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Alternative Parts, Inc.
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Alternative Parts, Inc. is the manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts for Amada Machinery.
Alternative Parts, Inc. is the manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts for Amada Machinery.

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"Manufacturing isn’t what it used to be. As local companies are adapting to new techniques of producing goods, the region is looking at how to attract more advanced manufacturing firms and provide a ready workforce."

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Paper vs Hydraulic Press

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"As for functionality, you literally just click a mouse and design objects like you would in a video game, picking menu options as you go. All of the engineering rules — specifically 170,000 — run in the background and are built in like training wheels, so you can’t design something that can’t actually be manufactured."

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"Field service engineers, equipped with a special headset, smart glasses or other wearable device, can see information about the product they are looking at overlaid on the actual product. There’s no need to search for information on their laptop; it’s right in front of them, and they have both hands free to deal with it."

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"While gaming is the primary buzz around Oculus Rift, it also has many educational applications. This immersive headset could allow techs to practice tasks via simulations, or allow them to see into difficult-to-reach places in the field with small cameras."

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"Maintenance often involves unusual work, non-routine tasks, and it is often performed in exceptional conditions, such as in confined spaces, for example. Maintenance operations typically include both disassembly and reassembly, often involving complicated machinery. "

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"While 45% of manufacturers report spending between 3 and 10% of their revenue on digitization projects during the last year, the field as a whole has spent less, on average, than any other industry — just 7.8%."

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"What if “one breath away” was not an expression of a close call, but a method or practice that could reduce chaos and prevent a near-miss from becoming an unfortunate reality?"

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"Maintaining your ball bearings is typically a routine task, although there are some bad ideas regarding bearings circulating throughout the manufacturing sector. Providing excellent solutions to these bad ideas, J/E Bearing and Machine shares 11 examples of ball bearing myths and their solutions."

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"There are five components to a Smart Factory, and all five must be met to some degree before a production operation can be considered truly smart. If you want to rate how smart your factory is, give yourself a score of 0 to 5 for each of these categories."
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