Videos are now being used to attract younger people to manufacturing and reinstate ‘industry’ as a cool career choice. After all, the men and women working in manufacturing are superheroes...building up the economy by making parts for life-saving medical equipment, producing innovative automotive designs, machining breakthrough materials for aerospace and supplying components for energy-efficient devices that can help save our planet. What could be sexier?
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Anyway you cut it, it's cheaper to manufacture in China; low wages, cheap rent, lax quality, etc. Although they may be lagging now in the high-end market; precision parts, hard or exotic materials, compliance to standards, quick turnaround and so on, China's metalworking industry is slowly but surely closing the gap.
2016 is wrapping up with a few big machining and metalworking trade shows in the offing; including ABM, IMTS and JIMTOF to name a few. But with all the information available online, you can easily access the material you need regarding CNC metalworking equipment, machine tools and new machining technologies right from the comfort of your office chair. So why pack a bag, book a hotel, bust your budget and rush halfway around the world to attend a trade exhibition?
Industry analysts are predicting swift changes ahead that will transform manufacturing processes as we know them. They call it by many names; Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Factory or Brilliant Factory. Whatever you call it, will manufacturers really be able to count on IoT based factory operations anytime soon?
Additive manufacturing creates a part by fusing layers of material together to build it from scratch. The part is 'grown' layer-by-layer, a few thousandths of an inch at a time. Each cross section can be extremely detailed, and will be perfectly positioned.
It all starts with a state of mind. No matter how big your budget, in order to bring about genuine innovation and improvements in your manufacturing operations, you'll first need to open your mind to change (or "disruption"). We've gathered a broad selection of new ideas and technologies currently circulating the internet that are helping to keep the machining industry on the innovative track.
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Did you know that while women account for 47% of the world’s workforce, they only make up 27% of the manufacturing labor pool? It may seem like a wide (and somewhat troublesome) gender gap, but if recent trends are any indication, women are poised to play a much greater role in the future of manufacturing, especially when it comes to CNC machine manufacturing.
If you’re sticking to the status quo, your company may be missing out on the benefits of key new technologies. In this installment of The Manufacturing Mix, we’ll look at some recent news articles highlighting the importance of applying modern techniques in today’s manufacturing organizations.