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White papers archived on thefabricator.com are in-depth research pieces pulled together by leading experts in the metal fabricating industry. Recent white papers have covered topics such as cloud computing, optimization of plant operations, and activity based costing.

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Tool School - Rotary Draw Bending Tooling

February 29, 2016 | By A. Erman Tekkaya, Dr.-Ing.

By: Tube Form Solutions

Learn about bender tooling from the experts. Make sure all of your bend dies, clamp dies, pressure dies, mandrels, wiper dies, inserts and holders are all manufactured to the highest standards to ensure the longest life and highest performance consistency possible.

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The Case for Cloud ERP in Manufacturing: Alleviating Outdated Concerns

January 1, 2014

By: Epicor Software Corp.

With its roots in Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has long been used by leading manufacturers to uncover untapped efficiencies, reduce costs, and provide visibility to enable managers to make informed decisions.

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Improve Scheduling Production and Quality Using SaaS ERP

September 4, 2013

By: Epicor Software Corp.

The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to get the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure.

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The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants

June 3, 2013

By: Camfil Air Pollution Control

For years, many companies involved in welding and other metalworking operations have exhausted fumes and dust outside. A recently enacted EPA regulation has changed all that.

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Top 10 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can't Afford to Ignore

May 7, 2013

By: Epicor Software Corp.

Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers' needs in great detail is essential to positioning their company ahead of the competition.

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SaaS ERP: A Viable Model for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers

May 7, 2013

By: Epicor Software Corp.

This white paper describes how the software as a service (SaaS) model delivers financial, implementation and operational benefits to job shops and small manufacturers. It also describes how Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition, a comprehensive ERP system deployed in the SaaS model, meets the needs of job shops and small manufacturers. With Epicor Express, job shops and small manufacturers now have the opportunity to implement an ERP solution that can help transform their operations and business.

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How to Save Money, Time and Energy on Dust Collection

December 12, 2011

By: Camfil Air Pollution Control

When it comes to choosing filters for a cartridge dust collector, plant engineers and maintenance professionals sometimes regard these items as more or less of a commodity. Though the lowest-priced filter might appear to be the best choice, the opposite may be true. It requires a "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) evaluation to know for certain. TCO helps you determine what it really costs to own your dust collector filters... and how to save money, time and energy by choosing the best filters for your application.

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Ansell Cut Protection White Paper

September 12, 2011

By: Ansell

Cut Resistance (i.e. CPPT value) is often the primary factor considered when evaluating cut protection because it can be readily measured. However, as this guide will show you, considering only cut resistance misses a larger part of the whole cut protection picture.

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Three Steps to Better Laser Maintenance

August 8, 2011

By: MC Machinery Systems - Mitsubishi Laser

Laser machine maintenance should be the watchword of anyone who owns and operates a laser. With lead-times decreasing, margins thinning, and raw material prices always proving to be unpredictable, proper machine maintenance can save a shop plenty of headaches at crunch time.

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Skilled Worker Whitepaper

July 16, 2011

By: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. ®

America’s Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century propelled economic development and served as the springboard for this nation to become a world power. Sadly, a number of factors since post-World War II led to a manufacturing malaise that knocked the USA off this lofty production perch.

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Activity Based Costing

July 10, 2011

By: Exact JobBOSS

Flat shop rates don’t provide a true cost picture. ABC provides a simple approach to analyze true cost and is now being applied even to small job shops.

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