April 17, 2013
By: Pam Farley
A shop is only as productive as its constraint process—that is, its bottleneck. All that adaptability in upstream processes may not make a part cost less if it takes days or weeks to build a new weld fixture. A modular approach to weld fixturing can help.
Built to fully exploit the benefits of fiber laser cutting LVD's Electra is one of the fastest fiber laser cutting machines on the market.
From the Web: Retraining in Atlantic City; Ford fast tracks aluminum truck; U.S. mfg losing ground - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Atlantic City casino workers to retrain for fab jobs; aluminum body truck production picks up speed; U.S. factories keep losing ground; materials providers focus on 3-D printing; and young entrepreneur stresses leadership.
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