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TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association TIA is one of the leading trade associations in the communications and information technology industry. Through its worldwide activities, the association facilitates business development and provides a market-focused forum for its more than 1,100 member companies that manufacture or supply products and services used in global communications. For more...

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Field Study: Do Electrical and Magnetic Fields Affect Worker's Health?

Just as they surround us, an air of mystery surrounds EMFs, or electric and magnetic fields. Members of the medical community have begun to question the effect of these low frequency fields on the health of electrical workers. Though we don't often think about them, the pervading presence of electric and magnetic fields, or EMFs, is a part of modern society. These invisible waves of force are...

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Virtual Engineering Becomes a Reality

From facilities layout to prototyping, virtual engineering´s innovative approach to design is saving time and money. The technology known as "virtual reality" currently has several working definitions. To some it is simply the combination of 3D-rendering headgear and an interactive glove device, others see it as a system that differs from traditional simulation systems only in that real-time...

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Making it Easier For Custom Manufacturers To Succeed Online

Web-based services developed with the custom manufacturing marketplace in mind can remove the inefficiencies commonly associated with the collaborative part of the procurement process. Before the Internet, job shops selling custom manufactured goods exhausted valuable time and energy locating and cultivating new customers. Efforts to establish relationships with buyers added to the frustrations...

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Slaying the Voltage Vampire

Don't let a power outage rob you of your precious production time. Learn how simulated testing and retrofitting can keep you out of the dark. One of the most aggravating situations for a plant manager is the sudden loss of production time due to equipment failure. While equipment maintenance goes a long way toward preventing unwanted downtime, sags in power supply are often unforeseen, and can...

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Solutions for Common Purchasing Challenges

Suggestions on handling the shared purchasing problems of supplier relationship management, pricing issues and product quality. Purchasing departments across industry experience similar dilemmas of establishing and maintaining profitable supplier relationships, confronting the problem of price increases, and ensuring supply quality. What follows is a review of the most common purchasing concerns...

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Smoothing Out the Deburring Process

Deburring just got a lot easier thanks to robotic technology simplifying a traditional metalworking technique. One way or another, manufacturers of plastic and metal casted products need to remove burrs, the leftover edges and bumps created during the machining and extruding processes. For years, workers have struggled with deburring manually -- with hand tools. In addition to the considerable...

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CAD/CAM: Past, Present and Future

Before CAD/CAM technology, drafts, calculations and product design involved pencil, paper and a seemingly endless succession of blueprints. CAD/CAM's ongoing enhancement has made the process easier, but with the latest slew of features, some users actually find less is more. Virtually every manmade product has been designed and manufactured using a CAD/CAM program. CAD/CAM, or Computer Aided...

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Virtual Engineering Becomes a Reality

From car design to the manufacturing of microscopic machines, virtual reality is promising to re-engineer engineering. The technology known as "virtual reality" currently has several working definitions. To some it is simply the combination of 3D-rendering headgear and an interactive glove device, others see it as a system that differs from traditional simulation systems only in that real-time...

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Is Your Plant Ready for the New Maintenance Audit?

Rather than simply pointing out inefficiencies, today's maintenance audit actually brings management and workers together to realize the common goal of leveraging plant efficiency. Few would dispute the fact that the quality of a product is a direct outcome of the plant from which it is produced. Basically, the more efficient a plant's maintenance is, the better its overall performance will be...

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