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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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MSC Software acquires Simufact

February 17, 2015

Newport Beach, Calif.-based MSC Software has announced the acquisition of Simufact Eng., a provider of simulation tools for metal forming and welding processes. "Too often, our customers tell me that poorly understood manufacturing processes result in products that don't function as designed...

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M. Davis purchases facility in Delaware

February 17, 2015

M. Davis, a manufacturer of skids, storage tanks, and structural steel frames in Wilmington, Del., has acquired a fabrication facility in Newark, Del. The 20,000-sq.-ft. facility, which features three 20-ton overhead cranes, doubles the company’s current...

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Are you imprisoned by your information technology?

February 17, 2015

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With rapid application deployment platforms, software can be tailored to an individual company's needs in a very short time frame.

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BorgWarner equips Volkswagen diesel engines with turbocharger technology

February 17, 2015

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., is supplying its variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for the newly developed 1.4-l, three-cylinder diesel engines from the Volkswagen Group. Engineered to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, the turbochargers boost the performance of the 55- and...

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Topped parts pouch keeps hardware, tools secure

February 17, 2015

Ergodyne offers the Arsenal® topped parts pouch in 20-oz. water-resistant canvas and waterproof tarpaulin. Featuring a hands-free, self-closing Trap Door™ top, the pouch stores small parts, hardware, and tools, preventing these items from falling out and providing simplified retrieval....

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Table-driven models

February 16, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis shows why using a design table makes sense for those models in which reasonably limited changes take place.

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Ball acquires two Sonoco metal end and closure plants

February 16, 2015

Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., has acquired Sonoco's metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio. The Canton plants, which employ approximately 100 people and produce multiple-sized closures for the food can market, will become part of Ball's global metal food and household products packaging...

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Cabinets help users stay organized

February 16, 2015

Vidmar® offers the 5S cabinet. It fulfills lean, 5S, and kaizen storage requirements by organizing workspaces to improve work flow and efficiency. According to the company, the cabinet stores the same amount of items as five open shelving units. Features include Plexiglas® or solid hinged...

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The college track passes right by manufacturing

February 13, 2015

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As educators push for their students toward a college-prep curriculum, students are missing out on possible vocational training opportunities and the manufacturing industry is missing out on young talent.

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Tower Intl. plans sales of two China joint ventures

February 13, 2015

Tower Intl. Inc., Livonia, Mich., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has reached a preliminary agreement to sell one of its China joint ventures, subject to Chinese government approval. Closing is expected midyear 2015. The...

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System purifies metal finishing rinse water

February 13, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers the Ion Exchange system to purify rinse water for reuse in metal finishing systems. It is suitable for process lines using room-temperature blackeners, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate processes. The system allows the user to operate a metal finishing process...

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From the Web: Warning for chocoholics; love locks; doggie business; robot revolution

February 12, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Metal in your chocolate; a new spin on locks; fabricating for dog owners; a traveling CNC mill, and a manufacturing revolution.

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Welding technician and welding technologist—what’s the difference?

February 12, 2015

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Technician, technologist—just semantics, or is there a marked difference between the two? In welding, there is a definite difference.

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NBT announces 2015 summer manufacturing camps

February 12, 2015

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the locations of its 2015 summer manufacturing camps. Campers design and build a product, experiencing the start to finish satisfaction of creating something...

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USW applauds U.S. effort to address Chinese export subsidies

February 11, 2015

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard made the following comments after the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. is pursuing consultations with China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding certain export subsidies. The effort stems from a filing made...

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