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Content posted in January 2013
The ISO Journey Toward Quality
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1/25/2013  9 comments
One way that manufacturers can improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and shorten lead times is by implementing ISO 9001:2008.
Quick Reference: Tooling Tolerances
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1/18/2013  8 comments
Depending on the complexity of your part and your needs, several tooling options are available. Work closely with your industrial printer supplier to find a solution that meets your needs in the most cost-effective manner available.
Metal Replacement Gains Velocity in Automotive
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1/17/2013  12 comments
Polymers are making a stronger showing in automotive, thanks to materials development, CAFE standards, and growing design expertise.
Minimizing Friction in Pneumatic Cylinders
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1/16/2013  7 comments
Manufacturers are looking for solutions that reduce friction, lower energy consumption, and decrease noise in pneumatic cylinders applications.
Design Decisions: Choosing the Right Connector
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1/15/2013  8 comments
Follow these 10 steps to ensure you are choosing the right connector for your project.
Top 5 Questions to Consider When Designing a Label
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1/11/2013  12 comments
There are many variables to evaluate when designing a label due to the complexity of each component.
4 Simple Ergonomic Steps to a More Productive Workplace
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1/8/2013  35 comments
Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in incidents of repetitive strain injuries resulting in musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

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