5ME Blog

Why You Should See 5ME at IMTS 2016

The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) from September 12-17 is the 31st edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North Amer...

How Skilled, Satisfied Workers Increase Manufacturing Operational Efficiency and Help Close the Skills Gap

Regardless of the advances in manufacturing automation, companies will never completely eliminate skilled workers from manufacturing. Skilled workers not onl...

The Five Means to Manufacturing Efficiency

Functional excellence is not enough to be competitive in today’s manufacturing landscape. Efficiency is the means of building profitable, competitive and s...

The Importance of Workplace Safety in a Manufacturing Environment

Safety in the workplace is essential in any industry, but it’s especially important in the manufacturing sector. As a plant manager or owner, you have to take...

Why Manufacturers are Turning to Cryogenic Machining to Cut Difficult-to-Machine Materials

Heat management is one of the most critical aspects of the machining process - it’s one of the primary causes of cutting tool failure and significantly affect...

Why Cryogenic Machining Reduces Titanium Machining Costs for the Aerospace Sector

In the past decade, the aerospace industry has driven a huge increase in demand for titanium components – from jet engine components to airframe applications,...

Solve the Issues of Measuring Asset Effectiveness with Manufacturing Software

To improve something you must measure it. How many times have you heard that? But, it’s true... in order to improve your process you must measure it so you...

How Automation Technology Affects the Future of Shop Management Processes

Think about where manufacturing information flow was 10 years ago. Now stop and think about what that flow will need to look like in the next 10 years. With th...

Integrate the Internet of Things and Cloud Services Into Your Operations with Smart Manufacturing

2016 is upon us and with a new year comes a new opportunity to review and revisit your company’s manufacturing processes and operations. As many manufacturers...

The 5 Most Important Performance Metrics to Track Lean Manufacturing Operational Success

Lean manufacturing hopes to achieve a highly-efficient, waste-free operation by more effectively managing materials, manpower and energy. Because this process i...