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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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Cordless, high-output area light provides 360 degrees of light

June 20, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 RADIUS™ LED compact site light. According to the company, the light fills an entire workspace with 360 degrees of light for task, area, and overhead applications. Providing up to 4,400 lumens, the light can illuminate large workspaces for hours on a single...

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nexAir to move headquarters in Tennessee

June 20, 2016

nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new location in Memphis, Tenn. The new 33,000-sq.-ft. facility will open in early 2017. About 65 employees will relocate to the new headquarters. The company’s fill plants,...

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HVLS fans designed for efficiency

June 20, 2016

Blue Giant offers the AirFlow series of HVLS fans. The blade design moves cool air in summer and distributes ceiling-level heat in winter to help reduce energy bills by up to 30 percent, according to the company. Two models are available, both of which come in a variety of blade sizes. All fans...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Modeling with surfaces, patterns, and configurations

June 20, 2016

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Columnist Gerald Davis reviews the use of equations, configurations, design tables, and specific modeling tools for creating 3-D models of paper and cake.

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Metal fabrication and the buying experience

June 17, 2016

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SixAxis, a fabricator of safety platforms, portable stairs, and other industrial products, developed its own software with quoting, customer relationship management, and product configuration features. According to sources, software changed the customer buying experience, which in turn helped the company quintuple in size over six years.

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Pillar Induction celebrates 50th anniversary

June 16, 2016

Pillar Induction, Brookfield, Wis., is celebrating 50 years of business serving the thermal processing industry. Established in 1966, the company manufactures systems for such applications as hardening, tempering, annealing, stress relieving, brazing, soldering, warm forming, forging, curing of...

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Ajax Tocco supplies induction billet heating system to LC Mfg.

June 16, 2016

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp., Warren, Ohio, has shipped a 1,000-kW PowerZone billet heating system to LC Mfg., Lake City, Mich. The 1.3- to 3.3-kHz system is designed to heat 1.06- to 2.875-in.-dia. by 6.0- to 20.0-in.-long carbon steel billets to forging temperatures. The system includes...

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Altair, APWorks partner to make additive manufacturing available to customers

June 16, 2016

Troy, Mich.-based Altair and APWorks, Taufkirchen, Germany, have entered a nonexclusive partnership for additive manufacturing (AM). The companies will make AM available to customers in various industries, providing them with consulting, advanced design and simulation technology, and production...

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Industrial Supply Co. marks 100 years in business

June 16, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Industrial Supply Co., a maintenance, repair, and operational and production distributor, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. The firm was established in 1916 when Rudolph Orlob founded the Mountain States Rubber Co. to provide products to the mining...

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Software provides secured remote access to machines and plants

June 16, 2016

Siemens has extended its Sinema Remote Connect software for the maintenance of distributed plants and machines to include a number of new security and virtualization functions. Alongside OpenVPN, Version 1.2 of the management platform also features IPsec encryption, allowing various machines...

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Survey reveals half of product companies still use spreadsheets to manage BOM

June 16, 2016

Arena Solutions, Foster City, Calif., a developer of cloud-based product life cycle management applications, has announced the results of a cross-industry survey of 405 product companies focused on how organizations manage their bill of materials (BOM). The survey showed that 48.4 percent of...

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Daubert Mexico adds staff, expands office and warehouse

June 16, 2016

Daubert Cromwell, a provider of corrosion-inhibitor packaging products, has added office and warehouse space and hired additional staff at its subsidiary, Daubert Mexico, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. “Our business in Mexico continues to expand due to heightened demand for corrosion prevention...

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Real-time accounting capabilities added to cloud-based manufacturing ERP

June 16, 2016

KeyedIn® Solutions has partnered with Sage to integrate its Manufacturing Cloud ERP with the Sage Live cloud accounting system. Users receive seamless integration to accounting capabilities and instant access to real-time data from anywhere, using a smartphone, tablet or other supported device....

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ANSYS, University of Pittsburgh establish AM research lab

June 15, 2016

Engineering simulation tool provider ANSYS and the University of Pittsburgh have partnered to open a 1,200-sq.-ft. additive manufacturing (AM) lab in the university’s Swanson School of Engineering. The ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory is equipped with AM devices that use metals,...

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PPG facility recognized for recycling program

June 15, 2016

PPG has announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 26 tons of materials from the...

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