Archive for September, 2009

Sep 01 2009

OVERLOAD

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Times are tough, business is down and everyone is scrambling.  But what happens if you get a bundle of jobs to quote?
In one sense it is literally ‘Manna from Heaven’.  This could be the break you needed to keep your business going.  On the other hand, a much better way to look at it is “Can we manage the change?”  Growth is good and change in inevitable but as the saying goes “You should do one thing at a time with both hands.”

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Sep 01 2009

CHASING TOOL BUILDS

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In a sober moment, the designers have done their bit in the CAD drawings, the marketers got a couple rapid prototypes made out of powdered plastic and pre-sold the product.  Now it’s your turn to get the tooling built and the supply line filled with component parts for the assembly folks.  So, what do you do and how do you do it? Continue Reading »

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Sep 01 2009

NOZZLES? SHNOZZLES!!

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What size machine nozzle?  What ball radius? What taper?  Shutoff or Open?  Anti-drool?  For something that is relatively inexpensive, the questions sound like a police interrogation.  How do you keep them all straight? Continue Reading »

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