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Larger Display For Greater Visibility

October 30, 2013 9:40 am | by Noax Technologies IMPO Product Releases | Comments

Noax Technologies AG has recently added a 19 inch screen model to its versatile compact series line of PCs. The larger dimensioned displayallows for more convenient use of the C19 Industrial PC.

The Rise Of Remanufacturing

October 30, 2013 9:24 am | by Rajesh Krishnan, Director, Manufacturing and Hi-tech SBU, Wipro Technologies | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are seeing the need, as well as the potential business value, from turning outdated manufacturing processes into a cyclical process where products get reused, rather than dumped into already-overflowing landfills.       

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Advances In Air Rinsing And Static Removal

October 30, 2013 9:04 am | by Paxton Products | Product Releases | Comments

The more energy efficient static elimination aids bottling, canning, thermoforming, and other manufacturing and packaging processes.   

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Transformation Technologies For The Warehouses Of Tomorrow

October 30, 2013 8:49 am | Articles | Comments

As the rise of online commerce and omnichannel fulfillment changes warehousing operations, the manufacturing industry is using new technology to address the formidable warehousing challenges that must be overcome.           

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Paint Stripper Designed To Safely Remove Powder Coatings

October 29, 2013 5:22 pm | by Tom Kutai, Solvent Kleene, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

D-Zolve™ 1012 from Solvent Kleene, Inc. is a paint and powder coating stripper and remover designed to efficiently strip hard-to-remove powder coatings, autophoretic/autodeposition chemical coatings and electrocoatings from intricate part shapes.      

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Treasury To Lose $9.7B On Bailout Of GM

October 29, 2013 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government spent $49.5 billion to save GM five years ago. The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program says the government has recovered $34.5 billion. That leaves $15 billion.             

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Jobs Top Issue In Pratt & Whitney-Machinists Talks

October 29, 2013 2:02 pm | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations on Thursday for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs.          

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Senators Launch Effort To Put Focus On Manufacturing Jobs

October 29, 2013 1:36 pm | by Manufacturing Jobs for America | News | Comments

The Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative aims to build bipartisan support for legislation that will modernize America’s manufacturing sector, help American manufacturers grow and create jobs, and assist American workers in getting the skills to succeed in the next generation of manufacturing jobs.

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Businesses Boosted Stockpiles 0.3% In August

October 29, 2013 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in August, a sign that they expected stronger demand for their products. Stockpiles rose 0.3 percent in August compared with July, when they had risen 0.4 percent, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. 

Henry Repeating Arms To Manufacture Rifles In Wisconsin

October 29, 2013 1:25 pm | by Henry Repeating Arms | News | Comments

Henry Repeating Arms, the leading lever action rifle manufacturer headquartered in Bayonne NJ, will begin manufacturing their steel centerfire rifles in their Rice Lake, Wisconsin facility in 2014.           

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Honeywell To Build New Production Facility In China

October 29, 2013 1:11 pm | by Honeywell | News | Comments

Honeywell announced today it will establish a new manufacturing campus in Zhangjiagang, China, to support growing demand in Asia for energy technology and advanced materials.                 

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How To Make An F1 Car, Part 2: Composites

October 29, 2013 12:31 pm | by Infinity Red Bull Racing | Videos | Comments

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the second part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                                        

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Owens Corning To Construct Manufacturing And R&D facility In Gastonia

October 29, 2013 10:03 am | by Gaston County Economic Development Commission | News | Comments

The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Owens Corning will construct an advanced manufacturing plant in theGastonia Technology Park (GTP). The initial investment will be $120 million and at full operations the company will employ up to 110 persons.

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Mechanically Controlled Linear Drive

October 29, 2013 10:00 am | by Amacoil/Uhing | Product Releases | Comments

For applications that do not require variable speed, this new option lets users fix a specific linear travel speed in one or both directions of travel.

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Judge Approves Settlement With Wis. Manufacturer

October 29, 2013 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has approved a $4.6 million settlement of an environmental lawsuit against a Madison manufacturer by a group of its neighbors. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb approved the settlement Monday against Madison-Kipp. Under the settlement reached in July, the 32 homes will receive money and pollution control equipment.

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Multiple Material Tapping

October 29, 2013 9:55 am | by WIDIA | Product Releases | Comments

VariTap's design engineering includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while efficiently driving chips forward in  through holes, says the company.

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Fall In Auto Sales Lowers U.S. Retail Spending

October 29, 2013 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharp drop in auto sales caused largely by a calendar quirk lowered U.S. retail spending in September. But Americans boosted their spending on most other goods, suggesting confidence in the economy ahead of the government shutdown.     

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Ceramic Lamps With Electronic Ballasts

October 29, 2013 9:47 am | by EYE Lighting | Product Releases | Comments

EYE Lighting 375W ceramic lamps run on an exclusive electronic ballast, and can be used to replace up to 1000W HPS and MH systems, generating over 675 watts in energy savings.

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Apple's Earnings Fall Despite Rising iPhone Sales

October 29, 2013 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Apple's quarterly earnings are still sagging even as sales of its iPhones are rising, a vexing phenomenon feeding investor worries about whether stiffer competition in the mobile device market will continue to undercut the company's prosperity.

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Thread Locker & Vibration Dampener Compound

October 29, 2013 9:40 am | by STS/Tectorius | Product Releases | Comments

VIBRA-STOP overcomes traditional roadblocks that prevent thread-lockers from being packaged in spray applicators.

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