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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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Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center provides applied R&D services

April 24, 2015

Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center has opened in Buffalo, N.Y. The center, made possible through a $45 million state investment, provides applied R&D services that are essential for the future success of the region’s economy. It is designed to give manufacturers in western New York an affordable...

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Laser Mech’s Replacement Parts & Service moves to new facility

April 23, 2015

Laser Mechanisms' spare parts group, Laser Mech® Replacement Parts & Service (RPS), has moved into its own facility after experiencing significant growth over the past several years. The new 20,000-sq.-ft. structure, located adjacent to the company’s world headquarters and manufacturing...

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Spartacus 3D, CTIF sign cooperation agreement for additive manufacturing

April 23, 2015

French companies Spartacus3D (Farinia Group), a start-up specializing in additive manufacturing, and CTIF, a provider of casting, materials, and metal products, have signed a cooperation agreement to join their skills and resources in the development of additive manufacturing. The agreement will...

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Bank of the West reveals opportunities, challenges for small, midsized U.S. manufacturers

April 23, 2015

Bank of the West, San Francisco, has announced the publication of "Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing," written by the bank's Chief Economist Dr. Scott Anderson. The paper highlights the bright economic outlook for small to midsized U.S. manufacturers, the challenges they face,...

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Linde wins Red Dot Award for cylinder valve design

April 23, 2015

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, Munich, has announced that its EVOS™ Ci gas cylinder valve has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Product entries are assessed on a number of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, build quality, ergonomics, durability,...

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance announces launch of Savannah chapter

April 23, 2015

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance has announced the official launch of the Savannah chapter, hosted at Dirtt Environmental Solutions on April 17, 2015. Laura Lee Bocade, relationship and business development manager with Dirtt and founding director of the Savannah chapter, helped coordinate...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA appoints product sales manager for cutting systems

April 23, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery and accessories based in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Edward Zidek to the newly created position of product sales manager – cutting systems. Zidek has more than 20 years of experience in metal...

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Aluminum Association partners with DOE to expand workforce

April 23, 2015

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase the number of aluminum industry jobs in the U.S. and explore new, sustainable technologies to advance U.S. manufacturing. The DOE's Aluminum Industry Jobs Partnership will...

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Pneumatic-tire, heavy-duty lift trucks available with Tier 4 diesel engine

April 23, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has announced that its G04 series 8,000- to 11,000-lb.-capacity, pneumatic-tire lift trucks now are available with a GCT ZD30 Tier 4 diesel engine. The engine delivers an approximate 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous engine design and...

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Assuring quality in the small to medium-size job shop

April 23, 2015

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Quality assurance is a critical aspect of fabricating. It requires input from various departments, careful inspection throughout all facets of the job, and detailed recordkeeping. Here’s a blueprint for optimum QA.

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Stainless steel toggle clamps built for corrosive environments

April 23, 2015

Clamp-Rite offers stainless steel manual toggle clamps that resist corrosion and heat. Thirteen models are available in hold-down, latch, and push/pull configurations. Holding capacities vary from 125 to 2,000 lbs. All of the clamps’ metal parts, including the rivets, are constructed of...

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FAA clears first 3-D-printed part to fly in GE commercial jet engines

April 22, 2015

A fist-sized piece of silver metal that houses the compressor inlet temperature sensor inside a jet engine has become a symbol for big change in jet engine design. The housing for the sensor, known as T25, recently became the first 3-D-printed part certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation...

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Powered air system blows fresh, filtered air over wearer’s face

April 22, 2015

ArcOne® has introduced the third generation of its AirPlus™ powered air system. The motorized, battery-operated respiratory system blows a constant supply of fresh, filtered air over the user’s face. The protective pressure inside the respirator protects the wearer from harmful gases,...

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Crawford Co. opens new fabrication facility in Iowa

April 22, 2015

Rock Island, Ill.-based Crawford Co. has opened a new fabricating plant, Crawford Co. North, in Dubuque, Iowa. The new location, which has 12 employees, provides metal fabricating, welding, and laser cutting, as well as HVAC maintenance and...

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Timken opens gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston

April 21, 2015

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, has opened a 27,000-sq.-ft. gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston. Part of the Timken Power Systems group, the plant will improve production efficiencies in the manufacture of Philadelphia Gear® high-speed drives. The facility is equipped with two...

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