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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Cost estimating module designed for machining, sheet metal fabrication

December 16, 2008

MTI Systems has introduced a feature-based cost estimating module within its Costimator software.The current version, V9.0, provides users with feature-based cost models for machining and sheet metal...

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Rotary fixture marks cylindrical, multiple-sided parts

December 16, 2008

Kwik Mark Inc.'s KwikTurn rotary fixture is suitable for marking around cylindrical and multiple-sided parts. The modular construction features a base with an adjustable headstock and tailstock. The...

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Load cells are accurate to 0.3 percent

December 16, 2008

For OEM equipment and custom machinery, Baumer Ltd. has introduced DLRx load cells, which are sensors designed to measure force in a range of harsh industrial environments. Featuring IP65/IP67...

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Drip pan houses eco-friendly absorbent pillow

December 16, 2008

The Oil Eater absorbent drip pan from Kafko Intl. is designed for leaks that are too large for an absorbent pad or that occur in tight spaces such as under machinery and pipes.The plastic pan houses...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Steel fabrication available from Manchester Tool & Die

December 16, 2008

Manchester Tool & Die Inc., North Manchester, Ind., has opened a new fabricating plant that offers steel fabrication services. The plant is equipped with two brake presses with capacities of 3/8 in....

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AISC presents achievement awards at annual meeting

December 16, 2008

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement awards were presented at the 2008 AISC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.The 2008...

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TUBOTECH 2009 to be held in Brazil

December 16, 2008

TUBOTECH, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components trade fair will be staged at the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes in So Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 6-8, 2009. The event will be jointly organized by...

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Talan Products names sales manager

December 16, 2008

Talan Products, a high-volume metal stamping manufacturer in Cleveland, has named Fran Adler to the newly created position of sales manager. His previous experience includes positions in mechanical...

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Donaldson Co. offers new white paper on controlling hexavalent chromium

December 16, 2008

A new technical article entitled "Hexavalent Chromium: What You Need to Know," authored by Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, has been released for industrial manufacturers involved in welding,...

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Myriad Proprietary Design Languages

Lost in translation

December 15, 2008

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Metrology managers are pushing industry to standardize, so that all digital inspection devices can, in essence, speak the same language.

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HRB price direction continues mixed

December 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™U.S. HRB spot price for Dec. 8 dropped 11.8 percent to $614 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the ninth consecutive decline. The world export HRB price dropped 9.2 percent...

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Precision CAD assembly

The real world of 3-D CAD assemblies

December 1, 2008

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Columnist Gerald Davis describes the benefits of working with 3-D CAD assemblies.

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Strips of nitinol

Forming metal that 'remembers'

November 25, 2008

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Memry has built a business around shape-memory alloys, mainly for customers in the medical arena. It's a difficult, highly specialized field that managers at Memry are betting will grow.

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Fuel Storage Tanks

Getting the weld right the first time

November 25, 2008

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When a metal fabricating company moves into a new, larger building, it has a great opportunity to take a hard look at production flow. Victory Industrial Products, Batavia, Ohio, did just that and the results were extremely powerful.

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