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Top 3 Solar Trends Shaping the Renewable Energy Industry in 2018

by Rob Touzalin on June 15, 2018

Solar is booming.

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What Can I Roll Form?

by Rob Touzalin on March 26, 2018

This post was originally published on December 7, 2016.

High volume production, in-line processing and lighter, quality outputs make roll forming an ideal solution for many metal fabrication projects. In fact, roll forming is all around us. The grocery store shelf your gallon of milk came off of, the tracks that open and close your garage door, and the channels that slide your car seat forward and back are all, more than likely, products of roll forming.

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Roll Forming vs. Press Braking: What to Consider for Your Next Fabrication Project

by Mike Giambattista on February 23, 2018

This post was originally published on April 15, 2015.

Should you press brake or roll form? It’s a big decision with multiple factors to consider. Ultimately, the decision comes down to what fabrication method will yield the desired quality for the lowest overall cost. 

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Top 3 Trends to Watch in the Agriculture Industry

by Mike Giambattista on February 9, 2018

Whether you’re ready or not, the agriculture industry is changing. From genetically engineered foods to new harvesting technology, agriculture professionals are finding fresh, innovative ways to work more efficiently. So, what’s next for the industry? Below are three of the top trends impacting agriculture in 2018.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication: Why Material Selection Matters

by Mike Giambattista on January 24, 2018

What you don’t know could be costing you half a million dollars each year. 

Chamberlain had been making the straight and curved arms in its garage door design the same way for years. But section modulus studies and finite element analysis revealed opportunities to cut material content—by 55%.

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4 Top Trends in Warehouse Automation

by Cary Frame on January 9, 2018

Automation is everywhere we look. The once futuristic idea only seen in movies like iRobot and WALL-E is now a part of our everyday lives. We have self-driving cars from Tesla and automated vacuums we call Roombas. In fact, 8.2 million people have conversations with a black cylinder named Alexa.

Automation isn’t coming; it’s here. It’s in our homes, it’s in our streets, and it’s even become an integral part of warehouse operations across the world.

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3 Steps to Improve Forecast Accuracy in Manufacturing

by Les Shearer on December 19, 2017

In manufacturing, there is no one-size-fits-all method for accurate forecasting.

Facing uncertainty and unique production specifications, managers must take several factors into account before forecasting any sourcing or manufacturing needs.

Below, we provide three ways manufacturers can ensure more effective forecasting to reduce costs and optimize production.

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Top Technology Trends Every Design Engineer Should Know

by Amanda Cox on December 6, 2017

Often, the first thing that comes to mind when considering new trends in engineering is technological innovation. Technology creates new and improved ways to maximize potential.

It’s constantly transforming the engineering industry, introducing us to innovative ideas, making jobs safer and more efficient, and surfacing insights to unlimited data and information. Below we discuss four of the top technology trends every design engineer should know.

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4 Trends Driving Change in Truck Trailer Manufacturing

by Mike Giambattista on November 21, 2017

The trucking industry fuels the U.S. economy, transporting over 10.5 billion tons of freight annually. With a huge weight on their shoulders, trucking service providers are beginning to seek new ways to improve efficiency and drive down transportation and labor costs. Subsequently, these changes are creating waves upstream in truck trailer manufacturing.

Luckily, emerging trends in automation, logistics and the workforce are reshaping the industry landscape by day, leading companies to adopt new processes.  

Below, we outline four major trends driving change in trucking and truck trailer manufacturing.

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Key Takeaways: FABTECH 2017

by Doug Campbell on November 10, 2017

This past week more than 50,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors met in Chicago for the 35th annual FABTECH Exposition. The “one-stop-shop” event brings together suppliers and the latest industry developments related to metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

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