An easy off solution to repair a greasy mess
Plant Engineering brings you another item from the Tips & Tricks archive
When cleaning or repairing an item crusted with grease, it doesn't have to sit in solvent for hours to be ready for repair. As Chet White noted in our August 2000 Tips & Tricks issue, the trick is to use oven cleaner on the metal item. Be sure to wear gloves when working with the cleaner, and use it in a well-ventilated area. After a few minutes, the grease wipes away, and you're ready to start working.
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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