How To Have a Tough Conversation About Succession Planning When You’re next in Succession at Your Manufacturing Company

Challenges: Leadership, Process, Read

There are somewhere around 350,000 manufacturing companies in America, and 98% have less than 500 employees. Most of these small and midsize manufacturers (SMMs) are family-owned, and chances are, if you’re reading this article, you are an owner of

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The Three Keys to Manufacturing Entrepreneurship, Part 1: Dream Big but Take Little for Granted

Challenges: Community, Process, Read

 There’s nothing the Metalworking Nation needs more than young entrepreneurial manufacturing talent. Yet, the overwhelming narrative in the media is the manufacturing industry’s desperate search for skilled workers.

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Spending too much time Indicating in your Machine Shop?

Challenges: Process, Technology

That's an indication that you may need to upgrade your workholding foundations from T-slots to Grid Plates.

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Five Workholding Tips to Eliminate the Wasted Space (and time) that Cuts into your Profit

Challenges: Process, Technology

Wasting space within the machine tool is wasting time and in the business of manufacturing, time is money. Beat Baumgartner - Triag International AG

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Evolution in Cutting Tools

Challenges: Process, Technology

One of the core values of MakingChips is to be Intelligent Designers. We want everything we create to be created on purpose and for a purpose. Whether it’s a high quality podcast episode, a keynote we’re delivering at an event, or a convincing

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6 Steps to Help Build Your Industrial Manufacturing Brand with Content Marketing

Challenges: Growth, Process

Content marketing paired with a customer-focused culture can transform your manufacturing marketing strategy from an expense into a revenue stream.

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How I Use Routine to be a More Effective Leader

Challenges: Leadership, Process

Like most leaders, I have a lot of people and responsibilities tugging at me, knocking on my door, calling my phone and occupying my calendar. I am connected to several businesses (4 to be exact - 1 is MakingChips LLC), but even those

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