A Weld Above
Managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier tours Lincoln Electric’s new
state-of-the-art Welding Technology & Training Center in Euclid, OH.
8 PLANT PRACTICES:
Using Software To Create
A Strong Safety Culture
ProcessMAP’s Kevin Richards reviews how implementing
a software safety solution can be beneficial to manufacturers
and increase productivity.
18 SPECIAL SEGMENT:
Manufacturing Jobs Report
This section discusses the value of employee training, onboarding
during the U.S. manufacturing comeback and the overall state of
manufacturing jobs in America.
24 TECH TRENDS:
Five Types of Industrial Robots
And How To Choose The Best Fit
Ray Marquiss, Senior Application Engineer at Valin Corporation,
discusses the five robotic types and which applications they are
suited for in an industrial setting.
26 IMPO INSIDER:
Inside A Smart Steel Mill
Managing editor Rachelle Blair-Frasier talks with Noodle.ai CEO
Stephen Pratt on how predictive AI systems can help manufacturers
optimize operations and improve efficiency and safety.
6 In Brief
28 Plant Practices
30 New Products
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