Zero-Point Workholding: What Does it Do, and is it Worth the Cost?

People have used SMED, or Single-Minute Exchange of Die, for more than five decades. Is your shop one of them? Since you're reading this, we're guessing not. But hold on, you say. We don't have any dies here. Our shop...

Leaving China: Why Manufacturers are Reshoring to North America

The Thomas Publishing Company conducted a survey in the spring of 2020. That was right about the time the pandemic began turning the world on its head. In it, fully 64% of the 878 manufacturing and industrial sector professionals said they “are...

Kent USA Celebrates 40th Year

In 1979, Kent Industrial USA Inc started with a line of precision surface grinders focused on delivering quality, value, and service to the metal working industry from small job shops to large manufacturing enterprises. Today, the company offers conventional and...