Business & Industry

Putting Process Simulation to Work

Many manufacturers have started creating processes and prototypes with the aid of simulation software. Implementing this "soft" process not only saves them time and money, but results in even more precisely crafted products. Many of today's manufacturing engineers are using high-powered computer software to simulate stamping, forging, casting, molding and machining processes on screen. Without...

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Getting a Perspective on Rubber Hydroforming

The use of rubber for hydroforming has demonstrated widespread use and an enduring popularity. Hydroforming, for those who are not familiar with the term, is a process by which hydraulic pressure is exerted upon the surface of a workpiece to form a desired shape. The mediums for transmitting this pressure are hydraulic fluid, cast elastomer shapes and rubber. Rubber, when it is confined in a die...

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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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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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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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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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Putting Business Automation in Context

As companies increasingly focus on bringing their business online, hardware and software vendors are creating applications that integrate the data with the computing systems. It is a commonly held notion that e-commerce emerged overnight, or almost overnight, with the advent of the Internet. In reality, however, e-commerce has been steadily germinating in its seed form, Electronic Data...

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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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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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