Entries by Greg Mercurio

Paperless Manufacturing

Many machinists, production managers, and other shop floor workers wish they had paperless manufacturing. It feels like an impossible pipe dream to them. It may be trendy to do so, but we wish to quote organizational expert Marie Kondo. Her insight is wonderful when thinking of taking on the daunting task of going paperless. “People […]

Connect CNC Machine to Computer

Machinists looking to connect CNC machines to computers have different needs. Perhaps they want to monitor OEE, or they want to send programs remotely. Here are the top three solutions for connecting equipment to your shop floor computer or laptop: DNC Software – Making sure programs are sent to the machine, as well as revision […]

Manufacturing News

A long standing publication with a classic newspaper vibe – we are proud to have been featured in Manufacturing News many times. The issues focus on different regions and their varying Made in America goals. Here are some recent pieces that Manufacturing News have featured us in: Our case study with R & D Manco […]

3 Reasons for CNC Machine Monitoring

There has been a lot of buzz about CNC machine monitoring the past few years. There are also issues manufacturers bring up for reasons why they won’t start such a project. Here are three barriers shop floors state as to why they won’t take on machine monitoring. We provide some counters to these points: #1 […]

Industrial Automation for Manufacturers

Wondering what the best industrial automation solutions are for your shop floor? The biggest factors to focus on are your budget, needs, and the equipment you want to improve performance for. Check out our guide for popular brands of manufacturing equipment and what you can do with them! We also recommend contacting us with your […]

How to Monitor Manufacturing Progress

The need to monitor manufacturing OEE is a big concern for 2019. Because the cost and commitment can be daunting, it may have previously been avoided. The productivity improvement industry is transforming to meet these concerns. Measuring KPIs on the shop floor and making decisions based on data is easier than ever. Cloud-based machine monitoring […]

The Plastic Manufacturing Industry

Moldmaking is a rewarding area in our industry to work within. Plastic manufacturing touches many facets of our daily lives. Just ask those who work in the field! “Moldmaking and injection molding is at the very heart of the plastics industry,” says Nishit Shah, Mold Design Engineer at Nypromold. Moldmaking Technology released an in-depth piece […]

Manufacturing Productivity Tips

Manufacturing productivity does not happen or improve from luck. It comes from preparation, research and implementation. What kind of manufacturing plan should you make for 2019, and for the foreseeable future? Whether you are an independent shop or a large production operation, you need to think about the bigger picture. This is definitely a topic […]

Manufacturing Management

According to SME’s ToolingU Manufacturing Management Supervisor Essentials Course, just because you’re a manager doesn’t automatically make you a leader. Leaders cope with change and complexity. Have you taken the time to lead your shop floor recently? Do you know things needs to change? Typically, those who need automation tools are the machinists, production workers […]