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Q&A: Working with Packaging Closures

May 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Just as the closure has evolved, so have the needs of brands to leverage the technology effectively, and today they look to their suppliers to better understand the capabilities and value of the different solutions available.        

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How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

May 5, 2014 9:41 am | by Bruce Bradshaw

Catching design errors before committing to a production run can yield big savings, but there’s another benefit to using 3D printing at this early stage.                            

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Infographic: My Boss Is Going To Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 2:03 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, Product Design & Development

As a general rule, engineers approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry.              

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Count On Accuracy: Selecting The Right Scale For The Job

May 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Simone Zimmerman, Market Manager, METTLER TOLEDO Industrial

When it comes to counting scales, a common misconception is that high internal resolution directly impacts accuracy.                                       

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Choosing The Right Additive Manufacturing Technology

May 1, 2014 9:59 am | by Mark Barfoot, Managing Director, Hyphen

Each additive manufacturing process is simply a different tool in the toolbox. Our goal is to help guide you through the technology options so that you can feel more confident and educated as you make your technology decisions.       

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Building The Industrial Cloud

April 28, 2014 10:27 am | by Moxa America

The Internet of Things is big news in heavy industries like the energy and power industries, shipping, and transportation. For these companies, the benefits are great — the only challenge is finding the hardware that can do the work.     

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Business Intelligence And The Future Of Manufacturing

April 28, 2014 10:12 am | by Adam Cohen, Director of Partner Business Development, Information Builders

Today’s plant floors generate unimaginable volumes of data. That data can help a manufacturer increase throughput, understand where it is most exposed to risk and respond to customer demands in near-real time. Yet in the manufacturing sector, many businesses struggle to maintain pace with their data.  

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Q&A: Tackling Environmental Health & Safety

April 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.Info - @Chem_Kita

Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety (EHS) function. Our sister publication Chem.Info sat down with experts to talk about the challenges of EHS programs and potential solutions.           

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Is ‘Low-Cost’ Manufacturing Headed To The U.S. Next?

April 23, 2014 9:48 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net

A recent survey from Entrada Group posits a rather interesting conclusion: the U.S. is now considered the prime location for low-cost manufacturing, with Mexico a close second, and China falling far behind.           

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Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

April 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year.                           

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3 Lessons Learned From The Trenches

April 18, 2014 1:54 pm | by Cindy Glass, Line/Shape/Space

True confessions: I started a business; mistakes were made. Lots of them. Now I’d like to share Part 2 of my story, which includes three more small-business owner tips/lessons learned from the trenches.               

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3D Printing & The Manufacturing Renaissance

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights

Imagine if manufacturers no longer had to wait multiple years for a perfect location and a factory to be completed before they could start producing.                              

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Lean And Beyond - Increasing The Awareness Of MRO

April 16, 2014 11:33 am | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc.

Too many companies view MRO stores as a necessary evil; a situation recognized as a constraint but ignored as an opportunity for improvement.                                

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Tools For The Future: Industrial Suppliers Are Becoming One-Stop-Shops

April 15, 2014 4:46 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna

Tool suppliers are becoming more one-stop-shops as businesses develop their core and accessory products, and focus attention on education.                                

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Q&A: HVAC Education And Technology Advancements

April 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna

Coyne College is a Chicago-based trade school that’s been teaching HVAC and other vocations for more than 110 years. Student services, from tutoring and career development to job placement assistance, are structured to enhance career preparation by addressing each student’s unique needs. 

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Q&A: Prepping For FSMA Whistleblower Provisions

April 15, 2014 2:43 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Attorney Jonathan Secrest spoke to our colleagues at Food Manufacturing about OSHA’s new procedures and how food companies can prepare for the inevitability of more whistleblower claims.                   

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Affecting Change To Improve Business Health (Part I)

April 15, 2014 9:25 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions

The effort required to improve the health of your business can be compared to the commitment necessary to change your personal health. It is important to understand what drives successful business improvement change instead of failed efforts.   

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Changing The Tune On Asset Uptime

April 11, 2014 12:13 pm | by Leah Friberg, Education and Public Affairs, Fluke Corporation

Not all businesses have the budgets to implement a dedicated predictive maintenance system, but they do have smart devices that can be incorporated into daily use, raising the overall effectiveness of even a small maintenance team.       

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Q&A: Keys To Customer Retention

April 11, 2014 11:12 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia

We take a moment to address some of the biggest mistakes companies make in customer retention and what they can do to keep clients and increase profitability.                           

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5 Quick Questions: Securing Data Without Hindering Work Flow

April 11, 2014 9:35 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

We discuss how using technology that exists today can improve workflow on the shop floor by giving employees access to the data they need to do their jobs without a cumbersome process of multiple logins and credentials.               

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