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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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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ralco industries

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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Dixie-Southern adds sales, estimating staff

March 30, 2010

Dixie-Southern, Duette, Fla., has added a sales and estimating team to help achieve faster turnaround for its RFQs, a stronger project management focus for customer requests, and to assist...

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Solar Atmospheres, RTI Intl. Metals enter into supply agreement

March 30, 2010

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, located in Hermitage, Pa., has signed a long-term agreement with RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh. Solar will provide the services of vacuum heat treating, vacuum...

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Air filtration units offer variety of bolt-on intake options

March 24, 2010

The Module-Air AF-1000 series air filtration units from Tanis Technologies offers a variety of bolt-on intake options, including multidirectional angled intakes, standard straight intakes, hood pans,...

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Automated metrology system

Launching new cars sooner

March 23, 2010

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Automakers and other manufacturers increasingly are using optical metrology to help reduce the time and money spent in new-product development while improving quality. What is this technology, and how does it work?

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