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January 2013

Stop Business Crises Before They Create Havoc

Let’s all give thanks for the entreprenuerial spirit that drives our industry. And with that thanks, just in case, here are some nuggets that might save the corporate neck of some entrepreneurs.

Let's all give thanks for the entreprenuerial spirit that drives our industry....

Is Your Workplace Ripe for a Serious Injury?

The absence of injuries does not denote the presence of safety. In fact, a series of near misses indicates a problem in your safety management. Here are some important safety factors that identify whether your shop is at heightened risk of a serious injury or fatality.

The absence of injuries does not denote the presence of safety. In...

2013 State of the Industry: Michael Mahfet, ABB Robotics

Michael Mahfet is the vice president and general manager of ABB Robotics, North America, which designs and manufactures industrial robots and modular manufacturing systems used in precision metal cutting, metal forming, welding and other metalworking applications.

Michael Mahfet is the vice president and general manager of ABB Robotics,...

2013 State of the Industry: How to Navigate Economic Uncertainty

Insights for Strategy and Planning: Fabrication and metalworking executives share their personal assessments of the current state of business, the market sectors they see with the most business activity, the critical issues and major trends that are developing within the industry, and how advancements in technology are changing the way companies will compete during the coming year.

Insights for Strategy and Planning: Fabrication and metalworking executives share their personal...

2013 State of the Industry: Rolf Biekert, TRUMPF

Rolf Biekert is the president and chief executive officer of TRUMPF Inc., which manufactures precision sheet metal fabrication equipment and industrial laser systems for industrial markets throughout North America.

Rolf Biekert is the president and chief executive officer of TRUMPF Inc.,...

2013 State of the Industry: Bill Isaac, MC Machinery Systems

Bill Isaac is the vice president of MC Machinery Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation that imports, sells and supports electrical discharge machines, laser and waterjet cutting systems, press brakes and milling machines.

Bill Isaac is the vice president of MC Machinery Systems, Inc., a...

2013 State of the Industry: Robert St. Aubin, Bystronic

Bob St. Aubin is the president of Bystronic Inc., which manufactures laser cutting systems, waterjet cutting systems and press brakes for the precision processing of sheet metal.

Bob St. Aubin is the president of Bystronic Inc., which manufactures laser...

2013 State of the Industry: Dr. John Cheung, OMAX

Dr. John Cheung is the chief executive officer of OMAX® Corporation, which designs and manufactures abrasive waterjets for the precision cutting of metals, composites, glass, ceramics and other materials.

Dr. John Cheung is the chief executive officer of OMAX® Corporation, which...

2013 State of the Industry: Metal Cutting Profile

An outline of the overall technology trends, critical issues and industry insights for the industrial metal cutting sector.

An outline of the overall technology trends, critical issues and industry insights...

2013 State of the Industry: Brian Papke, Mazak

Brian Papke is the president of Mazak Corporation, which designs and manufactures CNC turning centers, multitasking lathes, vertical and horizontal machining centers for the aerospace, automotive, electronics and construction industries.

Brian Papke is the president of Mazak Corporation, which designs and manufactures...

2013 State of the Industry: Don Lane, Makino

Don Lane is the president and chief executive officer of Makino, Inc., which designs and manufactures horizontal and vertical machining centers, electrical discharge machines and production systems for the die/mold, aerospace and automotive industries in North and South America.

Don Lane is the president and chief executive officer of Makino, Inc.,...

2013 State of the Industry: Rajas Sukthankar, Siemens Industry

Rajas Sukthankar is the director of sales for motion control at Siemens Industry, Inc., which designs and manufactures CNC controllers, software and other motion control solutions used in precision metal cutting, metal forming and other metalworking applications.

Rajas Sukthankar is the director of sales for motion control at Siemens...

2013 State of the Industry: Michael Mahfet, ABB Robotics

Michael Mahfet is the vice president and general manager of ABB Robotics, North America, which designs and manufactures industrial robots and modular manufacturing systems used in precision metal cutting, metal forming, welding and other metalworking applications.

Michael Mahfet is the vice president and general manager of ABB Robotics,...

2013 State of the Industry: Greg Champion, Goellner, Inc.

Greg Champion is the vice president of sales and marketing at Goellner, Inc., the holding company for Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., which manufactures and distributes precision machine tool components and metal cutting solutions, and Hennig, Inc., which builds machine protection and chip/coolant filtration systems used on machine tools.

Greg Champion is the vice president of sales and marketing at Goellner,...

Stop Business Crises Before They Create Havoc

Let’s all give thanks for the entreprenuerial spirit that drives our industry. And with that thanks, just in case, here are some nuggets that might save the corporate neck of some entrepreneurs.

Let's all give thanks for the entreprenuerial spirit that drives our industry....

Breathing New Life Into Old Iron

With Video

Retrofitting those old knee mills and lathes is now faster, easier and less expensive than ever, plus you get other big-time operating advantages.

Retrofitting those old knee mills and lathes is now faster, easier and...

The Weakest Link

With Video

Any process is most likely to fail at its weakest point. The post processor is often the weakest link in 5-axis machining even though it might not get high visibility during a machine tool purchase. Here are some reasons why it is reckless to invest capital in machinery and software without having a clear plan for post processor implementation.

Any process is most likely to fail at its weakest point. The...

2013 State of the Industry: Welding Profile

An outline of the overall technology trends, critical issues and industry insights for the industrial welding sector.

An outline of the overall technology trends, critical issues and industry insights...

2013 State of the Industry: Mike Weller, Miller Electric

Mike Weller is the president of Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. and ITW Welding North America, which manufactures arc welding and cutting equipment for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.

Mike Weller is the president of Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. and ITW...

Is Your Workplace Ripe for a Serious Injury?

The absence of injuries does not denote the presence of safety. In fact, a series of near misses indicates a problem in your safety management. Here are some important safety factors that identify whether your shop is at heightened risk of a serious injury or fatality.

The absence of injuries does not denote the presence of safety. In...
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