July 29, 2008
By: Kent Lancaster
The catch to operating at higher production speeds is that metalformers often see jumps in scrap rates and accelerated wear-and-tear on the press and tooling. New, and some tried-and-true, mechanical press technologies help metalformers strike a balance between high speed and high precision.
“I have never had a machine perform as well as the Prima Power Shear Genius. And when you take the reliability of the SG into consideration, there is no comparison.” Jeff Mooney, Altec Body Mfg.
From the Web: Low wages ‘major’ issue; inside a 3-D machine shop; ‘craftsmanship is still around’ - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Low wages a major impediment to labor supply; inside Incodema 3D’s facility; job shop named best business in Blue Earth, Minn.; Mississippi shop grows, invests, hires; and craftsmanship is still around.
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