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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Atomizing spray nozzle provides 360-degree coverage

March 25, 2016

Exair’s 1/4 NPT 360-degree hollow circular-pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These nozzles are suitable for delivering a smooth, even coating on pipe ID or similar ductwork. They also can deliver mist over a large area, such as for...

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U.S. Navy contracts with Metal Technology for additive manufacturing on Trident missile system

March 24, 2016

The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system....

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Ambrell to host induction heating webinar March 30

March 24, 2016

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems based in Scottsville, N.Y., will offer a complimentary Ambrell PRO SkillsTM webinar on March 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Girish Dahake, Ambrell’s senior vice president, global applications, will host the session on induction heating fundamentals....

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Software enables proactive management of material handling equipment maintenance

March 24, 2016

Intelligrated® offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) designed for material handling systems. Intelligrated Reliability Intelligence Solution (IRIS) software collects and analyzes system data to help plan and execute a preventive life cycle maintenance program. The...

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Savant Investment Partners acquires Dura-Bond facility in Nevada

March 23, 2016

Las Vegas-based Savant Investment Partners has acquired Dura-Bond Bearing Co.’s 78,416-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Carson City, Nev., with the agreement for Dura-Bond to lease the property back for a 15-year term with additional extension options. Dura-Bond manufactures replacement...

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Noble Industries expanding in Indiana

March 23, 2016

Noble Industries Inc. has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Noblesville, Ind. The family-owned metal fabrication and manufacturing company will add 52,400 sq. ft. to its current 70,000-sq.-ft. building. Of that, 39,000 sq. ft. will be warehouse and production space, and 13,400 sq....

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IWDC names director of vendor management and supply chain

March 23, 2016

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has named Keith Werkley as director, vendor management and supply chain. He is responsible for driving growth of partner brands, Weldmark® brand, and warehouse and importing operations. Most recently Werkley served as district sales...

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Restoring the USS North Carolina—sharing history with friends

March 23, 2016

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Think Facebook is the ultimate time-waster? Nick Martin’s Facebook connection to an old classmate and fellow soccer teammate led to an important job preserving history for Barnes MetalCrafters. It also provided a learning opportunity, as many fabricating jobs do.

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Ontario invests in new electric and hybrid vehicle parts manufacturing

March 22, 2016

Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure has announced it is partnering with Mitsui High-tec to build the company's first manufacturing facility in North America and the first facility in Ontario producing motor cores for electric and hybrid vehicles. Ontario...

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Web-based software integrates fabrication from quoting to shop to invoicing

March 22, 2016

SecturaSoft LLC has released SecturaFAB™ for steel fabricators, job shops, and service centers. The software helps streamline sales, production, and invoicing processes through a platform that integrates with existing CRM, CAD/CAM, and financial systems. The software integrates...

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Egan acquires 3D Imaging Services

March 22, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan), Grand Rapids, Mich., has acquired 3D Imaging Services, a construction technology company that provides digital documentation using 3-D imaging technologies and as-built modeling for the architectural, engineering, construction, and...

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Cart can be custom-configured to hold reels, spools

March 22, 2016

Creform has designed a cart to hold reels and spools of wire and hose for delivery to the production floor or for line-side storage for part replenishment. The cart can be custom-configured with basic hand tools for the number, position, and width of spools. The spools and reels are supported by...

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Catalog highlights filtration, ventilation systems

March 21, 2016

Air Systems Intl. Inc. has introduced its 2016 master catalog in print and digital forms. The catalog features such products as the Breather Box® Grade D air filtration system, Saddle Vent® confined-space ventilation kits, AIR-KADDY™ SCBA storage racks, MULTI-PAK™ breathing air cylinder...

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Gasbarre Furnace/J.L. Becker delivers dual-stage washer

March 21, 2016

Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has shipped a 36- by 48- by 36-in. dual-solution, dual-chamber, multistage washer to a drive technology supplier in the Southeast. The washer is designed to remove quench oil, machine lubricants, and other contaminants from parts that are...

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New ideas spur success at Minnesota metal fabricator

March 21, 2016

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Bermo, a stamper and fabricator in Minnesota, takes idea generation seriously. Some of the company’s latest initiatives, including rapid prototyping and automated quoting, have come from employees starting a sentence with, “Wouldn’t it be great if …”

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