Inserting socket head screws
Problem: Socket head screws are often required in less than ideal installation positions.
Problem: Socket head screws are often required in less than ideal installation positions. Is there a procedure to simplify the placement?
Solution: Put a layer or two of facial tissue or paper towel on the ball end of a hex key (allen wrench) and insert it into the screw. The screw will stay on the wrench, allowing you to get it started.
Contributors: LaVern Johnson and Pat Wollak, Electronic Technicians, ADC Telecommunications, Minneapolis, MN
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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