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Maintenance Training? Show Me the Money
Training works best if a goals are set and a plan is established to meet them.
Columns Published: 12/28/2012
The Cost of Doing Nothing
Most people usually associate costs with doing something.
Columns Published: 10/26/2012
Maintenance Terms of Endearment
Look closely at your company’s mold maintenance language and formalize your approach to create a clear and concise picture—one that can be measured.
Columns Published: 7/30/2012
The Value of 20 Bits of Data
With these 20 bits of data, toolrooms can drastically lower the cost of keeping molds running and improve mold reliability and tooling life while reducing breakdowns and molding better parts.
Columns Published: 3/26/2012
Safety Sense in the Shop
Running a clean, organized, professional, and safe shop requires a team effort that includes an awareness of unsafe practices and equipment that need to be eliminated, replaced, or improved, along with the accountability of all to identify and document safety issues.
Columns Published: 1/28/2012
Tool Room Management: How To Lead Your Team
Real progress in a mold shop won’t be made without a qualified and motivated “driver at the wheel” who diligently searches for, and implements, continuous-improvement solutions.
Columns Published: 8/23/2011
The Tools of Tool Maintenance
The root cause of many mold and part issues are ultimately determined by the ability to measure something within one or two tenths of a mil. Readings with precision measuring tools can determine whether a tooling component is to be reused, reworked, or scrapped out.
Columns Published: 6/27/2011