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Published: 11/2/2015

Increasing Production with Fewer Machines
Hanna Cylinders needed to shorten production lead times and speed deliveries. Replacing several of its legacy machines with Mazak machine tools helped to increase jobs shipped per month and brought production in-house, even with fewer overall machin...

Published: 5/8/2013

Machine Donation Helps Students
Methods Machine Tools has donated the use of a new vertical machining center and a turning center to Ivy Tech Community College’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (OAMTC) in Warsaw, Ind. as part of the Advanced Manufacturi...

Published: 4/19/2013

Tooling Solutions Strengthen Company Competitiveness
Developing a good relationship with a tooling supplier MSC has been beneficial for contract manufacturing shop HyPex. By working together, they have been able to lower the shop’s cost per part, reduce cycle times and increase tool life.

Published: 3/20/2013

NIMS Accreditation 2013 Update
So far, 2013 has brought a flurry of NIMS accreditation activity, including programs seeking accreditation and others pursuing renewal to an existing accreditation.

Published: 8/20/2012

Does This School Have the Formula for Mfg Education?
A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business. Students make parts for paying customers. The program is thriving, cash flow is strong, and local manufacturers can now hire recent graduates who already have experi...

Published: 2/14/2011

Cell Works the Night Shift
At this aerospace and medical component manufacturer, a Doosan HMC paired with a flexible pallet magazine and cell controller from Fastems has increased production and part quality while eliminating variation throughout the production chain.

Published: 2/14/2011

ERP Synergizes Disparate Departments, Applications
Despite access to a sophisticated ERP system, this company still used manual methods for managing critical resources. Expanding its use of that system has streamlined operations and synergized disparate software applications and departments.

Published: 4/14/2010

Startup Takes 21st Century Approach To Business
Starting a new machine shop takes persistence and dedication. Although the founder of this startup had no shortage of either, he was aided by an online sourcing platform that eased the process of finding work, building relationships with customers a...

Published: 7/20/2009

Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Whether the goal is lights-out production or simply maintaining a more refined machining process, monitoring systems and software can contribute a great deal to accomplishing success.

Published: 1/21/2009

By My Calculations...
Access various calculators to assist in better shop management practices.