“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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With manufacturing processes evolving, 3D CAM software is an essential requirement to keep modern machine shops up and running. The CNC Machinist Calculator Pro, a machining calculator app for smartphones, is designed to make quick calculations on the fly. Blog Post: 8/22/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining The CNC
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DMG MORI’s Cincinnati Grand Opening is being held at the company’s 14,500-square-foot Cincinnati Technology Center on August 15-17 and features a showroom for test cuts and demos by 18 individuals, including nine in service, three in applications, and six in sales. Blog Post: 8/16/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production
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According to Todd Palmer, PM’s “About Your Business” contributor, there are five accountability pitfalls that business leaders should avoid if they want a high-performance organization. Blog Post: 8/15/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Todd Palmer, PM's "About Your Business" contributor. From Todd
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As a new assistant editor for Production Machining, it was very educational for Bart Bishop to visit Positrol Workholding and get a behind-the-scenes tour of its operation. Blog Post: 8/10/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Positrol Workholding does turning and milling then sends away for heat treating, with
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The August issue of Production Machining features emphasis topics of Swiss-Type Machining and Parts Cleaning, with special Aerospace coverage. Check out the Digital Issue here! Blog Post: 8/9/2017 Chris Felix Senior Editor, Production Machining PM’s August Digital Edition is now available.   Production Machining’s August Digital
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In stepping up to the plate and investing in an Okuma turning cell, Mr. Meyer demonstrates that sometimes change is necessary. Blog Post: 8/7/2017 Lori Beckman Managing Editor, Production Machining In only a year, Toolcraft LLC had evolved from being a manual shop to running a sophisticated production cell. Owner Steve Meyer admits he is not
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Westec 2017: Mastercam 2018 introduces new 2D/3D milling features, design improvements, turning and mill-turn enhancements, and more. Blog Post: 8/23/2017 Edited by Jedd Cole Associate
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Siemens recently cut the ribbon to its expanded Technical Application Center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For training purposes, the facility offers three milling machines, a turning center, and
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The presidents of three Top Shop manufacturing companies explain why benchmarking their businesses is important in this short video. Matt Wardle of JD machine says benchmarking acts as a review of how
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Here’s an article that discusses some of the tools and techniques that are available to help shops accomplish successful execution of this sometimes tricky operation of drilling deep holes. Blog
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The Gardner Business Intelligence (GBI) Production Machining index registered 53.1 for July. The index is more than 20 percent above its July value from one year ago.Blog Post: 8/14/2017 Michael
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