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To Our Readers: Happy Holidays from ThomasNet News

Season's Greetings, Loyal Readers: The holidays are a time to consider all that we're thankful for, and you are on our list. You drove a tremendous 2013 for ThomasNet News with your Machining Journal readership, sharing of our articles, and feedback on our content. We want to keep this momentum going. In 2014, you will see a more streamlined and improved ThomasNet News that will ensure you get...

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USMTO: Manufacturing Technology Orders Jump in October

Manufacturing technology orders in the U.S. totaled $435.02 million in October, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report published by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That represented a 10.2 percent jump from September but a 3.2 percent drop when compared with October 2012's volume of $449.44 million. The year-to-date orders total of $3.94 billion is...

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Understanding Scan-Based Design and its Benefits

3D scanning, design, and inspection tools and workflows have been established for some 15-plus years. Yet, during that time, the required technology has been accessible only to those with deep pockets and dedicated personnel, whose entire job scope was to oversee these often complicated systems. For these reasons, design and inspection based on 3D scanning was, quite simply, not something that...

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Engineering & Design

UF/NF Membranes Push New Extremes in Aggressive Process Stream Filtration

Specialty ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes are positioned as solutions for extreme acidic, alkaline, and solvent environments and will find applications in the mining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pulp and rayon, and paints and coatings industries, according to the Israeli company that developed them, AMS Technologies. "The membranes are made of proprietary polymers. The difference...

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Engineering & Design

Aging Systems, Operational Integrity Assurance Drive Process Safety Systems

The need to replace aging systems and new end-user attitudes toward safety are driving growth in the worldwide process safety system market toward $3 billion, according to a new research report published by ARC Advisory Group. The vibrant oil and gas industry is the largest user of process safety systems. The industry has been growing worldwide due to projects for new unconventional resources and...

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Laser Cutting Systems Generate Interest at FABTECH

  Laser cutting was an important part of last month's FABTECH exhibition in Chicago. Suppliers of laser cutting machinery displayed a variety of models, many of which sported features such as automation, high power and speeds, and smart controls that optimize their use in diverse applications. Exhibitors emphasized the importance of laser cutting for not only job shops but machine shops,...

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EMO to Remain in Hannover, Germany, Through 2025

The organizers of EMO, the major metalworking trade fair in Europe, will continue to be staged at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany, through 2025. Representatives of the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW), which organizes the event, and Deutsche Messe, which operates the exhibition venue, signed an extension that will return the metalworking fair to its present...

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Vericut Simulation Software Faster, More User Friendly

Vericut has released the latest iteration of its CNC software, which is designed to reduce scrap and optimize machine performance. Vericut v.7.3 is compatible with most machine tools from such major suppliers as DMG-Mori Seiki, Mazak, and Makino. The software supplier says the user interface is customizable and has been improved to allow an enhanced degree of optimization, including the ability...

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Engineering & Design

Company Provides Mobile Produced Water Purification from Oil and Gas Production

A company, Purestream Technology, is employing a combination of proprietary elements, called Induced Gas Flotation (IGF) and Accelerated Vapor Recompression (AVARA), to provide a comprehensive wastewater treatment regime for production, frac, and flow-back water for the oil and gas industry. The system is integrated on a mobile platform that can be easily adapted on site from wellhead to...

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Hydraulic Institute, Pump Systems Matter to Hold Variable Speed Drives Webinars

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will be staging a four-part webinar series on variable speed drives in the month of January. The webinars will be conducted in consecutive weeks, and each will be one hour long and begin at 1 p.m. EST. The opening session will be held on on Jan. 9. Larry Stanley, regional applications engineer for ABB Inc., and Kevin Fedor, variable...

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