27 Nov: Keeping Employees Safe and Healthy, Throughout the Year

Employee health and safety is critical in manufacturing, and is not something to be taken lightly. Employers must adhere to strict guidelines covering many areas and types of safety. In fact, OSHA just recently added a new chapter to their technical manual, addressing noise. This aims to give both guidance and information on noise hazards and issues in the workplace, helping to keep employees safe and employers in compliance. At Swiss Precision Machining, we take safety very seriously. We have…

18 Oct: Teeth, Technology and The Dental Industry

  Times are changing, and the dental industry is paying attention! According to a recent article on DentalEconomics.com, “three primary factors — economics, demand, and supply — will converge to shape the industry’s future.” The article also reveals that by 2025, patient demographics will be greatly changed: Census data shows that the number of people ages 60-79 will grow to more than 68 million by 2025, and that’s an increase of 87 percent! More people in this 60+ age group,…

13 Sep: The Return of American Manufacturing

Today’s conversations about American manufacturing are revolving around its welcome comeback. Following years of outsourcing and subsequent loss of business to overseas competitors, we are now seeing a return of manufacturing to our shores. The reasons for this are not arbitrary, and it’s not accidental. According to experts, and articles such as this one, the main reasons for its return are threefold: 1)      Demand for American-made products is rising throughout the world 2)      Cheap overseas labor is no longer so…

30 Aug: Automation

A century ago, Ford Motor Company revolutionized the production industry by introducing the concept of automation in the form of an assembly line. It allowed them to produce their cars 8 times faster and made the work environment much safer for employees. Since then, we’ve figured out how to make production even faster by using machines to carry out complicated and tedious tasks that used to be done by hand. That process, known as automation, is quickly becoming an essential…

08 Jul: Fresh Ideas and Collaboration Top ‘Customer Wants’ List

We’ve always believed that offering our customers the type of service and solutions that go the extra mile is a “win-win” scenario for everyone involved. A recent article on Inc.com, 10 Things Every Customer Wants, confirms our beliefs. Author Geoffrey James cites new research explaining why customers buy from one vendor rather than another. Topping the list is a seller’s ability to offer a fresh perspective and new ideas, something we never hesitate to do for our customers.  We have…

03 Jun: Medical Trends: Robotic Surgery Growth

The miracles of science, technology, and healthcare have all converged in the form of robotic surgery over the past few years.  It is not that doctors are being replaced by robots, but rather, precise and extremely tiny surgical procedures are being undertaken with the use of robotic surgical tools. The increased use of robotic surgery is providing patients with robot-assisted minimally invasive procedures for a wide range of conditions.  These computer assisted surgeries usually require several small incisions which provide…

01 May: American Made: Employment in Manufacturing

After a very difficult and devastating recession, it does appear that the American economy is beginning to gain some traction.  Although things are turning positive in many aspects, it still is a struggle in some sectors.  In manufacturing, there are signs of not only an uptick in orders, but also some signs that there is going to be a revival of the U.S. manufacturing base throughout the country. This positive trend of employment in manufacturing is exciting to see. Swiss…