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  • The Importance of Ergonomics In The Manufacturing Industry

    • January 9, 2015

    Do you work in the manufacturing industry? If so, you should perform an analysis of your workstations to ensure they are ergonomic. Ergonomics — the act of fitting a workstation to meet the needs of the worker — plays an important role in the prevention of injuries. To learn more about this process and why

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  • President Obama Signs The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act Into Law

    President Obama Signs The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act Into Law

    • January 2, 2015

    The nation’s manufacturing industry received a boost of confidence last month, when President Obama signed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act into law. Proponents of the law say it help the middle-class by developing new jobs while expanding existing industries. So, what does this the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act entitle? Among other things, it requires the

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  • What Are Rare-Earth Magnets?

    What Are Rare-Earth Magnets?

    • December 24, 2014

    Originally developed in the late 1970s, rare-earth magnets are powerful magnets made of rare-earth metal alloys (hence the name). Standard magnets are typically made of nickel, iron or ceramic, which produces a moderately strong magnetic field. But rare-earth magnets, on the other hand, are produced with alloy metals that offer a stronger, more intense magnetic

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  • U.S. Manufacturing Industry Saw Huge Gains In November

    U.S. Manufacturing Industry Saw Huge Gains In November

    • December 17, 2014

    The U.S. manufacturing industry saw significant improvement through the month of November. According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, manufacturing experienced its largest recorded output in over nine months, attesting to the country’s rebounding economy. Figures from the Federal Reserve show that industries involving the production of consumer goods experienced the greatest

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  • The Surprising Benefits of Stainless Steel

    The Surprising Benefits of Stainless Steel

    • December 9, 2014

    Originally developed in the early 1900s, stainless steel is a steel alloy containing a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Current estimates suggest there are over 150 different grades of stainless steel available today (divided into 5 primary groups), many of which are used in applications such as automotive, aerospace, and industrial. This week, we’re going to

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