Throwback Thursday: Metrically Speaking...



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To convert to metric, or not to convert.


In my March 16 blog I got on the topic of the metric system, bringing the subject up because the U.S. is one of the only countries not using it in any standard way. I’m not arguing for or against, as that is for others to decide (I’m a journalist, with words being the “tool” of my trade). But I wanted to finish what I started, and that brings me to presenting Part 2 of my Throwback Thursday blog post about converting over to using the metric system in manufacturing.

The author of these guest columns, David Frost of Frost Technical Concepts, says going metric just plain makes sense, and moldmakers would realize this once they get past the initial discomfort of the conversion process—and then they’ll wonder why they didn’t do it sooner.

You decide. In “Think Metric: It’s All in the Numbers, Part 2,” Frost discusses the factors one must consider before making the switch to metric. He then offers up three companies that used three different approaches to go metric and how it has changed the way they work.

Please click here to access Part 2 of “Think Metric”, from MMT’s April 2013 issue.