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Published: 11/19/2012

Software Standardizes Measurement Communication
Efficient communication between disparate measurement devices and brands is the reason for PC-DMIS’s development. It is and continues to be driven and refined by users’ needs in the shop.

Published: 10/17/2012

Committed to Kaizen
This shop has made a strong commitment to kaizen, so much so that it devotes five percent of company time to continuous improvement activities. This has led to multiple ideas that have enabled the shop to become more efficient and effective.

Published: 9/19/2012

Beyond Parts from Prints
Domaille Engineering applies design for manufacturability (DFM) principles to both its own product line and the contract work it performs for others. For the latter, DFM enables it to provide customers with much more than accurately machined parts.

Published: 8/17/2012

Lean from the Beginning
How would you design a new plant if you could begin today? Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is a major manufacturing site that was planned from the outset with the expectation that continuous improvement would always be part of its culture.

Published: 7/19/2012

Video: Perspectives on Cardinal Manufacturing
An innovative high school vocational manufacturing program has students doing production work for paying customers.

Published: 5/24/2012

Visual Remote Troubleshooting
Manufacturers of all kinds are being challenged to deliver new products in record time using an increasingly complex internal and external supply chain that includes experts who are located all over the world.

Published: 3/13/2012

Upon Further (A3) Review
Using lean manufacturing’s A3 problem-solving process, Genesis Attachments found that magnetic workholding could provide greater benefits than simply getting parts on and off machines faster.

Published: 1/11/2012

Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today
A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

Published: 11/21/2011

Machine Shop Marketing
How will you connect with your next customer? Two contract shops describe methods that seem to work.

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.