When you hear the word "manufacturing," it's easy to think the term only applies to large-scale factories. You might picture long assembly lines and a sea of workers, all engaged in activity that is designed to generate a product. The reality is that manufacturing can apply in so many different settings, even your own small manufacturing setup in your residential garage. Whatever capacity you plan to use it in proper manufacturing requires the right equipment.
If there is a machine on your shop floor that isn't performing as well as it usually does, or if it's running slow or making funny noises, there are some different things that you want to do. You want to do some basic investigatory inspections, and try a few different things to see if this helps with the problem right away. Take the time to go out with one of your machinists and check the fluids, look at the seals, and clean out the machine so that it can perform as its optimal potential.