Susan Woods
Managing Editor
Susan Woods is the managing editor for all of Techgen Media’s publications. She has more than 19 years’ experience writing for the metalworking industry. In addition to metal fabrication, she has covered the machining side as well. Susan is a graduate from Western Illinois University. She lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two children. In addition to spending time with family, she also enjoys reading, gardening and rooting for Chicago’s numerous sports teams.
Welding Productivity
Temperature-controlled PPE is important for worker health and safety but also for productivity
June 14, 2024
FAB Shop Magazine Direct
Addressing the welder shortage with new training technology that includes augmented reality
June 11, 2024
Stamping Productivity
When service and maintenance is planned and prioritized, production costs go down while output goes up
May 15, 2024
Modern Abrasives and Deburring
Decreasing consumable costs improves overall total operating costs
May 9, 2024
FAB Shop Magazine Direct
Plasma maintenance tips for optimal uptime and machine longevity regardless of the season
May 9, 2024
Welding Productivity
New induction heating equipment for the jobsite reduces costs and labor needs
April 19, 2024
FAB Shop Magazine Direct
A Chicago vocational high school receives a welding equipment donation in memory of NFL great Dick Butkus
February 8, 2024
FAB Shop Magazine Direct
An architectural metals fabricator finds success with a new fiber laser, punch and press brake
January 10, 2024
Welding Productivity
Automating TIG welding is becoming more feasible
December 18, 2023
Welding Productivity
Industry experts weigh in on the state of welding today and what the future looks like
August 24, 2023
Shop Floor Lasers
Acosta Sheet Metal Mfg. partners with 99Bridges on a solution to the single-use plastic bag problem
August 14, 2023
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