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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

PFERD Inc. Lissmac Corp. Koike Aronson Admiral Steel

AIR FILTRATION

Osborn

PLATE

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals
Donaldson Company Inc.

LASER TECHNOLOGY

Peddinghaus

SOFTWARE

BEVELING

AMADA AMERICA, INC.

PUNCHES, DIES & SHEARS

Striker Systems
Saar-Hartmetall USA Coherent Inc. American Punch Co.

STAMPING/PRESSES

COIL PROCESSING

Mazak Optonics Corp.

PUNCHING

Beckwood Press Co.
COE Press Equipment MC Machinery Systems Inc. Hougen Manufacturing SEYI
Neuenkamp GmbH TRUMPF Inc.

SAWING

WATERJET

Tishken

METAL FABRICATION MACHINERY

Tigerstop Flow Waterjet

CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

Scotchman Industries Inc. Tsune America LLC OMAX Corp.
Mayfran International Trilogy Machinery Inc.

 

WELDING

CUTTING TECHNOLOGY

 

 

Dengensha America Corp.
Hypertherm

 

 

Gullco

 

 

 

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