U.S. Oil Exports Rise 7-Fold in First 3 Months

U.S. Oil Exports Rise 7-Fold in First 3 Months The 40-year ban on exporting U.S. crude was lifted last December. Since then, there’s been a seven-fold increase in America’s oil exports to destinations other than Canada, which was excluded from the ban. The frenzy of export activity, while still relatively small, is noteworthy given the…

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Not Your Grandfather’s Factories

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S FACTORIES For much of the past 30 years, the American public’s view of manufacturing has been unrelentingly grim: shuttered factories, laid-off workers and the steady disappearance of “Made in America” products from consumers’ shelves. But U.S. manufacturing is showing strong signs of rebirth. Since the end of 2010, U.S. manufacturers have added…

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Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Overview

Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Overview The Gulf of Mexico has long been a region of critical importance to the global deepwater industry, both from the perspective of activity levels as well as the complex nature of executed projects in deep water lending to industry technology advancement. As the Gulf deepwater development remains affected by the…

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“Connecting” to the Value Chain

  “Connecting” to the Value Chain Many in the manufacturing world are constantly concerned with keeping up with what will be the next new thing in equipment.  Large companies can experiment with new pieces, but for many small and mid-sized companies, new equipment needs to be a solid investment.  With constant changes in technology, what…

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Effects of Alloying Elements in Nickel-Base Alloys

Effects of Alloying Elements in Nickel-Base Alloys The different elements that make up an alloy can drastically change the mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and the metal’s microstructure. While chromium, nickel, molybdenum, iron may be the primary alloying elements, other elements like tungsten, carbon, aluminum, titanium, copper and sulfur can have significant effects as well. Understanding…

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