Growing Pains: A Process for Cutting Ties with Long-Time EmployeesBy: Jim Carr, President and CEO, CARR Machine & Tool
When your business is growing but a certain employee is not, it may be time to let them go. However, first stepping the employee through a process that includes warning and conversation with them is crucial.
Precision Ground Barstock: How It Is Manufactured, Benefits to Your ShopBy: Miles Free
Understanding the benefits provided by precision centerless ground barstock can help you avoid false economy and optimize the work you quote by maximizing benefits to your manufacturing process and customer.
Meeting Stringent Cleaning Goals With Modular Ultrasonic SystemBy: Doris Schulz, owner of Schulz Presse and journalist
A knee implant manufacturer implements an advanced cleaning system that meets its tight cleaning requirements, including documenting, validating and tracing the entire cleaning process.
Contest Seeks Innovative End-Use 3D Printed PartsBy: Stephanie Hendrixson
The Cool Parts Showcase is looking for 3D printed components that are currently in use or show promise as future solutions.
Applying a Healthy Approach to Employee InvestmentBy: Lori Beckman
Service Center Metals’ on-site health center offers its employees and their families free same-day health care and, in return, the employer is gaining many benefits including a healthier workforce and attracting potential employees.
Getting More Production From Swiss Turning Centers
Buying a new CNC Swiss turning center is a substantial investment. For the best return, look closely for capabilities that enable the best utilization of the machine.
How Small Machine Shops Can Fight Supply Chain ProblemsBy: Sandy Moffat, Chief Market Officer, CNC Software, LLC
Supply chain disruptions are still presenting challenges in manufacturing. This article examines the effects on aerospace, automotive and medical industries. It also covers ways that machine shops can be successful securing work despite the challenges created by the supply chain.
Overcoming 3 Common Challenges With Automated Particle CountingBy: Peter Feamster, product management director, Jomesa North America
Facing difficulties while performing particle analysis is normal but should not be discouraging. Here are some ways to handle the most prevalent issues that can arise.
Why Are We Writing About a Shop Making Custom Baseball Bats?By: Derek Korn
I recently learned about a 153-year-old manufacturer that has produced billions upon billions of precision, metal pins which started another business making one-off wooden baseball bats. (Like I asked it to do for me and you’ll see at this year’s Precision Machining Technology Show). Here I explain why it’s worth the time to read that article.
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It’s Showtime!By: Derek Korn
The 12th edition of the biennial Precision Machining Technology Show starts today. What might you discover there? What might I discover there?
PMTS 2023 Product Preview: WorkholdingEdited by Angela Osborne
Learn about some of the latest workholding solutions that will be on display at PMTS 2023.
PMTS 2023 Product Preview: ToolholdersEdited by Angela Osborne
Learn about some of the latest toolholder solutions that will be on display at PMTS 2023.