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Cover Story: Press Brake Guarding and Safety Technology

Cover Story: Press Brake Guarding and Safety Technology

March 15, 2016 No Comments

By: Dayton Rogers Dayton Rogers of Minnesota is the first in the country to upgrade their press brake guarding with advanced Sentinel Plus technology. Dayton Rogers of Minnesota, LLC, a contract manufacturer since 1929, saw the unique opportunity to advance the guarding of our Amada HDS Press Brake machine. As Dayton Rogers advances, our offering […]

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Cover Story: The Great Divide

Cover Story: The Great Divide

January 14, 2016 No Comments

“Flat is the new up.” That’s the pithy, and sobering, assessment of Goldman Sachs in predicting what’s in store for the U.S. economy and for investors in 2016. The investment bank in mid-November cut its forecast for 2016 U.S. economic growth to 2.4 percent, down from a previous estimate of 2.8 percent. (1) But not […]

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Cover Story: Emerging Technology Trends

Cover Story: Emerging Technology Trends

November 4, 2015 No Comments

by B.Kyle This article is the second of two on the topic of emerging technologies. Read about trends 1-3 in the September/October 2015 issue of Precision Manufacturing. Our September/October cover story talked about the need to “keep your head up”, to be on the lookout for new opportunities, and to mimic the Great Gretzky’s special […]

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Cover Story: Emerging Technology Trends

Cover Story: Emerging Technology Trends

September 8, 2015 No Comments

by B Kyle This article is the first of two on the topic of emerging technologies. Any coach worth his or her salt will tell you that lesson #1 is to “keep your head up.” You’ve got to see the ice in front of you, track where your teammates are, and watch for the lanes […]

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Cover Story: One and Done: Incremental Changes in Manufacturing Efficiency

Cover Story: One and Done: Incremental Changes in Manufacturing Efficiency

July 7, 2015 No Comments

by Melissa DeBilzan Every manufacturing business has a “battle plan” in place to combat low-cost wages overseas, comply with government regulations, cut waste, and stake their claim on quality. The secret weapon for many is their access to technology. “One and done” is the mantra being hummed by the latest machines, equipment, and software. The […]

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Cover Story: Health Care, Energy, and Environmental Issues

Cover Story: Health Care, Energy, and Environmental Issues

May 6, 2015 No Comments

Areas Ripe for Manufacturing Growth By Melissa DeBilzan Manufacturers that survived the recession are keenly aware of the need to continuously identify new and emerging trends, diversify their customer base, and expand into new markets. So which areas or industries have the potential for significant growth over the next 10-20 years? Ironically, the same issues […]

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Cover Story: Minnesota’s Economic Picture Painted with Optimism

Cover Story: Minnesota’s Economic Picture Painted with Optimism

March 17, 2015 No Comments

B Kyle Minnesota’s economic picture is indeed “painted with optimism,” according to Toby Madden and Rob Grunewald, economists for the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), in their most recent outlook released on January 6, 2015. This is the second of two articles in Precision Manufacturing about our economy, with this article focused […]

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Cover Story: 3 Keys to the Kingdom

Cover Story: 3 Keys to the Kingdom

December 30, 2014 No Comments

An Economic Outlook Manage these and you can face into the wind and guide your ship with some measure of certainty. Ignore them and you are in for a bumpy ride. Interest rates. Workforce. Globalization. As your attention to these three goes, so goes the growth potential of your company. In the eyes of most […]

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Cover Story: Manufacturing The Future

Cover Story: Manufacturing The Future

November 7, 2014 No Comments

It is an old saying—“nothing endures but change.” Old, maybe, yet quite appropriate for today’s topic: 3D printing and additive manufacturing. In a 2013 forward-looking report, research firm McKinsey Global Institute identifies 12 disruptive technologies that will impact the global economy significantly by 2025. One of those technologies is 3D printing.1 Remember, a disruptive technology […]

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Cover Story: Falling from the Cloud

Cover Story: Falling from the Cloud

September 3, 2014 No Comments

Is the sky the limit for this new way of doing business? by Melissa DeBilzan Farid Currimbhoy travels the world for Millerbernd Laser, based in Winsted, Minnesota, but he’s never far from the shop. That’s because the 85-person company operates and communicates almost entirely through the cloud, allowing him to access any program or file […]

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Neel Kashkari’s Take on Economy is Worth a Listen

By B Kyle Earlier this week, I was listening to Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve, 9th District,...

E-clusives: Disrupting the 3D Printing World

Stratasys Unveils Two New Machines By Nancy Huddleston Stratasys Ltd. of Eden Prairie is planning to turn the 3D...