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October 2012

How to Increase Bandsaw Productivity

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw controls are so easy to use that even a novice operator can be confident the saw is performing at maximum efficiency.

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw...

It’s Your Questions that Make the Sale

The task of today’s salesperson goes way beyond product knowledge and even “solutions.” It’s to help customers discover possibilities they may not have considered or even thought about. Here are examples of how your questions can make the sale.

The task of today’s salesperson goes way beyond product knowledge and even...

Electric Shakers Stamp Out Downtime

With Video

With electric shakers from Magnetic Products Inc. in place, the stamping presses in the Warren plant of Radar Industries keep on running and downtime is now a rare concern.

With electric shakers from Magnetic Products Inc. in place, the stamping presses...

How to Increase Bandsaw Productivity

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw controls are so easy to use that even a novice operator can be confident the saw is performing at maximum efficiency.

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw...

Cold Forming: Waste Not, Want Not!

Mark Jennings of Dawson Shanahan argues the case for precision cold forming as a key method of reducing waste metals in manufacturing and engineering.

Mark Jennings of Dawson Shanahan argues the case for precision cold forming...

What’s New: Abrasive Grinding Tools

The latest innovations and advances in abrasive technology promise to increase your productivity not only in grinding, but in finishing and other multipurpose applications as well.

The latest innovations and advances in abrasive technology promise to increase your...

V Grooving Architectural Panels

With Video

As architectural construction expands into new markets, new technology Hydrapower promises to increase panel precision and quality, reduce costs, speed up delivery and improve the profitability of job shops competing for the work.

As architectural construction expands into new markets, new technology Hydrapower promises to...

The Politics of Manufacturing

With Video

Unemployment is not going to improve in our country unless we have political leaders who actually address our overall decline in manufacturing. With a presidential election right around the corner, Mike Riley shares some thoughts to consider from Washington insiders about the relationship between our government and American manufacturing, and a tax proposal that could potentially boost U.S. manufacturing.

Unemployment is not going to improve in our country unless we have...

Dental Part Makers Crown Their Chops with CAM Technology

Dental products are one of the hottest markets for the CAD/CAM and healthcare industries. Here are two manufacturers that have gained a competitive advantage by adapting new CAM software from Delcam.

Dental products are one of the hottest markets for the CAD/CAM and...

How to Increase Bandsaw Productivity

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw controls are so easy to use that even a novice operator can be confident the saw is performing at maximum efficiency.

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw...

Turning Designers Into Machinists

By using a feature-based programming system from Delcam plc, metrology specialist Renishaw shortened their overall development cycle and gained more freedom to experiment with novel ideas that can be investigated more quickly and convert prototype quantities to full-scale production.

By using a feature-based programming system from Delcam plc, metrology specialist Renishaw...

It’s Your Questions that Make the Sale

The task of today’s salesperson goes way beyond product knowledge and even “solutions.” It’s to help customers discover possibilities they may not have considered or even thought about. Here are examples of how your questions can make the sale.

The task of today’s salesperson goes way beyond product knowledge and even...

Best Practices for Using Low Hydrogen SMAW Electrodes

Follow the guidelines in this primer from Joseph Kolasa and Joseph Murlin of Lincoln Electric for applications where base metals have a tendency to crack, where thick sections are to be welded or where the base metal has an alloy content higher than that of mild steel, such as high carbon and low alloy steels.

Follow the guidelines in this primer from Joseph Kolasa and Joseph Murlin...

Anodizer Puts Brakes on Weakest Link

New oil shear brake technology from Force Control Industries eliminates crane downtime and maintenance for this high volume anodizer.

New oil shear brake technology from Force Control Industries eliminates crane downtime...

Safe Travels for Large CNC Lathe

Machine tool manufacturer Tornos Gurutzpe S.A. was one of first to implement a new horizontal guiding cable carrier system from igus designed to stop metal chips from causing abrasion and wear on large machines with extremely long travel cable carrier applications.

Machine tool manufacturer Tornos Gurutzpe S.A. was one of first to implement...

Dust Collection Helps Aluminum Die Casting Manufacturer Meet Compliance

High-performance downward flow dust collectors from United Air Specialists capture the dust, fumes and smoke emitted when fluxing is used to remove impurities from the molten aluminum and also to clean furnaces.

High-performance downward flow dust collectors from United Air Specialists capture the dust,...

The Art of Screwing Up

Phil La Duke of Rockford Greene International explains why errors may be with us always, but the injuries associated with them need not be. His insights into the world of error reveal how underlying behaviors cause people to make mistakes and why we must rethink the proper way to engineer a safe workplace.

Phil La Duke of Rockford Greene International explains why errors may be...

Big Steps Forward for Aluminum Machining

A number of different tool criteria must be fulfilled in order to meet the increasingly stringent cost and quality demands associated with the successful machining of aluminum aerospace components. Advanced cutting tool technology from Sandvik Coromant is helping aerospace manufacturers do exactly that.

A number of different tool criteria must be fulfilled in order to...

Hole New Ways to Make Money

With so much of your time spent on drilling, reaming, boring and threading holes, lowering your cost per hole plays a big role in raising your profitability. Here are some of the newest tools to help you improve your holemaking productivity.

With so much of your time spent on drilling, reaming, boring and...

What’s New: Abrasive Grinding Tools

The latest innovations and advances in abrasive technology promise to increase your productivity not only in grinding, but in finishing and other multipurpose applications as well.

The latest innovations and advances in abrasive technology promise to increase your...

Squirting Away X-Rays in NDT

Because complex-shaped carbon fiber and other advanced composite materials require different testing methods than the X-rays typically used to check welds and look for defects in parts, ultrasonic squirting from the partnership of Marietta Nondestructive Testing, Bosch Rexroth and Livingston & Haven may become the next non-destructive test of choice.

Because complex-shaped carbon fiber and other advanced composite materials require different testing...
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