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If it Ain’t Broke, It May Need Fixing!

Some machine shops think routine machine tool maintenance is overrated. Bad idea. The big order’s running late. The lead programmer called in sick. Your best customer just texted, asking about the quote due last Tuesday. Who has time to worry about the slow drip of way lube from the back of the CNC lathe, or wonder if that slight buzz you hear from the horizontal machining center spells spindle problems?

Tackling the Skills Gap: Leveraging Millennials and Gen Z

There is not a lot that all manufacturers of every type and size have in common, but all struggle with same challenge—the skills gap and a changing workforce. John Hindman, Director, Learning and Performance Improvement at Tooling U-SME, shares how manufacturers can benefit from today’s multigenerational workforce.

New CAD/CAM Options Refine Metalcutting Ops

Latest software increases speed and usability, improves connectivity and AM capabilities With CAD/CAM software, machine operators and manufacturing engineers are always looking for the latest twists along the route to optimizing their metalcutting performance.

Canadian factory activity increases at faster pace in November

Canadian manufacturing activity expanded for the fifth straight month in November as output and new orders climbed. “Latest survey data shows encouraging signs at the Canadian manufacturing sector as it continues to recover from the second quarter downturn,” Shreeya Patel, an economist at IHS Markit, said in a statement.