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Manufacturing motorcycle mufflers

Manufacturing motorcycle mufflers

September 15, 2009

Like all manufacturers, Woodsage Industries is always on the lookout for a better way to manufacture the many components it produces for OEMs. It recently devised a way to make one-piece external muffler shells for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles.

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No guarantees...except death and the business cycle

September 14, 2009

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The cover of Newsweek could be journalism school fodder for ways to stand out on the newsstand: "The Case for Killing Granny." That headline tugs at the soul, drilling down to the heart of the health care debate. The lion's share of health care costs in this country occurs during the final...

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Deere announces layoffs at Harvester Works

September 11, 2009

Deere & Company has announced that 367 manufacturing employees of the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois will be placed on indefinite layoff later this month due to reduced market...

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Is an expansion on the horizon?

September 10, 2009

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"Lay 100 economists end-to-end and you won't be able to reach a conclusion." Like all good quips, this one is both clever and true. Some economists are optimists and some are pessimists; economic indicators often point in different directions; and most business data—whether it deals with...

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Success stories

September 10, 2009

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My fellow editors and I often invite those who read our columns to share their success stories so that we may pass them on and inspire others. Traditional success stories about businesses thriving are hard to come by these days. The last time I personally received e-mails from readers who said...

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Money and your life

September 9, 2009

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The financial wizards are at it again, and this time they're not betting whether you'll default on your mortgage. They're betting on your life. The financial folks on Wall Street, as always, are looking for certainty and to curtail risk. At one point, mortgages seemed to be a sure...

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Ventilators designed for confined-space applications

September 9, 2009

Americ's ventilators are designed for most confined-space applications from individual cooling to hazardous space atmospheres.Manufactured of durable, high-density-polyethylene plastic, the VAF-Series...

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Pipe mounting collar system combines rigidity, design flexibility

September 9, 2009

Stafford Manufacturing Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has introduced stackable pipe mounting collars that include threaded standoffs to allow them to be mounted or hung almost anywhere.The collar system...

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Vision kit captures critical weld information

September 9, 2009

TechMatrix LLC, St. Paul, Minn., has added vision capabilities to its WeldWorks Software Suite.The vision kit includes a gas shock articulating arm to easily position the USB color camera, zoom lens,...

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Nosebar tail improves small part transfers between conveyors, integrated machinery

September 9, 2009

QC Automation Series low-profile belt conveyors now are available with a nosebar tail designed to improve the transfer of small parts between two conveyors or other integrated machinery.In most cases...

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Plasma torch height control has two torch stations

September 9, 2009

ITT Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cleveland Motion Controls Inc., has announced the release of the SmartHC Plasma Torch Height Control. The control is fully integrated with the Burny...

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Trailing shields help prevent oxidation, discoloration when welding stainless steel, titanium, duplexes

September 9, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. offers trailing shields that can be fitted to torches to provide additional argon shielding during welding.Available for all makes of GTAW, GMAW, and plasma torches...

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Dock lifts feature galvanized construction for longer life

September 9, 2009

Available in 5,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs. capacities, Dura-Dock™ lifts from Southworth Products feature corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs as standard. For higher capacities (up to...

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Vertical column cold saw suitable for high-volume work

September 9, 2009

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool Model C320SA vertical column cold saw is designed for semiautomatic production sawing of tubes, profiles, and small solids. The saw features two spindle speeds, 17 and 34...

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Plasma beveling head designed for high-speed precision motion

September 9, 2009

AKS Cutting systems has introduced a plasma beveling head with rigid construction that is designed to produce high-speed precision motion.The beveling head, which can bevel small holes, has a torch...

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