This week, we’re sharing an August roundup of news in machining and manufacturing. We’re featuring an article about tool advances, tips from a man who is starting his first machining shop and a look into how COVID-19 is affecting the manufacturing industry.
New Tech Powers Grinding Ops
This post focuses on abrasive machining tools that were supposed to be showcased at the IMTS 2020 show, but that has since been cancelled. However, the article highlights the following tools as well as their new features and capabilities: laser-based sharpening, rotary surface grinders, universal grinding machines, a cutting tool grinder and more. The advances include remote monitoring, multi-axis machining, guideways and custom solutions.
You can learn more by reading the article here.
Starting Your Own Machine Shop — the Rewards and Challenges
This article features an interview with Dan Donaworth, owner and president of Dan’s Custom Machining in Williamsburg, Ohio. This machining shop has been Donaworth’s sole source of income for less than a year, so he discusses the pros and cons of owning a new shop business. He also talks about how he made the decision to go from his previous full-time job to becoming a business owner.
You can hear what Donaworth has to say by watching the video here.
Salary Survey: Outlook for manufacturers
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has made most industries falter, but this article takes a look into the manufacturing industry specifically. According to the post, manufacturing did not see as profitable a year in 2019 as it did in 2018. This has not improved since the beginning of the pandemic. Much of the information in this article is a bit grim. However, it also provides tips on how to manage your manufacturing business during these uncertain times.
You can read the entire article here.