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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CNC facilitates part rolling

May 9, 2006

Jammes Industrie's Rollexpress CNC-Cone rolls in one revolution conical parts that have a round shape, as well as triangular, square, trapezoidal, and other polygon-shaped cross sections.The CNC...

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Software assesses, manages vibration exposure

May 9, 2006

The HVManager™ human vibration meter software from Larson Davis assesses and manages vibration exposure. It is designed to provide instant tool assessments to all new standards, including the...

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Compressed-air filters install in any air system

May 9, 2006

Kaeser Compressors offers a line of compressed-air filters to meet stringent air requirements.The filters are available in sizes from 20 to 21,250 SCFM and provide simplified installation in any air...

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Structural stress method predicts fatigue life

May 9, 2006

Battelle's Verity™ mesh-insensitive structural stress method is now included as a module within Safe Technology Ltd.'s fe-safe™ analysis software. The Verity methodology predicts the...

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Race to be green

May 9, 2006

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Automakers are racing to introduce green technologies. Toyota is the leader in hybrid sales and plans to introduce two new models even though it will continue to lose money in the short and medium term. Instead of trying to outsell Toyota, GM has introduced flexible-fuel vehicles that run on E-85, an ethanol and gasoline mix.

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Managing success

May 9, 2006

The increasing disparity between upper management pay and blue-collar wages is creating a downward spiral that only can negatively affect our economy.

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Achieving quality global manufacturing networks

May 9, 2006

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This article is adapted from a report analyzing the results of a manufacturers' survey. It discusses the common quality challenges all manufacturers and explains what best-in-class manufacturers are doing with quality control to set themselves apart from the competition.

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Handling engineering changes in automotive parts

May 9, 2006

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Control of engineering changes for automotive components and assemblies requires cooperation and communication among groups within a company, as well as with outside suppliers. Changes must be initiated, communicated, implemented, and verified enterprisewide.

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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 8

April 11, 2006

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Now that you've written your proposal, it's time to submit it to the government. Before you send it off, make sure, one last time, that everything necessary in your bid proposal is there.

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Process control monitor adjusts stamping process in real time

April 11, 2006

The EasyVision™ process control monitor from Brankamp Process Automation Inc., suitable for stamping machines and presses, enables stamping operators to optimize production by monitoring a...

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Parts washer has oscillating vertical spray column

April 11, 2006

Landa Cleaning Systems offers the Power Scan Wash (PSW) hot water parts washer with a vertical spray column that oscillates, increasing the cleaning action and wash-water dwell time.Parts are placed...

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Metric extruded profile sizes available in various sizes

April 11, 2006

80/20 Inc. offers new metric extruded profile sizes, available in 20, 30, 45, and 45 mm lite, that feature a smooth surface and the ability to use either fractional or metric hardware.Applications for...

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Dry film lubricant designed for both mechanical, computer-controlled applications

April 11, 2006

GYG U.S.A. Inc. has introduced its third-generation Proform dry film lubricant specifically engineered to support the transition from mechanical roller application processes to computer-controlled...

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Flow/level/temperature switch monitors, controls critical fluid levels

April 11, 2006

The FlexSwitch® FLT flow and level switch from Fluid Components Intl. provides monitoring, controlling, and alarming on flow rates or level of critical fluids such as water, air, gases, coolants,...

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Sensor measures dynamic, quasi-static stress forces on resistance welding machinery

April 11, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. offers the JM240 ICP® ground-isolated strain sensor that uses piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasi-static stress...

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