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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

US Adds 4,000 Manufacturing Jobs in September

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


The United States added 4,000 manufacturing jobs in September from August and 161,000 jobs from a year earlier, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its monthly jobs report released Oct. 3.Manufacturing jobs totaled 12.154 million for the month. That’s up from 12.15 million in August and 11.993 million in September 2013. Full Article

Taking the Factory's Pulse with Shop-Floor Monitoring

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


To run factories at optimal efficiency, plant managers need to mine real-time shop-floor operational data as fast as possible, to quickly determine where and when any manufacturing process bottlenecks occur. With today’s shop-floor data management software and related hardware solutions, manufacturers can leverage more key production performance data than ever in order to fine-tune their manufacturing processes. 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

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

Ubisense Survey Finds 80 Percent of Manufacturers Rely on Subjective Data to Make Process Changes

Press Release - Ubisense


Only 20 percent of manufacturers today rely on objective data to make decisions about process changes. This issue is among several uncovered by the 2014 Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey, commissioned by Ubisense (AIM: UBI), a global leader in location intelligence solutions. Full Article

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