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January 2022

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Be Ready... Planning for the Takeoff. Are you ready for all that 2022 promises? Despite ongoing workforce issues and supply chain hiccups, the manufacturing sector continues to thrive. "We took off last summer and we are about 16 months into what is generally a 36-to-37-month manufacturing expansion," said Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the manufacturing business survey committee for the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). The fabricated metal products sector is among the top six U.S. manufacturing industries tracked by ISM each month, comprising 6.1 percent of the manufacturing economy. The sector's PMI has been extremely healthy since September 2020; above 60 percent in October. (Above 50 percent indicates a general expansion.) Find out where Fiore and other manufacturing industry leaders believe opportunities exist in 2022.

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Be Ready…Planning for the Takeoff

Rachel Duran, manufacturing, economy, economic, reshoring, automation, fabricating, fabrication

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.

Things are “boomy” for manufacturing and the new year offers opportunities for...

Metrology and Industry 4.0

Peter J. de Groot, Michael Schmidt, metrology, industry 4.0, Zygo, measure, measurement, inspect, inspection

In Industry 4.0 data is key, with algorithms adjusting the manufacturing process to ensure repeatable production with zero failure rates. In-process metrology solutions fit within the concept of Industry 4.0 because the process is speedier and covers larger areas than contact devices.

In Industry 4.0 data is key, with algorithms adjusting the manufacturing process...

Automation in the Fab Shop?

Joe Campbell, Universal Robots, robotics, automation, fabrication, fabricating

Discover how collaborative robots are solving long standing production challenges.

Discover how collaborative robots are solving long standing production challenges.

Be Ready…Planning for the Takeoff

Rachel Duran, manufacturing, economy, economic, reshoring, automation, fabricating, fabrication

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.

Things are “boomy” for manufacturing and the new year offers opportunities for...

Do Your Homework to Realize the Advantages of Used Equipment

Julie Murphy, Commercial Credit, Commercial Credit Group, used machinery, used equipment

Shipment delays and supply chain bottlenecks can prevent new machinery from being delivered on time, as an example, and imped efficient production and opportunities for growth. One option is to purchase used equipment, which is readily available and less expensive.

Shipment delays and supply chain bottlenecks can prevent new machinery from being...

Be Ready…Planning for the Takeoff

Rachel Duran, manufacturing, economy, economic, reshoring, automation, fabricating, fabrication

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.

Things are “boomy” for manufacturing and the new year offers opportunities for...

Automation in the Fab Shop?

Joe Campbell, Universal Robots, robotics, automation, fabrication, fabricating

Discover how collaborative robots are solving long standing production challenges.

Discover how collaborative robots are solving long standing production challenges.

Do Your Homework to Realize the Advantages of Used Equipment

Julie Murphy, Commercial Credit, Commercial Credit Group, used machinery, used equipment

Shipment delays and supply chain bottlenecks can prevent new machinery from being delivered on time, as an example, and imped efficient production and opportunities for growth. One option is to purchase used equipment, which is readily available and less expensive.

Shipment delays and supply chain bottlenecks can prevent new machinery from being...

Ready for All the New Year Promises?

Rachel Duran, Fabricating & Metalworking, F & M, Fabricating and Metalworking, F and M, forecast, prediction, 2022, manufacturing, economy

The manufacturing economy’s booming market expansion is in high gear. Are you positioned to make the most of the opportunities?

The manufacturing economy’s booming market expansion is in high gear. Are you...

Be Ready…Planning for the Takeoff

Rachel Duran, manufacturing, economy, economic, reshoring, automation, fabricating, fabrication

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.

Things are “boomy” for manufacturing and the new year offers opportunities for...

Do Your Homework to Realize the Advantages of Used Equipment

Julie Murphy, Commercial Credit, Commercial Credit Group, used machinery, used equipment

Shipment delays and supply chain bottlenecks can prevent new machinery from being delivered on time, as an example, and imped efficient production and opportunities for growth. One option is to purchase used equipment, which is readily available and less expensive.

Shipment delays and supply chain bottlenecks can prevent new machinery from being...

Ready for All the New Year Promises?

Rachel Duran, Fabricating & Metalworking, F & M, Fabricating and Metalworking, F and M, forecast, prediction, 2022, manufacturing, economy

The manufacturing economy’s booming market expansion is in high gear. Are you positioned to make the most of the opportunities?

The manufacturing economy’s booming market expansion is in high gear. Are you...

Metrology and Industry 4.0

Peter J. de Groot, Michael Schmidt, metrology, industry 4.0, Zygo, measure, measurement, inspect, inspection

In Industry 4.0 data is key, with algorithms adjusting the manufacturing process to ensure repeatable production with zero failure rates. In-process metrology solutions fit within the concept of Industry 4.0 because the process is speedier and covers larger areas than contact devices.

In Industry 4.0 data is key, with algorithms adjusting the manufacturing process...
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