manufacturing industry

Articles and blog posts on the manufacturing industry, with an emphasis on high precision parts
manufacturing industry mid year check-in

16 Aug: Manufacturing Industry Mid Year Check-In

We’re just over halfway through 2018 and we thought it’d be a great time to revisit our old post What Manufacturers Need to Know in 2018. In addition to revisiting some of those themes, we took on a few topics that have been mentioned in the news recently. Technology & Innovation: Earlier this year, we made the claim that investing in technology and innovation was key to being competitive in manufacturing and we took our own advice by investing in…

03 Jan: Manufacturing in 2018 – What Manufacturers Need to Know

At Swiss Precision Machining, we’ve seen the way manufacturing has shaped this country first hand. While manufacturers face unique and fast-paced challenges like never before, the team at SPM sees a bright future ahead for manufacturing in the United States. For manufacturers that want to face today’s market challenges head-on, and experience growth in 2018, here are a few things to keep an eye on in the coming year: Technology & Innovation If you want to outpace your competitors, put…

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10 Oct: Proud History of Manufacturing Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is home to deep-dish pizza, Oprah, Second City Comedy, the Chicago Bears, and Swiss Precision Machining. Our Machining team has proudly called Chicago our home for more than 30 years. When we opened our doors in 1979, SPM joined the thousands of industrial manufacturers who helped make Chicago the manufacturing hub of the United States for the better part of a century. The legacy of Chicago manufacturing continues to push our team of machinists to machine, engineer, and…

29 Jul: Robotic Surgery Parts and Components

Robotic surgery has made waves and is already altering the medical landscape for the better. The robotic surgery concept is still relatively new, but the process of robots taking over the manual motions of surgery from a trained surgeon has been growing in popularity and use.  At Swiss Precision Machining we produce the high quality parts and components that are used in the robotic surgery process. What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic surgery is minimally invasive. This means that many surgical…

13 Apr: Illinois Manufacturing

Swiss Precision Machining has been part of the Illinois manufacturing community for over 30 years, and in that time, we have seen the rise and the fall of manufacturing in the state. It might surprise you to know that Illinois is one of the most important states in the United States in regards to contributing to the nation’s manufacturing output. How important? Well, let’s take a look at 10 facts about Illinois manufacturing. As of 2011, Illinois was ranked as…

15 May: Where is U.S. Manufacturing Headed?

The sharp loss of manufacturing jobs has triggered legitimate concern that America’s best days are behind us. And in the years 2001 through 2008, about 40,000 U.S. manufacturing plants closed, resulting in the loss of good-paying jobs. From 2001 to 2007, 2.3 million jobs were lost just from the U.S.’s huge trade deficit with China. Two million more jobs were lost in 2008-2009 alone. At its peak in 1979, manufacturing accounted for slightly less than 20 million jobs – but…

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…