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Taking Turbines to New Heights | GOP Senate to Seek Keystone Approval | Increasing Solar Efficiency with 'Tinkertoys'







November 2014








Taking Turbines to New Heights


Taller turbines are ideal for capturing more energy from stronger winds at greater heights, but they’re not always easy to build due to shipping constraints and costs. Read about one company’s solution to make building taller turbines more feasible.  


Software Solutions: A 3-Part Guide for Machine Tool Suppliers


This is a 3-part eBook series developed to educate Machine Tool Suppliers on the various strategies that will help them achieve their ultimate goal of selling more hardware. Suppliers will learn how they can achieve their ultimate goal to sell more hardware and increase their overall profitability. Click Here to Read More and Download.
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A Kilowatt is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Hydraulics were once the default technology for pressing applications, but as energy costs increase, it's time to rethink how we use electricity to generate kinetic energy. Learn why an all-electric system is ideal to save precious kilowatts.








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Boosting Solar Power with 'Tinkertoys'


A team of researchers has a plan to increase efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells, and it's based on a popular children's toy. Learn more about metal-organic framework, or what one scientist calls "Tinkertoys for chemists."  


Benchmarking your Quality Maturity: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center


In order for an organization to achieve the shift from quality management as a cost center to profit center, it's important to have a strong grasp on your organization's maturity in the different quality management resources.  To help organizations understand their current state and plan for the journey to true operational excellence, LNS Research will discuss their landmark quality management research study of over 1,000 manufacturing organizations to identify best practices in organizational change, business process redesign, and technology evaluation based on a comprehensive maturity model to illustrate what constitutes current state vs. market leading.
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How to Succeed in Oil and Gas


The outlook for the oil and gas industry for 2015 is bright, with manufacturers expected to invest in both their programming and workforce. Read one industry expert's advice on how companies can spend wisely for continued success in the new year.





Metal Injection Molding White Paper


When increased quantities of metal parts are needed, metal injection molding (MIM) is often a logical next step. Our free MIM white paper covers the multi-step process involved in molding metal parts, detailed technical specs needed for design, commonly used materials and a comparison to other metal-forming technologies like direct metal laser sintering and die casting. Click Here to Download.
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Lower Oil Prices Mean Trouble for Fracking
As oil prices dip below $80 a barrel, there's concern that we could soon see the end of the fracking boom and a wave of consolidation. Forbes takes a look at what this means for oil and gas companies, especially America's small drillers.


GOP Senate to Prioritize Keystone XL


With their new majority in the Senate, experts say the GOP will make Keystone XL a priority. The shift in leadership will give Republicans more leverage, but will that pressure be enough to force Obama to sign off on the pipeline?





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