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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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In-line system reduces need for secondary marking operation

July 27, 2009

Durable Mecco offers the DuraDot, an in-line marking system that reduces the need for secondary marking operations.The system works with standard machining center software. Simple dot-to-dot marking...

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L.B. Foster to provide 480 tons of pipe piling to Minnesota DOT

July 27, 2009

L.B. foster Co., Pittsburgh, a manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products for rail, construction, utility, and energy industries, has been awarded a contract to provide 480 tons of TRU...

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FMA and TPA seek applicants for industry awards

July 23, 2009

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards.The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by FMA,...

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Hardinge announces additional work force reductions

July 21, 2009

Hardinge Inc., an international provider of metal-cutting equipment, today announced it is further reducing its North American work force by approximately 50 employees in response to continued...

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L.B. Foster to provide sheet piling for New Orleans flood walls

July 20, 2009

L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., has been awarded a $23.1 million contract to provide steel sheet piling to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of a T-wall type flood walls...

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Cequent Performance Products plant logs one million hours without lost work day injury

July 20, 2009

TriMas Corp., a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products, today announced that its Cequent Performance Products manufacturing plant in Goshen, Ind., has passed the one...

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Mechanical Inc. purchases Norstar Mechanical

July 20, 2009

Freeport, Ill.-based Mechanical Inc., a mechanical contracting firm, has entered the sheet metal business by purchasing the commercial division of Norstar Mechanical, Rockford, Ill."Expanding a...

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Nitrogen purging system eliminates oxide deposits during brazing

July 14, 2009

Western Enterprises has announced the availability of a system that uses nitrogen for purging oxygen from AC line sets to eliminate oxide deposits during the brazing process.This system, called the...

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Diverter exhausts air from industrial machinery

July 14, 2009

Nordfab Ducting has introduced a standard-duty diverter that exhausts air only from industrial machinery while it is operating to help reduce the amount of heated or cooled air exhausted from the work...

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Weld backing tape suitable for up to 240 amps

July 14, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about its Argweld® weld backing tape. Three different grades of tape are available for welding up to 240 amps.The tape is placed...

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Press brake die storage system accommodates any die width

July 14, 2009

Proper Storage Systems Inc. has introduced a new press brake storage unit with rollout shelves. Each shelf has 10 sets of adjustable blocking to accommodate any die width. The shelves are 30 in. deep...

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Packing robot features 110.3-lb. payload, 360-degree work envelope

July 14, 2009

Motoman's four-axis MPK50 robot with DX100 controller for packing applications features a 110.3-lb. payload and a 360-degree work envelope. A slim manipulator design enables it to reach into confined...

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Filters help EDMs run at peak efficiencies

July 14, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG), a division of MC Machinery Systems Inc., offers Van-TG premium high-performance filters for EDM users.The 5-micron filters now are available in 0.5 to 1.5 microns...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and...

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