Articles by Rachel Duran
Trilogy Machinery’s Processes and People Ensure Your Success
Stocked with metal fabrication machines ranging from entry level to custom designed, and full parts and service departments, Trilogy Machinery collaborates with customers to determine the best solutions for their applications.
Embrace Disruption: The Supply Chain
The supply chain is forging stronger links, driven by trends in ERP systems, digitalization, as well as newfound opportunities thanks to reshoring and nearshoring initiatives.
Create a Supply Chain that will Bend, not Break
The supply chain remains affected by the challenges ushered in with the global pandemic. Take steps to triumph over delays and hold ups.
Unist is Driven by Modularity; Positioned for Automation
Unist, Inc. empowers companies to seamlessly integrate their lubrication systems for maximum control and versatility, with minimal waste.
Transformative, Precise and Fast-moving Cutting Systems Expand Opportunities
No matter what your project calls for, there is an advanced cutting equipment solution to enhance and expand your metal fabrication capabilities.
Next Level Finishing
Aggressively (but safely) and rapidly remove material and achieve precise cuts thanks to breakthroughs in surface finishing products. Electronic dosing systems ensure meticulous paint applications.
Solutions Guarantee Your Shop Passes Inspection and Stays in Balance
Leading edge equipment, technologies and software provide a detailed look into the health and condition of cutting tools.
High Level Resistance Welders Deliver High Levels of Productivity
Metal fabricators will find no shortage of advanced and readily available resistance welders to meet their needs.
Start Cutting Sooner with Quick and Hassle-Free Tools
Increase uptime and operator satisfaction thanks to the latest improvements regarding chucks, collets and quick-change tools.
CERATIZIT USA Delivers Maximum Productivity and Cost Effectiveness
CERATIZIT USA Inc. is making quite a name for itself in the United States thanks to its expansive cutting tool portfolio and cutting-edge application engineering support.
The Manufacturing Sector is Cautiously Optimistic Heading into Spring
Electric vehicle related and advanced energy expansion project announcements, among others, hint at an economic surge.
Automation + Robotics = Smart Shops
Shops of all sizes are embracing automation and robotics systems and benefiting from major productivity gains with existing staff.
A Goal of Consistency Ensures HAIMER USA’s Customers Thrive
Tool holding technology leader HAIMER remains in constant contact with customers to ensure its solutions move manufacturing facilities to the next level in their operations.
Keep Your Parts in Place and Increase Efficiency and Output
Innovative fixturing systems and welding tables ensure you achieve consistent results and better part quality.
The Metalworking Industry is Having a Moment
Robotic and automation solutions take center stage as shops rise above labor constraints and increase efficiencies.
Tool Storage Systems Provide Organization, Security and Inventory Control
Upgraded features, new designs and combination hardware and software solutions mean you no longer need to hunt down tools on busy shop floors.
State of the Industry: Creating a Sustainable Future
Learn all about the benefits of navigating the road to becoming a sustainable manufacturer.
Are you Ready to Succeed in 2023?
The manufacturing sector is conquering challenging headwinds by embracing innovation and collaboration on the road to success.
Advent Tool & Manufacturing Builds Confidence Regarding Complex Applications
Advent Tool & Manufacturing supports shops in their efforts to branch out and take risks as they continue to bring more applications in-house, achieving savings in time and costs.
Manufacturing’s Automated and Digital Future
The positively charged metalworking industry continues to implement and invest in technologies that will prepare them for whatever 2023 may bring.
AMADA’s Innovations Create Total Solutions Ensuring Customer Success
AMADA’s sheet metal fabrication equipment assists end users in generating more product by utilizing their existing workforces.
Manufacturers Remain Persistent and Push On
FABTECH 2022’s attendees can view the latest machinery and software innovations and find the tools and new solutions that will assist them in improving productivity and increasing profits. Many exhibitors will unveil new or updated machinery or products and services.
The HYDMECH Difference Centers on Reliable Saws and Reliable People
From its worldwide leadership in metal band saw and cold saw technology to its long-term, driven employees, HYDMECH’s machines offer users a competitive edge.
Siemens: Totally Integrated Platforms Pave the Road Toward Digitalization
Siemens breaks barriers and offers platforms and tools to ensure machine builders and end users move forward with the digitalization of their facilities.
Manufacturers Continue to add Capacity, Facilities and Technology
Manufacturers and metal formers forecast little change in business conditions heading into the autumn months of 2022.
The Freedom to Innovate: TRUMPF Inc. Assists Customers in Realizing Their Greatest Projects
The embodiment of TRUMPF is the ability to integrate its high-quality machine tools with its high-quality lasers to build machines that enhance their customers’ competitiveness.
The Manufacturing Sector Stays the Course
Sentiment remains optimistic regarding demand as the industry gathers for the largest manufacturing technology show in North America.
Mazak Corp.’s Innovations Tackle Changes to Ensure Customer Success
Mazak’s continuous investments into the development of new products ensures the company is not only a machine tool manufacturer but a total solutions provider.
It’s an Exciting Time for Metal Industry Job Shops
Metal manufacturing companies continue to invest in machinery to control what their new normal will look like going forward.
ATI Industrial Automation’s Trailblazing Bodes Well for the Future
Leading developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling solutions is well suited to serve the emerging robotic surgical and electric vehicle markets.
Frontline Initiatives Aim to Plug Workforce Gaps
The fabricated metal products industry continues to report growth in new orders, as well as employment — even with hiring challenges. Learn about efforts to assist you in filling open positions.
Power Tools for Manufacturers: Dynabrade Keeps Pace with Industry
Dynabrade wants customers to think of the company as trusted advisers. The company is not just selling tools but is building long-term relationships and providing solutions to customers’ greatest challenges.
Momentum is Building
Optimism proliferates for construction equipment manufacturers, spurred by federal funding of infrastructure projects and other factors. Here’s what to expect.
Welding Systems Ready for Every Challenge
The next generation of welders, guns and torches are prepared to handle your job shop’s application challenges. The latest innovations and advances in MIG/TIG welders, guns and torches link fabricators to a wide range of products to successfully overcome hitches in the fabrication process.
BLM Group Focuses on Product Optimization and Direct Benefits for Its Customers
While metal tube processing is at the core of the BLM Group’s solutions, its expertise and in-depth knowledge of metal processing has led to a portfolio that includes flat sheet laser cutting systems, 5-axis laser cutting systems and more.
Business Indicators Set a Positive Tone for Manufacturing
The metalworking industry responds accordingly and expands offerings to meet demands.
Finding Workers: More Than a Help-Wanted Ad
There are a variety of initiatives and programs your shop can utilize to ease the challenge of finding workers.
CAMBRIO and SigmaNEST Keep Innovation at the Forefront of Everything They Do
CAMBRIO aims to help shape the future of manufacturing and assist its customers in meeting changes head on. CAMBRIO’s brands, including SigmaNEST, comprise a diverse set of smart end-to-end design and manufacturing software solutions. The acquisition by Sandvik allows CAMBRIO to collaborate with the Sandvik family and put those resources to work for the benefit of customers.
Manufacturing’s Economic Improvement Continues in 2022
Remarkable things happen when manufacturers open the shop doors and invite people in, which includes filling the workforce pipeline.
Make the Leap to Industry 4.0 in 2022
Still on the fence about implementing digitalization in your shop? Consider your future workforce — or lack thereof. By smarting small, your shop can keep and invest in the staff you have and implement machine-centric processes to do your base line work.
These Are Not Typical Times — How to Navigate the Manufacturing Economy in 2022
ISM’s Timothy Fiore shared his perspective on the supply chain, the strength of the fabricated metal manufacturing sector, and compelling information about what to expect in 2022.
Be Ready…Planning for the Takeoff
Things are “boomy” for manufacturing and the new year offers opportunities for those shops prepared and positioned to overcome challenges and take advantage of the continuing “takeoff.” The reshoring of production back to the United States is creating opportunities at the regional and local levels. Now is the time to invest, for example, regarding automation and workforce initiatives, and thrive in 2022.
Ready for All the New Year Promises?
The manufacturing economy’s booming market expansion is in high gear. Are you positioned to make the most of the opportunities?
Can You See Me? Augmented Reality for Maintenance and Training
By utilizing AR or VR, users with headsets or with smart glasses or smartphones can learn how to maintain machinery or troubleshoot pieces of machinery.
Eventful Year Creates a Multitude of Opportunities Heading into 2022
Despite obstacles, U.S. fabrication shops continue to invest in new machinery to meet demand and increase efficiencies to expand product lines and attract new industries. In addition, according to ISM, the fabricated metal products sector continues to register moderate to strong growth.
Mazak Launches New Swiss-Style Machine Series at DISCOVER 2021
Mazak further expanded its machine tool technology portfolio with the debut on October 26 of an all-new line of SYNCREX Swiss-style machines at the company’s DISCOVER 2021 event, held at the company’s headquarters in Florence, Ky.
Communicate, Diversify and Be Creative
There is a bright side to the challenges machine shops are dealing with. Get ahead of the issues and the positives in the manufacturing economy will see you to the other side. The experiences of a die stamping company in Connecticut may sound familiar; learn how their pro-active measures are making a difference.
Judges from Metal Shop Masters Share Their Experiences
The judges of the Netflix series discuss with F&M the message and awareness the competition has created regarding welding, fabrication and metal art.
ESAB is Sole Provider of Welding Equipment for Netflix Series Metal Shop Masters
The ESAB welding equipment used in the series included an all-purpose welder, a plasma cutter, welding helmets and other PPE. The company is a provider of filler metals, equipment and accessories for the welding and cutting industry.
Seeing Double: How Smart Factories Use Digital Twins
Implementing digital twins in your shop allows you to understand what is happening in your machines now and in the future. The data allows you to extract meaning.
Manufacturing Digs Deeper Thanks to Data
Manufacturing as we once knew it continues to evolve through the digitization of the factory floor. Leading business indicators continue to show an expanding manufacturing sector. Now is the time to invest or continue to invest in these technologies.
Online Bonus Coverage: Siemens’ Vivek Furtado Discusses Digital Twins
The September issue of Fabricating & Metalworking features a cover story entitled: “Seeing Double, How Smart Factories Use Digital Twins.” F&M Editor Rachel Duran visited with Vivek Furtado, head of machine tool digitalization for Siemens, about digital twins and Industry 4.0. Furtado provided a compelling discussion regarding the digitization of machine shops.
FABTECH Is Live and In Person: Let’s Get Business Done
FABTECH 2021 returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place, September 13-16. As the excitement builds to make those invaluable in-person, business-to-business connections, machine shops are busy embracing the post-pandemic economy and the “next normal” as the nation reopens.
Manufacturing’s Optimistic Outlook Continues to Soar
As the nation’s economy reopens, the manufacturing sector will be a major player on the road to prosperity. Buckle up.
Mazak MegaStir Becomes Exclusive Tooling Supplier for MELD Solid Deposition Technology
MegaStir has the unique ability to provide the complex tooling with the high-strength capability necessary to commercialize MELD’s solid deposition technology.
FABTECH 2023 Unveils Stellar Lineup of Keynote Speakers and Expert Panels
Industry leaders to share their perspectives on AI, advanced manufacturing technology and other pressing topics facing the fabrication industry.