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  • 6 Surprising Facts About Steel Mills

    6 Surprising Facts About Steel Mills

    • February 15, 2019

    Steel mills, also known as steelworks, are industrial factories that specialize in the production of steel. They typically smelt down iron and carbon, mixing the two together in a specific ratio to create steel. Even if you’re familiar with this general concept, though, there are probably some things about steel mills you don’t know. #1)

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  • How Does a Spring Pin Work?

    How Does a Spring Pin Work?

    • February 15, 2019

    Also known as a roll pin, a spring pin is a type of fastener that’s used to join two or more machine components. They are called “spring pins” because they contain a spring that expands upon insertion. What’s perplexing about spring pins, however, is their size. They are wider than the hole in which they

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  • What Is a Manufacturing Execution System?

    What Is a Manufacturing Execution System?

    • February 13, 2019

    To track the expenditure of raw materials, many manufacturing companies use a centralized computer system known as a manufacturing execution system (MES). Featuring both hardware and software, an MES allows manufacturing companies to analyze their production processes in real time or near-real time. Rather than manually collecting data on their production processes, for example, companies

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  • What is Contract Manufacturing?

    What is Contract Manufacturing?

    • February 12, 2019

    One of the most misunderstood segments of manufacturing involves the use of a third-party to manage the relationship between an end user and the folks who actually make the parts. With the advent of the world market, realizing lowest manufacturing cost of goods for resale has taken on a number of challenges, not the least

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  • Evaporative-Pattern Casting 101: What You Should Know

    Evaporative-Pattern Casting 101: What You Should Know

    • February 12, 2019

    Along with sand molding, plaster molding and shell molding, evaporative-pattern casting is a common casting process used in the metalworking industry. Statistics show that it accounts for up to 29% of all aluminum casting performed in the United States. But evaporative-pattern casting differs from conventional casting processes, and it’s important to understand how it works.

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