Recent Articles

August 27, 2014 1:00 am
Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastic
The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape. From the accelerating pace of 3D printing innovation to new production procedures, plastic manufacturing will likely continue to be a strong yet steadily changing segment of the manufacturing industry overall.
August 25, 2014 1:00 am
Dassault Systems
In the early 20th century, a strange spectator sport flourished in America: train crashing. They were so popular that 73 crashes (destroying 146 trains) were staged between 1896 and 1932 at state fairs. These days, engineers (not the train-drivers) who want to observe a crash can run perfectly safe, highly accurate virtual collisions on a computer screen.
August 21, 2014 1:00 am
John Parsons, President & CEO of PML Exploration Services
When drilling oil or natural gas wells, employee safety and the integrity of the well are the primary concerns. In order to provide well operators with real-time information that would help them to drill more safely and efficiently, PML began looking for a solution that would enable us take advantage of web-based applications and the extensive data capabilities of cloud technology.
August 20, 2014 1:00 am
Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries
Harsh environments complicate the choice of power management system, especially if a device is to be deployed in a remote, inaccessible location. When long-term power is required, and battery replacement or recharging are not viable options, lithium chemistry is preferred due to its intrinsic negative potential, which exceeds that of all other metals.
August 18, 2014 1:00 am
Chris Warner, ECN Magazine
The United States Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the United States. Much of that energy is consumed in harsh environments to power tanks, fighter jets, small hospitals and command outposts out in the field. In recent years, the government has identified alternative energy use as a means mitigate the expense and dangers of relying solely on fossil fuels to meet the DoD’s mission. 
August 14, 2014 1:00 am
Tia Nowack, IMPO Magazine
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.    
August 13, 2014 1:00 am
Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor
The GHS deadline is coming up fast and past implementation experience has shown that finding a solution takes longer than expected. Chem.Info sat down with Chris Cocanig, an expert who has spent the last two years working on GHS solutions, to ask him how to prevent the panic that can easily set in when a company attempts to bring their labels up to par.  
August 11, 2014 1:00 am
Mary K Burgoon, Manager Market Development, Rockwell Automation
A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity. Organizations are realizing that sustainability initiatives alone can’t drive profitability. They’re finding that energy management efforts must be combined with efficient operations to effectively drive long-term financial growth.
August 7, 2014 1:00 am
Michael Sherban, patent attorney
Small and midsize companies often neglect their most valuable assets — their intellectual property. Failing to properly protect your ideas can have negative long-term effects on a company, especially small and midsize companies. While the process may seem daunting, it is not, and a company should not be dissuaded from protecting the ideas that it has spent precious time and resources developing.
August 6, 2014 1:00 am
Allison Parker
Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers are focusing on facility-wide energy management. The challenge they face is to ensure that the buildings that house their highly optimized manufacturing operations are just as sophisticated and efficient as their production processes.
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