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  • Exploring the Role of Manufacturing Engineers

    Exploring the Role of Manufacturing Engineers

    • June 7, 2017

    Manufacturing engineering refers to a segment of engineering that deals with manufacturing practices such as research, design, development, processes, machines, equipment, tools and specifications. There are “manufacturing engineers,” whom are responsible for converting raw materials into a finished product, all while emphasizing cost-efficiency and maximum productivity. Duties of Manufacturing Engineers Manufacturing engineers have a wide

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  • US Unemployment Rate Hits 16-Year Low

    US Unemployment Rate Hits 16-Year Low

    • June 5, 2017

    In the wake of a newfound focus on revitalizing the Unites States’ manufacturing industry, a new report has emerged revealing the country’s unemployment rate hit a 16-year low in May. According to a report published by the Labor Department, the country’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.3% to 4.4%. To put those numbers into perspective, that’s

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  • Things to Consider When Choosing Self-Tapping Screws

    Things to Consider When Choosing Self-Tapping Screws

    • June 1, 2017

    Self-tapping screws work by drilling its own hole into the material. They essentially eliminate the need for a “pilot” hole, as they feature a gap in the continuity of the thread. This differs from a traditional machine screw, which cannot drill its own hole. Self-tapping screws are commonly used in applications that require access to

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  • What is an O-Ring?

    What is an O-Ring?

    • May 25, 2017

    An o-ring, also known as a toric joint, is a special type of gasket that’s shaped like a loop with a round cross-section. It’s designed for use inside of a groove, where it’s compressed during assembly to achieve a secure seal. To learn more about o-rings and how they work, keep reading. While there are

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  • Manufacturers Hiring More Employees, though Skills Gap Persists

    Manufacturers Hiring More Employees, though Skills Gap Persists

    • May 22, 2017

    If you keep up with our blog, you’re probably well aware of the positive state of the American manufacturing industry. While it experienced a decline several years ago, the industry has since rebounded with more than half-a-dozen consecutive months of growth. So, where is the American manufacturing industry headed from here? Experts believe the American

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  • Exploring Rare Earth Magnets

    Exploring Rare Earth Magnets

    • May 18, 2017

    Magnets are used in a wide range of applications, some of which include refrigerators, freezers, televisions, stereos, medical equipment and more. In hospitals, for instance, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines are used to look inside patients’ body. To put the strength of an MRI into perspective, statistics show that it’s roughly 20,000 times stronger than

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