December 22, 2014



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  • Countries With The Highest Fracking Potential


    Hydraulic fracturing or fracking which refers to the practice of injecting fluid into the ground to break rock and access underlying fossil fuels is highly controversial, particularly in the US. Environmentalists in particular have expressed concern about the huge amounts of water used in the process....

  • If It Prints, It Ships: 3D Printing and the Postal Service

    12/9/2014 10:09:11 AM

    We are living in a world where it is possible to convert digital files at one location into physical objects at another, transforming bits into atoms. We can do this with 3D printing, a technology that turns customers into creators and has the potential to make a significant impact on the $10.5

  • Talent Shortages? Blame Salary, Not Just Training


    As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks. The skills gap is a growing problem as baby boomers are retiring and green workers are attempting to enter...

  • Reshoring, Robots and the New Factory Floor


    For three straight years, the U.S. has set new records in the number and value of robots sold. This surge can be traced to a convergence of issues: the need to reduce labor input to increase competitiveness; a growing tide of work returning to U.S. shores; and that returning work finding inadequate bodies to be completed.


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Environmental considerations for fluid power system design

12/19/2014 9:26:30 PM

I have been designing and selling fluid power systems eight years, and not once has a customer ever asked for environmental friendliness to be the first consideration nor the second, nor the third in fact, its never been a requested consideration. My eight years in the industry pales compared to...


Wix Filters launches proactive molecular hydraulic oil water absorber

12/19/2014 6:30:17 PM

Most users of fluid power technology know that water in a hydraulic system can wreak havoc to the system and components, resulting in possible failure. This is why Wix Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has launched what it calls the worlds first proactive molecular hydraulic oil...



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