Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2018

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THE VIEW FROM MY SHOP MMS JANUARY 2018 44 A Metalworking Leader's Perspective HAIMER Cool Flash Optimal cooling – Even at the speed of light. Tooling Technology Measuring Instruments Balancing Technology Shrinking Technology Centrifugal forces deliver coolant directly to the cutting edge at any speed Field tests have shown extended tool life up to 100 % Eliminates chips packing and chip welding Eliminates interference issues common with other coolant delivery systems immediately and become an impact player. I figured the best thing for the company was for me to go about my job asking few questions and doing things my own way. I was eager to impress and focused only on myself. It was a few months before I realized that my actions came across as brash and it appeared that I saw myself as more important than others. The focus in my work emphasized weaknesses rather than elicited praise for performance. Me, the Meddler Complementing the "smug professional" (like muscle rub substitutes for toothpaste), was my stint as a "meddler." This started with the common misconception that I was trained and disciplined, and therefore thoroughly prepared for success. Because I continually thought that the processes previously taught to me were superior to those being implemented, I sought to change each and every process that did not conform to what I had learned, no matter how time-consuming this was. The proverbial rein- vention of the wheel is often mistaken as contin- uous improvement. Yet, not taking into account the time needed to make a change sometimes means it's not worth the cost. Managing human behavior is the most diffi- cult aspect of working with individuals in a result-orientated environment. As managers it can help to recognize our own conduct. If we, as individuals, have no regard for our own behavior, then we have no right to attempt to impact the behavior of others. Whether we are managing corporations, teams or merely ourselves, the most important behavior is our own. TOUCH THE DOT How to use habits to ensure machining team members learn from mistakes. ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR Tim Sanders is the operations manager for Titletown Manufacturing, a metalworking and fabrication shop located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Email or visit .

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