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Hiring expectations down again in March

March 6, 2009

Hiring expectations in the manufacturing and service sectors' will continue to diminish in March as an already anemic labor market will provide fewer opportunities for job seekers, according to the...

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Hope in metal fabricating

March 5, 2009

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If metal fabricating is hard work, metal fabricators are working especially hard during these economic times. Matrix Metalcraft is no exception.The 25-person shop in Clinton Township, Mich., is working hard to chase down new business while the automotive industry remains moribund. The 9-year-old...

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Haphazardly throwing money away

March 4, 2009

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Several e-newsletters arrive in my inbox each week; I imagine the same is true for you. I don't always have time to read all of them as thoroughly as I'd like, but I do open them and scan to see if they contain something I need to make the time to read.The latest Occupational Health &...

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Pratt & Whitney engine wins Aviation WeekLaureate Award

March 4, 2009

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower(TM) PW1000G engine team won the 2009 Aviation WeekLaureate Award for outstanding achievement in Aeronautics and Propulsion. The annual awards, from Aviation Week & Space...

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Chrysler LLC posts strong retail sales across Midwest, Rockies, and Plains

March 4, 2009

Chrysler LLC's sales throughout the Midwest, the Rockies, and the plains of the United States posted a 31.5 percent retail sales increase over last month. The region exceeded the overall corporate...

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Do more with less and perplexity

March 2, 2009

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Recently I heard an apt story for our times, one that delved into the history behind that perennial, and often abhorred, business buzz phrase, "Do more with less." According to the NPR story, the 19th century French economist Frédéric Bastiat opined, Man is so constituted that his...

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ISM: Manufacturing sector activity fails to grow for 13th consecutive month

March 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in February for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the fifth consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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AK Steel announces April 2009 surcharges

March 2, 2009

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $100 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in April 2009. April 2009 surcharges for the stainless steel products...

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U.S. Steel announces management changes at corporate headquarters

March 2, 2009

United States Steel Corp. today announced several management changes at its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. Deborah A. Grabe has been named general manager-processed products, replacing Anton...

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Modeling in a 3-D CAD system

March 1, 2009

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Among the tools in the 3-D CAD toolkit—extrudes, revolves, sweeps, and lofts—the first two can be used to create identical parts, but they don't work the same way. Depending on which process you choose, the time the computer needs to model and rebuild the part can vary substantially.

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New Grinder Control

March 1, 2009

Toyoda Machinery's SelectG is a universal grinder designed for flexible, precise, small-lot work. The grinder's newly developed CNC grinder control, the GC50, has been redesigned to improve the...

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Multi-Surface Grinder

March 1, 2009

Bryant Grinder, a division of Vermont Machine Tool Corporation, has introduced a new modular multi-surface grinding machine with extended flexibility to grind complex workpieces.The machine,...

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12-Pocket Automatic Tool Changer

March 1, 2009

Huffman Corporation has unveiled the new HS-225GC multi-axis grinding center with a 12-Pocket automatic tool changer (ATC).The ATC enables flexible solutions for a wide variety of complex parts...

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CNC Tool Grinding System

March 1, 2009

ANCA has recently introduced the MX7, a next-generation CNC grinding system designed for high flexibility and quick changeover to accommodate smaller batch sizes with high volume capability for...

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Productive Grinding of Superalloys

March 1, 2009

Since the early days of metallurgy, alloys have evolved to meet performance requirements.

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