There are an endless amount of excuses for why we're unhappy, and most of the time we blame our "jobs", citing that the boss or management are evil cats who don't want to share the ball of yarn.
Manufacturing Skills That Are Transferable
Two years ago, it seemed as if there would never be another job where I would ever make as much money as a I did in manufacturing because I didn't have skills relevant to any other line of work. I'm still not convinced that I can make "manufacturing money" anywhere else. But the truth is … Continue reading Manufacturing Skills That Are Transferable
Do engineers make trouble?
While fabricators have to make a product to fit the parameters in the blueprint, engineers are the reason that blueprint exists. If you're an individual party without a perspective on this relationship, you've probably rarely (if ever) thought about how "things" get made in the world around you. That metal handrail you use every day, … Continue reading Do engineers make trouble?
How can production be improved through consideration?
Any shop can benefit from the "consideration method" where each worker is mindful of the next person/process in line.
Don’t Plan Without Follow-Through
One thing that has plagued mankind for eternity is underestimating the usefulness of a "well-laid plan". I'm certainly not alone in experiencing pain during a time when I naively thought all would follow a plan that seemed perfect in every way. This leads to lower self-confidence, less fulfillment and hesitation when making decisions in the … Continue reading Don’t Plan Without Follow-Through
What you need to know about stainless steel
As you know, steel is a metal with many different properties. It can be malleable (the level of such depends upon the thickness and composition). While cold-rolled-steel may be easily manipulated at a thinner side of the spectrum (around 0.60"), you'll be hard pressed to do the same to material at a quarter-inch thick. Cold-Rolled-Steel … Continue reading What you need to know about stainless steel
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