Gaining perspective

Editorial: Writing this editorial on the final day of the third quarter offers us some perspective on 2014.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 08:55

Mission critical

MM-1014-guest-squareGuest Editorial - Handheld analyzer ensures rapid metallurgical quality for fasteners


Editorial: United States metals companies have sprung to the aid of communities during natural disasters but can you imagine them setting up humanitarian aid stations and evacuation centers, and idling production ... due to war?

Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:44

Turning ‘waste’ into fuel

MM-0914-guest-squareGuest Editorial - If your metals facility is producing wood residue from skids and crating, ask yourself this: Why is this “waste” not being burned for winter heating?

Shaping a lighter future for automobiles


Face Time - Jack Pell, vice-president of commercial sales at Sapa Extrusions North America, explains how extruded aluminum plays an important role in cars and trucks.

Giving back


From the Publisher - For years now, I have heard about the annual Metals Industry Dinner—a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America, Chicago Area Council—at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Bright light

Editorial: It’s like a bad hangover. Of the few producers that issue earnings guidance, AK Steel Corp. mentioned additional costs would be realized in the second quarter as a result of not receiving iron ore in a timely fashion.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:46

Minimizing dust hazards


Guest Editorial - Dust is a nuisance in any metalworking facility: But when dust is combustible, it poses a serious threat to life and property.

Momentous spring

Editorial: Manufacturers have been offering fairly optimistic forecasts for the remainder of 2014

Minor tweaks offer major impact

MM-0514-face-squareMinor tweaks offer major impact

Face Time - BTM Saws’ Ian Tatham addresses changes to a process that remains true to its time-tested design and development

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