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Ascender Tool Inspired by Batman
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Ascender Tool Inspired by Batman

Characters in novels, movies, and even comic books allow us to view a variety of situations through a unique set of eyes. Nate Ball and his team at Atlas Devices have developed a great appreciation for this concept.

After forming his company in 2005, the inventor stepped up his work with the U.S. Army in meeting their request for a tool that could pull a soldier up a rope – similar to...

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Cutting Tool Sales Increase in October

For the sixth time in 10 months this year, U.S. demand for cutting tools has risen, posting a 9.7 percent gain in October over September to $193.6 million, and a 3.3 percent increase from sales for the same period in 2013. According to data jointly developed by the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) for their monthly report on business in...

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