QC and Inspection http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en New Functions, Options, Applications Enhance Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is aware of its competition and its customers’ demand for faster, better, lower-cost finished parts. Here’s a list of new functions, options, and applications for improving machine shops’ results, which can be achieved with more incremental changes or adjustments to workflows. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 55581 at http://americanmachinist.com High-Precision, High-Efficiency Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Precision is at the core of every effort in every machine shop, not simply to complete turning, grinding, milling, etc. with exceptional accuracy and finish quality — but to get every task, every problem, every idea or inquiry addressed effectively, efficiently and profitably. No wasted steps, no missed opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:07:00 +0000 53621 at http://americanmachinist.com Economical, Flexible Option for Dual-Line Lubrication http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication <div class="node-body article-body">A new automated lubrication system design gives industrial operation an economical way to validate that critical bearing points receive proper amounts of grease or oil.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication#comments Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:04:00 +0000 53541 at http://americanmachinist.com 3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director--Automotive, IFS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond#comments American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +0000 49711 at http://americanmachinist.com Software Deal Tied to Smart Manufacturing Strategy http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/software-deal-tied-smart-manufacturing-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Hexagon AB is buying MSC Software for $834 million in a debt-free transaction that the Swedish high-tech group claimed will strengthen its “smart connected factory strategy,” supplying enterprise “solutions” to vertical manufacturing sectors.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/software-deal-tied-smart-manufacturing-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/software-deal-tied-smart-manufacturing-strategy#comments Enterprise Software News QC and Inspection Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:44:00 +0000 48621 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Precision and Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Competition among machine shops is always about cost – but not just cost. Making component parts is a chance for machine shops to show their creativity and flexibility, as well as their commitment to precision. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-precision-and-performance#comments Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:21:00 +0000 43081 at http://americanmachinist.com 5 Lean Tools to Boost Implementation http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/5-lean-tools-boost-implementation <div class="node-body gallery-body">The lean journey, especially initial implementation, is overwhelming. But remember, with commitment, a positive outlook and the right lean tools at your disposal, you’ll be amazed how simple and rewarding the journey is. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/5-lean-tools-boost-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/5-lean-tools-boost-implementation#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 41821 at http://americanmachinist.com Are You Incorporating These Lean Manufacturing Best Practices? http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/are-you-incorporating-these-lean-manufacturing-best-practices <div class="field-byline"> Megan R. Nichols </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It can be difficult to achieve all five Lean Manufacturing principles, but there are a number of best practices you can implement on the manufacturing floor to underscore the importance of these strategies and generate quantifiable results.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/are-you-incorporating-these-lean-manufacturing-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/are-you-incorporating-these-lean-manufacturing-best-practices#comments QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 03 Nov 2016 02:30:00 +0000 35351 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Implementing Lean principles on the shop floor requires a thorough review of all production processes to eliminate any nonvalue-adding steps or services.</p> Focus on Precision and Flexibility in 8 New Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/focus-precision-and-flexibility-8-new-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Adopting more precision in machining capabilities as well as flexibility for setting up and executing operations: these are simultaneous design goals for developers of machines, tooling, and other devices and systems for machine shops. IMTS 2016 will be a platform for these new technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/focus-precision-and-flexibility-8-new-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/focus-precision-and-flexibility-8-new-technologies-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:58:00 +0000 33981 at http://americanmachinist.com 6 Ways to Increase Engineering Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day <div class="field-byline"> Tony Glockler, CEO / SolidProfessor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Staying productive during an eight-hour workday can be a challenge. Distractions and poor task planning are a few problems that can lower engineers’ efficiency. These six tips focus on better work habits, and will improve decision-making routines.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day#comments Enterprise Software QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:47:00 +0000 33941 at http://americanmachinist.com <p><strong>&ldquo;</strong>Many people think that multitasking is an important skill for increasing productivity and efficiency. However, it&#39;s not the case, especially in engineering. Studies show that attempting to complete several tasks at once proves to be slower.&rdquo;</p>