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2017 February


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Focus on Profitability
  Productivity Corner

The Value of Emotional Intelligence

The quality that can make the difference in being a dependable, capable leader.

 

5 Ways to Brighten Your Facility

LED lighting is designed for efficiency and outstanding performance but also learn of it's rapidly expanding potential.

 

     

10 Tips to Improve Material Handling

Improving your manufacturing material handling can help reduce the cost of inventory and production, and enhance efficiency.

 

How to Prioritize Like a CEO in Manufacturing

6 simple tips to increase your productivity by learning how to delegate and prioritize projects to employees.

     

Manufacturing Costs for Business Success

Pricing strategies are important when understanding how to target markets and stay a step ahead of competitors.

  How Can Manufacturing Execution Systems Boost Productivity
Learn how MES is a smart investment for companies to improve their performance through detailed real-time data.   
     

 5 Secret Ways to Increase Sales
Learn how to improve profitability by creating a successful sales plan to boost 

 revenue.  

 

 

 5 Tips for New Project Managers
Knowing how to prioritize projects is important when managing a manufacturing team. Learn how to improve production efficiency.

     

Analyzing Big Data
Understanding big data will help businesses control the quality of their manufacturing. Using an Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system can help save overhead cost.

  Smart Manufacturing
What drives your leadership team? In the field of manufacturing, it is important to understand how your team is driven to maximize employees work performance.
     
supply-managementLessons in List Management
Supply chain efficiency is crucial for growth and success in manufacturing. Learn how demand modeling can help with managing inventory.
  work-cultureHow to Improve Work Culture
Team members want to feel encouraged to go above and beyond at work. By providing guidance and constructive criticism, employees can improve work performance. 
     
maintenance-costsShould You Measure Maintenance Costs?
Avoid the extensive and costly administration required when dealing with maintenance and work orders.
  employee-benefits5 Ways to Engage Your Manufacturing Employees
Employees that are engaged in their job are happy employees. Find out what keeps your manufacturing workers happy.
     
manufacturing-challenges4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Changing Manufacturers
Thinking about changing manufacturers? Stop! Ask yourself these four questions to avoid any challenges and save money.
  future-workforceHow to Ensure a Skilled Future Workforce
Discover tips on how to develop a robust workforce with the skills necessary to manufacture products in your plant.
     
4 Keys to Business Sustainability
A majority think that buying at  the lowest cost is the primary way to sustain their business. See how the cost holds up to long-term vs short-term.
  3 Ways to Get More Women in Manufacturing
Women comprise 47% of the overall labor force, but for women in manufacturing, it’s just 27%. 
     
The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication
Don't overlook this simple solution that can have a positive impact on profitability.
  How to Become Energy Efficient in Manufacturing
Manufacturers need to understand energy use and identify the ways to keep costs as low as possible.
Buying New vs. Used Equipment
With technology changing at a dramatic pace, entrepreneurs may assume that buying the newest products is the best option. But that's not always the case. 
  Workforce Tips for Manufacturers
As a manufacturer, you don't want workers - you want company ambassadors. You want a team of employees who are enthusiastic about their careers.
How Buyers Can Achieve Cost Savings in Manufacturing
Buyers do more than place orders with vendors; they research with suppliers, negotiate deals and ensure the best deals.
  5 Tips on How to Become an Innovative Engineer
Rocket scientist Brett Hoffstadt shares five tips for becoming more innovative as an engineer.
9 Tips to Making the Right Equipment Purchase
A bad purchase can hurt your ability to compete. Analyze the pros and cons of every purchase.
  System Efficiency Through Air Quality Control
Monitoring contaminants in compressed air can keep sensitive and expensive equipment operating for longer periods and help diagnose trends.
     
Design Tips   Technology News

7 Tips to Creating Your First Prototype

Prototype evaluation using 3D models bring your vision to life.

 

Practical Project Encourages Future Welders

A high school project has students use real life math skills while practicing their vocation.

 

Metal Bellows 101

Metal bellows are an essential component in demanding sensing and sealing applications in machining. There is a broad range of applications in motion design for the use of metal bellows.

 

 

Virtual Reality Will Impact the Future of Factory Floor Planning

Virtual reality will change the future of floor planning in warehouses and give customers access to engage in virtual environments.

 

     
Proper Design Tips for Functional Sheet-Metal Design
Did you know 30% to 50% of manufacturers spend their time fixing errors? Learn how to close this gap with the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) strategy while developing sheet-metal designs.
  New Framework for Creating Global Additive Manufacturing Standards
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and ASTM International have established the Additive Manufacturing Standards Development Structure. The new standards are an effort to accelerate the application of new technologies. 
     
Packaging Design Rules You Need for Distribution
Smart packaging design is a long-term investment which can decrease maintenance cost for a business.
 
  How Industry 4.0 is Changing the Future
How is technology evolving manufacturing? Learn how Industry 4.0 will influence machining the next year.
     
Design Techniques for Proper Injection Moulding
Learn 9 cost-effective design tips to ensure proper use of plastic materials.
  Robots Rising in Manufacturing
Robots are predicted to take over the assembly line and help increase the speed of mass production.
     
17 Tips for Designing Cost Effective Machined Parts
Save money by learning multiple design tips that will improve your company's productivity
  Farmers Get a Head Start on Tomorrow's Technology
High-tech sensors and maps are used to help farmers track activity at each location.
12 Tips for Better Cylinder Selection
Learn how to design quality hydraulic cylinders that improve performance, last longer, and cost less.
  New Screw Game-Changer for OEMs
Increase your corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating with these new screws. 
Machining: What You Must Know!
Find out which factors in today's machines and cutting tools must be considered to succeed.
  Free App Saving Workers Time
Don't waste time calculating the parameters of hydraulic cylinders when this free app will do it for you! 
Choosing the Right Metal Bellows
How to specify different bellows and how to choose the right one.
  Top 5 Advances in Medical Technology
Engineering and medicine come together as the medical device industry is making things easier, effective, and cheaper.
4 Tips for Stronger Blind-Rivet Joints
Four rules that are unique when assembling the commonly used blind rivet fastener.
  Bringing the DeLorean Back
The DeLorean is going back into production for the first time since 1982.
Sheet Metal Allowance for Curved Parts
 A series of universal equations to calculate and conduct a test bend.
  More Autonomous Cars on Public Roads in 2016
Reports suggest that autonomous vehicles could penetrate the market as early as 2017.
How to Avoid 'Dieseling' in Hydraulic Cylinders
Stop hydraulic cylinder rod seals from leaking and improve expected service life. 
  New Medical Technology Reveals Veins Beneath Skin
A hand-held device that can reveal the veins beneath a patient's skin. 
Tips for Maximizing Cylinder Performance
Design engineers should consider many factors to properly size an actuator.
  25 Best Smart Device Apps for Engineers
 These apps are making it a whole lot easier for engineers to get their job done out in the field.