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Consuming Industries Survey

8th annual reader survey

On its feet again, the metal fabricating and forming industry is tentative yet poised for upticks in both business and productivity

7th annual reader survey

The recovery is less energetic than hoped, but survey responses generally are upbeat

Ups & downs

Last year improved over 2010, and some fabricators and OEMs expect 2012 to be better yet 

Wait and see

Uncertainty remains regarding government policies, unemployment and more

Moving forward

Fabricators and OEMs express cautious optimism for 2010 in FFJournal

Resilient yet reserved

Although some look to 2009 as a growth year, economic indicators point to a tough business climate

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Company Profiles

ABRASIVES

DEBURRING FINISHING

PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

SERVICE CENTERS

Walter Surface Technologies Brush Research Manufacturing Koike Aronson Admiral Steel
PFERD Inc. Lissmac Corp. Messer Cutting Systems Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals

AIR FILTRATION

Osborn

PUNCHES, DIES & SHEARS

STAMPING/PRESSES

Donaldson Company Inc.

LASER TECHNOLOGY

American Punch Co. Beckwood Press Co.

BEVELING

Coherent Inc.

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING

SEYI
Saar-Hartmetall USA Mazak Optonics Corp. Mate Precision Tooling

WATERJET

COIL PROCESSING

METAL FABRICATION MACHINERY

SAWING

OMAX Corp.
Tishken Trilogy Machinery Inc. Tigerstop

WELDING

CUTTING TECHNOLOGY

METAL FORMING

Tsune America LLC Dengensha America Corp.
Hypertherm RAS Systmes LLC

 

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MICRO FINISHING TOOLS

 

 

 

Titan Tool Supply, Inc.

 

 

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