A look at our favorite manufacturing posts from 2016

As we enter 2017, let’s go through our most viewed blogs from the past year, representing different facets of manufacturing. Our readers were most interested in the technical issues surrounding different manufacturing processes. The concerns related to career development and the hiring of millennials to replace baby boomers also topped the list. Additive manufacturing continued to be a hot topic of interest, as well. 

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Why is Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing important for manufacturers?

GD&T is very important for the proper interpretation of engineering drawings by engineers, designers, and manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, commercial design, and manufacturing industries. The language of GD&T helps to specify and control the form, location, and orientation of the features of components and manufactured parts.

Clay Level 101

Clay level is an important control variable in a green sand system. It is vital to understanding the science behind clay for efficient production. Clay is a bonding agent which, in the presence of moisture and mixing, develops bonds to bind sand grains together upon compaction.

Safety concerns in additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is a rapidly evolving technology, and it can be challenging to maintain safety standards that properly address the associated risks. However, with proper training and a clear understanding of the handling and storage procedures for metal powders, the risks of static electricity, and the risks of flammability, additive manufacturing safety measures can be easily and effectively implemented.

Making engineering students manufacturing industry ready

Today’s engineering graduates must not only be confident with the fundamentals, but must have a global outlook and a broader skill set to land a good job in their field. This blog reiterates that if engineering firms want to see an influx of young people showing a true passion for engineering in general, they need to address the significant factor of improving practical skills post-education with the help of educational institutes.

Training millennials for the manufacturing workforce

With the skills gap a major concern, this post provides ways in which manufacturing companies can start focusing on attracting and training the millennials who represent a generation of people who enjoy their freedom, enjoy being actively connected in the digital space, and are tech savvy.

What do you want to read about this year? Write to us, we are listening!

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