Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.
August 12, 2015 | By Gerald Davis
Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through the creation of a hex nut and shows how this exercise can be applied to other threaded creations.
August 4, 2015 | By Tim Heston
Planning for your next commercial property tax assessment boils down to having the right information at the right time, and using the right strategy.
August 4, 2015 | By Dick Kallage
To attain high organizational energy, a company’s people need to be aware of the environment in which the company operates, and have the fitness and will to improve.
July 29, 2015 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith
West Virginia has launched an educational initiative designed to help welding instructors better prepare students for the workplace. Welder and educator Carlisle Smith explains the program, which is showing promising results.
July 21, 2015 | By Gerald Davis
Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of how to use CAD to address the inclusion of a flat-head screw and a countersink in a 3-D design..
July 20, 2015 | By Tim Heston
Indiana fabricator continues to grow thanks to technology and a small, dedicated staff. The small shop may prove the merits of giving people a second chance. It’s not just moral. For CB Fabricating, it’s not just moral; it’s good business.
July 15, 2015 | By Tim Heston
Automation and other advanced manufacturing technology have become the ticket for entry to compete in custom fabrication, but people still make the difference.
July 15, 2015 | By Dan Davis
Alexandra Industries, a producer and fabricator of aluminum extrusions in Alexandria, Minn., recognized the need to get involved in the local school district to boost the image of manufacturing in the eyes of students. But it didn't just volunteer to send over speakers. It heavily influenced the curriculum at the new high school and donated new manufacturing technology.
July 14, 2015 | By Tim Heston
Manufacturing execution systems manage schedules based not about assumptions on available capacity, but on data gathered directly from manufacturing equipment.
July 14, 2015 | By Jonathan W. Michael, JD
Fab shop owners may avoid succession planning. They may be too busy, or the decision may be difficult. But nobody lives forever, and not having a solid succession plan in place puts the future of the business at risk.
July 14, 2015 | By Dick Kallage
How will technology advancements affect the kind of skilled worker we will need in the future? And how many skilled workers will we need? The answers to these questions are of incredible importance to metalworking and manufacturing in general
July 6, 2015 | By Gerald Davis
Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using document management tools with a CAD workstation.
June 24, 2015 | By Jurgen Jost
Tube and pipe mills conventionally use a set of tooling for every tube or pipe diameter, and the tools are mounted to opposing stands. Cage forming provides an alternative forming process that uses a single set of tools.
June 23, 2015 | By Dick Kallage
To ensure every employee has a common view of what’s ideal versus what needs to be improved, a few hours of basic lean training can go a long way.
June 9, 2015 | By John Wold
Specialized press brake tooling increases productivity, reduces operator fatigue, solves problems