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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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Why Roll Forming Is Ideal for Stronger, Safer Overhead Doors

by Rob Touzalin on November 3, 2017

As one of the largest moving structural parts of a home or business, overhead doors must be built with the appropriate components to reduce the risk of accidents. Overhead door suppliers are held to high safety standards, as well as high cost-saving standards—a dynamic that can be difficult to manage. Fortunately, roll forming provides a fast and affordable way for manufacturers to improve product longevity and safety in one cost-effective solution. 

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3 Factors to Consider Before Starting A Custom Roll Form Project

by Les Shearer on October 24, 2017

 

Roll forming is often thought of as an ideal solution for engineers and manufacturers looking for efficient, high-volume production. The metal fabrication process is cost effective and efficient, as it streamlines production, decreases weight, and eliminates secondary processing needs.

Cost-effective, high-volume and efficient production all sound great, but there are a few things you may need to think about before you jump right in. Below, we’ve listed three important factors to consider before starting your roll form project.

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The Best C-Channel Fabrication Process for Solar

by Rob Touzalin on October 13, 2017

In solar, saving money from start to finish is crucial. While headlines like, “2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels,” can be exciting for the industry, it’s also a pain point for many manufacturers and solar panel mounters.

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