing career with the company.
Investing in Technology Is a Strategy. Figuring ROI Is a Strategic Tool.
This short article by Jeff Reinert, president of Index Corp., outlines the multi-step process for justifying an investment in the latest CNC machining technology. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) is a useful step in this process, but only ...
Shops Differ on Cellphone Policies
Is the distraction of cellphone and device use on the shop floor a problem in your facility? What restrictions should govern cellphone use in the shop? Various shop owners and managers commented on this question in Modern Machine Shop’s LinkedIn gro...
Welcome to Machining, Kris
Reading MMS’s encouragement to hire employees lacking in machining skills, this shop manager did exactly that. Now more than two months in, a new hire with a great attitude is succeeding at a CNC machining center.