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What Are the Workforce Gaps in Your Community?

June 19, 2015

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Survey results will be used to proactively anticipate the workforce needs and help fill the gaps.

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 hybrid additive/subtractive machine

Technology Spotlight: Multitasking/Additive Manufacturing Machine

June 18, 2015

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Having both additive and subtractive machining technology enables highly complex parts to be built.

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precision bore

Reducing Vibration in Deep Boring

June 18, 2015

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Vibration is the enemy in deep-hole boring applications.

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Panel Line Drop Stacker

Roll Forming Adjusts to Customer Demands

June 15, 2015

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Roll forming equipment has changed to keep pace with the needs of manufacturers by becoming more automated.

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Recycling water-miscible fluids

Clean, Don’t Dump

June 15, 2015

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Monitoring, cleaning, and recycling metalworking fluids can reduce the amount of concentrate that needs to be purchased, save money on disposal, and increase the life of tools and sumps.

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metal finishing

It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish

June 4, 2015

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Consider the durability of the abrasive versus the cost when deciding on the type of wheel to purchase.

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Strawmaster® management

Strength is Built In

June 4, 2015

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The complexity of manufacturing processes at Degelman Industries Ltd., Regina, has kept up with the advancing complexities and evolving farm implement product lines.

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Technology Spotlight: Cryogenic Machining System

May 28, 2015

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Cryogenic machining occurs at -321 degrees F and can extend tool life and allow for increased cutting speed.

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Plasma cutting

Invest Wisely

May 27, 2015

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Understand your needs when purchasing a plasma cutting system.

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water-cooled robotic gas metal arc welding

Do You Need a Water-cooled GMAW Gun?

May 24, 2015

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Contact tip life can be extended by using a water-cooled GMAW gun.

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Rite-Hite Machine Guarding

Playing It Safe With Machine Guarding

May 13, 2015

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Machine guarding should protect the worker from physical contact, debris, dust, fume, and even noise.

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ARMOR® CT BLACK

Recipe for Lower Cost per Cut

May 12, 2015

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The need to cut a challenging material or gain performance from a machine that is creating a bottleneck and needs to produce more parts can justify the additional cost of a coating.

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Active harmonic filters

Handling Harmonics

May 12, 2015

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Harmonics -- caused by electrical devices -- can negatively affect machinery and equipment. Harmonic filtering can protect this equipment.

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Paul Rak, president of VeriForm

Big—and Small—Parts Are Manufactured With a Little Carbon Footprint

May 5, 2015

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Veriform's 26,000-sq.-ft. facility produces parts for the mining, forestry, machine building, nuclear, energy, sports equipment, and medical furnishing industries as well as capital projects.

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punch press part

How a Punch Press Acts Like a Press Brake

April 23, 2015

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Traditionally bending high flanges on a punch press just hasn’t been practical, but new machines and software are changing the situation. Today, flanges up to 3 inches high can be bent not by the press brake, but by special tooling on the punch press.

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