“Lucky for me, I not only found my passion, but the opportunity to support all areas of the business as a key sales person, engineer, R&D inventor, manager and a leader,” Monika says. On top of that, Harmon’s complete support allowed her to develop an entirely new hot runner repair division within the company. “I
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Although Don Tocco, founder and president of D.L. Tocco & Associates, has extensive development experience in automotive manufacturing plants across the U.S., that is not why he’s on this edition of “Autoline After Hours.” Rather, it is because he is an artist. A sculptor, in particular. And Tocco’s busts have a bias
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Women of moldmaking, take note: If you own majority shares in your company and you run that company, you may want to consider having your company certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). A shareholder since the company's founding in 2000, Coleen Felstow became majority shareholder of Imlay City, Michigan-based injection molding company Imlay
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Automotive spending surges, and rapidly growing food/beverage spending also means more packaging. Article: 5/1/2017 Steven Kline, Jr. Director of Market Intelligence, Gardner Business Media Automotive Spending Surges 3 of Last 4 Months The real 10-year treasury rate was 0.92 percent in February, which was a slight decline from the month before and
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With a reading of 54.7, the Gardner Business Index showed that the moldmaking industry grew in March for the seventh time in eight months, although this was the first time in five months that the rate of growth decelerated. Even so, the last time the rate of growth was this fast was three years ago.  New orders increased for the third month in
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Millennials, composed of employees age 18 to 34, have different expectations of their employers. They’ve been raised in a digital age of the internet and social media, and this has brought expectations of transparency, feedback and ever-updated technology. Blog Post: 11/9/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Production
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PlastiComp, for one, has added production capability to meet increasing demand. That thermoplastic composites have been on a thriving road is no surprise. The long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) arena has been one of great interest, starting with long glass fibers, expanding to both long carbon fiber and hybrids of glass/carbon. Often selected for its
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Corrosion test coupons ensure repeatability and reproducibility when performing laboratory corrosion testing. New Product: 5/1/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing All CX-series corrosion coupons include a Certificate of Analysis, come pre-cleaned, and are ready to use. Q-PANEL test substrates are a consistent and
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Past presidents were honored at the event, and attendees heard a presentation on the history of the MAMF and other significant contributions to the finishing industry. Former presidents of the MAMF were brought up by President JR Candiloro to be honored at the dinner The Masters Association of Metal Finishers, which consists of finishing shops in
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Built to NEMA 4X for demanding applications, the S Series peristaltic pump from Stenner Pump is designed to interface with process control systems through multiple programmable inputs and outputs. New Product: 5/1/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing S Series peristaltic pump from Stenner Pump Built to NEMA 4X for
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Establishing optimum operational characteristics for finishing a specific part. The composition of media used depends on the part’s finish requirement and the speed with which the operation is to be performed. Image 1: a 10-inch vibratory bowl channel properly loaded to its full available depth. This optimizes this machine’s performance
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This article speaks to the success one shop had in automating its ERP system using a new software package. Blog Post: 11/17/2017 Chris Koepfer Editor-in-Chief, Production Machining Co-founder Helen
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The latest reading set a record high not experienced since before 2012.   Blog Post: 11/16/2017 Michael Guckes Senior Economist, Gardner Intelligence Registering 57.0 for October, the
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CNC Slotting Tools that fit driven broaching units can significantly improve cycle times for production broaching by eliminating a second setup. Blog Post: 11/15/2017 Chris Felix Senior Editor,
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At Makino’s North American Headquarters in Mason, Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 9., Zoller’s Z.connect workshop demonstrated the Smile and Venturion presetting and measuring machines
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The hostilities of World War I ended officially at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 1918. I mention this because Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day and as
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