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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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17 of the elements on the Periodic Table are Rare Earth Elements. Doesn't seem like much, but they make the modern world possible.

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Simply defined, lean Integration is a data-driven methodology using metrics ensuring continuous quality and performance.

2020 CWIMMA Welding Competition

Recently, Tigerton hosted one session of the 2020 CWIMMA welding competition. The following is reprinted with permission from the February 13, 2020 edition of The Marion Advertiser.

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Manufacturers are pressured to be efficient and eliminate waste. Applying Lean Integration methodologies to automation relieves pressure by preventing mistakes

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AESS brings a lot of consideration when architects and planners decide to use it. If everything goes as planned, the result is a beautiful piece of artwork.

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Through our Community Outreach Committee, Schuette Metals donated many needed items at the Wausau Community Warming CenterThe Outreach Committee made a monetary donation, too.

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Using a gravelometer test, under SAE J400 standards, creates a fair comparison between different topcoats supplied by different finishers.

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CARC is a matte military version of the polyurethane paints developed and used on commercial products, primarily vehicles

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As good as the idea of adding a third layer to a two-coat top coat sounds, there are actually several issues to consider.

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Robotic welding evolved into a mainstay in manufacturing. Benefits range from increased production to quality and helping us to transition to Industry 4.0.

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Iot in welding is a long way from the Bronze Age when people hammered two pieces of copper together. Now, there are times when people aren't really needed.

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What are Architectural Embeds?

There are no shortcuts for embeds. Consider loads, concrete strength, design, material costs, etc. Any error along the line means delays and unhappy customers.

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The two-coat process, including e-coating, provides greater protection from rust and corrosion over other metal finishing systems. Not having a basecoat shortens the lifespan of your component.

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Quick Response Manufacturing shortens lead times, improves quality, reduces cost, and eliminates waste within a manufacturing organization. At the same time, QRM increases market shares and competitiveness because customers receive improved products faster.

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