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MFGmatch.net Helps Companies Get Manufacturing Quotes From Machine Shops

The Industrial Leaders Group announced today the launch of MFGmatch.net, a custom manufacturing marketplace to connect companies with machine shops and contract manufacturers. The company said the new site was launched in response of a serious need for small and medium sized job shops with limited marketing budgets to compete with larger shops with a more dominate online presence.

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According to Conrad Bailey, spokesperson for MFGmatch.net, the site is designed to help domestic and international machine shops promote their services online while enabling those in the market for custom manufacturing services to submit RFQ’s (request for quotes) directly to national and international manufacturers at . Bailey said the focus of the site is on machined parts, precision components and other custom products constructed in various metals, plastics, rubber, wood and other materials.

“MFGmatch.net was designed to include offerings for all types of services provided by machine shops such as castings, engineering and design, fabrication, forging, woodworking, tool and die making, prototyping, plastic and rubber parts, molding, mold making, metal finishing, precision machining, heat treatment, forging and other custom manufacturing solutions,” said Bailey. He added, “Industrial Leaders created the site because research has shown many smaller shops are in need of a lead generation service they can afford and compete with larger manufacturers that often dominate search engines and other industrial marketplaces on the Web.”

Bailey said there are existing site that charge machine shops as much as $5,000 and up annually for the privilege to access RFQ’s with no guarantee of results in terms of new customers. MFGmatch.net on the other hand is free for both the buyer as well as the supplier. He explained, “It’s a win-win situation for everybody involved because the money saved by the machine shop that would usually be spent on advertising can be passed on to the buyer.”

About MFGmatch.net
MFGmatch is a FREE Custom Manufacturing Marketplace at http://www.MFGmatch.net connecting buyers and suppliers of custom parts, precision components, machined items and other made-to-order products and solutions. The site is the solution to high-priced marketplaces as it’s designed to enable machine shops, contract manufacturers, foundries, engineers and other professionals to post and explore RFQs at no charge.

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Patterson Fan Performance with the Convenience of a Shop Floor Fan

New, Patterson Shop Floor Fans 30” and 34” are suitable for continuous operation in industrial/warehouse environments. Units allow you to control your air flow with 3-speeds; 30” up to 7,500 CFM – 34” up to 10,000 CFM. Shop Floor Fans feature durable welded steel hulls, baked on tough powder coated finish, quality Marathon motors, 115V, with easy to maneuver semi-pneumatic wheels. Expect Patterson Fan quality – built tough for years of use. New Shop Floor Fans are proudly manufactured in the USA.

Patterson Fan Company Inc, located in Blythewood, SC 29016, is currently celebrating 20 years of being the leading manufacturer of high velocity fans. Patterson has revolutionized the way industries regulate their building’s air flow, saving untold amounts of precious energy in doing so.

For more information about the new Shop Floor Fans or any of our other ventilation fan products visit: www.pattersonfan.com.

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Custom and Build-to-Spec Workbench Solutions By OnePointe Solutions LLC

OnePointe Solutions LLC (www.OnePointeSolutions.com) announces the launch of a new website, which focuses on 5 core elements of their workbench product: (1) modular workbench design, (2) laboratory solutions, (3) custom workbenches, (4) mobile material handling and instrumentation carts and (5) stainless steel workbench solutions.

The new website showcases their products, but also provides “how to” contact information and a customer support platform that is state of the art and easy to use. The new website displays the company’s high standard of workmanship along with a flexible variety of components and made-to-order specifications. With these new workbench applications, OnePointe Solutions bolsters its position as a top provider of high-performance workstations that can enhance productivity across all industries.

“Our innovative workspace solutions enable our clients to have the ability to maximize space and adjust to workflow, which can translate to sizable savings on real estate costs and an increase in employee productivity,” comments Aaron Boto, CEO of OnePointe Solutions, LLC. The company offers a wide array of materials in their workbench products, including plastic laminate, stainless steel, chemical resistant and ESD laminate, maple block, laboratory grade phenolic and epoxy resin.

In terms of laboratory solutions, OnePointe Solutions has also assembled work tables, wall units, laboratory islands, and even modular carts that are suitable for all laboratories. Mike Triche, Chief Operating Officer for OnePointe Solutions, LLC said, “Customers can now view and search for task specific products right on the website such as microscope tables and heavy duty laboratory workbenches that can withstand the daily demands of their laboratory or technical facility.”

In addition to custom-made workbenches, OnePointe Solutions also provides custom designed technical or laboratory furniture. OnePointe offers a wide range of technology hardware and bench related accessories that can easily integrate into the workstation for optimal performance. Items such as LCD monitors, monitor arms, monitor rails, servers, CPU’s, printers, webcams, TV’s, bin rails, magnifying lamps, special steel drawers, mobile storage solutions and overhead lighting just to name a few.

OnePointe Solutions also provides a variety of stainless steel solutions that are NSF-certified and clean room-ready. Their products are constructed to help their customers meet specific material-handling requirements in the food service and healthcare industries. (food zone certifications like NSF 51, for example). Using stainless steel clean room product that is specifically designed for electronics and healthcare manufacturing companies, OnePointe Solutions provides clean room-ready tables built using solid or perforated tops that can either have a brushed or electropolished finish. Workbenches in this category are made with 14 gauge stainless steel and are alcohol wiped and bagged for shipment.

About OnePointe Solutions, LLC
OnePointe Solutions, LLC (
http://www.OnePointeSolutions.com) is a one-stop shop for technical furniture and custom workbenches. In addition to being a custom manufacturer, the company represents nearly 1,000 technology manufacturers and more than 600,000 products that can be integrated into workbenches and used in laboratories, light or heavy manufacturing, clean rooms, and food and healthcare industries and office environments.

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A2 Technologies Today Announces A New Biodiesel Analysis Capability For Its PAL And Ipal FTIR Analyzer Product Line

Jon Frattaroli, CEO of A2 Technologies states, “The PAL series analyzers are acclaimed for their compact size, powerful analysis capabilities, ruggedness and user friendliness. The enhanced biodiesel capability ensures that a new market segment will benefit from this breakthrough technology.”

The PAL series analyzers, when equipped with A2’s innovative TumblIR biodiesel sample interface, are now capable of measuring biodiesel concentrations in petrodiesel from as low as 0.025%, as required in certain applications such as the nuclear power industry, up to 20% (B20). By eliminating troublesome, hard-to-fill-and-clean transmission IR flow cells, PAL systems make low concentration biodiesel analysis fast, easy and reliable. No sample preparation is required, minimal training is needed and biodiesel results are provided on-site instantaneously. PAL analyzers, pre-loaded with A2 Technologies’ highly intuitive and easy to use Biodiesel Analysis Methods and software, accurately measure low level biodiesel concentrations in just one minute including sample introduction, measurement and clean-up.

The TumblIR equipped PAL series will also accurately measure the common range of biodiesel blended fuels from B1 – B20, just as easily and quickly. This capability is important for companies that produce, receive or store biodiesel blended fuel. Companies that manufacture diesel powered generators or users that employ these generators will find PAL analyzers invaluable for ensuring proper equipment operation. These analyzers meet the requirements of the EN 14078 standard and can be configured with ATR sampling technology for those applications that are required to conform to the ASTM D 7371-07 standard.

For more information on the A2 Technologies PAL Series, please contact A2 Technologies at +1 203.312.1100, email info@a2technologies.net or visit www.a2technologies.com

About A2 Technologies
Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, A2 Technologies is taking FT-IR spectroscopy out of the lab and into the field. A2 Technologies manufacture and develop portable FT-IR spectrometers designed for the analytical needs of the petrochemical, environmental, metals and mining and general environments where there is a need for analysis. The portable FT-IR analyzers extend the proven capabilities of Fourier Transform infrared technology by rendering sample preparation obsolete and ensuring real time results.

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Leading Developer Of Individualized Solutions For Siphonic Roof Drainage Chooses Chicago Representative As First US Presence In The All Important Manufacturing Belt

After many successful years developing and distributing individual software solutions to plumbing manufacturers around the world, German-based Keidel Software announces a new US agent, Johannes Lenzhofer, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Lenzhofer has a wide network of contacts, as well as years of experience representing German companies in the US.

“As a center of the manufacturing belt, Chicago is a strategic city for us” explains Rolf H. Keidel, founder of the company. “The DrainStar® Siphonic Calculator helps American roof drain and pipe manufacturers precisely calculate a planned drainage network using their own product information and relevant data. However, it also adds value to the manufacturer’s products by providing the data and drawings for construction of the drainage network that their customers can use. The manufacturer becomes a system provider that offers solutions– not just a seller of drains and pipes. This adds great value to the manufacturer’s products and brand.”

The precision of the DrainStar Siphonic Calculator software also results in cost savings of about 30% on average because the exact drainage performance of the roof runoffs is calculated. The manufacturer easily enters any product information with other key figures about the planned drainage network, and the network plan appears on the computer screen, including all the needed components. The manufacturer decides whether to create bills of material with or without prices, while the data can be converted into estimates or tender offers instantly. The network drawing can easily be transferred to CAD. All country-specific variables can also be used.

“US companies who want to take advantage of government and other incentives for ‘green’ building projects will recognize the opportunities presented by calculating siphonic drainage networks,” adds Mr. Lenzhofer. “By using a siphonic design, LEED™ points are awarded, signifying energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction practices. These points can translate into increased profitability.”

The LEED™ green building rating system encourages design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing negative environmental impact on buildings. The environmental benefits of siphonic roof drainage are clear. Properly calculated siphonic drainage networks can result in reduced site disturbance and preparation, as well as a reduction in the use of construction materials. Pipe diameters are much smaller, the number of roof runoffs and downpipes is greatly reduced, and fewer ground lines need to be laid. These and other desired results are eligible for valuable LEED credits, and offer significant cost cutting for builders.

About Keidel Software
Keidel Software was founded in 1993 to develop and provide software solutions for the building industry around the world. Keidel Software is the market leader in Germany and has customers throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

Contact Information Keidel US
For more information visit: http://www.keidel-software.com/us/index.php 

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Hays Engineering Heralds Engineering Infrastructure Boost

The significant investment in the UK’s infrastructure continues to bolster demand for specialist engineering skills, according to the leading specialist recruitment consultancy, Hays Engineering. Those professionals who can demonstrate experience working on the railways, highways, bridges, in transport planning, or in environmental and drainage roles are all highly sought after by employers.

The upgrading of the rail infrastructure has bolstered demand for rail engineers: projects are varied and can encompass station design and refurbishment to resignalling and maintenance schemes. The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) or High Speed 1 (HS1) link is a prominent example of major investment in the rail industry. “Rail, signal and electrification engineers are all keenly sought specialist skills. Roles for rail engineers exist at all levels of experience, from graduate and intermediate through to senior engineering jobs appointments,” said Sean Fitzgerald, senior consultant at Hays Engineering.

The recent spate of flooding that has wreaked havoc across parts of the UK has reinforced the need for land drainage and flood defence expertise, as local authorities and the Environment Agency work closely to mitigate the damaging effects of future flooding by conducting flood risk and alleviation studies. “The demand for land drainage engineers has spiralled and the recommendations from Sir Michael Pitt’s Flood Review final report (2008) have only added to the importance of these specialist roles,” stressed Grant Edwards, manager for Hays Engineering.

Transport planning and modelling expertise is another specialist area that is in demand, as the need for assessing the transport impact of developments, traffic and people flow in and around the UK’s major conurbations becomes ever greater. “Technical modelling skills and knowledge of industry simulation and traffic modelling packages, such Vissim, Vissum, Saturn and Transyt are all prized skill sets,” commented Katherine Whipps, Manager at Hays Engineering.

The assessment and inspection of bridge structures has also created opportunities for qualified structural bridge engineers and bridge inspectors to work on the UK’s canals and estuaries. “Knowledge of bridge design software and the BS5400 cod of practice are pre-requisites,” added Katherine Whipps.

While engineering recruitment has slowed in some sectors as the result of the economic downturn, continued investment in the UK’s infrastructure has not affected the demand for drainage, rail, highways, bridges, environmental and transport engineers. All roles require experience and typically knowledge of sector specific design packages but employers are also looking for individuals with excellent communication and people skills who can also demonstrate leadership potential.

 

About Hays Engineering
Hays Engineering is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment group, and specialises in engineering jobs including traffic engineering jobs and rail engineering jobs. Hays are market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. On 30 June 2008, the Group employed 8,872 staff operating from 393 offices in 27 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2008:
– the Group had revenues of £2.5 billion, net fees of £786.8 million and operating profit before exceptional items of £253.8 million;
– the Group placed around 80,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
– the temporary placement business represented 49% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 51% of net fees.

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Online technology resource now available for automation integrators looking for information on how to use and integrate OPC technology into their manufacturing process

The OPC Training Institute (OPCTI) recently launched an online resource center focused on standards-based OPC technology used in process control and manufacturing automation. The center caters to automation personnel, integrators, process control engineers, IT architects and others involved in industrial data connectivity.

The purpose of the online center is to support those who want to use and integrate OPC Technology. The online center offers a breadth of free OPC resources including multimedia tutorials, whitepapers, product reviews, webcasts and software downloads.

The resource center can be found on the OPC Training Institute website at www.opcti.com.

What differentiates the OPCTI resource center from others is the focus on technology integration – not technology development. OPCTI is the only vendor-neutral company that offers information for integrators. Other similar organizations tend to focus primarily on the programming and development of OPC applications or the sale of OPC products. OPCTI does not develop or sell products, which leaves them to focus 100% on education and the integration of OPC technology.

“There is something for everyone,” says Randy Kondor, founder of the OPC Training Institute. “Whether you’re new to OPC and are looking for an introduction, or are an experienced integrator faced with a specific error message, our goal is to provide answers.”

Kondor goes on to say, “much of the content is provided by OPCTI’s professional instructors. We also work with OPC vendors to find out about their individual offerings and refer people to their technology solutions. For example, if you’re looking for a specific software application, we’ll tell you what is available on the market and provide you with a link to instantly download the product to test it out. Our resource center grows daily.”

Since its inception in 1996, OPC has grown and is used extensively throughout the world today. As OPC gains in popularity, so does the demand from integrators for information. OPCTI offers resources covering many aspects of OPC technology including security, DCOM configuration, sharing data between control systems, troubleshooting and industry best practices.

About OPC Technology
OPC technology is the fastest growing industrial connectivity standard among automation professionals with well over 15,000 available OPC applications supported by over 3,000 companies. OPC is a global industrial connectivity standard that enables process control and manufacturing applications to communicate with each other using an interoperable, reliable and secure connection. OPC enables manufacturing environments to host a multitude of applications created by a variety of vendors.

About the OPC Training Institute
OPCTI is a global OPC training company with workshops in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Unlike other companies that offer vendor-biased information, OPCTI focuses strictly on training and does not sell its own products. OPCTI is the only company endorsed by OPC Foundation member companies to award the Certified OPC Professional (COP) designation.

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CNC-Shopping – FUJI ELECTRIC Transistors & Fanuc Transistors at low prices

Cnc-shopping.co.uk, International leader for the supply of CNC spares parts on-line, remains the biggest provider of the major brands available on the CNC Spares parts market, such as FUJI ELECTRIC, FANUC, TOSHIBA and much more. We offer you an important stock of first hand parts, brand new at a very low price. Our products are systematically tested by our technicians, and in order to certify you its good quality, a warranty is also provided.

Cnc-shopping acquired a reputation in the industrial sector thanks to its qualified technicians and its individualized follow up adapted to each client. Furthermore, we are aware that the replacement of parts must be done at short notice, and that is why we guarantee you an immediate availability of our team to answer your demand, with the possibility to choose an EXPRESS Method within 24 hours or an Economic deliverycharge at competitive prices.

We own a massive stock of specific parts, like Transistor modules, power block, FUJI power blocks, FUJI ELECTRIC modules, FUJI electric power transistors, FANUC transistors used mostly in the Industry and Electronic Engineering sectors, which are essential to the use of FANUC Servo drives, FANUC Spindle drives, FUJI Servo drives, Drives unit. Their functioning is necessary to the efficiency of your production, then we know that their availability is crucial, for that reason, we are one of the few to indicate you the STOCK AVAILABILITY in real time.

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Cnc-shopping, knew how to keep its rank in the global industry, and your confidence helped us to gain experience and develop, to be able to answer your wants and prove you day after day, that by choosing Cnc-shopping, you have made the right choice.

To discover the offers regarding the FUJI ELECTRIC transistors, visit our web-site www.cnc-shopping.co.uk.

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