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What I Learned About Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing

Posted by Julie King on May 26, 2016 2:24:54 PM

I enjoyed another great lunch and presentation with WIRE-Net members yesterday at the DoubleTree in Independence. Mark Norfolk, President for Fabrisonic LLC, mapped his own journey in technological design and metal 3D printing advances from 2007 to 2015, while dispelling any fears that his new 3D printing process would be putting forgers or stampers out of business anytime soon! His process creates net-shape solid metal parts using solid state ultrasonic metal welding and CNC contour milling for small orders of specialty parts. There are three reasons to be excited about this new process, especially for the aerospace, oil and gas, and defense industries:

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Topics: Lunch 'n' Learn, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Fabrisonic LLC, Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing

What is a Connected Enterprise?

Posted by Julie King on Mar 25, 2016 11:24:21 AM

I joined a full room of enthusiastic manufacturers today who had that question in mind. Over lunch, Bob Rossoll of Rockwell Automation explained the Rockwell Automation connected enterprise journey that began in 2007—and is still going on today.

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Topics: ERP, Lunch 'n' Learn, Rockwell Automation, IoT, Supply Chain Optimization, Connected Enterprise, Quality, Customer Service, Internet of Things

What We Learned at Today's Lunch 'n' Learn

Posted by Julie King on Jan 29, 2016 9:44:38 AM

How do you know you had a good day?

I'm glad that I joined 65 curious folks at the DoubleTree to hear what Joe Pullella had to say about the Vitamix Lean Initiative. One of their corporate values is Liberating People. My ears perked up when he said their famous blenders could be used for a healthy or decadent lifestyle. My morning smoothie and evening Margarita are both important to Joe and me!

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Topics: Vitamix, Lunch 'n' Learn, Lean

Value Engineering: Five Keys to Cost Saving in Manufacturing

Posted by Clark Neft on Jul 10, 2015 2:12:00 PM

#1 Create Early Relationships

In designing a product or component, manufacturing often comes at the tail end of the process. In other words, manufacturability of a design is an after-thought. This is a major missed opportunity

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Membership, Lunch 'n' Learn, Pricing, Barth Industries, Inc., Value Engineering

Here's What You Missed at WIRE-Net's Latest Lunch 'n' Learn

Posted by Julie King on Jun 19, 2015 12:15:00 PM

  • Speed Networking and relationship building between 42 WIRE-Net member companies and 18 company leaders looking at what WIRE-Net has to offer.
  • Lunch 'n' Learn presenting sponsor, Dan Martello of SyncShow, offered a free competitive market analysis to all WIRE-Net members.
  • Keynote Insight into Growing a Profitable Enterprise through innovation: especially its people and product development.
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Topics: Membership, Lunch 'n' Learn, Robin Industries, Inc.

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