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Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years
Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years
Powered by robust order growth and healthy production, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years. Factory index climbed to 60.8, the highest since May 2004, from 58.8; readings above 50 indicate expansion. New orders, production, hiring and new export orders all grew faster in September.
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The Story Behind the Light Curtain on the Press Brake

The Story Behind the Light Curtain on the Press Brake
Alaso, a manufacturer of commercial chicken housing systems, was looking for a way to boost bending productivity without putting press brake operators in harm's way. It found its answer with an electric press brake with a built-in light curtain. The bending technology, while off-putting at first, is now embraced by even the most veteran of brake operators.
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Welding Galvanized Steel in the Automotive Industry

Welding Galvanized Steel in the Automotive Industry
The high demands of the automotive industry today are challenging, and a solution must be considered when faced with welding applications on coated steels. The specific challenges of welding zinc-coated steels are driven by vehicle manufacturers’ expectations of being cost effective while maintaining all necessary conditions for a quality product.
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For Error-Proof Manufacturing, There's IIoT

For Error-Proof Manufacturing, There's IIoT
The Industrial Internet of Things can save manufacturers from costly mistakes by making the right connections on the shop floor. The IIoT has enabled important advances in monitoring different aspects of manufacturing operations to detect and prevent errors by integrating equipment controls and smart devices.
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Getting the Most from a Liquid Paint Line Audit

Getting the Most from a Liquid Paint Line Audit
The operational phenomena whereby practices and procedures move away over time from optimized performance is called drift. Almost all parts of the manufacturing process are victimized by it, especially finishing. Mauser, a Pennsylvania maker of steel storage drums, credits an audit of its liquid coating system for a $100,000 in savings.
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Over 500 New Products Set to Debut at FABTECH
Over 500 New Products Set to Debut at FABTECH
FABTECH is the place to make side-by-side product comparisons, discover new innovations and connect with the experts in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries. See hundreds of new products and discover advanced technologies that improve quality and productivity and increase profits.
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