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  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Crank Handle

    5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Crank Handle

    • January 4, 2019

    Hand-operated cranking technology has been around for thousands of years, with some of the early examples dating back to China’s Han Dynasty when it was used to spin silk, hemp and other textiles. Today, cranks are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing. They allow a single worker to easily turn the axle of

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  • Comparing the Different Types of CNC Machines

    Comparing the Different Types of CNC Machines

    • January 3, 2019

    Computer numerical control (CNC) machines are used extensively in the manufacturing industry. Defined as machining system that’s controlled via a computer, they allow manufacturers to automate many manufacturing processes that would otherwise have to be performed manually. As a result, CNC driven machines increase productivity, reduce waste and even reduce or eliminate the risk of

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  • Report 27,000 New Manufacturing Jobs Added in November

    Report 27,000 New Manufacturing Jobs Added in November

    • December 26, 2018

    Manufacturing remains one of the country’s most vital sectors. Not only does it account for about 11.6% of the United States’ total economic output; it also provides jobs to millions of hardworking Americans — and there are no signs of the manufacturing industry slowing down anytime soon. On the contrary, a new report found that

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  • Exploring the 3 Processes of Metal Fabrication

    Exploring the 3 Processes of Metal Fabrication

    • December 20, 2018

    Metal fabrication is an important industry in the United States that employs an estimated 1.42 million American workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It involves cutting, manipulating and assembling metal materials to produce metal structures. Among other things, metal fabrication is used to make automotive frames, building panels, roofs, fuselage panels for

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  • How to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Accidents in the Manufacturing Industry

    How to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Accidents in the Manufacturing Industry

    • December 12, 2018

    Slip-and-fall accidents are a common occurrence in the workplace, and manufacturing facilities are no exception. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they are the second-most common cause of job-related fatality, surpassed only by motor vehicle accidents. Slip-and-fall accidents are also the leading cause of nonfatal job-related injury, accounting for 25% of all

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