“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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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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The IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) has announced a new audit strategy focused on 13 issues, from foreign company reporting requirements to shareholder stock basis in S corporations, which it believes will generate the most tax revenue using the remaining agency resources from the Congressional budget cuts. The LB&I
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There is a paradigm shift in the European tool and moldmaking industry, believes professor Thomas Seul, vice president for research and transfer at the University of Applied Science in Schmalkalden, Germany, and president of the Association of German Tool and Mould Makers (VDWF). Just 20 years ago, tool and moldmaking companies in Germany and
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Todd Palmer argues in his “About Your Business” column that human capital is valuable, and he breaks down five workforce trends that can play a part in a company’s fiscal year. Blog Post: 1/16/2018 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining PM contributor Todd Palmer says workplace stress can actually be a positive as it
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MachineMetrics Inc. provides machine monitoring software that helps manufacturers make decisions based on real-time data, in one case helping a shop to gain almost 20-percent improvement in machine usage in the first year of use. Blog Post: 1/11/2018 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Real-time dashboards provide an at-a-glance
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In Chris Felix’s article “Consistency with Indirect Extrusion,” three Sapa Extrusions employees sat down with PM to discuss how their shop benefited from enhancing the quality of its line of aluminum extrusions and analyzing the consistency of its products. Blog Post: 1/4/2018 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production
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This applicable to registration for the organization’s second annual Re/Focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit. Honoring Earth Day 2017 this past Saturday, PLASTICS, in partnership with the sustainability division of SPE, offered attendees $50 off of registration to its upcoming Re/Focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit using the
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One of the hottest vehicle segments right now—and for the foreseeable future—is the midsize crossover, and within that category, the premium/luxury subset, with vehicles like the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Lincoln MKX, is doing particularly well. One crossover that has been doing well for Buick pretty much since the first generation
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Chemetall is set to present on optimizing aqueous cleaning washers and subsequent rust protection at PMTS/PCx. News: 4/21/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing Chemetall is set to present on optimizing aqueous cleaning washers and subsequent rust protection at PMTS/PCx. Chemetall, global surface treatment supplier and a
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Here’s your chance to look back on some of the hottest topics from 2017! This is my annual year-in-review of the Top 10 blog posts from Production Machining, covering some of the most popular
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Hearing real-life examples of challenges, problems and pressures that always accompany the manufacturer of technically challenging precision metal components helps customers relate to your company.
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In January, Production Machining features our annual Buyer’s Guide. In print or online, this valuable resource provides supplier information for nearly 120 product categories. Blog Post:
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December closes above 2017’s record-breaking average reading level.   Blog Post: 1/9/2018 Michael Guckes Chief Economist, Gardner Intelligence     Registering 56.6 for December,
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The 2018 Top Shops online benchmarking survey is now open, and you’re invited to participate. Participation is easy and fast with your information held in confidence. Blog Post: 1/5/2018 Chris
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