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Feature Story: Proving The Numbers

Feature Story: Proving The Numbers

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Data Analysis Leads To Efficiency by Kelli Billstein Jon Klinger has a thing for data. He likes analyzing data and he likes tracking it. What kind of data does he track? Everything from his paycheck’s allocation to the hours of sleep he gets each night. It was Klinger’s data-tracking obsession that led him to save […]

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Feature Story: Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids

Feature Story: Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Key To Minimizing Disasters, Maximizing Safety by Michelle Brakke and Jim Urquhart The risk of fire in a manufacturing workplace is always a reality. Taking measures to prevent fires is part of safety and compliance; but, in some areas of manufacturing, businesses need to look further into the risk of fire. For instance, industrial manufacturers […]

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Cover Story: Transformed by Fire

Cover Story: Transformed by Fire

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Metalcasting Industry Withstands Test of Time By Melissa DeBilzan At Smith Foundry in Minneapolis, sparks fly every time 2,000 pounds of molten iron is poured into a ladle and then into molds. The entire process is carefully timed and monitored. First, recycled steel scrap and virgin pig iron are dumped into an 8-ton electric induction […]

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Industry Spotlight: Prototek Engineering

Industry Spotlight: Prototek Engineering

March 8, 2017 No Comments

Increasing Midwestern Manufacturing Efficiency by Melissa DeBilzan All precision manufacturers utilize the core capabilities of their CAD/CAM software but, according to the team at Chaska-based Prototek Engineering, far too many still are missing the extraordinary additional efficiencies that a proven, robust platform like Mastercam can provide. “We regularly see shops use high efficiency machining to […]

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Neel Kashkari’s Take on Economy is Worth a Listen

By B Kyle Earlier this week, I was listening to Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve, 9th District,...

E-clusives: Disrupting the 3D Printing World

Stratasys Unveils Two New Machines By Nancy Huddleston Stratasys Ltd. of Eden Prairie is planning to turn the 3D...