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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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New version of sheet metal forming software released

May 18, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite 2015 for sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the automotive, aerospace, consumer product, and electrical/electronic industries. The software introduces new technologies to stamping simulation and...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. hires buyer

May 18, 2015

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. has appointed Andrew DeWys as its new buyer. He is the second generation in the family business, continuing a 40-year tradition in precision sheet metal fabrication. In this role, he is responsible for the supply chain, which includes purchasing and supplier...

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Remote service plan helps minimize equipment downtime

May 18, 2015

Muller has introduced real-time equipment support through its remote service plan for its stretch-wrapping machines. The service option allows technicians to connect to the equipment through a secure network and, within minutes, login and diagnose, correct, or upgrade any part of the equipment...

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Miller Electric Mfg. receives 2015 North American Effie Finalist Award

May 15, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has received a 2015 North American Effie Finalist Award from Effie Worldwide Inc. in recognition of its WE BUILD marketing campaign. The fully integrated, multichannel campaign celebrates hardworking welders and their everyday achievements. The campaign...

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Knuth Machine Tools to host annual open house June 10

May 15, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA will host its annual customer open house on June 10 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at its Lincolnshire, Ill., facility. Equipment demonstrated at the event will include the Laser-Jet 2512, a 2-kW fiber laser with a 4- by 8-ft. cutting table; a Plasma-Jet 1530 with an HPR 130XD...

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Talking about the next generation of fabricators

May 15, 2015

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While many people turned their back on manufacturing careers, Kyle Layman couldn't wait to get started. Now he's the impetus for growth at Layman Fabrication, North Vernon, Ind., while dad gets to focus on the fabrication activity that he's always loved.

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MIE Solutions announces staff additions

May 15, 2015

MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, Calif., a manufacturing ERP software provider, has added several new staff members. Mike Afshar has been promoted to the position of Pacific and Mountain regional sales manager. He has spent the last two years as in-house account manager for the company. Susan...

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Matheson launches Remote Operations Center

May 15, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened its Remote Operations Center (ROC) at its office location in Irving, Texas. The company is a provider of industrial, welding, and safety supplies; medical, specialty, and electronic gases; gas-handling equipment; purification systems; engineering and gas...

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Altair Partner Alliance offers welding simulation

May 14, 2015

Altair, Troy, Mich., has announced that GeonX S.A. has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing access to Virfac® welding simulation software to HyperWorks® users. The software can predict residual distortions encountered by a part during the manufacturing process, as well as...

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Survey reports cloud emerging as innovation platform for manufacturing

May 14, 2015

Plex, a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the results of a survey examining the use of technology by more than 130 manufacturing organizations. The first “Plex State of Manufacturing Technology Study” finds a host of emerging technologies converging on the shop floor to...

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The Metal Shop announces equipment upgrades

May 14, 2015

The Metal Shop, a custom metal fabricator based in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has announced several upgrades to its capabilities. The company has acquired a used MG CNC plate roll and upgraded the CNC; upgraded its current robotic welding cell to a Fronius welding unit; upgraded the software and...

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Moffitt Corp. names west region sales manager

May 14, 2015

Moffitt Corp. Inc., a provider of industrial ventilation systems based in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., has named Gabe Cansler as west region sales manager. He leads sales activity and representative relations from his office in Denver. Cansler, a graduate of Missouri State University, is...

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Fan circulates air more than 40 ft.

May 14, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its M18™ cordless system with the introduction of the Jobsite Fan. It circulates air more than 40 ft. and can operate for up to 17 hours on low with an XC5.0 battery pack. An AC adapter is included for extended runtime. The fan provides up to 284 CFM. It offers...

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JDSU signs agreement with Amada to purchase preferred stock of subsidiary

May 14, 2015

JDSU, Milpitas, Calif., has signed a definitive agreement with Amada Holdings Co. Ltd. of Japan, a manufacturer of machine tools for metal fabrication, to purchase up to $40 million of preferred stock of a subsidiary of Lumentum Holdings Inc., the publicly traded company that will result from the...

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Vacuum turns pipe into a conveyor

May 13, 2015

Exair’s new aluminum 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac™ air-operated conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a conveying system for parts, scrap, and trim. Their small size makes them suitable for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many production lines. The unit is...

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