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CNC Machining: Is it Time to Automate?

Machine shops seeking a more cost-effective method of CNC-machining should look to automation as a potential solution - and timing is everything. Professionals in the automated CNC machining field suggest that automation can improve quality of machined parts, decrease setup time, stop fluctuations in production rates and raise the average percentage of functional machine tools in a shop from 65...

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How to Outsource Your High-Tech Headaches

If managing your computers is a constant headache, here's a thought: Forget about it. Let someone else fiddle with memory and fuss with bandwidth while you and your staff focus on something you actually understand--your business. Believe it or not, it just may be possible. If managing your computers is a constant headache, here's a thought: Forget about it. Let someone else fiddle with memory and...

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The Buyer's Side: Perspectives from Burlington Industries

Advances in e-commerce are bringing purchasing to the next level by bridging the gap between buyers and sellers. Find out how one company is pooling its resources together. For years it has been said that computers are going to take over the world. It is virtually impossible to exist without a computer. If there is not one in your home there is a good chance that one is used at work. It is...

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New Technologies Accelerating E-Commerce Capabilities

As the technology behind the internet evolves, businesses find themselves able to provide more to their customers at a reduced cost. Rapidly Growing e-commerce Technology Promises to Boost Business Dramatically in the Next Few Years With the rising importance of e-commerce, many industrial companies both large and small are investing their resources to enhance the technology behind it. These...

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Keeping Machinery Maintained For Safe Work Environments

Minimize equipment failure by adhering to simple prealignment preparations. Have you ever read an article on hardware and equipment component failures that also addresses the "time management" question we all have in the back of our minds? Even with all the devices, technology and procedures in the past years, there continues to be an excessive number of equipment component failures and time...

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Establishing Buyer/Supplier Trust on the Internet

With so many companies doing business on the web today, how can you be sure the company you're dealing with has reliable security? A major concern for companies doing business over the internet is lack ofknowledge about their prospective partners. With more businesses moving to the Internet and new products popping up all the time, old methods of reviewing prospective partners- such site visits-...

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Association Point of View: AFE on E-Commerce

The Association for Facilities Engineering has been using innovations in e-commerce to provide benefits and services to its members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some members have adapted to these advances better than others. Formerly known as the American Institute of Plant Engineers, the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) has been serving the plant and facilities management...

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Featured Industry Tradeshows/Events

See what MRO and plant engineering events are headed your way. Facilities America 2000October 14 – 18America's CenterSt. Louis, MO At AFE's national conference and exhibition, MRO professionals will be provided with the information they need to do their jobs more effectively and meet the facility challenges of tomorrow. The educational sessions are designed to meet a multitude of needs:...

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Be Ready: All Companies Need an Equipment Maintenance Action Plan

Preventive maintenance can substantially lower costs by being proactive rather than reactive. For many industrial companies routine equipment maintenance is an accepted and necessary aspect of business; an economically sound measure that reduces the chances of on-site equipment failure and extends the service life of equipment and machines. The money ultimately saved by preventive maintenance...

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Benefits of Maximizing Supply Chain Communication

Both buyers and suppliers are working to change existing practices to improve the supply chain. Read what improvements are being made to strengthen existing links. Motorola is making efforts to improve their supply chain. In order to identify the weak spots in the supply chain, they invite supplier feedback using a rating sheet, which the suppliers can use to grade the different attributes of the...

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