“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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The accompanying image is not an automotive product: Yet it is something that can transport a person at speeds of up to 50 mph. It’s a surfboard. Specifically, a “Rhino Chasers”-style surfboard, which is used by riders who go after the big waves. Or make that Big Waves. These can be as high as 100 feet. So the Rhino Chasers board
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John Bozzelli’s workshop; RocTool’s Open House; an interview with Bruce Main; and insights from conference co-chairs Matt Naitove and Tony Deligio. If you weren’t among those that traveled to Charlotte in the first week of April for Molding 2017, we’ve compiled some video and social media highlights below. For the second
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Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, announces the launch of ColorReaderPRO, a professional color matching device. New Product: 4/17/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing Features include device storage up to 10,000 colors and the ColoReader mobile app available for both iPhone and Android.
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The competition seeks to develop superior finish on carbon fiber composites. News: 4/20/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing The competition seeks to develop superior finish on carbon fiber composites. BASF kicked off its third annual North American science competition on April 3, which focuses on creating a superior
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I revisit an ultrasonic cleaning article to explain six main ideas that jumped out at me as points for shops to remember when selecting ultrasonic equipment. Blog Post: 1/22/2018 Lori Beckman Managing
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Read an article about how to keep a machine tool spindle and its cutting tool shank clean—not for show, but for accuracy. Blog Post: 1/19/2018 Chris Koepfer Editor-in-Chief, Production
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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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TOMZ is a Connecticut shop that has begun using a new lock nut wrench and is enjoying its benefits on the shop floor where its operators are wearing significantly fewer bandages on their
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