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Pipe Dream Comes True

Edited by Yearbook Editor James D. Sawyer from information supplied by Seco Tools LLC

10/7/2014

Most consider threading a simple secondary turning operation, but nothing could be further from the truth at Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US Inc. (Baytown, TX). This industry-leading steel pipe manufacturer produces more than 300,000 tons (272,160 t) of pipe per year, and each piece—some greater than 13" (330 mm) in diameter and 40' (12.2-m) long—needs to be threaded at both ends. Full Article

Set Yourself Up for Success in Oil and Gas



J.R. Quiles, Heavy Industry Program Manager, FANUC America

10/21/2014

J.R. Quiles, Heavy Industry Program Manager, FANUC America

The outlook for the oil & gas industry appears to be very positive for 2014 and 2015, which is good news since it is one of the world’s largest industries. As high accuracy and tight tolerances are required on machined parts, revenues in this industry tend to be invested in new technology to increase production and improve product quality. All markets in manufacturing have been affected by the lack of skilled workers and oil & gas is no different. Products and technology that help less experienced workers increase part accuracy and productivity will help offset this situation. Full Article

A Kilowatt is a Terrible Thing to Waste



Glenn Nausley, President, PromessInc.

10/21/2014

It is no coincidence that hydraulics became the default technology for pressing applications during the century of cheap energy. Well, that century is over and today’s reality is very different. It is highly unlikely we will ever see energy that cheap again, which means, among other things, that it’s time to rethink the way we use electricity to generate kinetic energy in a broad range of pressing applications. Full Article

Wisdom Grows as Waste Shrinks



James D. Sawyer, Executive Editor

10/7/2014

Waste not, want not. Or as R. Buckminster Fuller noted, “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.” We are getting wiser in this regard, especially in terms of turning waste into energy in the manufacturing sector. Full Article

Rays of Hope, Clouds of Doubt



Bruce Morey

8/6/2014

The nuclear power industry shows signs of recovery, but risks of many kinds are scattered across the path to the future. Full Article

Batteries Up!



Steve Bryan

8/6/2014

While still not quite ready for the major leagues, using batteries for grid storage is establishing a solid base. Full Article

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