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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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Brown Dog Welding LLC

March 5, 2010

Josh Welton at Work Photo by Matt Trombley Mount Clemens, Mich. 586-258-8255 www.browndogwelding.com By Josh Welton OPENED: My wife, Darla, and I started Brown Dog Welding in the spring of 2008. WHY: It came out of my desire to weld. As a millwright...

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Acrylic adhesive works on various substrates, including unprepared metals

March 5, 2010

Lord Corp. offers Maxlok™, a new acrylic adhesive developed to meet the need for a process-friendly adhesive that will work on various substrates, including unprepared metals. The adhesive is...

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Small footprint dust, fume collection system available in units up to 10,000 CFM

March 5, 2010

The Torit® PowerCore® TG series from Donaldson Co. Inc. is designed for the collection of dust generated in thermal processes, such as welding, laser cutting, plasma cutting, and thermal spray...

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Steam pressure washers offer 1,000 PSI

March 5, 2010

Daimer®'s Super Max™ 15500SP steam cleaning systems offer pressure levels of 1,000 PSI, flow rates up to 4 GPM, and high temperatures for removing grease from surfaces and equipment. The...

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FMA, TPA seek applicants for industry awards

March 5, 2010

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association Intl.® (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards. The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2011,...

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METALCON International 2010 to be held in October

March 5, 2010

The 20th annual METALCON International Conference and Exhibition for metal construction products and technologies will be held Oct. 20-22, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Sponsored by the...

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M&M Mfg. hires VP of commercial business development

March 5, 2010

M&M Manufacturing Co., a Fort Worth, Texas, manufacturer of rectangular, spiral, and round duct pipe and fittings for commercial and residential applications, has hired Larry Cook as vice president of...

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SME recognizes young leaders

March 5, 2010

SME has announced the winners of the 2010 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Richard E. Morley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The award, which recognizes people age 35 and younger for...

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Quality Tool adds turret punch/laser

March 5, 2010

Quality Tool Inc., a metal fabrication contract manufacturer based in St. Paul, Minn., has added the Amada® EMLK3610NT turret punch/laser system with servo-electric drive. The machine's customized...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill—Part III

March 1, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill,columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance so that the designer ends up with a design that allows him to explore various changes to the size of the overall product while having the component parts stretch or shrink automatically

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Why lean manufacturing won't make you rich — Part II

March 1, 2010

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Manufacturers often believe at least one of three common lean manufacturing misconceptions. Knowing about these misconceptions and understanding why they're not true will help set you on a path to incorporating lean tools into your manufacturing structure.

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Supply chain collaborates on bending project

March 1, 2010

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Faced with a daunting bending contract and a short timeframe, Rick Williams of Rockford Process Control (RPC) sought cooperation from a tubing supplier, bending machine manufacturer, and a tooling supplier at the beginning of the project. The information exchange enabled RPC and its supply chain partners to develop a process, deliver a bender, and engineer and manufacture tooling without the benefit of tubing samples.

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The Apple iPad in manufacturing

February 23, 2010

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On Wednesday 27th January 2010 Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveiled their latest creation - the iPad Tablet. Billed primarily as a consumer device, Jobs positioned the tablet somewhere between a smartphone and a laptop and priced it from an attractive US$499. But is there room for it in business,...

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NAM: Manufacturers call President Obama's $1 trillion health-care proposal 'disappointing'

February 23, 2010

As President Obama offered his new health-care plan Feb. 22, National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler issued the following statement expressing concerns with the proposal: We are...

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Welders on welding

February 23, 2010

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Based on feedback from "Welding Wire" subscribers, you have to wonder if CareerCast.com interviewed any welders when compiling its 2010 list of the best and worst jobs. Welding was the No. 5 worst job on the list, and welders question its ranking.

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