Entries by Amanda Rosenblatt

MFG Skills Gap & Veterans

Preparing military veterans for manufacturing jobs is an amazing way to give back, but are we preparing them for the MFG skills gap? One school is making sure of it. When military veterans return home, they will face a series of challenges. Among the most important of these items to tend to – finding a […]

Lights Out Manufacturing

Have you considered lights out manufacturing for 2018? You may remember our blog last year where we focused on the economic benefits of lights out manufacturing (AKA lights-out manufacturing). The main focus was on how adopting this manufacturing process could help combat rising electricity prices. There are other benefits to lights out manufacturing to discuss. […]

SFA Legacy Blogs Edition XI

Shop Floor Automations Blog – Legacy Edition 11 Welcome to another edition of the Shop Floor Automations legacy blog. Here, we take great measures to archive recent and past media coverage of our solutions, or our two cents on the manufacturing industry. Here is what we have to share for Edition 11: In the October 2017 […]

Reflecting on MFG Day 2017

Even with MFG Day 2017 efforts, there is much work to be done to fill the MFG skills gap. There is good news for the manufacturing industry. Last night, the Senate passed a Tax Reform that the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) says is a “critical step forward” for US manufacturers. This is great, considering […]

September/October 2017 Shop Floor Automations Newsletter

The following is an archived copy of our September/October 2017 Shop Floor Automations newsletter: Modern Machine Shop Case Study Do you have CNC communication issues? You may be surprised at what can cause these shop floor problems. One of our customers, Stollen Machine, took the time to explain how replacing their inferior shop floor cabling with […]

Helping Machinists Cope with Work Stress

Are you creating stressed out machine operators, and not even aware of it? The manufacturing industry is experiencing a lot of growth, but it is also creating a demand for machinist stress relief resources. According to an interesting article in the August 2017 issue of MetalForming Magazine, 52% of workers say they are stressed on a […]

MFG Day 2017

Shop Floor Automations loves MFG Day. We recognize that there are some challenges to the manufacturing industry and although our solutions help, there is still a skills gap that needs to be filled. Around this time last year, we paid a visit to Workshops for Warriors (WFW) and even got to interview their founder Hernan Luis Y […]