In recent years, the resurgence of the U.S. manufacturing industry is due in large part because of the “reshoring” trend. Reshoring is the process of bringing previously offshored production back to the U.S. because of high shipping costs, supply chain logistics, poor quality, and rising labor costs. Though reshoring helps, companies would be unable to manufacture goods and produce consistently without premium tools. Though large machines are responsible for the majority of the work, smaller items like tool setters are highly important. Reliable tool setters and other similar items are crucial to accurate production, and are therefore key to the improved manufacturing industry.
Since the recession began in 2007, there has been a quiet revolution in the machining business and its supply chain. Take off shoring. Most U.S. machine shops that went overseas in recent decades are now be reshored, or moving back to the U.S. High transportation costs and rising overseas labor are contributing to reshoring, but so is the poor quality of overseas tools. No one makes a machine tool like an American worker.