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August 2016 Edition
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US Factories Expanded Again in July
US Factories Expanded Again in July
American factories expanded for a fifth straight month in July, another sign that U.S. manufacturers are recovering from damage caused by a strong dollar. But a measure of factory employment fell. The Institute for Supply Management said that its manufacturing index last month read 52.6. That's down from 53.2 in June.
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Coil-fed Fabricating

Coil-fed Fabricating
Most manufacturers associate coil processing with the metal forming industry and also likely assume the punching and laser cutting combination machines consume sheet metal. Elleci S.p.A., a metal fabricator in northern Italy, has a new line in place that will require many manufacturers to alter their preconceived notions about coil consumption.
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Reporting for Duty as an Army Welder

Reporting for Duty as an Army Welder
Welding may not be the first job considered when a person intends to join the military, but for some, welding in the military can become both a career and a passion. In this article a long-time Soldier describes the journey of his welding career in the U.S. Army, including training, responsibilities, and opportunities.
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Large Mill Means Victory in Machining Large Progressive Dies

Large Mill Means Victory in Machining Large Progressive Dies
A heavy-duty double-column bridge mill and its 90-tool automatic changer allows Victory Tool, a Minnesota tool builder, to keep machining inhouse and give it control over process quality and lead time. Keeping this work inhouse has saved 30-40 percent in outsourcing costs in one year’s time.
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The Future Leaders of Surface Finishing – Meet 40 Under 40

The Future Leaders of Surface Finishing – Meet 40 Under 40
It’s no secret that manufacturing needs more young talented & skilled staff. Products Finishing magazine surveyed job shops and suppliers to find 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the finishing industry, both in their business and in the finishing community.
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Sharpen Your Edge at FABTECH 2016
Sharpen Your Edge at FABTECH 2016
FABTECH has just released the schedule for the Education Program held alongside the expo this Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas. Offering more than 100 game changing sessions to enhance your career and business, you’ll learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.
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MFG Day
Upcoming Events
3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour
August 18-19, 2016
Livonia, MI
The FABRICATOR's Executive Summit
August 22-23, 2016
Elgin, IL
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