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Jim Glover (left), CEO, and Peter Adams, president, of Burloak Technologies

Adding Additive Manufacturing Adds Growth

September 3, 2015

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Burloak Technologies is evolving from a contract supply chain management firm to a leader in additive manufacturing technology.

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The CoroTurn RC

Addressing the P25 Steel Turning Challenge

August 29, 2015

Understanding insert wear patterns can improve steel turning operations.

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IS series midfrequency inverter weld controls

Technology Spotlight: Updated Technology Closes the Full-featured Welding Loop

August 25, 2015

Two updated mid-frequency power control models are designed for spot welding and fusing and can be integrated into a new or existing process.

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Tool storage rack

Where Is Your Press Brake Tooling?

August 20, 2015

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An organized workspace is an efficient workspace. Press brake technicians should have all the tools they need to perform a changeover. Unlabeled punches and dies, stored haphazardly on a rack, on the floor, or in boxes, only make their jobs harder.

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Rolling shear tooling

Shape up Production Flow With Roller Tooling

August 18, 2015

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Roller tooling adds capabilities to punch presses that can eliminate secondary processes, speed production, and improve quality.

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Removing oil particles

Make Parts, Not Health Problems

August 18, 2015

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Reducing the amount of oil mist in shop air improves worker heath.

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Light Bulb

Energy Audits Create Value

August 14, 2015

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An in-house energy audit program with a properly trained manager can help any size manufacturer save money on energy and get the most benefit from external auditing companies.

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Advanced nesting software

Make the Most from Remnants

August 10, 2015

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Dealing with remnants carries its own costs and can be awkward. The material investment accumulates along with unused stock and their irregular shapes can consume considerable amounts of floor or rack space. A well-managed program coupled with advanced nesting software helps a company turn remnant inventory into profits.

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Joe Hines and Tony Katryk, East Coast Metal Fabrication, Inc.

East Coast Metal Fabrication Builds Its Future

August 10, 2015

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In three years, East Coast Metal Fabrication Inc. in Edwardsville, N.S., invested in additional property, equipment, employee education, and developed a unique apprenticeship program to supply the skilled labor it needed for its own custom structural fabricating shop.

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Advanced MES software

Right Here, Right Now

July 28, 2015

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New software and hardware systems enable manufacturers to track KPIs.

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Lean welding operation

Breaking Through the Bottlenecks

July 20, 2015

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Applying lean manufacturing principles to welding reveals shortcomings, improves quality and throughput.

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The Adveon tool library

Tooling Goes Digital

July 18, 2015

ISO 13399 standardizes tooling terminology to make programming, simulation faster and easier.

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Getting to the Meat of Lean

July 13, 2015

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Understanding mura, muda, and muri eliminates waste, boosts productivity.

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Modern ERP software

Lean Refreshed

July 9, 2015

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Combining lean principles with ERP software gives manufacturers the best of both worlds.

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INKAS® Sentry APC

Manufacturing Protection

July 7, 2015

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Metaline protects its clients with ballistic steel and custom vehicles.

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