Chief Executive of NACFAM Testifies Before House Science Subcommittee
Advanced technologies are requiring a higher level of education for workers, and the pool of workers available for manufacturing continues to shrink, Eric Mittelstadt, chief executive officer of the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing said in testifying before the House Science & Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Mittelstadt testified in hearings on the role of community colleges and industry in meeting the demand for skilled production workers and technicians in the 21st century economy.
Monitor In The Here And Now
Know what is happening right now on your shop floor, what happened five minutes ago, and what is likely to happen in the next few minutes. Then you can respond immediately to changes or problems in your manufacturing processes while creating and maintaining key performance indicators that will help you to optimize those processes.
Alive and Well In Automotive
Think all high-volume automotive work is going off-shore? Think again. There's plenty of it out there, but you may need to initiate a few partnerships and incorporate some automated cells..
Mold Shop Leans On Software
Through lean manufacturing practices, continuous improvement and the use of special software shops can continually eliminate waste and tighten processes through their entire business cycles from quoting to delivery.
Horizontal Machining Centers
Shops machining a lot of automotive powertrain components, such as transmission, clutch and converter housings, valve bodies, pump housings, timing cases, cylinder blocks, and cylinder heads, should look into high-speed linear-motor machining centers.
Software for ERP and Maintenance Management
Not sure if you need a shop-management system. Get the answers to questions concerning software for enterprise resource planning and maintenance management.
WOW Project #102 - Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal Works
Issue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our business.
Vision: Implement lean and invest in cutting-edge machines and technology to reposition the company.
Results: Sales volume doubled, finished goods inventory was reduced 800%, lead times and set up times were cut in half, achieved ISO certification.
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- Best Kept Secrets to Improving Part Quality -- September 12, 2007 2:00 PM ET
|Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum|
Railroad gauge history and the space shuttle.
Fact or fiction?
Identify this old vise.
Some WWII history.
Early 20th century.
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- Best Practices in Electrode Selection: Maximum Profit Starts With the Process - September 25, 2007 @ 2:00 PM ET
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