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Fixtureworks Clamp “Locators” for Quick Change Applications Provide Fastening Without a Tool.

Fixtureworks® (Fraser, MI), a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool components and rollers & bumpers, now offers quick change flex clamping “locators.” Designed for quick change applications, these flex clamping locators locate and...

Industry Updates

Combilift donates its 75,000th truck to International Charity

As part of Combilift’s celebrations for its 25th anniversary, the Irish materials handling specialist has announced that it is donating its 75,000th truck -...

Philadelphia High School Establishes Advanced Manufacturing Program

Mastercam, the world’s #1 CAM software, and Andrew Crowe, influential manufacturing leader and speaker to the White House and Pentagon, recently presented Benjamin Franklin...








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Fatigue and cyclic load testing for heavy equipment

With machines running in some of the harshest environments in the world, heavy equipment is arguably the most demanding type of vehicle to design...

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Preventing Workplace Injuries in Load Handling

Lifting injuries are a common occurrence in logistics and load handling, where workers are required to move heavy loads throughout their workday. These injuries...

Press Brakes Hidden Danger Zone

When a local supplier of pre-cut and formed steel and aluminum materials accepted a request from a customer to form a few pieces of...

Seven Practical Steps to Build a Culture of Safety and Human Reliability

A technician spills a toxic chemical. She isn’t injured, but easily could have been. The Hazmat cleanup costs over $10,000 and shuts down a...

Major Safety Issues for the Metalworking and Machining Industry

Noise and distractions from machines. Welding fumes and chemical emissions. Heavy materials to lift and move. The potential hazards related to the metalworking and...

What Makes a Hydraulic Fluid Environmentally Friendly?

Ever since companies began developing alternatives to traditional lubricants and greases, there has been some confusion surrounding the terms “environmentally friendly” and “food grade.”...
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