Recent Articles

August 7, 2014 4:09 pm
Sébastien Boria, Airbus
Manufacturing and assembly of aircraft, which involve tens of thousands of steps that must be followed by operators, and a single mistake in the process could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix, making the room for error very small ...
August 6, 2014 9:30 am
Sunnen Products Company
For a business to thrive, it must be able to negotiate the inevitable economic peaks and valleys. A world leader in manufacturing engine blocks for racing and high performance enthusiasts – as well as replacement blocks for a variety of Detroit V-8 engines – Dart Machinery uses its mastery of ...
August 5, 2014 9:25 am
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO
In 2013, the French Canadian machining, fabrication and assembly company, Marmen Energy, made the move to the United States. After touring many states for several years, the company decided to set up shop in Brandon, South Dakota ...  
August 4, 2014 10:45 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. To enhance safety and increase productivity, PML analyzes the rock cuttings and gases from the drilling fluid to ascertain information ...
July 31, 2014 3:48 pm
EST Analytical
EST Analytical is a family-owned and operated business providing lab equipment and analytical instruments. As a market leader in sample introduction for VOC analysis by GC or GC/MS, EST Analytical has been providing innovative products to ...
July 30, 2014 9:28 am
Danius Silkaitis, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratos Product Development
Product development typically is the spring board for businesses to generate new revenue streams and ultimately profits. There are numerous decisions during development that affect how far and high a business can be vaulted ...   
July 28, 2014 10:32 am
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
If it's one thing I hate, it's all that noise, noise, noise, noise (particularly on airplanes; I'm usually fine with Christmas cheer and unseasonable references). To cure that buzz that ails you, Stow, OH-based Audio-Technica U.S. has designed ...
July 24, 2014 5:36 pm
Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs
Imagine being surrounded by the imagery of your dreams on a panoramic display. Now imagine being able to manipulate these images by pointing directly at them, like a conductor leading an orchestra of pixels. It sounds like something ...  
July 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...
July 22, 2014 9:10 am
Chris Fox, Editor
Additive manufacturing has its limits, and even the best printed parts often fall short when it comes to texture, strength, and precision — not to mention the disappointments that often precipitate from desktop 3D printers ...   
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