Finding Time to “Play”
The chance to work on something other than work can not only improve morale, but also lead to new ideas and new opportunities for improving the manufacturing process.
Although useful, the machining parameters often found in cutting tool marketing material are no substitute for due diligence. “You have to view the tool as part of a system,” says William Fiorenza, die/mold product manager at Ingersoll Cutting Tools. “You need to invest time in understanding the capabilities of your tooling and in developing your programming skills.”