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Sawing Productivity
Matthew Harris started his career by serving as a traditional blacksmith apprentice to a master blacksmith from the Netherlands named...
December 2, 2022
Robotics have entered practically every aspect of manufacturing. From welding to material handling, large-scale robots and small collaborative robots bring...
December 2, 2022
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The use of Inconel has become widespread since its development in the 1940s. The exotic metal, a nickel-chrome-based superalloy, is...
December 5, 2021
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Bottlenecks can happen for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common – and frustrating – is when...
December 5, 2021
scotchman
Rarely does a fabricator make one type of cut. Rather, most shops cut metal at a variety of angles. While...
December 5, 2021
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Bandsaws dominate the market as a metal cutting solution that offers reliability, cut quality and low cost of entry. However,...
December 5, 2021
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The phrase “the right tool for the job” comes into play plenty in manufacturing, and it’s especially true for sawing...
December 5, 2021
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Job shops where sawing is a key component face a variety of challenges from working with a new material to...
December 5, 2021
norton
If your aluminum costs are sky high and you’re struggling to understand why, fear not. There’s a long a list...
December 4, 2021
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Large and heavy block and plate metal materials require a special approach to break them down into useable pieces. These...
December 4, 2021
Like most companies that have a 60-plus year history, a lot has changed since Metal Cutting Service (MCS) was established...
June 6, 2020
Fabricators and welders are likely aware of using documented cost savings initiatives as a way to satisfy requests for proposals...
June 6, 2020
For high-volume production, keeping up with demand requires a new approach to cutting metals, including the sawing operations. While the...
April 7, 2020
The next time you’re in Minneapolis and looking for something to do, you might hop into your rental car and...
April 7, 2020
Innovation is often achieved when one is confronted with a challenging problem. Imagine being approached with a job that called...
February 5, 2020
The bandsaw often gets short shrift in a shop filled with high-tech gadgets, such as multi-million-dollar laser cutting systems. Despite...
February 5, 2020
There’s always a feeling of excitement in opening a gift, unsure what’s inside, but hoping it will be amazing. This...
January 8, 2020
Convenience and ease of use are the end goals for any product engineer. And like any other industry, the welding...
January 8, 2020
In any manufacturing facility that performs welding, fume control and overall air quality are always concerns. All welding operations today...
January 8, 2020
Securing skilled welders to maintain productivity continues to be a critical challenge for every manufacturer and job shop in the...
January 8, 2020
In many cases, equipment-based solutions can be a means to gain success in a robotic welding operation. They can mitigate...
January 8, 2020
The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in global circulation has increased six-fold between 2013 and 2017 (the last year of...
January 8, 2020
Bandsaw blades are like any consumable – they’re not meant to last forever. Yet choosing the right blade for the...
December 10, 2019
Automation, networking and robotics are rapidly gaining ground in metalworking, storage and sawing technology. Storage systems and sawing machines are...
December 10, 2019
In 2010, Daniel Hester, a civil engineer working for a major construction company, decided to start a small shop in...
October 8, 2019
The 2018 skills gap study put together by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute lays out a fairly clear picture: Automation...
October 8, 2019
The CL-900 Series Fiber Laser System from Cincinnati Inc. (CI) delivers on high-speed cutting needs for thinner materials at lower...
October 2, 2019
Choosing the right assist gas is critical in optimizing any laser investment, but for many fabricators, gas selection isn’t always...
October 2, 2019
For more than a decade, 3-D laser cutting technology has been recognized as the only process capable of handling hot...
October 2, 2019
As human beings, we spend a lot of time making mistakes and then figuring out how to best learn from...
October 2, 2019
From a distance, drivers heading toward Florence, Ky., can see the city’s water tower that reads, “Florence Y’all,” which originally read “Florence Mall.”...
October 2, 2019
A good conversation is usually defined as one where there is a healthy back and forth between parties, and everyone...
August 7, 2019
When August Behringer established a small workshop in Kirchardt, Germany, in 1919, it was little more than a general-purpose mechanical...
August 7, 2019
Mills, fabricators and metal service centers are constantly challenged to ensure safe and productive operations. Fortunately, bandsaws and other cut-off...
June 11, 2019
Choosing the right saw involves a number of factors – especially when investing in a solution that can meet the needs...
June 11, 2019
In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first electrical telegram. That same year, one of the world’s most famous philosophers, Friederich...
June 11, 2019
Bandsaw blades naturally play a vital role in the sawing process, but maintaining the saw machine and paying attention to...
April 11, 2019
In most job shops, there are machines that have been dubbed as the “money-makers.” And then there are many other...
April 11, 2019
It’s that time of year when everyone is beginning to think about taxes. General and specialized tax forms, employee benefits...
February 8, 2019
Before the recession a decade ago, the manufacturing sector had long been an economic driver in the United States. But,...
February 8, 2019
Those that follow the machine tool industry have probably heard the news: in August of 2018, Amada Holdings Co. Ltd....
February 8, 2019
Automobile owners no longer rely on the mileage stickers on their windshields to know when it’s time for an oil...
December 10, 2018
When Jay Gordon started his career in the saw blade industry in 1979, cutting a 10-in. round of any type...
December 10, 2018
Ascant four or five years ago, the industry standard in vertical miter bandsaws was 45 degrees left or right. Yet...
October 9, 2018
As a saw blade cuts its way through metal, some amount of noise can be expected. However, if it’s so...
October 9, 2018
Architects today spare no expense in their designs. Beautiful curved glass is all the rage and curtain walls are the...
August 7, 2018
Armin Stolzer is the fifth generation of his family to be at the helm of Kasto, a company founded in...
August 7, 2018
Preventable injuries are something manufacturers are regularly fined for by OSHA when the worst happens and a blade makes contact...
June 7, 2018
Steel is a heavy commodity, yet in the metal fabrication industry, moving it is a vital albeit sometimes underappreciated component...
June 7, 2018