By Mike Genung

            METAV is a machine tool and metalworking technology show that is held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from February 20-24 of this year. For information on the METAV…

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By Mike Genung

This post will give you a feel for what will be happening from now until early March in regard to manufacturing in China, and the Chinese New Year schedule.

In the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. The Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday in Asian countries, with companies taking anywhere from two to four weeks of

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By Mike Genung

China is the largest producer of castings in the world. According to the AFS Institute, a leading metal casting industry advocacy organization, Chinese foundries are responsible for nearly 50 percent of the world’s total casting output. To put that into perspective, China’s casting production is nearly four times larger than that of the second leading producer, the United States.

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By Mike Genung

Are you designing a new product? If so, it is imperative that you have a full understanding of the product prototyping process. No company should dive into full-scale productions, committing valuable resources to hundreds or thousands of units based only off of some general drawings or designs.

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By Mike Genung

Many American companies want to get their products made in China. According to World Trade Organization (WTO) data, the United States imports nearly $500 billion per year worth of Chinese-produced goods, far…

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By Mike Genung

It is no secret that China has become an extremely important trading partner for the United States. Indeed, the International Trade Association (ITA) reports that the U.S. imports nearly twice as much…

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