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Quality Scan: Using Metrology for a Competitive Advantage

Jeff Freeman


Manufacturing is one of the most challenging industries in the world of business. Foremost, it is highly competitive and attention to detail is crucial. Secondly, structural costs and regulatory compliance increase costs of doing business, leaving manufacturing companies continually looking for opportunities to reduce costs, improve productivity and increase profitability. Full Article

KT Engineering Thinks Ahead

Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson


Visitors to KT Engineering (Rancho Dominguez, CA) find a clean and orderly manufacturing area with an undercurrent of purpose-driven energy: CNC machinists clearly know the nuances of the equipment and the minutia of their tasks. Engineers walk briskly carrying SPC reports, slight furrows at their brows—countenances of concentration. Assemblers work adroitly, handling freshly finished parts with care. Machine tools buzz, coolant splashing their interior windows. All the elements—place, procedure, people, production—pulsate. Full Article

Turning to Technology to Confront Skills-Gap Issues

Edward Talerico, Industry and Strategy Director, Infor


The skills-gap issue in manufacturing has received considerable attention in the national press, but few sound countermeasures are being suggested, not to mention implemented. The aerospace and defense industry, always on the forefront of problem solving, is one of the few market segments that seem to be finding answers to this serious and complex problem. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Multipallet HMC Builds KanBan Performance

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Kenlee Precision Corp. (Baltimore, MD) knows very well the demands that blanket order contracts for multiple parts and different customers can place on a manufacturing operation. “Every week we release a myriad of parts for customers that require reduced lead times, exacting quantities and specifications, on-time delivery and of course, 100% quality,” said Kenneth Lewis Sr., owner of Kenlee Precision. Full Article

Lean Enterprise Institute Appoints James Morgan, PhD, as Senior Advisor for Product Development

LEI Press Release


In the new post, Morgan, a former global engineering executive at Ford Motor Company, will spearhead several LEI initiatives to accelerate the adoption of lean product and process development. Full Article

Top Five Metal Spring and Stamping Trends for 2014

Steve Dicke, Vice President of Marketing, Connecticut Spring & Stamping


While I don’t profess to have seen 2014 trends by gazing into a crystal ball, I do feel confident about naming a few developments that will affect the spring and stamping industry this year – and on into the foreseeable future. Full Article

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