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Benchmark Survey:  Metal Cutting Performance Tackling the Top 5 Operating Challenges in the Metal Cutting Industry

Industrial Metal Cutting Blog

Fri Mar 10 2017 / Uncategorized,
The idea of moving your fabrication shop over from traditional manufacturing to lean manufacturing can seem a bit daunting, but in today’s competitive market, it’s almost necessary. Even high-mix shops are finding ways to get lean and, in turn, are reaping the rewards of efficiency and reduced waste. Knowing where to start is often a […]

Sun Mar 05 2017 / Metal Service Centers, best practices, industry news, LIT, maintaining talent, operator training, productivity, quality, skills gap, strategic planning,
Data from the U.S. Labor Department continues to show that the skills gap is real. As reported here by the Wall Street Journal, the number of open manufacturing jobs has been rising since 2009, and 2016 registered the highest number in the past 15 years. Why does this continue to be an issue? According to […]

Wed Mar 01 2017 / General Metals Industry, agility, blade failure, blade life, blade selection, customer service, industry news, LIT, strategic planning,
As we reported in last month’s blog, experts consider aerospace to be one of the strongest industries. In one report from the Metal Service Center Institute, Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at the Teal Group Corporation, said that aerospace was the only industry that saw growth acceleration through the recession and that the civil […]