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AIDA-Mexico opens in Monterrey

August 11, 2009

AIDA Engineering de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (AIDA-Mexico) has been established in Monterrey, Mexico, to provide direct sales, service, and technical support to the Mexican metal forming...

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Waukesha Tool & Stamping acquires Parkview Metal Products

August 11, 2009

Waukesha Tool & Stamping, Sussex, Wis., has acquired Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, Ill. With the acquisition, the companies will combine and form Waukesha Metal Products.The acquisition adds...

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Flame-Spray Industries engineers receive inventor award

August 11, 2009

Three engineers from Flame-Spray Industries Inc., Port Washington, N.Y., and one Ford Motor Co. retiree have received the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's 36th National Inventor of...

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DISA/Wheelabrator merge, announce new name

August 11, 2009

DISA and Wheelabrator have merged, and their parent organization has announced a new name: Norican Group. The company, located in Herlev, Denmark, will continue to build, develop, and promote the DISA...

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Laboratory Testing renews PRI/Nadcap accreditation for NDT

August 11, 2009

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has been reaccredited for NDT by PRI/Nadcap, Performance Review Institute's industry-managed program for special processes in the aerospace industry. The...

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Chinese construction sector investment generates order for Schuler forging presses

August 11, 2009

Mller Weingarten, a subsidiary of the Schuler Group, Canton, Mich., is installing two forging presses and automation equipment at Shandong Shantui Construction, a construction machine manufacturer in...

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U.S. productivity gain largest since third quarter 2003

August 11, 2009

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor today reported preliminary productivity data—as measured by output per hour of all persons—for the second quarter of 2009....

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The job shop CRM revolution

August 11, 2009

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Implementing a customer-focused strategy can position companies for long-term health. A loyal customer will stick with a company through tough economic times, employee turnover, and even the occasional price increase. This article focuses on how integrated customer relationship management tools can help job shops achieve business objectives.

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Plasma cutting and how it works

August 11, 2009

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What is plasma cutting, and when is it your best metal cutting option? What information do you need to choose the right plasma system? This article answers these questions and more about plasma cutting.

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Realigning value

August 7, 2009

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The numbers popping up in the media recently draw an interesting, perhaps conflicted picture of the state of business in the U.S. Here's why.First, there's unemployment. Like many, I expected the unemployment rate to continue its relentless rise past the symbolic 10 percent mark. It...

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August hiring to follow recent pattern of gradual monthly improvement

August 7, 2009

Layoffs continue to permeate the labor market, but more companies in the manufacturing and service sectors are hiring compared with the first few months of 2009, according to the Society for Human...

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Global cooling?

August 6, 2009

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Ask 10 people what they enjoy most about summer and you"ll get 10 different answers. Ask 10 people how they measure summer, and I"ll bet you"ll also get 10 different, and probably more interesting, answers. I suppose the younger-than-10-years-old set can"t quite wrap their arms around the endless...

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Rotary punching revisited

August 6, 2009

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New ways to increase production, reduce labor costs, and maximize floor space may be found by revisiting a 50-year old technology—rotary punching. Many part features and patterns can be punched and formed using pull-through rotary units at up to 300 feet per minute(FPM) in materials as thick as 1/16 inch. In addition, cam technology allows rotary punching and forming of material thicknesses up to 0.105 in. (12 gauge). Servo drives empower line speeds as fast as 650 (FPM).

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What have you done for us lately?

August 5, 2009

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Manufacturers are mad as Hades and speaking out about what they believe to be the lack of support from the Obama Administration.Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), said he has yet to see "anything remotely resembling a policy" from...

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Manufacturing technology producers greet recent economic news with cautious optimism

August 5, 2009

According to a statement issued Aug. 4 by the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), manufacturing technology suppliers reacted with cautious optimism over reports that Ford posted the first...

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