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12 tips to improve your value stream maps

October 20, 2014

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Value stream mapping can be a tool to help identify and eliminate waste, but it’s easy to get lost in the details. These tips will help you keep your eye on the big picture, to ensure your VSM remains an effective tool for continuous improvement.

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Fabricating the future, layer by layer

October 20, 2014

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Additive manufacturing is changing fundamental concepts of design, engineering, and production. As part of this, metal additive processes, including powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition, are allowing industry to fabricate metal products in entirely new ways.

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Keeping safe while bending parts fast on a press brake

October 20, 2014

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Customers want parts right away, and newer laser cutting technology is producing parts quicker than ever before. If a fabricator wants the bending department to keep up, it needs press brakes that can bend parts quickly. Even with the increased bending productivity, however, fabricators don’t have to sacrifice safety.

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Stanley Engineering Fastening merges blind fastening brands into single entity

October 17, 2014

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker company, has announced that it is joining its POP® and Avdel® blind fastening brands into a single entity. The new brand, known as POP Avdel, includes specialty engineered structural and nonstructural blind fastening systems. POP brand...

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Eberl Iron Works produces stair pans for NYC residential tower

October 17, 2014

Eberl Iron Works has produced complex stair pans for 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere at 1,396 ft. and 96 stories. Seeing to maximize usable space in the 93- by 93-ft building footprint, builders needed to construct step with a pitch that...

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Novelis closes Ouro Preto aluminum smelter

October 17, 2014

Aluminum rolled product manufacturer and recycler Novelis, based in Atlanta, has announced that it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end...

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Flow Intl. appoints president

October 17, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp., a Kent, Wash.-based developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, has appointed Dick LeBlanc as president. A 30-year veteran of the company, he most recently served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing. He joined...

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Ice Industries expanding operations in Mississippi

October 17, 2014

Ice Industries Grenada has announced that it is expanding and improving operations at its facility in Grenada, Miss. The $1.8 million project, the company’s fifth expansion since 2010, will create 50 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to about 290. Formerly known as...

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Eriez introduces metalworking demonstration and training vehicle

October 17, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has introduced the Orange University® metalworking demonstration and training vehicle, a 32-foot Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-ft. equipment showroom. The truck will travel throughout North America, delivering hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The...

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Part-time job brings full-time satisfaction

October 17, 2014

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After a career in welding and fabricating, Charlie Wolfe is semi-retired and working 25 hours a week at the local community college. However, his network of friends is vast and his reputation as a go-to guy for one-off projects and repairs is sterling, so he’s actually busier now then he was back when he worked 40 hours a week

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Amanda Mfg. breaks ground on expansion in Ohio

October 17, 2014

Amanda Mfg., a Deshler Group metal forming company based in Logan, Ohio, has broken ground on a $5 million expansion and renovation of its facility. The 130,000-sq.-ft. building will expand by nearly 40 percent, with 54,880 additional square feet of manufacturing plant space and a 14,000-sq.-ft....

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Mission NOT accomplished

October 17, 2014

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A brief look at some unemployment and employment numbers provides reason for optimism for the state of the labor force. It's too soon to say "Mission accomplished" or anything like that, because getting people back to work is an ongoing process, but the trends are encouraging nonetheless.

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Heavy-duty cutoff saw system automates push feed

October 17, 2014

TigerStop has introduced TigerSaw Ferrous, a fully automated, heavy-duty, precision ferrous metal cutoff saw and push feed. The column saw has mitering capabilities from 60 degrees left to 45 degrees right. The system is designed to cut tube, pipe, and barstock up to 42 ft. long. Features...

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In-die indeed

October 17, 2014

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Take stamping production to its limits—and beyond—by taking advantage of in-die and inline capabilities afforded by state-of-the-art servo technology that integrates additional operations into the stamping process.

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Inverter designed for microjoining applications

October 17, 2014

Miyachi America offers the IPB-5000A inverter, a resistance welding power supply for microjoining applications. The power supply features 5-kHz fast feedback and operates in constant-current, voltage, or power feedback modes. It also can weld in combo mode. Maximum output is 6,000 amps. The...

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