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Susan Straley
Works at Rentapen Inc.
Attended Lakeland College
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Do you call them jigs or do you call them fixtures?
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Do you enter all the fasteners in your #machinedesign and #CAD models? http://t.co/HbSZM7kboy #weldjig #weldfixture #fastener
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My blog on straight line action clamps in weld fixture design is posted. video lesson... http://www.rentapen.com/2012/02/straight-action-clamps/
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Tweeted yesterday about Re-shoring. Then saw this today.
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Get your team together or just come out to support and have fun.  July 27th, volleyball fundraiser for Veteran, father, husband, co-worker....
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Rentapen's President and Engineering Manager visited Argon Industries in Milwaukee. They shared a video put out by Safeway. Fun to watch!
http://youtu.be/WND47ABXUEY
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Oops... it's SAFWAY ... be careful with the name spelling :)
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We are still trying to figure out this new social media avenue that Google said they were giving SEO priority to. Always learning!
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Another Weld Fixture lesson from Rentapen. Construction holes and mounting holes. http://www.rentapen.com/2012/01/hole-locations-jig-fixture-design/
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I just released another lesson on Jig and weld fixture design.
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President of Rentapen Inc.
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  • Rentapen Inc.
    Presiden, 2011 - present
  • Rentapen Inc.
    Vice President/CAD Drafter, 1996 - 2011
  • Non-profit in Milwaukee
    Volunteer Organizer, 1992 - 1996
  • Eaton Corporation
    CAD Drafter, 1990 - 1992
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aka The Queen of Lean Machine Design, is the President of Rentapen Inc.
Introduction
Queen of Lean Machine Design at Rentapen Inc. in Waukesha, WI, USA.
If you are the Manufacturing Engineering Manager or the Purchasing Manager of your company, you have come to the right place because I help manufacturers reduce costs through overseeing the products and services at Rentapen.

KEYWORDS: Positioning components, 3D design services, weld fixture, jigs, positioning machines, steel shims, metal shims, metal shim packs, custom metal cutting, custom shims, Rapid Tooling Components, Engineering Services, machine designer

I have always been interested in frugality and I use that knowledge to guide our company and staff toward reducing costs for our customers.

I am called the Queen of Lean Machine Design because we provide manufacturers with cost savings through:

-Excellence in Machine Design -- We specialize in Weld Fixtures.  We design the machines our customers use in   producing their products. We utilize Pro/E and Solidworks.  We specialize in Weld Fixture Design.  I myself have been using Pro/E for Weld Fixture designs since 1996.  We have been helping John Deere for 17 years!

--Shims shims and more shims.  We have our quoting, cutting, and packing systems down so well that we save you time and money on steel shims.  Custom metal shims and shim packs are bagged individually.   That makes it easy an fast for your shop to use the shim packs.   We have NAAMS shims, Die Sharpening Shims, Adjustment Shims, stainless steel shims and custom shims.

-Weld Tooling Components
Rentapen's created it's line for Rapid Tooling Components to reduce costs in jigs and weld fixtures.  Rapid Tooling Components help position product parts so that the finished welded product is within tolerance.  We manufacture Locating Blocks, Locating Plates, and Clamp Risers. 

See our clamp riser page on our web site to see an example of the amount of 73 minutes and 21 dollars saved with the use of just one Clamp Riser.

As the "Queen" I Oversee the hiring and maintaining of engineering and management staff.  I help improve and maintain processes.  And of course, I head up our Marketing effort, so I network.  Hello!

GOAL:  Surpass the expectations of our customers and Create and maintain an enjoyable and productive work atmosphere for our employees. 

GOAL: Be a leader in providing cost reductions to manufacturers through weld fixture design, Weld Tooling Components, and Rapid Shims.

 When I am not doing that I am riding my recumbent tricycle, socializing with friends, working out or reading.
Bragging rights
I have over 17,000 miles on my trike. Bought it in June 2008. Rentapen's employees enjoy working here, our customers are pleased with the products and services we provide. I am vegetarian and TRY to eat healthy, but I am weak and chocolate is strong.
Education
  • Lakeland College
    Marketing and Business, 1994 - 1997
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262-542-8891