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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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Pneumatic burst/seam testers inspect medical product packaging

August 12, 2008

AIM Joraco® has introduced a new line of package seam integrity/burst testers for offline, go/no-go inspection of food and medical product packaging. These testers complete the standard line of...

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UAS adds southeast distributo

August 12, 2008

United Air Specialists (UAS), Cincinnati, has added Carter Chambers LLC as a distributor for its full line of dust and mist/fume collection equipment. Carter Chambers has worked with UAS since 2004,...

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Linemaster names northeast regional sales manager

August 12, 2008

Linemaster Switch Corp., Woodstock, Conn., has appointed James L. Carlone as northeast regional sales manager.Carlone has served as account manager for Loctite Corp., product specialist for Henkel...

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Economist predicts Latin America primed for manufacturing comeback

August 12, 2008

An economist for the fabricating and metalworking industry predicts Latin America, once considered a growth area for manufacturing but overwhelmed by competition from the Far East, will soon see a...

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SeaWorld Orlando

(Un) memorable fabrication

August 12, 2008

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Oceaneering's structural fab operation has built "dark ride" vehicles for theme parks around the world. It has custom-fabricated and erected aluminum components for a mammoth advertisement overlooking Times Square. It has welded a structural mount that holds up the recovered World Trade Center antenna, now on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. And it has fabricated and erected duplex stainless steel bridges over killer whale pools at the San Diego and Orlando SeaWorld® parks. That's quite a portfolio of jobs, and all of them quietly have gotten their start at a structural fabrication facility on the outskirts of Baltimore.

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One easy piece to model

August 1, 2008

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Columnist Gerald Davis believes it's a shame when a shop doesn't use its 3-D CAD software to its fullest potential. That's why he takes the reader through a modeling tutorial.

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Intelligent business investments in uncertain economic times

July 29, 2008

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When the going gets tough, businesses have a tendency to make broad, sweeping budget cuts, sometimes without taking into consideration the long-range effect of the proposed cuts. Key investments in certain areas can streamline processes, improve operations, and ultimately have a positive effect on the bottom line.

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Car body frame

Getting work from the New Domestics

July 15, 2008

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Stampers can take some steps to position themselves for work from automotive "transplants." In some cases, it's just a matter of being there--literally--locating in proximity. It's important to adhere to the unique requirements for material, practices.

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Mobile welding fume extractors designed for one or two operators

July 15, 2008

ESTA manufactures the SRF-K series of mobile welding fume extraction units.The K-10 mobile unit, designed for a single operator, features intermittent- and continuous-duty operations; welding of all...

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Foot switch features simplified use, extended service life

July 15, 2008

The Linemaster GEM is a round, low-profile foot switch with a cast-zinc, chrome-plated housing with an omnidirectional design built to help simplify use and extend service life. The foot switch line...

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Two-way drum pump vacuums 5 gal. in less than 10 seconds

July 15, 2008

Exair's new mini reversible Drum Vac system is capable of vacuuming 5 gal. of liquid in less than 10 seconds, states the manufacturer. The pump empties the drum with the turn of a knob, helping...

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Nozzle cleaning station can be used with any robotic equipment

July 15, 2008

The RCS-1000 robotic nozzle cleaning station from American Weldquip is designed for spatter removal and nozzle cleaning in robotic applications. Integrated features allow operators to use the system...

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Motorized weld curtain can move at 2 m/sec.

July 15, 2008

The Gortite— NT automated weld curtain from A&A Manufacturing features programmable control of acceleration, deceleration, and partial opening and closing. At its fastest speed, the motorized...

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Bulkhead fittings allow safe, quick pipe connections

July 15, 2008

Hayward Flow Control Systems has introduced a line of industrial bulkhead fittings.Designed to allow safe, quick pipe connections to plastic or metal tanks, the BFA series bulkhead fittings come...

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German exhibition to display sheet metalworking technology

July 15, 2008

EuroBLECH 2008, a technology exhibition for sheet metalworking, is scheduled to run Oct. 21-25 in Hanover, Germany. Currently 1,350 exhibitors from 37 countries have already booked exhibit space for...

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