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Hyphen Services Management

Speed to Market One Layer at a Time

July 16, 2014

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Multiple additive manufacturing processes, rather than being tied to a single process, can encourage innovation and efficiency in part development and design.

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Integrated E-commerce Platforms: A New Model

July 10, 2014

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Early adopters of e-commerce will benefit the most.

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Measure Parts Closely

July 3, 2014

Adding measuring machines directly to the shop floor can speed part changes, but they must be able to withstand the harsh environment.

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A Perfect Pair: New-generation CNCs and Custom Tooling

June 26, 2014

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Quality tooling is a critical part of optimizing performance of any machine tool, and some jobs warrant investing time and funds in special tooling.

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Laser Cutting on the Level

June 24, 2014

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A laser cutting machine doesn’t care how hard or soft a metal is, but the material’s flatness matters immensely. That’s why so many service centers are investing in leveling processes that aim to equalize stresses, ensuring sheet metal stays flat after being cut.

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Roll form tapping

Don’t Blame It on the Tap!

June 16, 2014

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Factors such as tool holding, workholding, machine condition, and lubrication can have a significant effect on a tapping operation.

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D&R Custom Steel Fabrication Management

Open Atmosphere, Kith and Kin Secure Company Future

June 16, 2014

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Significant investments in new equipment, safety programs and employee education keep D&R Custom Steel Fabrication, Pickering, Ont., competitive in the environmental equipment industry.

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Technology Spotlight: Automated Deburring Comes of Age

June 5, 2014

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Automated deburring brings high tolerances and repeatability to manufactured parts.

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Weld Cleanup Poses Challenges for Oilfield Workers

May 23, 2014

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Attention to proper weld cleaning is especially critical in field applications.

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Management Metalcraft Technology

New Machine, Same Tooling

May 21, 2014

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In planning the recent expansion,it was important to the company that it be able to continue using its large pre-existing inventory of punching tooling.

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Pairing Metal-cored Wires with Robotic Welding

May 20, 2014

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Numerous factors affect the ROI of a robotic welding cell, including the choice of filler metal used with the system.

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Boost Business: Market Clean Surfaces

May 19, 2014

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Adding value means performing the correct cleaning procedures at the right places and times before shipping a product.

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Manufacturing Day: Putting Industry on Display

May 15, 2014

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Manufacturing Day, the North American initiative co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., NIST, NAM, ISM, and the Manufacturing Institute, is a grassroots event designed to help manufacturers open their doors to show students and community members the advanced technologies involved in today’s facilities and the career opportunities.

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Probing system EDM

In-process Gauging Comes to Wire EDM

May 14, 2014

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The machine can measure a table full of components after cutting and indicate which are within tolerance and which need recut.

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A.F. Theriault & Sons

Navigating a Maritime Manufacturer

May 8, 2014

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The company builds vessels from steel, stainless steel, aluminum, wood, fiberglass, and advanced composites.

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