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High-tech factories built to be engines of innovation
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Obama administration has long heralded the potential of American factories to offer good, stable middle-class jobs in an economy that desperately needs them. But experts say there might be another advantage to expanding manufacturing in the United States: A more innovative economy. More

Advanced manufacturing comes to life in 2012
Industry Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As 2012 wraps up, we face that annual task of sorting through all of the year's news and events, its innovations and improvements, failures and successes, rises and falls to piece together the real story of the year and of all of its driving trends, so we'll know what to expect going into the next. For manufacturing technology, though, that is no easy task. More

Social media effort seeks to make manufacturing a little more hip
New Hampshire Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
David DeWitt recommends watching a video called "Metal & Flesh." This video, which uses words like "innovation" and "invention," shows a wounded warrior walking again. There's even some heli-skiing. As the video plays, a bed-headed hipster with a soul patch comes onto the screen talking about, of all things, manufacturing. DeWitt wants to obliterate the image people have of manufacturing. Gone are the gray days of humdrum assembly. Instead, he says, today's manufacturing is high-tech, requires interest and skill and even goes a long way to contributing in significant ways to society. More

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US manufacturing may already be in recession
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the last three years, manufacturing has been the hero of the U.S. economic recovery. While housing and consumer spending have been slow to come back, manufacturing activity has outpaced the rest of the economy ever since the recession ended in June 2009. Industry has essentially flat-lined since the end of the first quarter of 2012, and recent data suggest manufacturing may be in a recession. More

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In an effort to lure skilled workers, Porsche to cut working hours but maintain pay
Industry Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sportscar maker Porsche said it will gradually trim working hours without any cuts in pay, in an effort to attract highly skilled workers. "Porsche is looking to improve competitiveness and attractiveness as an employer even further," the automaker said in a statement. Porsche's executive board and its works council have "agreed on appropriate measures for increased flexibility and productivity," the company said. More

A simple graph showing the American manufacturing worker is suddenly an incredible bargain
The Atlantic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We are on the verge of a U.S.-based manufacturing renaissance, as companies see the advantages to making more goods at home, such as more control over the final product, lower energy costs from moving goods across an ocean, and a falling "wage gap." Simply put, U.S. factory workers are a much better deal than they were just ten years ago. Here is a T. Rowe Price graph of unit labor costs — basically, that's a measure of how productive our manufacturing workers are — which shows that U.S. has spent the last ten years gaining on some of our key trading partners. More

Arabia Essen Welding and Cutting Show to focus on UAE steel tube sector which is growing at 17 percent annually    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
OKI Bering, a leading American welding, safety and industrial products wholesaler with offices in Canada and the UAE, is participating in Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting 2013, the expo dedicated to welding machinery and technology from Jan. 7-10, at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center. According to Asad ullah Mohammed, the general manager of OKI Bering Middle East, the UAE steel tube industry will witness an annual growth of 17 percent until 2015, driven largely by the oil & gas industry. More

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Welding inspection can reduce costs by detecting discontinuities in the early stages of manufacturing, reducing the cost of rework and extending the life of components by detecting flaws. Non-destructive testing methods can identify cracking, porosity, incomplete penetration, misalignment, inclusions, lack of fusion and similar conditions, which can compromise weld strength. MORE
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Pennsylvania welder takes one giant leap for womankind
The Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One Perry County, Pa., woman's welding skills will help make colonizing Mars a reality someday. SpaceX, a rocket and spacecraft design company based in Los Angeles, hired Liverpool native Molly Soule to help weld together vehicles capable of inter-planetary travel — enabling future generations the opportunity to live on Mars. "I've always been really fascinated with aerospace," Soule said. "And SpaceX's main mission is to occupy Mars and to make it affordable to have regular people live there." More

Beal College launches welding program
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Sparks will soon be flying at Beal College in Maine. The school opened its new welding technology center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Dec. 11. The welding program doesn't begin until January, but it's already at full enrollment with 42 incoming students. More

Heavy Duty Clamping from the Trusted Leader

DESTACO’s 5000 Series HD Clamps is making an immense impact on the welding, automotive, agriculture, and transportation industries. This rugged line is comprised of unique pivot points with hardened pins inside durable steel bushings and forged alloy steel clamping bars, which can be easily modified to suit an array of application requirements. MORE

Progress Rail acquires welding company
Railway Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar., said it has purchased mobile welding assets from RibbonWeld, a rail welding company based in Springfield, Mo. Progress Rail will acquire all mobile flash butt welding equipment and a continuous welded rail train from RibbonWeld. More

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South Dakota county approves purchase of equipment for welding training
Aberdeen News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A program that is providing welding skills training to the work force in the Aberdeen, S.D., area is set to get new equipment thanks to a batch of grant money. Brown County Commissioners approved spending as much as $89,684 for eight welders and a virtual welder. The purchase from Evergreen Supply in Aberdeen, the only bidder, is contingent upon approval from the North Eastern Work and Technical Education Center Board of Directors. More

Small manufacturers aren't little versions of major manufacturers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To better understand why many manufacturers back away from Six Sigma programs, you must first understand that manufacturing companies in the U.S. are not a homogeneous group. From more than 30 years of working with manufacturing companies of all sizes, there are at least four distinctly different types, and there are logarithmic differences between these types, in terms of resources, knowledge, experience, staff and the where-with-all to deal with change. More

Welding instructor uses experience as teaching tool
Newark Advocate    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's easy for Steve Strelecky to talk with his welding students about what they'll experience after they leave the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, Ohio, and pursue a job. He brings almost 20 years of welding experience to his classroom every day. The high school welding instructor at C-TEC, Strelecky has been teaching for nine years. More

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Tips for maintaining industrial heating equipment
Construction Safety Equipments (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Any industrial production relies upon the use of heat generated by burning of fuel. In certain industrial productions, electrical energy is converted into heat for heating device to the work-piece or material, which is known as industrial furnace. There are many different types of industrial furnaces, which include crucible furnace, induction furnace, welding machines, boilers, etc. More

How to manage on-site safety issues
Construction & Welding Safety Equipment (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During the construction process the workers or laborers are at great risk. There is a huge probability of them suffering injuries, which in extreme cases could be life threatening. In fact construction is considered the most dangerous business related activity. According to reliable sources, 13 out of every 100,000 workers involved in construction suffer from fatal injuries. More

Workstation Bridge Cranes in Fabrication
Production lines and workstation bridge cranes work together seamlessly. When you need to add parts to your project or you have several different phases in production, the workstation bridge crane is perfect for moving things down the line. With our customizable workstation bridge cranes, SPANCO will meet your company’s needs. MORE
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BESSEY® has been a market leader in clamps since 1936. If you know clamps, you know BESSEY®. You know our reputation for quality and reliability; you know we’re 130 years of German engineering backed by the strength of our product and our reputation. BESSEY®. Simply better.
H&S Tools, Inc. - TS-400
The model TS-400 is a powerful, accurate track saw that improves productivity in waterwall panel replacement projects. The patented track mounting system eliminates wheels and rollers yet slides easily into position and stops kick backs without the need for a lock.
Thermion - Ceramic Composite Coating
The purpose of the ceramic composite coating is to provide a wear resistance surface while also providing corrosion protection of the coated object. The coating material, a "Ceramic Core" tubular aluminum wire is filled with up to 46 percent ceramic, when sprayed onto an object produces a ceramic composite coating of aluminum and ceramic.

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