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September 2009 The Knowledge-Sharing Newsletter
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Capitalizing on the Growing Demand for Micro-Milling

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It's easy to fall for the media's myths regarding global competition, and it's even easier to use these myths as a scapegoat for manufacturing failures. Thankfully, the reality is not as bleak, and strategic options are available to those that do their research. With the United States currently ranking second in the 2009 Global Competitiveness Index there are sure to be new opportunities and markets to take advantage of.

The fast-growing micro-milling segment opens up new opportunities for mold makers to enter a lucrative market niche and differentiate themselves from lower-wage competitors. At the same time, with sub-micron tolerances and tool tips that can hardly be seen by the naked eye, micro- milling presents mold makers with numerous challenges. Download the Mold Maker's Guide to Micro-Milling and get practical tips for capitalizing on the growing demand for micro-milling.

The misfortune of those molders that will not survive the current downturn brings about another need that mold makers can take advantage of. As molds are transferred from failed molders to other molding companies, mold makers can offer services that help ensure a smooth and effective move of these tools.

A local tool shop that knows a little something about combating competition and surviving even the Midwest's economic turmoil is Nortool Precision Machining and Tool. One of the secrets of their success has been the migration to one CAD/CAM software for design, NC and quoting. This transformation has resulted in efficient processes, faster and more accurate quoting, and more customers. Read the full story.

Enjoy the issue,

Lisa Sterling
Director of Marketing
Cimatron Technologies, Inc.

Global Manufacturing: Myth, Reality and Strategic Options
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Now is the time for all small and midsized manufacturers to research strategies for competing in today's global business environment.

United States Falls from the Top of Competitiveness Rankings
second ranking

Switzerland Replaces United States at the top of the list in the Global Competitiveness Report.

Moldmakers Play Important Role in Successful Tool Transfers

Tool transfers are expected to be on the rise and can be an easy or difficult move depending on the information included.

Die Not in the Mix for Tool Shop

Software helps Nortool grow even in tumultuous times.

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