October 8, 2012
By: Dan Cruz
How many fabricating shops run a less-than-optimized cutting head just to avoid the downtime of switching out the head? S&B Metal Products, Lakeland, Fla., used to do like that until it got a laser cutting machine that was a better fit for its low-volume, high-mix fabricating jobs.
Here's Jim Colt telling us about a new video contest anyone with a Hypertherm product can easily enter. T-shirts for just entering and nice prizes, too.
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Safety in the hands of the next generation - by Dan Davis
One fabricator suggests that younger workers in a metal fabricating setting are more likely to follow safety rules and regulations because they don't want to cut corners. That may bode well for boosting manufacturing's image in the eyes of others who may associate death and dismemberment with manufacturing.
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