On a recent trip to visit foundries in Iowa, I encountered a phrase several times that I’m sure we’ve all heard (or experienced) the last couple of years: shortstaffed.
Columns: July 2023
A new product for a high efficiency water heater was designed for manufacturability at an affordable cost and produced by Alu-Bra Foundry (Bensenville, Illinois).
Tooling in metalcasting and CNC machining refers to reusable items that are specific to each job. In investment casting, tooling is considered to be wax-injection dies used to create wax patterns.
Reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) manufacturing job announcements are continuing to outpace recent record highs, reaching 101,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2023.