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Best Practices for Robotic Welding

Tom Whitter, Technical Support Specialist, Tregaskiss, Division of ITW Welding


The cost to implement welding automation can be substantial, requiring companies to plan out the purchase carefully and to justify the expenditure to the appropriate financial or management personnel. The payback on the investment, however, can be equally beneficial. Full Article

Construction Equipment Making the Grade, but...

Kiera Outlaw and Kevin Young, Business Research Analysts, IBISWorld


After taking a nosedive in 2009 during the height of the Great Recession, the construction industry and upstream construction machinery manufacturing industry in particular have been strengthening their foundations in light of expanding demand and rising costs. Increasing regulation, total value of construction, research and development (R&D) expenditure and import competition are all influencing equipment prices and forcing construction firms in the US to evaluate their purchasing strategies. Full Article

Innovative Tools Remove the Jagged Edges

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Precision product finishing has come a long way from the days when the principal options for burr removal were manual deburring or high-volume tumbling. Both of those options play an important role in helping manufacturers meet their finishing requirements, especially with the variety of equipment and media available to meet most any part requirement. Full Article

R&J Manufacturing: Small, but Sophisticated

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


R&J Manufacturing, a small and thriving machine shop in the Greater Los Angeles area, was founded by Mike Jones and John Woloshun about eight years ago, somewhat by happenstance. Co-founder Mike Jones, who had worked for years in machining, was a gun enthusiast who liked to shoot air guns as a hobby, the kind of guns that usually sell for under $100 with major retailers and are made of plastic and metal. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Machine Roof Cover Contains Dust and Sound

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Large CNC machining centers require special effort to minimize the impact of dust and sound on surrounding work areas while still allowing access for loading and unloading large workpieces and tooling. A case in point is a C.R. Onsrud five-axis machining center at GIW Industries Inc. (Grovewood, GA) that incorporates a retractable roof cover over its enclosure to answer both needs. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Refrigeration Company Warms to Fiber Lasers

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Traulsen has earned a premier name in refrigeration for the foodservice market. That reputation is grounded in a long history of delivering products designed and built to the highest possible standards of performance, quality and durability in the industry. These standards for innovation and value were set by its founder, Harry Traulsen, who formed the business in 1938 as Traulsen & Company in Queens, NY. Full Article

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