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May 2012

The Seductive Sin of Marketing and Sales Certainty

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There is no place for certainty in a business world that is in a constant state of flux. Doing everything right today in marketing and sales offers no comfort . . . because the needs and opportunities of tomorrow will be even more demanding.

There is no place for certainty in a business world that is...

The Ins and Outs of Punching Technology

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Punch machines now do much more than simply punch holes. Today it’s all about completing multiple processes on the same machine, such as making up to one inch high flanges, tapping holes, forming, extruding, ribbing, offsetting, removing burrs from parts and more.

Punch machines now do much more than simply punch holes. Today it’s...

The Long and Winding Road

With Video

Mike Riley reports how the recent DoD agreement between Lockheed Martin and Sciaty points to EBDM as a promising new technology that could potentially change the world of machining high-value parts.

Mike Riley reports how the recent DoD agreement between Lockheed Martin and...

The Ins and Outs of Punching Technology

With Video

Punch machines now do much more than simply punch holes. Today it’s all about completing multiple processes on the same machine, such as making up to one inch high flanges, tapping holes, forming, extruding, ribbing, offsetting, removing burrs from parts and more.

Punch machines now do much more than simply punch holes. Today it’s...

Factors to Consider When Selecting an Ironworker

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As versatile as the ironworker is, it is still possible to purchase the wrong machine – or at least not the best one – for your application. Here are some reasons why careful examination of these factors will prevent that from happening.

As versatile as the ironworker is, it is still possible to purchase...

Fast Prototyping Innovation into Emerging Markets

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3-Dimensional Services used unconventional single part and low volume production technology to bring a game changing lighting system to market that also aids the environment.

3-Dimensional Services used unconventional single part and low volume production technology to...

The Long and Winding Road

With Video

Mike Riley reports how the recent DoD agreement between Lockheed Martin and Sciaty points to EBDM as a promising new technology that could potentially change the world of machining high-value parts.

Mike Riley reports how the recent DoD agreement between Lockheed Martin and...

The Seductive Sin of Marketing and Sales Certainty

With Video

There is no place for certainty in a business world that is in a constant state of flux. Doing everything right today in marketing and sales offers no comfort . . . because the needs and opportunities of tomorrow will be even more demanding.

There is no place for certainty in a business world that is...

Out of Many, One

With Video

A Win-Win Situation: Machine tool builder EMAG uses the same Siemens Sinumerik 840D CNC and remote monitoring on all of the turning, grinding and turn/grind machines it sells to a major agricultural equipment manufacturer, resulting in substantial savings for both the customer and the supplier.

A Win-Win Situation: Machine tool builder EMAG uses the same Siemens Sinumerik...

Cost Estimating System Boosts Quoting Efficiencies

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Defense contractor McNally Industries uses cost-estimating software from MTI Systems to better streamline their cost-estimating process, increase estimating speed, and enhance the accuracy of their quotations.

Defense contractor McNally Industries uses cost-estimating software from MTI Systems to better...

Custom Electropolishing Systems Provide Precise Control and Repeatability

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Ideal for manufacturing catheters, scalpels, saws, and screens, electropolishing systems from Technic Inc. process parts from millimeters up to 20 in square with superior part-to-part uniformity over batch methods, with better throughput on stainless steels, Monel®, Hastelloy®, titanium and related metals.

Ideal for manufacturing catheters, scalpels, saws, and screens, electropolishing systems from Technic...

Old Habits Must Die Hard

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The number of experienced machinists in the U.S. is declining, but all shops that seek operator efficiency can still achieve it through the education programs offered by machine builders and control suppliers alike.

The number of experienced machinists in the U.S. is declining, but all...

Automated Welding Increases Productivity

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The Franklin plant of mining equipment manufacturer Joy Mining increased productivity and reduced costs in their bit block assembly by converting to automated welding systems from Lincoln Electric.

The Franklin plant of mining equipment manufacturer Joy Mining increased productivity and...

Robotic Work Cells Help Diversify Business

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Take a look at how contract manufacturer K-zell Metals can diversify and compete against global competition by bidding and planning fabrication work more aggressively with its increased capabilities and automation flexibility.

Take a look at how contract manufacturer K-zell Metals can diversify and...

Imperial Reimagination

TIG welding equipment from Lincoln Electric is used to reconstruct this vintage auto gem into a modern hot rod reincarnation at the hands of noted designer Murray Pfaff and his skilled crew.

TIG welding equipment from Lincoln Electric is used to reconstruct this vintage...

Retrofit Transforms Machine Productivity

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More Power to You: When Helec Corporation retrofitted a workhorse MAG turning center with a new Fanuc CNC and AC digital axis drives/motors and spindle, it utterly brought new life to the entire shop floor.

More Power to You: When Helec Corporation retrofitted a workhorse MAG turning...

What You Must Know About Preventive Robotic MIG Gun Maintenance

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The robotic MIG gun and its consumables are frequently overlooked components in the system, but this maintenance primer from Tregaskiss shows that they are relatively easy to maintain and, by doing so, can positively contribute to the efficiency of the entire welding operation.

The robotic MIG gun and its consumables are frequently overlooked components in...

Fan Technology Protects Metal from Corrosion

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Steel distributor Aaron & Son used technology from Big Ass Fan Company in their New Jersey warehouse to overcome uneven ambient temperatures that created potentially disastrous condensation for their sweating steel inventory inside a non-air conditioned warehouse.

Steel distributor Aaron & Son used technology from Big Ass Fan Company...

Who Needs an Environmental Hygienist?

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Phil La Duke of Rockford Greene International continues his look at the various specialties within the Safety function by exploring a role focused on maintaining regulatory compliance, protecting the workers, environment, and in some cases the products from coming into contact with hazardous chemicals.

Phil La Duke of Rockford Greene International continues his look at the...

FARO Launches New Software

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CAM2 Gage 2.2 contact measurement software from FARO Technologies makes the FaroArm and FARO Gage even better, with more than 30 new features.

CAM2 Gage 2.2 contact measurement software from FARO Technologies makes the FaroArm...

Faster Inspection Feedback Improves Part Quality

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Let the Good Times Roll: At the Maryville plant of Kawasaki, Renishaw 5-axis scanning probes now collect data and reduce feedback to machining cells from hours to minutes and may ultimately eliminate the inspection systems for gears and cam lifts.

Let the Good Times Roll: At the Maryville plant of Kawasaki, Renishaw...
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