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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

American Firm Wins Machining Competition

Unbeknownst to many there are actually competitions devoted solely to putting manufacturing firms head to head to see who can machine the better parts. MAC Machine, out of Baltimore Maryland, is the winner of the Matsuura 2008 International Five-Axis Machining Competition.

The competition, held every year, focuses on metal fabrication, assembly, stamping, manufacturing, sheet metal, assembly, stamping, manufacturing, and sheet metal. The whole industry submits their top projects.
Hundreds of thousands of firms compete in the Matsura Machining Competition.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Top Three Economic Changes in the Manufacturing Sector

It is without a doubt, obvious economic changes in the manufacturing sector are affecting a larger segment of the population than was previously assumed. Perhaps it is the fact the interconnectivity of the manufacturing industries with ancillary businesses has not fully been explored.

Then again, the failure to notice the trickle down effect of the economic changes in the manufacturing sector may be due to the compartmentalization of the statisticians who neglected to compare related fields and their changes.

As it stands, the top three economic changes in the manufacturing sector are easily recognizable:

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Different Kinds of Metals: a Basic Overview of Metallurgy

Metallurgy is the study of metal. It encompasses the physical and chemical properties of metals found in nature. These natural metals are often called metallic elements. Common metals are gold, iron, copper, aluminum, and silver.


Gold is often used in jewelry making. It is a soft metal and this malleability makes it ideal for molding and etching jewelry designs.

Historically, gold was used as a monetary substitute and was often used as barter for obtaining goods and services, even in early civilization. It resists oxidation and corrosion more so than other popular metals, making it ideal for use in dentistry and the electronics industry.