Which Reverse Counterboring System to Use?

How to Determine the Most Cost Effective Way To Reverse Machine A Workpiece There are 3 main reverse counterboring systems available to the marketplace at the moment. There is automatic back counterboring (often times referred to as a “flip-open” style tool), manual back counterboring tools and offset entry style back counterboring tools. Each system offers […]

Steiner Technologies Stocking Manual Back Counterbore Tools

Fairport, NY: Steiner Technologies partners with German manufacturer, Hermann Bilz to fill the void left by the discontinuation of the main provider of manual back counterbore tools in North America Steiner Technologies is stocking HSS manual back counterboring heads from 10mm-76mm ⇒ Offset entry back counterboring tools are also being stocked in solid carbide and […]

Are Capital Expenditures on The Rise in Manufacturing?

A few months ago, a friend of mine in plastics manufacturing shared that his firm was experiencing a substantial uptick in production. He went on to mention that to handle the surge in productivity, his company was investing into a custom tool that would automate portions of the production process. Earlier in the year, I […]

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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common in manufacturing – in fact, according to OSHA, they are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time. MSDs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, epicondylitis and several other types of muscle strains account for 33% of reported worker injury and illness cases. Is your […]

The Evolving Role of Tool Coatings As a Performance Booster

By guest blogger Mark Romach, Engineering/R&D Manager at Advanced Coating Service (ACS) For machinists and shop owners who rely on tool coatings to boost performance in the most demanding applications, using the best cutting tool coatings and coating processes are a significant factor. But like so many new manufacturing technologies, what’s considered “the best” continues to […]

The Top 5 Manufacturing Events to Attend this Fall – And Why They’re So Critical

These days, there’s so much happening in manufacturing that it’s hard to keep up. For the Steiner team, one way we keep our finger on the pulse of all the goings-on in the industry is through trade shows, tool exhibits, conferences and other live events. These events serve as a key source of inspiration; they […]

Manufacturing Memo: OSHA Ruling Aims to Improve Safety in the Workplace

The more we shine the spotlight on the topic of safety and accident-prevention, the more it raises awareness on workplace safety for manufacturers. (In fact, this topic fueled our most popular blog to date, CNC Machine Safety: 3 Operator Risks Every Manufacturing Company Should Know About. Creating awareness around workplace safety is also the intention […]

3 Ways DriveWorks Software Helps Automate the Quoting Process

A few months ago, a friend of mine in plastics manufacturing shared that his firm was experiencing a substantial uptick in production. He went on to mention that to handle the surge in productivity, his company was investing into a custom tool that would automate portions of the production process. Earlier in the year, I […]

Making the Case for Change: 4 Ways to Approach Change Management in Manufacturing

Your manufacturing firm is considering its largest capital investment to date: a new piece of equipment that will streamline an otherwise highly manual process. While the benefits look promising, the stakes are high: will it prove to be a sound decision that ultimately saves your company time and money – or will this decision put […]

How Today’s Trends Are Fueling Innovation for Automotive Manufacturers

With vehicle production on the rise, automotive manufacturers are feeling the impact. For many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), this means investing in new machinery and/or improving facilities to increase productivity and efficiency. Meanwhile, changes in consumer demand, technological advancements and environmental regulations also challenge organizations to refocus their thinking for the future. In this blog, […]