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Published: 3/17/2020

How to Practice Stage Two Thinking in Your Machine Shop
Responsible decision-making requires thinking beyond the initial benefits to consider how a change ripples throughout the machine shop’s operations and culture.

Published: 2/7/2020

A Sense of Purpose and Belonging: People Drive Company Growth
Tips for creating an employee-centric business. 

Published: 2/5/2020

Acquire to Hire: This New York Manufacturer Sees Buying Shops as the Best Way to Add Staff
Designatronics’ CEO says, “We can access a few million dollars more business” with each skilled machining employee who can perform complex setups and other sophisticated work from day one.

Published: 1/22/2020

Communication Clears Machine Monitoring's Morale Hurdles
When pen-and-paper methods of tracking job efficiency left AccuRounds’ engineers and managers in the dark, the shop switched to MachineMetrics. But machine monitoring brought morale challenges along with it. 

Published: 1/11/2020

Engineers and Manufacturers Invited to Take Part in Girl Day
DiscoverE encourages manufacturers to take part in Girl Day, a day for introducing school-aged girls to engineering careers through hands-on activities.

Published: 1/1/2020

Does Your Machine Shop Need a Human Resources Professional?
Straton Industries employs a full-time HR person as part of its staff of 78. The owner now realizes the shop could have benefited from this help even when the staff was much smaller. Companies overlook the value and importance of this role.

Published: 12/24/2019

Helping New Engineers Understand Manufacturing
Priorities, processes and personnel are three things new engineers must understand about the shop floor.

Published: 6/12/2019

5 Things New CNC Operators Must Know
These subjects are the building blocks of training newcomers on a specific CNC machine tool.

Published: 12/4/2019

Advanced CNC Training Program Teaches In-Demand Skills
According to these three educational program managers, the Siemens LEAP program gives students experience with basic to advanced CNC machining techniques that employers are using in their shops.

Published: 12/3/2019

Technology’s Effect on Young Manufacturers
It might be easy to see the productivity advantages created by IIoT tools, but don’t overlook the impact they can have on workforce development.