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June 2016 Edition
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Manufacturing Activity Grows Faster in May
Manufacturing Activity Grows Faster in May
U.S. factory activity picked up more rapidly in May in a sign that the effects of weakness overseas and in the nation’s oil patch may be easing. The ISM’s manufacturing index rose to 51.3 from 50.8 in April. A reading above 50 indicates expansion while below that threshold means contraction.
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The Sheet Metal Bending Department Evolves

The Sheet Metal Bending Department Evolves
As cutting productivity rises to unprecedented levels, fabricators tackle their next bottleneck: bending. Today, panel benders, folders, and press brakes with automated tool changing are expanding forming possibilities and making new levels of bending productivity possible.
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Fixtures for Tube Welding

Fixtures for Tube Welding
For most people familiar with modular fixturing tables, the main benefit they are aware of is the ability to quickly place a clamp anywhere on the table. However, the real benefits go much deeper than that. Modular fixtures reduce cost and lead time, create labor savings and save storage space when not in use.
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New Press the Centerpiece of Expansion Efforts

New Press the Centerpiece of Expansion Efforts
Automotive stamper Genesee Group is expanding--not just its footprint or its core competencies, but also its customer base, beyond automotive. At the center of its expansion efforts is a new 660-ton transfer press to allow the principally progressive-die stamper to "play in a bigger sandbox."
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Liquid Coating Demand Creates Albers Finishing

Liquid Coating Demand Creates Albers Finishing
A Kansas coater launches a new, flexible and innovative liquid coatings line. This entrepreneur created an industrial finishing operation to fulfill the needs of a local manufacturer and also benefit the community by creating jobs and industrial opportunities.
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5 Travel Tips for FABTECH 2016
5 Travel Tips for FABTECH 2016
It’s never too early to start planning your trip to FABTECH Las Vegas. We’ve put together a list to help you get the best experience possible out of the show. Whether you’re a first time attendee, or a seasoned FABTECH veteran, here are 5 travel tips that will serve you well as you attend North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.
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