Industrial lasers continue solid revenue growth in 2016

This report will again show strong growth, which runs counter to more modest gains reported in the global machine tool sector. Most of the world’s economies decreased in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, leading to unsettled times for the global manufacturing sector. Setting aside the normal up-and-down cycles of manufacturing, a number of factors occurred last year that affected the manufacturing economy. Globalization hit a wall, with foreign direct investment in rich economies dropping 40% from peak and international lending down 9% in the past two years. This concerned the International Monetary Fund and World Bank as nations turned inward, potentially worsening global malaise in manufacturing—specifically in the U.S., where the presidential election results sent a message of rising protectionism. The World Trade Organization slashed growth in global trade volumes to 1.7% and negative signs appeared, such as shipping containers falling 4% after four decades of double-digit expansion. Growth prospects for the global manufacturing economy continued to weaken, compounded by recent events such as the Brexit vote, terrorist attacks around the world, China’s delays...

Carpet Tile Overview: Carpet tile producers expand their programs and price points

Following 20 years of rapid growth that has seen the carpet tile business more than quadruple in size to a $2 billion U.S. industry (at mill sell price), transforming the floorscape of most commercial sectors, the flooring category has in many ways matured, passing into a new phase of its existence. What began as a fusion-bonded, bitumen-backed square of bland, utilitarian flooring has developed into a wide range of high-performance, high-design, largely eco-friendly products that play a dominant role in the $6 billion commercial flooring market, accounting for a third of total sales. While carpet tile is still growing at a healthy clip, continuing to take flooring share in all the commercial segments, it’s not gaining like it was ten years ago, which is part of the natural curve of new product categories as they find their organic equilibrium-we’ve seen it in laminate flooring and in a few years we’ll see it in LVT. In the corporate sector, for instance, the majority of projects don’t even use broadloom anymore. And carpet tile has become the dominant soft floorcovering in institutional sectors like education, in government projects, in public space projects, in healthcare, in ...

Auschwitz Survivors Recall Harrowing and Heroic Moments From the Death Camps

Mindu Hornick, 13, peered through a crack in the door of her stopped cattle car and read a name: Auschwitz. “I spelt it out for my mother,” Hornick recalled recently. “She says, ‘I don’t know where it is, I’ve never heard of the place.’ And then suddenly all this clatter of the doors opening, and when the doors opened I mean there was, just, all hell let loose.” They had traveled for days in the dark, 70 women and children packed shoulder to shoulder in a cattle car, with little food and a single sanitation bucket to share. Now they saw piles of rotting bodies, barking dogs, Nazis shouting in German, thick gray ash clotting the air. An official scrambled into their car. “I think that a kapo must have known that this train of mothers and children—that were no use to them for work—would end up in the gas chambers,” said Hornick. “And that’s why he must have looked in that coach and thought to himself, ‘well perhaps I’ll try and save a couple.’” He advised Hornick’s mother to let her two older girls go ahead, while she stayed behind with her younger two sons. You’ll see them soon, he assured her in Yiddish. He told Mindu and her sister to lie about their ag...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Years ago my pal Steve Titus wanted to experiment with some drone rotor designs. He needed a simple motor controller that could operate from 8V to 12V and deliver amperes of current to a DC motor used in radio-controlled aircraft (figure 1). I whipped out a design based on the classic TL494 PWM (pulse width modulation) chip (figure 2). This Texas Instruments chip is second-sourced by ON Semi, as well as others. Distributors carry the chip in small quantities with pricing from 24 cents in 1000s to 60 cents each (2016). I learned to love this chip when I consulted to Teledyne. I designed power supplies for radar jammers on F-16 fighter jets. The TL494 came in a ceramic DIP package so you could use it on mil-spec projects or for ultra-reliable industrial applications. These days I would design in an SOIC for the small size and vibration resistance. The part even comes in TSSOP for micro-miniaturization. To get the large amperage Steve required, I had the...

‘FCL charges must be publicised’ | Business | thenews.com.pk

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has urged the terminal operators and shipping agents to publicise full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) charges on their websites to facilitate trade and industry, a statement said on Friday. Referring to numerous complaints submitted at the chamber by importers, KCCI President Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan said that it has been observed that terminal operators and shipping agents do not share the breakup of charges even on demand and seek aggregate amount decided whimsically, which was highly unfair, as the relevant traders are totally unaware of what exactly was being charged under what label. “Access to such information is the fundamental right and a fair demand of the importers who are carrying out legitimate businesses and timely paying all their taxes,” he said. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs must look into this issue and order the terminal operators and shipping agents to share breakup of charges with importers, which would certainly be appreciated by the business community. Khan said that Pakistan’s sea port charges were one of the highest in the South Asian region, which discourages cost effi...

NTC Thermistor Probes Market Status and Prospect 2020 – | AVX, Murata, Fenghua Electronics,

Los Angles United States 27th  January 2020: The global NTC Thermistor Probes market has been garnering remarkable momentum in the recent years. The steadily escalating demand due to improving purchasing power is projected to bode well for the global market. QY Research’s latest publication, titled “[NTC Thermistor Probes Market Research Report 2020 ]”, offers an insightful take on the drivers and restraints present in the market. It assesses the historical data pertaining to the global NTC Thermistor Probes market and compares it to the current market trends to give the readers a detailed analysis of the trajectory of the market. A team subject-matter experts have provided the readers a qualitative and quantitative data about the market and the various elements associated with it. The research report is broken down into chapters, which are introduced by the executive summary. It’s the introductory part of the chapter, which includes details about global market figures, both historical and estimates. The executive summary also provides a brief about the segments and the reasons for the progress or decline during the forecast period. The insightful research report on the global N...

Global Welding Wires Market Insights 2019 – Colfax, Hyundai Welding, Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Lincoln Electric, Sandvik

Global Welding Wires Market Report identifies the assessable estimation of the market including Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Outlook and Forecasts 2019-2026″ present in the industry space. The report studies historical data, facts, attentive opinions, current growth factors, and market threats with competitive analysis of major Welding Wires Market Players, value chain analysis, and future roadmap. The essential objective of the report is to gain the comprehensive understanding of the market in terms of its definition, segmentation, market potential, influential trends, and the challenges that the market is facing. In-depth research and analysis has been covered to offer key statistic on the market status of the market manufacturers. The report also covers the competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major players operating in the market. Colfax Hyundai Welding Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Lincoln Electric Sandvik National Standard Hobart Brothers Jiangsu ZhongJiang Welding Wire Saarstahl Sumitomo Electric Luvata Haynes International LaserStar Harris Products BOC Ador Fontech Magmaweld The Indian Steel & Wire Products(ISWPL) WeldWire...

Goodwill hosting Galentine’s Day designer handbag pop-up

A special Galentine’s Day event with a pop-up shop featuring designer handbags will be hosted at the Goodwill Winter Park Boutique on Thursday, February 13 from 5-8 p.m. Shoppers will have access to high-end jewelry, clothing, shoes, and household items that are normally available at the boutique as well as curated designer handbags at a discount price. Staff will be on-hand to verify the authenticity of the designer purses. Our award-winning local news website stays in business because of readers, like you. Support us by becoming a Bungalower Buddy today. Cosmetic Bag, Storage Bag – V-FOX,https://www.v-foxchina.com/

5700t Closing Force – Italpresse Gauss builds Giant Die Casting Machine for premium Carmaker | foundry-planet.com

Italpresse Gauss, the Italian leader in fully automated, digitally enabled die casting technology, is set to deliver the first toggle-free two-platen die casting machine with a closing force of 5700t. The TF 5700 was introduced in 2018 and is currently being made for a premium car manufacturer in Germany.  With its platen size of 3500 x 3500mm the machine is a response to the growing demand for ever larger components and structural parts – particularly in automotive. Toggle-free (TF) machines generate the closing force hydraulically, whereas those with toggle do this mechanically. This means the toggle-free machine only needs two platens instead of three, which means a smaller footprint.  Italpresse Gauss introduced the TF machine concept in 2005 after developing it fully in-house, including the closing unit. The biggest closing force of a TF to date was 4400 tonnes. Marco Giegold, Area Sales Manager at Italpresse Gauss: „Lightweight construction and electric vehicles are driving the demand for ever bigger castings – structural components and battery housings, for example. Die casting machine sizes have to keep up with that. Our TF 5700 is the biggest toggle-free machine to date...

‘Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall’ at the Walker; ‘Intention’ at Circa Gallery

We looked back at 2019. Some looked forward into 2020. But today, on the second day of the new year and the new decade, we’re ready to be in the present. Because January, traditionally Minnesota’s coldest, snowiest month, is also one of the busiest and richest in the arts. What’s happening tonight, this week, this month? For starters, the Walker’s January calendar is jammed. Six exhibitions are on concurrently. If you can only see one between now and Jan. 12, make it “Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall,” an eclectic and provocative look at reclaiming, collecting, conserving and sharing what others have cast aside. Gates is an artist with whom the Walker is building a relationship. His first permanent outdoor commission, “Black Vessel for a Saint,” is in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and “Assembly Hall” is his first major U.S. exhibition. Working with curator Victoria Sung, Gates turned four rooms into four distinct but related experiences. One features projections of glass slides formerly used to teach art and architectural history at the University of Chicago, interspersed with photographs of black Chicagoans. A second is a reading room created from furnishings and other artifa...

Waste-Activated Sludge Fermentation for Polyacrylamide Biodegradation Improved by Anaerobic Hydrolysis and Key Microorganisms Involved in Biological Polyacrylamide Removal

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. During the anaerobic digestion of dewatered sludge, polyacrylamide (PAM), a chemical conditioner, can usually be consumed as a carbon and nitrogen source along with other organic matter (e.g., proteins and carbohydrates in the sludge). However, a significant accumulation of acrylamide monomers (AMs) was observed during the PAM biodegradation process. To improve the anaerobic hydrolysis of PAM, especially the amide hydrolysis process and to avoid the generation of the intermediate product AM, a new strategy is reported herein that uses an initial pH of 9, 200 mg COD/L of PAM and a fermentation time of 17 d. First, response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to optimize PAM removal in the anaerobic digestion of the sludge. The biological hydrolysis of PAM reached 86.64% under the optimal conditions obtained from the RSM. Then, the mechanisms for the ...

41 Awesome Products On Amazon That Are About To Hit Cult-Favorite Status

Sure, there are tons of things in life that can make you instantly happy — adorable puppies, free pizza, and sunny days being the obvious answers — but an underrated one? Finding the next big thing before your friends do. Maybe I’m just slightly petty, but the satisfaction you get from owning a cool product (mine was the Tubshroom) before you read about it everywhere? It feels fantastic. But how do you find the next big thing? Enter: products on Amazon that have a cult-following. Not only does Amazon always ahead of the game when it comes to cool products, but when so many of their items have two-day Prime shipping, there’s a good chance you’ll be the first among your friends to be the proud owner of a handheld sewing machine. So whether you’re trying to beat your friends to the hottest item they’ve never heard of, or simply looking for an adjustable squatting toilet stool made from chic bamboo, look no further than the cult-favorite products on Amazon that actually live up to the hype we’ve gathered for you in this list. Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s a revitalizing cuticle oil in here that’s pretty much begging to be add...

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