FABTECH 365: Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in More Than 3 Years
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Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in 3½ Years

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1. That was the highest reading since March 2011. Any measure above 50 signals that manufacturing is growing.

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The Economics of Small-Parts Bending

Bending small parts presents various challenges for press brake technicians, who need to make sure they can bend these small parts quickly and, most importantly, safely. Although the best approach to bending depends on the application, the electric press brake can help make the job much easier.

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Volunteers Repair Historic Navy Warship

Students from Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville, Indiana, recently used their welding skills outside of the classroom and gained some valuable experience when they volunteered to work on the LST-325, a decommissioned U.S. Navy tank landing ship.

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Gaining Favor: Coil-Fed Transfer Dies

Aluminum is expensive, as much as three times that of some steel alloys. And as long as the laws of supply and demand continue to hold true, the premium paid by metalformers and their customers for aluminum will only rise. That’s because in the coming years demand for aluminum will skyrocket.

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Auto Makers Undergo Paint Shop Makeovers

Major automakers are making big changes to their paint and coating lines, especially in the area of improved efficiencies, lower utility costs and faster processes. Ford & GM install new paint shops to reduce solvent emissions and energy consumption while delivering a finish that provides better long-term resistance to scratches.

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Rocky Bleir to Give Keynote at FABTECH

This year’s FABTECH event in Atlanta will feature a keynote address by four-time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleir, sharing insights on how to Be the Best You Can Be. His dynamic presentation will inspire and motivate attendees to achieve their goals and improve their business.

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