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Business Solutions

Welcome to Business Solutions Center where you can find answers, ideas and best practices for running your CNC Shop. In the Business Solutions Center Gosiger will offer unique and effective solutions to help power your business.

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5 Ways to Lead Your CNC Shop to Greater Productivity

Oct 8, 2018 8:28:29 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 8, 2018 8:28:29 AM

We talk a great deal about management skills in manufacturing. In fact, many job titles include the word “manager”: Production Manager, Plant Manager, Shift Manager, Parts Manager – you get the idea. The fact is, if your job includes overseeing people as well as things, you need more than basic management skills to be truly successful. You need to be a leader.

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Topics: cnc shop management, leadership

Why 5-axis Machines Make Sense for Almost Every CNC Shop

Apr 20, 2018 11:26:55 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 20, 2018 11:26:55 AM

 

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Topics: 5-Axis

Additive Manufacturing is More Than 3D Printing

Jan 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

Removing material from a workpiece to make a part or product is a cornerstone of manufacturing, and has been for centuries. Today, in addition to these traditional subtractive processes, manufacturers are looking for opportunities to use additive techniques as well.

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Topics: Manufacturing, 3D Printing

Okuma User Tips: OSP-P300L 3D Graphics Tool

Jan 25, 2018 2:10:24 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 25, 2018 2:10:24 PM

 

Okuma’s OSP-P300 CNC control is filled with user-friendly tools to make any machining process easier and more efficient. For example, the Easy Operation run screen displays all operator functions on one screen, and the shared database eliminates redundant data entry.

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Topics: Okuma, OSP-P300 Control

The Nigerian Prince is Still Out There & He’s After Your Shop’s Data

Jan 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 12, 2018 1:18:00 PM

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Scam artists have been exploiting the power of the Internet from its very beginning. Lately, you see fewer of the signature bogus emails written in broken or misspelled English promising big rewards if you just send money now. This doesn’t mean these phishing schemes have gone away, they’ve simply become more sophisticated.

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Topics: Security, CNC Machine Shops

Update on Passwords: We’re Doing it all Wrong

Jan 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Now that so much of our personal information has been hacked by cyber criminals, being concerned about password security may seem like closing the proverbial barn door after the horses ran off.

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Topics: Security, Technology

7 Ways to Hire Better Employees

Dec 29, 2017 1:28:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 29, 2017 1:28:00 PM

 

Hiring new employees for your manufacturing business can be frustrating. As one shop owner put it: “First you have to find someone who has the right technical skills. Then they have to pass the background check and drug tests. If you hit the trifecta, you hire them on the spot. The problem is, you won’t know if they’re really good until they’re on the job.”

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Topics: Managing Employees, Hiring

7 Keys to a Successful Family Business

Dec 1, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 1, 2017 12:15:00 PM

 

 

A number of privately owned manufacturing businesses in the U.S. have more than one family member on the payroll. That’s not surprising when you consider that many people who start or buy a business do so for the good of their family.

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Topics: Management

Reinvigorating American Manufacturing

Nov 17, 2017 8:56:04 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 17, 2017 8:56:04 AM

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan visited one of our customers to highlight how the upcoming proposed tax reform plan can benefit manufacturers. During his speech, Speaker Ryan pointed to a robotically loaded cell designed and built by Gosiger Automation as well as a BTB transfer machine. These are the types of investments that will benefit from the new tax code and help to reinvigorate American manufacturers.

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Topics: Gosiger Automation, High Volume, Laws and Acts, 2017

Should You Ever Let a Customer Go?

Oct 20, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 20, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Every so often you may find it necessary to fire an unproductive or troublesome employee. It’s never a pleasant situation but you recognize that, if done properly, it’s ultimately in the best interests of everyone involved.

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Topics: Marketing