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Excelling in Today’s Challenging Global Steel Marketplace

How POSCO is addressing market obstacles and protecting its vital steel production assets from corrosion.

How Weighing can Improve Production in Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing primarily focuses on eliminating waste of different kinds. Let us look at the seven ‘wastes’ that plague various industrial processes and how you can eliminate them by using industrial scales.

How to Choose an Industrial Safety Controller

A safety controller that is easy to use and implement can make a big difference in getting your safety solution up and running quickly and effectively. But a safety controller is just one piece of a safety solution.

OEMs Opt to Eliminate In-House Lamination Operations

OEMs that make parts or products from flat-rolled steel, aluminum and other metals are eliminating in-house lamination operations and outsourcing to experienced coil coaters instead.

The Ultimate Guide to Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Freight

If temperature-sensitive freight is literally your bread and butter, the following guide provides some useful fundamentals to remember for this vital and somewhat finicky corner of the world economy.

Sciaky, Inc. and Concurrent Technologies Corporation Enter Strategic Partnership to Expand the Reach of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Sciaky, Inc. and Concurrent Technologies Corporation Enter Strategic Partnership to Expand the Reach of Metal Additive Manufacturing

How the Right Rollers Ensure a Better End Product

Tighter tolerances translate into less vibration, fewer jams, and increased performance consistency all important aspects of any manufacturing process.

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Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team Adds Five 3D Systems ProX® 800 SLA 3D Printers to Win the Race Against Time for Part Production

- New SLA 3D printers join Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team's extensive arsenal of 3D Systems SLS and SLA solutions - Alfa Romeo Sauber F1® Team's Additive Manufacturing services and expertise also available to 3rd parties

Improving the Life and Performance of Critical Aerospace Components

The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to PVD and PACVD coatings to increase the durability, performance and service life of components – and as an alternative to hard chrome

Gerber Showcases On-Demand Workflow Solution at Texprocess and Transforms Speed-to-Market Manufacturing

The demonstration will show how design is optimized by leveraging custom graphics and 3D simulation, then converting patterns into a marker file that will be prepared and sent to a digital printer.

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Emerson Completes Aventics Acquisition

Deal expands Emerson's reach in the fluid control and pneumatic devices space

Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Safety Webbing and Tapes for Fall

Ideal for applications requiring high temperature fully engineered safety solutions

Midwest Prototyping Expands to Colorado Location, Acquires Tenere's Rapid Prototyping Division

The acquisition comes as a productive solution to offer rapid prototyping services in the Colorado area after Tenere, a contract manufacturer of custom metal and plastic components and assemblies, ended its rapid prototyping services earlier this year.

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Zaber's X-lrq-de Series: High Precision Stages With Built-in Controllers And Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-lrq-de Series: High Precision Stages With Built-in Controllers And Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.