Selected articles from the August 2012 issue available online:

Standard 2-D AWJ System

Abrasive waterjets move into 3-D shapes, including pipe intersections

August 21, 2012

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Used for many years to cut 2-D parts, abrasive waterjet technology has evolved into cutting complex 3-D shapes, including pipe intersections and saddles. Accessories and control software that make this possible can be retrofitted to existing systems.

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A moral argument for manufacturing

August 6, 2012

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Despite media coverage and political candidates’ speeches about the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy, the sector continues to struggle. Why? What will it take to address the various problems plaguing manufacturing? A longtime industry professional offers his opinion founded upon recent historical events.

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