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5 Ways To Overcome Resistance To Change

November 10, 2017

Success in manufacturing is often the result of continuous improvements to both business and production processes. Our customers demand increasingly higher quality products delivered quickly and cost-effectively. This means we must constantly seek new methods and technologies to reduce

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Why CNC Machine Workers Shouldn’t Fear Industry 4.0

September 22, 2017

As U.S. manufacturers continue to find ways to make parts better, faster and at less cost, there is always a concern that factory jobs will become extinct. More sophisticated CNC machine tools, robotic automation and alternative technologies such as 3D printing fuel this concern. However, all

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5 Things You Need To Know About Industry 4.0

February 17, 2017

Much is being said about a fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) and what it bodes for the future of manufacturing. To put it in context, each of the preceding three centuries have seen dramatic shifts in the way technology impacts our world:

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Here’s How American Manufacturers See The State Of Metalworking

February 3, 2017

Practical Machinist online community and industrial equipment supplier Grainger conducted a survey in early 2016 to find out how metalworking manufacturing is changing.

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What It Takes To Be A High Performing CNC Shop

October 7, 2016

This is the sixth year that Gardner Business Media, has surveyed CNC shops to find the strongest performers and determine what they are doing to rise to the top of the list. As in the past, there are many statistics that reveal a significant difference between how the top 20% of shops operate

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The Cobots are Coming! The Cobots are Coming!

September 30, 2016

Science fiction films dating back to Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic, Metropolis, have long warned that robotic machines may eventually surpass and dominate their human inventors. While there is no doubt that robots and robotic devices are getting smarter, that artificial intelligence continues to

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What, Exactly is IIoT (or Industry 4.0) and What Does it Mean for You?

September 2, 2016

Additive manufacturing is touted as the next paradigm shift in manufacturing. The concept of building up material to make parts, versus thousands of years of subtracting or forming metal to manufacture these parts is, indeed, an event of seismic proportions.

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An Easy Way To Keep Your Okuma CNC Running Smoothly

August 19, 2016

Just like a car or truck, CNC machines require routine maintenance to keep them in top form. A well maintained machine tool will perform at peak efficiency and reduce costly breakdowns that interrupt production. Performing routine maintenance, as required, will also prolong the life of the

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Newest Multi Spindle Machine Technology Now Available

June 24, 2016

With 135 years of machine tool experience behind it, Schütte CAM or CNC multi spindle machines have the rigidity, speed and accuracy to handle complex parts and challenging materials.

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5 Ways Technology & Culture Will Shape Future Manufacturing

May 6, 2016

Changes in our everyday life and in manufacturing are happening faster than ever before. In the world of CNC machining it’s not as much about the number of new technologies emerging as it is about the rate of advancement in existing technologies and the cultural changes of a new generation of

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