Welcome to our annual Product Showcase & Buyers Guide. Fabricating & Metalworking publishes this issue each year to better serve our readers in job shops, contract manufacturing plants and other sites by helping them become aware of and more familiar with some of the new machinery, equipment, tooling, software and other systems, products and services that are available to offer them a competitive advantage in their operations.
Product reviews are only part of a process. When selecting a new piece of equipment, the buyer wants to have confidence in the company he is making that purchase from. He wants the assurance that the services being promised are real and the peace of mind that someone will be there for him if any unseen issues arise after the sale. That assessment can begin right here with the Corporate Profiles included in this issue.
Whereas each Product review examines the technical specifications and details, operational merits and economic value of that item, each Profile shares a concise background of who the company is that sells that product, along with a brief discussion of their technical expertise and knowledge – timely information that can help guide buyers who are planning to make capital equipment investments or other expenditures this year.
In this way, each Product/Profile is intended to be a time-management tool that provides two in-depth sources of quick-reference information from a single source to technical buyers, purchasing agents engineers and other readers that need assistance and help with their process applications.
We hope this issue helps our readers research, plan and execute some of their most successful strategic investments over the coming year. www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.