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The power of why

March 10, 2015

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A great company has a “why” culture, one that encourages employee engagement and people don’t hesitate to ask “Why?” to find the true answer, based not on guesses or rumor, but on factual evidence.

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Parts cleaning/collection unit handles larger parts

March 10, 2015

Custom Service Solutions Inc. has introduced the 12-in. MiJET™ parts cleaning and collection unit. It offers a larger-diameter opening than the original 8-in. model, allowing users to clean larger parts. Using one existing shop air line at a CNC machine, the pneumatically driven unit cleans...

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How do you define good company culture anyway?

March 10, 2015

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How does a fabricator build a culture that adopts, embraces, and sustains lean manufacturing? An environment that encourages idea generation may be a good start.

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Pneumatic swing clamp upgraded

March 10, 2015

De-Sta-Co has upgraded its 9500 series pneumatic swing clamp with several mounting options for placement in tight spaces, as well as an additional bore size. According to the company, the clamp is the only pneumatic swing clamp on the market that rotates on a single plane. An optional flange...

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Deere named among World's Most Ethical Companies for ninth consecutive year

March 10, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co., a provider of agricultural equipment, products, and services, is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere® Institute, which annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a...

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Torch-cleaning station cleans torch components with granulate blast

March 10, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the JetStream, a particle jet torch-cleaning station that cleans consumables with a high-velocity blast of granulate. Particle jets clean all torch components (nozzle, tip, gas baffle) without mechanically gripping the torch. The torch fits through slits...

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Kennametal named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for fourth consecutive year

March 9, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc., a provider of wear-resistant products, application engineering, and services, has announced that it has been named for the fourth consecutive year among the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization that focuses on defining and...

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Welding table is double-hardened for long life

March 9, 2015

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the Professional Extreme 750 welding table. Constructed from premium through-hardened steel, the welding table is finished with a plasma nitride treatment, resulting in a double-hardened case that prolongs the life of the table surface, protects against stroke...

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The Genesis Movement launched to strengthen Illinois manufacturing

March 9, 2015

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), in partnership with the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, has launched The Genesis Movement, a new approach to strengthen the Illinois manufacturing sector and its workforce. The Genesis Movement provides tools and strategies that promote...

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Study reinforces idea that pace of engineering is accelerating

March 6, 2015

Which issues cause the biggest headaches for today’s engineers around the world? According to a new global study by business information provider IHS, Englewood, Colo., the pressure to work faster, the threat caused by institutional knowledge drain, and challenges posed by environmental...

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AME announces 2015 Dr. Sherrie Ford Scholarship recipients

March 6, 2015

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the seven recipients of the 2015 winter/spring term Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. “These select few represent the bright future of manufacturing in America,” said AME...

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Proto Labs wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award

March 5, 2015

Prototype and low-volume production parts manufacturer Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has been awarded a 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award by corporate growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. In its 11th year, the awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders...

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Aerospace materials market worth $18.5 billion by 2019, says report

March 5, 2015

The aerospace materials market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 percent between 2014 and 2019 to reach $18.5 billion in terms of value, according to MarketsandMarkets, Dallas. The firm’s report, “Aerospace Material Market by Type (aluminum alloys, steel alloys, titanium alloys, super...

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Filter removes contaminants to 0.01 micron

March 5, 2015

The .01 Micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to remove vapors and contaminants to 0.01 micron, resulting in clean, dry, compressed air. The four-stage filtration system, which offers flows of 50, 75, and 100 SCFM, can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. It performs...

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The Superior way to implement lean manufacturing

March 5, 2015

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Editor Eric Lundin interviews two individuals who were key in establishing product flow at Superior Tube Co. Inc., tracing the big steps the company took to go from a conventional push system to a lean pull system.

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