Selected articles from the May 2013 issue available online:

Arc Welding

One man’s welding career and the characters he’s met along the way

May 22, 2013

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Welder and educator Marty Rice has led a colorful life in his welding career. He’s learned some lessons the hard way and met some interesting characters along the way.

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Nonwoven right angle

The finishing touch—selecting and using nonwoven abrasives

May 22, 2013

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Nonwoven abrasives come in different types and compositions. It’s important to choose the right product for optimal finishing.

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3-D Butterfly Abrasive Waterjet

Etching 3-D images with an abrasive waterjet

May 7, 2013

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Currently used primarily in art and architecture, waterjet etching is beginning to make inroads into machining and fabricating shops. The textured gripper pictured in this article is an example of a 3-D etched part.

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Metcam Cellular Fabrication

Finding lean in simple inspirations

May 6, 2013

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No facet of a metal fabricating operation is too insignificant for lean improvement. If you’re looking for ideas on areas to tackle, this article will help.

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