Flexible conductor tube
The Tweco design is a flexible mechanical ball and socket joint that enables users to adjust and position conductor tube. The tube is a series of mechanical connections that allow gradual bending of the tube to most angles from straight out of a MIG gun to a maximum of 80 degrees. It has been specifically engineered to allow bending while minimizing restriction on wire feeding.
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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