In any welding environment, safety is critical. If safety practices are ignored, people working may face an array of hazards which can be potentially dangerous and lead to electric shocks, poisonous fumes and gases, fire and explosions, and even life-threatening accidents. Implementing safety measures in the welding environment depends largely on the emphasis safety is given in an organization. While it is important to encourage employees to follow safety rules to establish a safe welding operation, choosing dependable safety equipment is also very important.
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We already saw how seemingly small human error has led to huge losses for companies in the past. But what can be done to address human error? We cannot change the human condition, but in manufacturing we can certainly improve the way people work, where they work, and what systems they use.
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Employees are human and humans make mistakes. If the reason for an error remains unexplained, even corrective and preventive actions can fail to address the underlying conditions for the failure.
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In today’s constantly changing marketplace, the importance of workforce training has never been greater. Training has the ability to not only increase workforce efficiency and productivity, but it can also help ensure more consistent process adherence. Once this consistency is achieved, it is easier for an organization to project outcomes and meet goals and targets. It is also an indispensable way to keep organizations competitive.
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Nothing in the world is permanent, and this is especially true when it comes to business and technology. Thanks to centuries of human invention and technological advancements in automation and robotics, the shop floor has been transformed from “dark, dirty, and dangerous” to clean, high-tech centers of efficiency offering challenging and highly skilled jobs. It’s a different manufacturing world today.
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Permanent mold casting is a non-expandable casting technique where the mold is not reformed after each casting is made. In this method, instead of using sand as the mold material, a metal is used as a mold. Typically, cast iron or Meehanite (a dense cast iron) is used as the mold material and the cores are made from metal or sand. Cavity surfaces are coated with a thin layer of heat resistant material such as clay or sodium silicate.
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Millennials grew up in a unique era of transition as the Internet began to flourish and social networking took root. The first generation with nearly unlimited resources for knowledge, millennials learn, think, and feel differently about education. Millennials are visual learners who do not learn the same way baby boomers did. Digital content is king. This shift gives educators the opportunity to innovate with new technologies to increase student engagement and encourage a more participatory culture. This holds especially true for STEM education.
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You’ve probably used a ballpoint pen to write, a hard drive to store data, a skateboard to zoom around, and, of course, an electric motor to power a household machine or two. But do you wonder what makes them run so smoothly and quietly? Bearings make machines like these run. Without bearings, devices like these would wear out from the effects of friction, and would need to be replaced constantly.
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Plant engineering is the function which provides strategic manufacturing knowledge to help a plant engineer manage a plant efficiently, effectively, and safely everyday. The plant engineer is generally responsible for planning, designing, installing, modifying, and maintaining the plant facilities, systems, and equipment. For doing all this, a plant engineer needs a lot of skills: some are technical and some come only from experience working in a plant.
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