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Export-enabling Country Commercial Guides available

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Commercial Service offers the 2016 U.S. Country Commercial Guides (CCG). The guides cover more than 140 countries and contain information on high-demand industry sectors, economic overviews, selling techniques, investment climate considerations, trade financing options, and business travel...

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Fiat Chrysler to add 2,000 jobs in U.S.

January 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has announced plans to modernize plants in Warren, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, part of a $1 billion investment that is expected to create 2,000 jobs. The Michigan plant will be prepared for production of the Jeep® Wagoneer® and Grand Wagoneer® SUVs. The Ohio plant will receive new...

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Heavy-duty regulators provide argon flow capacity up to 55 SCFH

January 10, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the 20 series single-stage flowmeter regulators, which provide argon flow capacity up to 55 SCFH. The regulators are available in multiple scales for use with a variety of shielding gases to cover most GMAW and GTAW applications. The heavy-duty,...

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Miro Mfg. to expand in Wisconsin

January 10, 2017

Miro Mfg. Inc., a Waukesha, Wis., metal fabricator serving the power generation and lawn and garden markets, has announced plans to expand into an existing 19,700-sq.-ft. building. The renovated facility is expected to open in May 2017, creating 10 to 15 jobs. The company currently employs 48...

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Application provides real-time production data via cellphones, tablets

January 10, 2017

AP&T has introduced Smart Device Connection, an application that makes data from the production line’s control system available in real time in cellphones and other connected devices, giving the user full control over the production process. The unit uses the same user interface (LOGOS) as the...

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GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3-D printers

January 9, 2017

Cincinnati-based GE is accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The company will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs to develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing. Enabling educational institutions to...

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AT&F upgrades Wisconsin facility

January 9, 2017

AT&F has announced recent upgrades to its Manitowoc, Wis., facility, including a new plasma and oxyfuel cutting table with a 5-axis beveling head and improvements to a large-capacity boring bar. In addition to the equipment upgrades, the firm has added a certified weld inspector. The new cutting...

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OSHA issues final rule to lower beryllium levels

January 9, 2017

A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a material that can cause lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction, and shipyards will require...

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Emuge introduces tool reconditioning in Massachusetts facility

January 9, 2017

Emuge Corp. has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services based out of its West Boylston, Mass., headquarters for U.S. and Canadian customers. The facility is equipped with CNC grinding machines and inspection equipment for reconditioning of the company’s taps, drills, and end mills,...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product development

January 9, 2017 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis shows a work flow for creating two versions of the same product.

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What makes estimating effective in metal fabrication?

January 9, 2017 | By Tim Heston

Good estimating involves more than just numbers crunching. A good estimator needs to communicate and collaborate with various people, from the owner to the machine operator. That person also needs the right organizational structure and technology in place to be effective.

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The future of work in metal fabrication

January 9, 2017 | By Tim Heston

The future of work in metal fabrication may be less about a specific task and more about uncovering better ways to satisfy customer demand and get the job done.

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What does continuous improvement mean to you?

January 6, 2017 | By Jeff Sipes

How do you define “continuous improvement”? Turns out, it depends on your organization and your role within it. Altogether, the mix of continuous improvement perspectives within a company should strike a balance between two concepts: efficiency and effectiveness.

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Welding magnets keep workers’ hands free

January 6, 2017

Welding magnets from Master Magnetics (The Magnet Source®) provide secure workholding for a variety of welding applications. They are designed to allow users to keep both hands free while working on a project. The magnets, in styles from angles to grounds, hold metal objects in place for precisely...

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T&M opens Detroit office

January 6, 2017

T&M Associates, a Middletown, N.J.-based national consulting, environmental, engineering, and construction management company, has opened an office in Detroit that will link with the company’s office in nearby Novi, Mich., to provide consulting and technical expertise.From this regional hub, the...

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