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Tom Fawkes on Twitter

Tom Fawkes on Twitter | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Don't ask me why, but I made the Monado into a car in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. #MonadoMobile pic.twitter.com/QlAseZGm4N
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Automation is Both a Threat and a Huge Opportunity

Automation is Both a Threat and a Huge Opportunity | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
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Meet Maxi Cifarelli, 25, of Baltimore. Her closest co-worker is a CNC machine.
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Fastener Industry Summit Planned for June 7, 2017

Fastener Industry Summit Planned for June 7, 2017 | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
The Fastener Industry Coalition will sponsor its first Fastener Industry Summit on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephenson Convention Center.
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The Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) will sponsor its first Fastener Industry Summit on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephenson Convention Center, immediately following the conclusion of Fastener Tech ’17.
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Young Fastener Professionals: An Interview with Derek Dandy

Young Fastener Professionals: An Interview with Derek Dandy | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Derek Dandy of Bodycote has joined the Board for the Mid-Atlantic Young Fastener Professionals. We interview him on his new role.
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The Young Fastener Professionals announces new board members & we will introduce you to them! Meet Derek.
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STEM Education Needs More Involved Professionals

STEM Education Needs More Involved Professionals | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges of manufacturers is finding employees. Through internships and mentoring, STEM students can find a rewarding career.
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By opening doors and taking time to connect with students, companies and professionals are unveiling the great opportunities that exist within manufacturing.
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Apprenticeships: Modernizing A Proven Workforce Development Strategy

Apprenticeships: Modernizing A Proven Workforce Development Strategy | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
By establishing apprenticeship programs around industry-wide standards, American employers can more quickly build skilled workforce to benefit business.
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Explore the current collaborative approach to apprenticeships involving manufacturers, educators and others and understand that any company or school can successfully implement their own apprenticeship program.
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Industrial Robots are Becoming Accessible to Smaller Manufacturers

Industrial Robots are Becoming Accessible to Smaller Manufacturers | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Thanks to a decrease in cost and an advance in technology, robots are no longer for the large manufacturers. Small manufacturers now also have an advantage.
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Industrial robots ar enow in the cards for smaller companies.
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Just Press Print: GE Is Building A 3D Printing Vending Machine For The Jetsons

Just Press Print: GE Is Building A 3D Printing Vending Machine For The Jetsons | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
From the start, 3D printing gives designers the freedom and flexibility to manufacture shapes from a CAD drawing that were previously impossible to produce.
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GE scientists are tweaking and testing various material combinations to achieve the best properties for a given 3D printed part.
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The Skills Revolution: Why People Matter

The Skills Revolution: Why People Matter | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
More jobs, different jobs, less jobs, even no jobs - despite the mix of feedback about digitization, there's no doubt that a skills revolution is under way.
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Rarely a day goes by without news of digitization, artificial intelligence and virtual reality having an influence on the workforce.
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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution

Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
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Why the Maker Movement matters and #manufacturing should pay attention.
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5 Technologies Transforming the Defense and Aerospace Industries

5 Technologies Transforming the Defense and Aerospace Industries | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
The aerospace and defense industries are at the forefront of innovation, driven by technological advancements. Here are 5 that will transform these sectors.
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A recent report by Frost & Sullivan examines the technologies that are transforming defense and aerospace.
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Fastener Company Acquisitions Completed During the First Half of 2016

Fastener Company Acquisitions Completed During the First Half of 2016 | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
The 24 known fastener company acquisitions completed during the first half of 2016. This article is originally from Distributor's LINK Magazine, Fall 2016.
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Toronto Fastener Maker Opening Illinois Plant Due To Rising Ontario Energy Costs

Toronto Fastener Maker Opening Illinois Plant Due To Rising Ontario Energy Costs | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
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Leland will not invest in Ontario any more because "the costs are just out of sight."
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Reasons To Be Optimistic About The U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

Reasons To Be Optimistic About The U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
MHI’s President and CEO, Shunichi Miyanaga, is bullish on U.S. manufacturing and plans to expand operations in the United States.
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Overseas companies operating within the U.S. can play an important role in this discussion of manufacturing. 
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Driving Thread-Cutting and Thread-Forming Screws

Driving Thread-Cutting and Thread-Forming Screws | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
With the proper torque, these screws create mating threads in the base material and generate adequate tightness in the joint.
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With the proper torque, these fasteners create mating threads in the base material and generate adequate tightness in the joint.
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Distributor’s Link Magazine Celebrates 40 Years

Distributor’s Link Magazine Celebrates 40 Years | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Distributor’s Link Magazine celebrates 40 years of service to the fastener industry as a trusted resource to distributors. Leo Coar reflects on its legacy.
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As Link Magazine celebrates 40 years, Editor/Publisher of LINK, Leo J. Coar, reflects on the publication as well as where it is headed in the future.
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Distributor Profile: Customization, Succession Plan Have B&F Fastener Supply Primed For Continued Growth

Distributor Profile: Customization, Succession Plan Have B&F Fastener Supply Primed For Continued Growth | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Every industrial distributor emphasizes their commitment to customer service. They essentially have to. With so many distributors selling the same products, service tends to be the modern differentiator. But it’s one thing to talk service, and another to live by it. For the folks at B&F Fastener Supply, that commitment to the customer was put …
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It’s one thing to talk service, and another to live by it. For the folks at B&F Fastener Supply, that commitment to the customer was put in place when it was founded in 1988.
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Federal Reserve to Address the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA)

Federal Reserve to Address the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA) | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
William Strauss, a senior economist and economic advisor, will speak at the MWFA/CMC of NASF Dinner Meeting about economic expansion.
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William Strauss, a senior economist and economic advisor, will speak at the MWFA/CMC of NASF Dinner Meeting about economic expansion.
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STEM 101: Intro to Tomorrow’s Jobs

STEM 101: Intro to Tomorrow’s Jobs | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
An overview of STEM work, analyzing nearly 100 occupations from a list created by a committee comprising several federal agencies.
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“The future of the economy is in STEM."
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Federal Reserve to Address the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA)

Federal Reserve to Address the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA) | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
William Strauss, a senior economist and economic advisor, will speak at the MWFA/CMC of NASF Dinner Meeting about economic expansion.
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Economic expansion to be addressed by William Strauss of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at Mid-West Fastener Association/Chicago Mid-West Chapter of NASF Dinner Meeting on February 21.
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Measuring B2B’s Digital Gap

Measuring B2B’s Digital Gap | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
As the “consumerization” of the B2B process moves forward, the pressure to accelerate digitization efforts will only grow.
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The need to invest operations and processes in the digital innovations touches all companies in every industry
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Heroslam to present new tools and coatings at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

Heroslam to present new tools and coatings at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
HEROSLAM will participate as exhibitor at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017. Besides the full range of thread rolling tools, includin
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The End Of The Airbus-Boeing Supercycle

The End Of The Airbus-Boeing Supercycle | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Airbus and Boeing guidance, until recently, indicated that they expect a 17-year supercycle. That now looks unlikely to happen.
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After a remarkable 12-year boom, world aircraft industry output growth sputtered to a halt in 2016.
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Is It too Late to Jump Into the Metals Rally?

Is It too Late to Jump Into the Metals Rally? | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Prices of industrial metals have been on a tear this year, including super-performer zinc, which is up about 70%. But how long can the rally last?
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Digital Twin Of Gas Turbine Will Drive The World’s Largest Aluminum Plant

Digital Twin Of Gas Turbine Will Drive The World’s Largest Aluminum Plant | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
GE built a digital twin that generated 100 million hours of virtual power plant data and showed how the turbines would react to different situations.
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Digital twin of a gas turbine provides immense amounts of power to aluminum plant. 
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Big Data analytics survey: Two-thirds of manufacturers continue investments  | Control Engineering

Big Data analytics survey: Two-thirds of manufacturers continue investments  | Control Engineering | The Fastener News | Scoop.it
Control Engineering International: A recent survey of senior manufacturing executives says manufacturers plan to continue investments in data analytics, a key component of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to help navigate difficult business conditions, avoid unscheduled downtime, and maximize revenue. Control Engineering Europe reports on an automation vendor survey.
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A recent survey of senior manufacturing executives says manufacturers plan to continue investments in data analytics.
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