A-Z manufacturing links
A-Z Manufacturing & Sales has a web page dedicated to "useful, fun, and manufacturing info." For manufacturers and engineers (www.azmfg. com/links.html), this is a handy reference.
A-Z Manufacturing & Sales has a web page dedicated to "useful, fun, and manufacturing info." For manufacturers and engineers (www.azmfg. com/links.html), this is a handy reference. Included are truly useful links to a conversion calculator ("ensgtrims to inches to meters to..."), patent information, SIC Codes, and others; fun links to the "Cartoon Laws of Physics," "Hypertext Humor Archives," "Miscellaneous Metal Factoids," and of course, "The Dilbert Cartoon Archives." And there are other business links as well. Although there are some broken links here, this is still a useful reference website.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey