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June 2009 The Knowledge-Sharing Newsletter
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Software Issues and Considerations When Designing and Manufacturing Microscale Components

Read about options for manufacturing microscale components in the recent issue of Micro Manufacturing Magazine


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The movement to bring manufacturing back to North America is gaining momentum, with more and more companies discontinuing their outsourcing to China. New (and old) factors are being (re) considered, giving rise to the question - Is China No Longer Worth It?

In order to avoid outsourcing and building of "cheap" molds, mold makers are rethinking their long-term tooling processes and making smarter investments in their tools and software to find more efficient ways of decreasing tooling costs. As many have learned the hard way, there's nothing more expensive than a cheap mold.

One place the demand for high quality tools continues to escalate is in medical components. As parts become smaller, the machining obstacles become larger. Be aware of the software issues and considerations when designing and manufacturing microscale components.

Times are still difficult for die makers, but the strong are surviving. It's important to remember that your surviving staff may need a little extra attention. MetalForming Magazine offers some tips to minimize the negative side effects of workforce reduction.

Enjoy the issue,

Lisa Sterling
Director of Marketing
Cimatron Technologies, Inc.

Survey: China No Longer Worth It?

New research cites a decrease to come in outsourcing to China.

Meeting the Minimally Invasive Challenge

As components become smaller, the machining obstacles multiply for manufacturers.

Cost of Ownership: A Lifetime of Molding Savings

There's nothing more expensive than a cheap mold.

Survival Tips

Workforce reduction and the increased workload dumped on the survivors often leads to reduced productivity, decreased cooperation and teamwork, poor customer service and infighting.

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