“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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In his “About Your Business” column Matthew Kirchner considers solutions to the challenge of finding qualified team members. Blog Post: 9/21/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining PM’s “About Your Business” contributor Matthew Kirchner. In the modern workplace, finding qualified team members is the
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“Shop Gears Up for Quality” looks at how Forest City Gear went from handwheels on an optical comparator to hitting cycle start on an automated, multi-feature measurement system. Blog Post: 9/15/2017 Chris Koepfer Editor-in-Chief, Production Machining Forest City Gear is well known in metalworking and especially gear making
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Gardner Business Media partners with VDW to present the Metalworking Growth Seminar on Sept. 21 during the EMO Hannover event.   Blog Post: 8/29/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining    Gardner Business Media is partnering with VDW to present the Metalworking Growth Seminar, an overview of the trends in
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Read an article about a shop that has implemented an ER collet wrench extension. The extension eliminates slippage and keeps the operator’s fingers out of harm’s way. Blog Post: 8/25/2017 Chris Koepfer Editor-in-Chief, Production Machining The collet wrench extension from Rego-Fix allows a deep reach between cutting tools to help the
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Production Machining has started a LinkedIn company page as the next step in the magazine’s continuous process of branching out across social media. Blog Post: 7/27/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Production Machining has started a LinkedIn company page. Production Machining has started a LinkedIn company page as the
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This Sept. 5-7, the inaugural Top Shops Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, will include general sessions, panel discussions and breakout presentations with speakers from across the industry.Blog Post: 7/18/2017 Bart Bishop Assistant Editor, Production Machining Modern Machine Shop hosts the inaugural Top Shops Conference, Sept. 5-7.
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The article “Five Process Security Tips When Parting Off” introduces five tips that shops can practice to help ensure that the part-off operation is consistently secure. Blog Post:
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Here’s a video with highlights of Okuma America Corporation’s Summer Showcase event, which included educational presentations and cutting demos on more than 15 machine tools. Blog Post:
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WESTEC, featuring the latest in advanced manufacturing technology, including precision machining, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, software and digital technologies, advanced materials,
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Blog Post: 9/7/2017 Michael Guckes Chief Economist, Gardner Business Intelligence The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Precision Machining Index registered 54.0 for July. This was up slightly from last
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Harry Moser’s Reshoring Initiative is teaming up with Plante Moran, a large accounting, tax and consulting firm, to launch a pivotal survey. Blog Post: 9/1/2017 Chris Koepfer
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