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Tuesday | 10 January, 2017 | 2:35 pm

Air tight

Robots wielding air-powered magnets keep material secure

Our Top 10 stories of 2016

As we wrap up 2016, we look back on a year that brought us a trove of great fabricating stories. We've rounded up the top 10 stories that resonated with you, our readers.

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 1:12 pm

Moving monuments

Sculptors twist metal to mimic nature’s movement 

Thursday | 06 October, 2016 | 12:39 pm

Operation warfighter

The latest in metal additive manufacturing, fabrication and forming keeps troops well equipped and prepared

Tuesday | 06 September, 2016 | 12:26 pm

Flight simulator

As suppliers grapple with production burdens, one manufacturer has left the ground and achieved cruising altitude

Thursday | 05 May, 2016 | 12:38 pm

Lustrous lines

Unravelling the obsession behind restoring, collecting and driving Art Deco automobiles

Monday | 18 January, 2016 | 11:04 am

Operation homegrown

Soldier safety a primary goal for Midwest manufacturer building extreme off-road vehicles

Our Top 10 stories of 2015

As we wrap up 2015, we look back on a year that brought us a trove of great fabricating stories. We've rounded up the top 10 stories that resonated with you, our readers.

Monday | 14 December, 2015 | 1:18 pm

The mono bucket challenge

Lake Erie’s Project Icebreaker relies on a novel method of setting steel wind turbine foundations

Thursday | 15 October, 2015 | 1:21 pm

Industry 4.0

A new frontier unfolds for manufacturers

Friday | 11 September, 2015 | 10:52 am

Toolbox of tomorrow

For aerospace applications, additive manufacturing has evolved from impracticality to essential tool

Tuesday | 04 August, 2015 | 9:16 am

Bespoke smoker

Niche fabricators cook up business producing contest-ready barbecue pits

Thursday | 07 May, 2015 | 12:58 pm

Adjusting to aluminum

Auto mechanics arm themselves with the tools needed to repair advanced aluminum bodies

Thursday | 07 May, 2015 | 12:26 pm

Tricks of the trade

Like magic, a fabrication shop’s restoration feats sometimes defy explanation

Friday | 13 March, 2015 | 10:04 am

Smart fabrication

As the Internet of Things connects machines and automates processes, resulting data will reveal insights, boost revenues

Wednesday | 10 December, 2014 | 1:42 pm

Developing thick skin

Tank car companies are beefing up DOT-111 fleets to safely transport oil as the U.S. and Canada try to nail down standards

Monday | 10 November, 2014 | 10:23 am

Into the abyss

The tech-laden aluminum Exosuit takes divers to a 2,000-year-old Greek shipwreck.

Monday | 08 September, 2014 | 10:38 am

A mission of growth

Known for quick turnaround on close-tolerance parts, Dynamic Fabrication propels the rocketry industry

Thursday | 31 July, 2014 | 2:08 pm

The woman can weld

Graphic designer-turned-welder Betty Ballew shows why women should pick up the torch

Monday | 21 April, 2014 | 9:40 am

Forming the future

Ford’s sheet metal freeforming technology accelerates prototyping

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