Reshoring Success

In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in history, up 38 percent...

Preventing Risk, Protecting People

Machinery and machine guarding is one of the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) most cited violations year after year. In...

Reverse Engineering

Step 1: Determine Intent. How will this image be used? Do I anticipate any changes? What are your tolerance requirements? All these questions are paramount...

Improve Lead Time, Reduce Maintenance Costs

Siemens Large Drives motor factory in Norwood, Ohio recently made an investment to upgrade their manufacturing capabilities at the 117-year old facility. A new...

Avoiding Robotics Defeat

In 1984, The Learning Company released Robot Odyssey, which has been called the hardest computer game of all time with players having to program...

Remanufacturing Rises to Top of Machine Investment Strategies

Many manufacturers that have been in operation for decades struggle with similar questions when it comes to their older machines. Regular maintenance is a...

The Portable Lifting Solution

Founded in 1969 by Edwin Christensen, the original Sky Hook was developed as a solution for lifting chucks on and off of lathes. Four...

3 Reasons Machine Monitoring is A Priority

It’s September and something scary is happening. We don’t mean next month’s Halloween season – it’s 2019 coming up fast.Investments that have been considered...

The Changing Role of ERP in Manufacturing

ERP: The Financial Backbone of the Organization ERP systems were originally designed to be the transactional backbone of the enterprise. As such, they focused heavily on...

2 Steps for Safer Plasma Arc Cutting

When it comes to cutting or gouging metal, plasma is one of the safest methods you can use. However, care is still needed. After...