What a show! Thanks to the many of you who stopped by to visit us at IMTS 2012, it was good to see you. I hope you had time to see the many exciting manufacturing technologies on display. The Cimatron/Gibbs booth wasn't the only busy one - IMTS organizers report the show was the most successful in over a decade!
Positive trends in manufacturing are also reflected in industry studies. Manufacturing.net shares intriguing results from an IDC survey regarding workforce relationships, labor productivity, and the importance of the manufacturing sector across geographies.
As the IDC survey shows, manufacturers must work to inspire their workforce to innovate and provide employees with the tools and resources necessary to do so. Learn how Industrial Mold & Machine is empowering employees with the iPad, social networking, and paperless information to help boost productivity in this NEW webinar recording, The Real-Time Information Revolution.
For mold makers, choosing the right mold material for each job can have a big impact on your manufacturing process and in turn your bottom line. With so many options, how does one decide? Moldmaking Technology Magazine provides input from moldmakers and tooling engineers on the impact of the right material choice, the factors considered, the risks taken, and the avenues tried when evaluating mold material options.
The ability to see into the future would be helpful to avoid unplanned downtime for equipment repair. Unfortunately, this is impossible, but having good information and a plan can be the next best thing. Learning from recent critical situations at other facilities and understanding the root causes can help stamping operations create such a plan.
Enjoy the issue,
Director of Marketing
Cimatron Technologies, Inc.