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Dave Manney
Dave Manney

For nearly 30 years, Dave Manney has written professionally as a journalist, copy editor, technical writer/illustrator, and content marketing.

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The Importance of Collaborative Engineering

Collaborative engineering is a method where teams of engineers and designers create products by combining the best of traditional engineering and manufacturing.

Forming Steel using a bystronic robotic press brake

It's important to keep in mind that many steel types are available on the market today. Selecting the right type is the first step before forming steel.

what are digital twins and how do they help manufacturing

The manufacturing industry has been slow to adapt to the digital transformation sweeping across other sectors. The rise of the Internet of Things and the adoption of Industry 4.0 allows manufacturers to revolutionize the way they do business.

architectural embeds interesting facts

We see different buildings everywhere. This article provides insights into architectural embeds & showcases some of the most famous buildings that use them.

E-Coating is the Best Protection for Metal Substrates

E-coating is ideal for parts that require a tough, corrosion-resistant finish. Metal regularly exposed to harsh environments are great candidates for e-coating.

Robotic Welding Systems Benefits

A robotic welding system provides greater quality control, speed, and efficiency increases productivity and reduces production costs.

Robotic Press Brakes are Simplifying the Manufacturing Process

Robotic press brakes improve accuracy, reduce, and compensate for operator error, streamlining manufacturing processes using various advanced features.

4 Research-Based Strategies To Make Skilled Trade Careers More Attractive To Gen-Z

According to new data from Stanley Black & Decker, almost 80% of young people and their parents are worried about how they’ll pay for college. A career in the skilled trades could be the answer.

Onus of Laser Oxide Scale

Cutting sheet metal with a laser is an efficient and accurate process, saving time and material. The resulting laser oxide scale cost may lead to problems.

Manufacturing Missing Generation of Skilled Workers

Forget the outdated stigmas; advanced manufacturing is a field to be proud of. It's not a job—it's a career. And the sooner young people can see it, the better.

Avoiding Catastrophic Corrosion

Corrosion isn’t just ugly and expensive; it’s dangerous. It challenges our safety from affected roads, buildings, and bridges. Prevention becomes essential

What's the price of a seaside metal architecture? Corrosion!

The price of architectural designs near an ocean is corrosion. Disregarding environmental factors is a costly and perhaps catastrophic mistake.

How one company is dealing with the steel situation

The price and availability of steel have been quite the journey for the past several months. Here's how one company is dealing with such a confusing market.

A critical look at your process using an MCT Map

Time is money. Just how long does a job sit in inboxes. Although that doesn't sound daunting, it adds up. Identifying wasted time is where an MCT map shines.

Benefits from coating architectural steel

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When powder coating architectural steel, that chain becomes much stronger by preventing oxidation.

bringing weld training in-house

Two Midwest metal fabrication shops, DeWys Mfg. of Michigan and Schuette Metals of Wisconsin, share how the investment in welding training programs has helped them find, hire, and prepare welders for long-term success.

How Press Brakes Fulfilled Its Destiny

Forming metal has developed over hundreds of years. However, if it weren't for several brilliant men, who knows just how efficiently we'd be shaping metal.

You get more out of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is finally taking off. There are several advantages in this version of the Industrial Revolution for companies willing to take that step.

SMAW and Stick Welding

Production speed is slower, and the results may not be as pretty as TIG welding, but SMAW remains one of the most popular arc welding methods.

Need a Beautiful Weld? Consider TIG Welding

TIG Welding provides beautiful results because of its versatility. However, the learning curve is steep, and it's an expensive process when starting out.

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