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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Siemens receives first U.S. order for wind turbine

June 9, 2009

Siemens Energy, Chicago, has announced its first U.S. order for 33 units of the SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine. Purchased by Minnesota Power, the turbines will be used in the Bison I wind project, located...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces production suspension, mill closing

June 9, 2009

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it is suspending production at its Sayreville, N.J., steel mill and closing its rolling mill in neighboring Perth Amboy, N.J. because of lower demand for its...

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Exal Corp. wins metal decorating award

June 8, 2009

Exal Corp., a manufacturer of extruded aluminum packaging, has received the 2009 "Best In Category" Quality Award for Excellence in Metal Decorating from the International Metal Decorators Association...

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The most important output of 3-D CAD modeling

June 1, 2009

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The most important output from a CAD system is the bill of material. Columnist Gerald Davis gives us an idea of just how much detail should go into creating a BOM.

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HRB prices: Trolling the bottom

May 27, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 25 fell 3.2 percent to $429 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the twentieth consecutive decline. The World export HRB price...

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Seamless stainless tube imports from China continue growth

May 26, 2009

U.S. producers comprising the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC) have noted that, despite the significant recession in the United States, imports of stainless steel pipe and...

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NAVSEA recruits auto workers for shipbuilding

May 20, 2009

The U.S. Navy's largest systems command, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is recruiting displaced mid-career automotive engineering professionals.At a time when many companies are downsizing, NAVSEA...

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Technologies help to make shops structurally sound

May 19, 2009

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Tough economic conditions have hit the construction industry as hard as they have many other industries. These problems in commercial construction are affecting structural steel fabricators. New technologies are especially benefiting four important structural steel fabricating processes by reducing labor costs. These represent some of the bigger developments in recent years.

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Metal forming companies expect little change in next three months

May 18, 2009

According to the May 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain virtually unchanged during the next three...

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LAI recognized by Northrop Grumman

May 15, 2009

LAI International Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, was honored by Northrop Grumman as a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier for...

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Motorized sheet lifter moves blank stacks up to 42 ft. long

May 12, 2009

Bushman Equipment has designed a sheet lifter and crane system for a steel and aluminum blanking company that needed to move blank stacks up to 42 ft. long.The heavy-duty, motorized sheet lifter is...

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Unicable's rotating power connection relieves stress

May 12, 2009

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ LSR (Low-Stress Robotic) unicable. It includes a rotating power connection that relieves stress caused by routine cable torsion and features a protective...

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V-blocks facilitate cutting with 14-in. saws

May 12, 2009

The M. K. Morse Co. offers Metal Devil® V-blocks for cutting with 14-in. saws. The blocks strengthen clamping performance of a saw's vise system by holding round, square, and rectangular materials...

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Air gun delivers 23 lbs. of blowing force

May 12, 2009

Exair's new single-air-nozzle Super Blast Safety air gun delivers 23 lbs. of blowing force, equivalent to the force of 30 ordinary air guns. It is suitable for long-distance, wide-area blowoff,...

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Shaft collars, couplings designed for drive train applications in wind power systems

May 12, 2009

Large-bore shaft collars and rigid couplings for drive train applications in wind power generation systems are available from Stafford Mfg. Corp.The collars and couplings are engineered for...

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