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Edge Preparation Honing Process

Posted on March 25th, 2020
edge honing

You’ve may have heard the joke about the person who is not the sharpest tool in the shed. This illustrates the quandary of someone who is unprepared or simply not up to the task. For those in the manufacturing industry, it’s easy to see the connection. A tool that’s not kept well-maintained, sharp and functional is a liability and could even be dangerous. Prioritizing Maintenance Therefore, smart manufacturers make it a priority to keep manufacturing parts in good condition. This includes making it a priority to maintain well-honed, sharp and functional parts. The importance of a well-honed edge is a constant truth dating back to the earliest use of tools by our ancestors. Without the use of technology or even a particularly large brain, these individuals intuitively understood a sharp cutting tool performs better. Dull tools require more effort and…

Military Veterans are a Match for Manufacturing

Posted on January 7th, 2020
manufacturing jobs

The skills gap continues to be an ongoing and critical issue for the manufacturing industry. There are jobs to fill but the industry is struggling to find workers versed in the newest skills such as AI (artificial intelligence), automation, robots and cobots, analytics and IoT (the Internet of Things) to name a few. Embracing a growing range of technologies, the industry continues to look forward, teaming with outside organizations to encourage the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in younger generations, but in the immediate the gap remains. A 2018 Skills Gap in Manufacturing Study from Deloitte cites technology as responsible for the creation of more jobs in the industry. This is a reverse from what was once feared that technology would decrease the number of available jobs in manufacturing. Deloitte’s study estimates 2.4 positions will be…