Smart Selector is a new online tool that uses an intuitive graphic interface to facilitate welding product selection for plant engineering and other applications. Recommendations are based on customer requirements. Smart Selector uses patent-pending software to make customer recommendations for MIG, stick, TIG, engine-driven and plasma-cutting products. For users who are unsure of which welding process best fits their needs, the tool explains the benefits and skill level required and common uses of each.
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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