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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Pass-through blast system suitable for cleaning parts that cannot withstand tumbling

April 27, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the CB3624 pass-through blast system. It is suitable for cleaning small or intricate parts that cannot withstand tumbling. The unit has a...

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Selling used equipment

April 26, 2010

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Just how much is your used fabricating equipment worth? How is its value determined? What's the best way to go about selling it? Should you try to sell it directly to an end user, or should you sell it to a dealer?

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months

April 22, 2010

According to the April 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months....

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FEA module with flattening capabilities available for Autodesk® Inventor® 2010, 2011

April 15, 2010

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor and technical center, Accurate Die Design Inc., have announced that the Logopress3 Blank module is now available for users of Autodesk®...

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Air filtration system automatically adjusts to compensate for filter loading

April 15, 2010

RoboVent has introduced the eDrive system, which uses a sensor to constantly monitor the airflow through an air filtration unit. Using a variable-frequency drive, the system automatically adjusts the...

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MHI to build wind turbine manufacturing plant in Arkansas

April 15, 2010

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo, has announced plans to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Ark. The plant, which will fabricate nacelles, a core component of wind...

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Third NEWCAST trade fair coming to Dusseldorf in 2011

April 15, 2010

NEWCAST, 3rd International Trade Fair for Precision Castings, will take place June 28 - July 2, 2011, at the fairgrounds in Dsseldorf, Germany. Messe Dsseldorf North America, Chicago, is organizing...

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Wallover Oil appoints regional manager

April 15, 2010

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners, has appointed Jon Stansell as regional manager. He is responsible for increasing the company's business in...

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CGI Automated Mfg. receives Excellent Supplier Award

April 12, 2010

CGI Automated Mfg., Romeoville, Ill., has received the 2009 Excellent Supplier Award of the American Purchasing Society. CGI is one of only two companies to earn the award in 2009, and the only U.S....

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Miro Tool adds waterjet technology

April 12, 2010

Miro Tool & Mfg. has added a Mitsubishi 510 Suprema waterjet machine with a 90,000-PSI KMT pump to its facility in Waukesha, Wis. The 40,000-sq.-ft. plant houses equipment for engineering,...

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NASA and partners develop new tank forming method

April 6, 2010

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., have partnered with Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver and MT Aerospace in Augsburg, Germany,...

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Modular fixturing for welding can be expanded in five directions

April 6, 2010

Bluco Corp. offers 3-D modular fixturing bases that provide the foundation for different fixture setups. The bases can be expanded in five directions by attaching modular angles, blocks, and beams...

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Barnes MetalCrafters Inc.

April 5, 2010

Tim and Nick Martin, Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. Barnes MetalCrafters Inc. 252-291-0925 P.O. Box 2492 113 Walnut St. W. Wilson, NC 27893 http://www.barnesmetal.com sales@barnesmetal.com By Tim Martin and Nick Martin OPENED: Tim Martin purchased...

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If you don't measure it, you can't improve it

April 1, 2010

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At Impulse Manufacturing, operators double as quality assurance personnel. The company tracks efficiency and quality via an innovative Web-based shop-management system. The company's mantra: If you don't measure it, you can't improve it.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part IV

April 1, 2010

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When it comes to providing exact details for the bill of materials for a 3-D design job, columnist Gerald Davis provides some pointers to help speed up the project.

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