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January 2015

Return of the Forgotten Economic Engine

State of the Industry: The sleeping giant has been awakened. As U.S. manufacturing enters into a vibrant new era where industry forces are disrupting the status quo, the eighth largest economy in the world should grow stronger than ever before.

State of the Industry: The sleeping giant has been awakened. As U.S....

Just the Facts

State of the Industry: As we enter the New Year, strong market conditions continue in the automotive, aerospace, energy, and medical industries, where leading original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers are looking for better ways to improve productivity. 

State of the Industry: As we enter the New Year, strong market...

A Strong Outlook Ahead

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never before imagined – and it’s just the beginning for what’s to come.

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never...

Wet Grinding and Polishing of Tube and Pipe

The Scantool Centerless 75CGC belt grinder with coolant from CML USA is ideal for removing rust and creating a highly polished or brushed surface finish on diameters ranging from .75 in up to 3 in.

The Scantool Centerless 75CGC belt grinder with coolant from CML USA is...

Return of the Forgotten Economic Engine

State of the Industry: The sleeping giant has been awakened. As U.S. manufacturing enters into a vibrant new era where industry forces are disrupting the status quo, the eighth largest economy in the world should grow stronger than ever before.

State of the Industry: The sleeping giant has been awakened. As U.S....

Just the Facts

State of the Industry: As we enter the New Year, strong market conditions continue in the automotive, aerospace, energy, and medical industries, where leading original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers are looking for better ways to improve productivity. 

State of the Industry: As we enter the New Year, strong market...

A Strong Outlook Ahead

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never before imagined – and it’s just the beginning for what’s to come.

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never...

Moving to the Cloud

State of the Industry: Manufacturers, both small and large, are about to adopt Cloud software in great numbers as configurable Cloud ERP pushes the competitive drive toward operational excellence.

State of the Industry: Manufacturers, both small and large, are about to adopt...

A Practical Approach to Bending Length Precision

With Video

To hit those very small flange length tolerances on our prints, we need to master that material stretch. This means we need to understand not just the material, but also how the press brake tooling being used to perform the bend will change the amount of stretch and impact the size of the blank.

To hit those very small flange length tolerances on our prints, we...

Equipment Purchase Agreements: Pay Now Or Pay (More) Later

You should devote almost as much attention to documenting the deal as you did conducting the bid process to cover the many things that can go wrong in the time between making the down payment and final acceptance. Here’s why. 

You should devote almost as much attention to documenting the deal as...

Tube and Pipe End Deburring in Three Seconds

With Video

Burrs can now be quickly and easily cleaned from the ends of unconventional configurations of steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metal pipes and tubes used for automotive parts. 

Burrs can now be quickly and easily cleaned from the ends of...

Return of the Forgotten Economic Engine

State of the Industry: The sleeping giant has been awakened. As U.S. manufacturing enters into a vibrant new era where industry forces are disrupting the status quo, the eighth largest economy in the world should grow stronger than ever before.

State of the Industry: The sleeping giant has been awakened. As U.S....

Just the Facts

State of the Industry: As we enter the New Year, strong market conditions continue in the automotive, aerospace, energy, and medical industries, where leading original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers are looking for better ways to improve productivity. 

State of the Industry: As we enter the New Year, strong market...

A Strong Outlook Ahead

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never before imagined – and it’s just the beginning for what’s to come.

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never...

Moving to the Cloud

State of the Industry: Manufacturers, both small and large, are about to adopt Cloud software in great numbers as configurable Cloud ERP pushes the competitive drive toward operational excellence.

State of the Industry: Manufacturers, both small and large, are about to adopt...

Equipment Purchase Agreements: Pay Now Or Pay (More) Later

You should devote almost as much attention to documenting the deal as you did conducting the bid process to cover the many things that can go wrong in the time between making the down payment and final acceptance. Here’s why. 

You should devote almost as much attention to documenting the deal as...

New Magnetic Drill Pilot Light

With Video

This LED light from Hougen lights the pilot point when drilling in low light, and in brighter conditions it counteracts shadows from the light.

This LED light from Hougen lights the pilot point when drilling in...

High Accuracy Cylindrical Grinding for An Affordable Price

GAE Series CNC Angular Cylindrical Grinders from Shigiya are ideal for heavy grinding precision and, when combined with an angle head type wheelhead, perform face grinding with ease.

GAE Series CNC Angular Cylindrical Grinders from Shigiya are ideal for heavy...

Internet 4.0 Innovations for Machine Tools

With Video

Take a look at how PC-based control technology is turning visionary Industry 4.0 concepts into profitable “smart factories” through the use of Google Glass in automation, all-in-one robot and machine tool control, and standard OPC UA connectivity.

Take a look at how PC-based control technology is turning visionary Industry...

Connecting the Dots: Machining from Every Angle

With Video

Integrating the communication between these advanced CNC machine tools can open a new competitive advantage in vertical, horizontal and universal machining operations. 

Integrating the communication between these advanced CNC machine tools can open a...

Four Major Trends To Follow

State of the Industry: Manufacturing has always been the backbone of the U.S. economy and now, with lower cost and more abundant energy sources at our disposal, the future looks brighter than ever as new technologies come to market to address several pervasive influences in our industry.

State of the Industry: Manufacturing has always been the backbone of the U.S....

Points to Ponder: A Business Snapshot

State of the Industry: Consider the possible business implications these market trends carry as you plan for the coming year.

State of the Industry: Consider the possible business implications these market trends...

Orbital Welding: A New Kid in Town

For 25 years the M207 from Arc Machines has been the workhorse system of choice for leading mechanical contractors. But it now appears the M217WDR will likely be its worthy successor.

For 25 years the M207 from Arc Machines has been the workhorse...

How New Technology Can Help Address Welding Industry Shortage

With Video

Utilizing tools that provide more cost-effective and efficient recruiting, screening and weld training will aid companies in finding the right welding talent and reducing training timelines, placing qualified welding operators on the production floor in a timely manner.

Utilizing tools that provide more cost-effective and efficient recruiting, screening and weld...

Training from the Inside Out

The welding industry is not really facing a skills gap. We’re facing a knowledge gap – and by adopting a new approach to recruitment, screening and training, our industry can bridge this gap and replenish our shop floors with qualified, educated welders.

The welding industry is not really facing a skills gap. We’re facing...

Advanced, Spatter-Free Welding in Aluminum and Stainless Steel

The Aristo® Mig 4004i Pulse power source from ESAB is ideal for manufacturing trucks, buses, trailers, off-highway equipment, trains and railway rolling stock, wind turbine towers, structural steelwork, shipbuilding/offshore, and general industrial fabrication.

The Aristo® Mig 4004i Pulse power source from ESAB is ideal for manufacturing trucks,...

Reels Quickly Connect to Any Welder

With Video

Power or rewind SWCR Series reels from Hannay Reels are ideal for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead.

Power or rewind SWCR Series reels from Hannay Reels are ideal for...

Quickly Recycle Metalworking Chips

The CFM VHO200 sump pump vacuum from Nilfisk collects, recycles, separates and discharges gallons of chips, cuttings, lubricants and other liquids in just minutes.

The CFM VHO200 sump pump vacuum from Nilfisk collects, recycles, separates and...

Sump Cleaner Separates Metalworking Fluids

CECOR Sump Shark sump cleaners separate metalworking fluids from the solids being vacuumed so the fluids can be recycled.

CECOR Sump Shark sump cleaners separate metalworking fluids from the solids being...

How to Cut Your Energy Consumption in Half

This innovative compressed air system is a game changer that reduces energy consumption by a staggering 50 percent on average, compared to idling compressors.

The GA 7-37 VSD+ compressor from Atlas Copco reduces energy consumption by a staggering 50 percent on average, compared to idling compressors.

This innovative compressed air system is a game changer that reduces energy...

Anti-Fatigue Welding Mat

The Comfort Weld™ Anti-Fatigue Welding Mat from Aleco guards against sparks and hot metal and enables welders to stand comfortably for long periods of time with no pain and fatigue.

The Comfort Weld™ Anti-Fatigue Welding Mat from Aleco guards against sparks and...

Broach Tooling for Machining Centers

With Video

The gearing of the LinA push-type unit from BENZ converts the rotational movement of the drive into a linear movement of the chisel to create geometric forms up to 35 mm long on machining centers with the axial push-type unit. 

The gearing of the LinA push-type unit from BENZ converts the rotational...

A Strong Outlook Ahead

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never before imagined – and it’s just the beginning for what’s to come.

State of the Industry: Manufacturing is seeing rapid, exciting change in ways never...

A Renewed Focus on Milling

These advanced cutting tools bring new attention to boring, reaming, threading and milling different materials that range from 4140 steel to grey cast iron to aluminum 7075.

These advanced cutting tools bring new attention to boring, reaming, threading and...

Lean and Mean Surface Finishing

Investing in better consumables that significantly cut time and manpower costs is smart business. Selecting the right abrasive technology for specific applications to achieve speed and precision is one way to maintain your bottom line.

Investing in better consumables that significantly cut time and manpower costs is...

Chatter Free High Speed Machining

Power Mill Solid Carbide Endmills from Haimer use endmill geometries that are ideal for chatter free high end machining and extremely smooth surfaces for the best possible chip evacuation.

Power Mill Solid Carbide Endmills from Haimer use endmill geometries that are...
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