Space-Age Manufacturing

3D Printing Technology Being Used To Supply Hydraulic Fasteners To Customers In The Quarry Industry, Among Others. By Mark S. Kuhar 3D printing technology like that being tested to enable astronauts to manufacture precision parts in space is being used for a more down-to-earth application by Technofast Industries to supply hydraulic fasteners to customers in the mining, quarry, energy, construction…

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Trimble Expands its Geospatial Automated Monitoring Portfolio

Trimble announced the addition of a geotechnical portfolio to its geospatial automated monitoring portfolio through a collaboration with Worldsensing, a wireless connectivity technology provider and an industry-leading manufacturer of geotechnical IoT monitoring systems.  Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the industrial monitoring expert works with more than 270 engineering partners in more than 60 countries to provide…

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Virtual Reality Hazard Awareness Training Program Developed

Underground and surface mines can be hazardous places, so when it comes to safety training in the mining profession, the old saying “practice makes perfect” holds true. To improve hazard safety instruction, a team at South Dakota Mines has spent the past year developing a virtual reality (VR) training module that mimics a mining environment.

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on April 22, a miner at Broadfoot Pit #2, Buffalo, Neb., was fatally injured when leaving the mine site in his personal pickup truck. The manual swing barrier gate was partially closed.  A gate pole entered the truck’s windshield as the pickup truck approached, striking the victim and causing fatal injuries.This…

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North American Mining Hires Publishing Veterans

May 6, 2021 – Pleased to give a shout out to Semco’s new publication, North American Mining magazine, which has hired two key industry veterans with significant experience in the mining sector to lead sales and editorial. “Vic Matteucci will head up sales and Donna Schmidt assumes the reins of editor,” stated Peter Johnson, publisher of the magazine. “The staff of North American Mining magazine…

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