Shop Management

Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

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C.I. Hayes installs pusher furnace for brazing, heat treating

February 8, 2016

C.I. Hayes, Cranston, R.I., a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a model BA-M atmosphere pusher furnace for brazing and general heat treating of stainless steel materials for a dedicated processor of select cutlery product lines. The furnace is equipped with a rigid chain indexing drive,...

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Turnkey packages prewired for plasma, laser cutting

February 8, 2016

Osai has introduced CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for CNC plasma cutting, laser cutting, and milling. The packages are completely digital, with Ethercat servo drives and brushless motors (230 or 400 V) that are prewired and configured for plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting systems; milling...

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Ceramic centering pins for welding withstand extreme mechanical stress

February 8, 2016

Doceram has expanded its Cerazur line of centering pins made of blue ceramic. The pins, used to fix the sheets and assemblies in automated welding lines, have a service life that is up to 40 times longer than hardened metal pins, according to the company. The ceramic material, made of...

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Manufacturing technology orders grew in December, but market remains flat

February 8, 2016

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4 percent compared to the prior, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. For all of 2015, the year's total orders were down 17.4 percent compared to 2014. While the...

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Morgan Advanced Materials publishes white paper on aluminum processing

February 8, 2016

U.K.- based Morgan Advanced Materials has published a white paper identifying current trends in primary and secondary aluminum processing. The paper examines the current state of the aluminum market with reference to annual growth and future production. The market has an average annual growth...

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Tower storage system available in three designs

February 8, 2016

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG offers the Unitower tower storage system in three designs: Unitower for the storage of bar materials; Unitower B for sheet metal, flat products, and containers; and Unitower C, a compact universal store for bars and sheets. The modular systems are available as...

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Document linking added to order control software

February 8, 2016

The latest release of Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) includes a new document linking feature, designed to help reduce the shop floor paper trail and provide a single location for accessing relevant documents. Staff can drag and drop any type and quantity of files onto a component or assembly...

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IMCAR launches Fabrication Solutions & Technologies in Texas

February 5, 2016

IMCAR® has announced the launch of Fabrication Solutions & Technologies in Judson, Texas. FST promotes, supports, and services the IMCAR lines of Vertical Systems for Tank Production™, industrial presses, automation lines, plate rolls, welding solutions and equipment, and custom machines....

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FABTECH Canada to offer more than 20 educational sessions

February 4, 2016

According to the Manufacturers' Outlook 2016 report, 71 percent of Canadian manufacturers are prioritizing employee training and more than 50 percent are investing in technologies to fuel business growth. Supporting this industry—the third largest for employment in Canada—is FABTECH® Canada,...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Kennametal appoints CEO

February 4, 2016

Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, has appointed board member Ronald M. DeFeo as president/CEO. He replaces Donald Nolan, who has left the company to pursue other interests after serving as president/CEO since November 2014. A Kennametal board member since 2001, DeFeo previously served as the chairman...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical names COO

February 4, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service mechanical contracting company that offers engineering, HVAC, plumbing, piping, sheet metal, and building automation services, has promoted Hope H. Voigt from operations manager to COO. In this role, Voigt oversees all of the company’s...

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Falcon Steel launches material management program

February 4, 2016

Haltom City, Texas-based Falcon Steel, a producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has launched a material management program that allows customers to plan and order in advance for steel structures to be fabricated within a given forecast. Fabricated structures then are stored...

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Midwest Engineered Systems celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems based in Waukesha, Wis., marks 25 years in business in 2016. Scott Woida founded the company in 1991 as a one-man operation out of his parents' basement, producing systems that manufacture parts for brake and...

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26 Commerce Road and the life of the small manufacturer

February 4, 2016

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A small industrial building just off the highway in northeast Pennsylvania has seen a few businesses come and go. Their stories tell a lot about what it’s like to be a small manufacturer in the U.S.

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