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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FEA module with flattening capabilities available for Autodesk® Inventor® 2010, 2011

April 15, 2010

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor and technical center, Accurate Die Design Inc., have announced that the Logopress3 Blank module is now available for users of Autodesk®...

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Air filtration system automatically adjusts to compensate for filter loading

April 15, 2010

RoboVent has introduced the eDrive system, which uses a sensor to constantly monitor the airflow through an air filtration unit. Using a variable-frequency drive, the system automatically adjusts the...

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MHI to build wind turbine manufacturing plant in Arkansas

April 15, 2010

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo, has announced plans to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Ark. The plant, which will fabricate nacelles, a core component of wind...

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Third NEWCAST trade fair coming to Dusseldorf in 2011

April 15, 2010

NEWCAST, 3rd International Trade Fair for Precision Castings, will take place June 28 - July 2, 2011, at the fairgrounds in Dsseldorf, Germany. Messe Dsseldorf North America, Chicago, is organizing...

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Wallover Oil appoints regional manager

April 15, 2010

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners, has appointed Jon Stansell as regional manager. He is responsible for increasing the company's business in...

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CGI Automated Mfg. receives Excellent Supplier Award

April 12, 2010

CGI Automated Mfg., Romeoville, Ill., has received the 2009 Excellent Supplier Award of the American Purchasing Society. CGI is one of only two companies to earn the award in 2009, and the only U.S....

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Miro Tool adds waterjet technology

April 12, 2010

Miro Tool & Mfg. has added a Mitsubishi 510 Suprema waterjet machine with a 90,000-PSI KMT pump to its facility in Waukesha, Wis. The 40,000-sq.-ft. plant houses equipment for engineering,...

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NASA and partners develop new tank forming method

April 6, 2010

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., have partnered with Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver and MT Aerospace in Augsburg, Germany,...

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Modular fixturing for welding can be expanded in five directions

April 6, 2010

Bluco Corp. offers 3-D modular fixturing bases that provide the foundation for different fixture setups. The bases can be expanded in five directions by attaching modular angles, blocks, and beams...

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Barnes MetalCrafters Inc.

April 5, 2010

Tim and Nick Martin, Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. 252-291-0925 P.O. Box 2492 113 Walnut St. W. Wilson, NC 27893 http://www.barnesmetal.com sales@barnesmetal.com By Tim Martin and Nick Martin OPENED: Tim Martin purchased...

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impluse manufacturing

If you don't measure it, you can't improve it

April 1, 2010

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At Impulse Manufacturing, operators double as quality assurance personnel. The company tracks efficiency and quality via an innovative Web-based shop-management system. The company's mantra: If you don't measure it, you can't improve it.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part IV

April 1, 2010

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When it comes to providing exact details for the bill of materials for a 3-D design job, columnist Gerald Davis provides some pointers to help speed up the project.

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ERP and the cloud

April 1, 2010

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The concepts of cloud computing, or software as a service (SaaS), show their mettle at one automotive metal stamper. The stamper is in the middle of a growth spurt, and is proof that companies can find success in the changing automotive market.

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Fixturing components designed for stainless steel

March 30, 2010

Fixtureworks® continues to expand its product offering to encompass stainless steel fixturing, workholding, and operating elements. The products include Fairlane Products' quick-release ball lock...

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Insulated curtain walls provide up to 40 degrees F of temperature separation

March 30, 2010

Zoneworks™ has introduced the TZ series of insulated curtain walls. The flexible, adaptable system allows users to partition large interior spaces for temperature and energy savings. The curtain...

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