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June 24, 2015

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MetalForming Xtra Newsletter
June 24, 2015
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Fiat Chrysler’s Manufacturing Excellence Coming to America
Worldclass manufacturing (WCM) is more than a catch phrase at Fiat Chrysler; it’s a way of life. Adopted first by Fiat SpA in 2005, WCM has begun to infiltrate the company’s North American facilities. WCM’s goals, per a Detroit News article: reduce waste and improve quality, efficiency and safety by focusing on 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars.

The article recounts Fiat Chrysler’s challenges (and successes) related to implementing WCM at its North American facilities.

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> Manufacturing Jobs—Separating Fact from Fiction
Hourly compensation for workers in manufacturing exceeds that in other industries by 17 percent. So, any talk of manufacturing jobs being low paying merely perpetuates the many myths about manufacturing.

Here’s a CNBC article that debunks three myths about manufacturing jobs: they’re low paying; are not very rewarding; and don’t provide opportunities for women.

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June MF 2015

In This Issue:

> A Quote is Only as Good as Its Calculations
Drill down into your operations to accurately ascertain the right costs, then use these costs correctly to produce real-world quotes.

> Faster, Yet Safer Press Brakes
As technology has evolved, so has the ability for press brakes to fulfill a complex task: improve operator safety and productivity at the same time.
What's Trending?
July
> In-Die Sensing
> Press Controls
> Resistance Welding
August
> Hydraullc Presses
> Die Design Software
> Laser Cutting
September
> Automation
> Quick Die Change
> Plasma Cutting
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