March 24, 2015
Technology is the engine of metal fabrication, but people are behind the wheel. And how they drive really matters.
March 19, 2015
School boards across the country considering canceling shop classes need to hear from students like Lexi Noonan, a young welder who would have been “absolutely lost” if she had graduated from high school without learning a trade.
March 13, 2015
A rising dollar could make it tougher for U.S. manufacturers to export goods, but the metal fabricating community shouldn't suffer too much. Overseas customers buy metal goods from U.S. manufacturers for a very good reason.
March 12, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—Fabricator does his own thing; what an arm’s worth depends on where you are; steel industry here and abroad; and hybrid kit designed to make 3-D printing more affordable.
March 11, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in February to tighten up air emission standards for aerospace manufacturing and fabrication facilities. The agency said it initially surveyed 1,300 facilities nationwide that potentially could emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs); all of these...
March 10, 2015
Prospects for Senate passage of a bill establishing a permanent expensing allowance for capital equipment are dicey. The House passed the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 636) in February with all but one Republican voting for it and 33 Democrats adding their support. Now...
February 26, 2015
Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat
February 26, 2015
What quality do you think is most important in creating good work? The answer is in the details.
February 20, 2015
The age of modern metal fabricating has introduced buzzwords and corporate speak to the language of business. On the other hand, small fabricators don't have time for confusing conversations. They shoot straight and tell it like it is.