Production Machining

DEC 2017

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17 Indicators that Drive Your Shop's Performance 18 PMPA Member Smith & Richardson Manufacturing Finds Success in Employee Training and Equipment Investment 19 The Need for Professional Development 20 PMPA 2018 Management Update Conference: Concrete and Implementable Takeaways 21 Top 10 OSHA Violations this Year Features ON THE COVER: 30 Two New Twists on Thread Whirling read whirling as a metalworking process dates to the 1940s. Recently, developments in production speeds, based on this increasingly popular process, are impacting thread manufacturers. By Chris Koepfer 34 First-Class Manufacturing with Additive Close attention to detail and automation of key processes is helping this shop earn its place as a leader in the 3D printing industry. By Chris Felix Columns & Departments 6 Turning Point 8 My Turn 10 Information Technology 12 News 14 Precision Machining Index 24 About Your Business 39 Products 43 Marketplace 47 Ad Index 48 Last Word 26 30 34 Tech Brief 26 Moving Toward a Smart Factory with Manufacturing Analytics Special Report 28 Manufacturing Outlook Sees Growth and Transformation DECEMBER 2017 :: Volume 17 Issue 12 ABOUT THE COVER: Thread whirling has proved its mettle as a stable process since the 1940s. PH Horn has recently developed two new methods to take better advantage of the inherent production capabilities of thread whirling. CONTENTS :: 3

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