It’s been a busy few weeks in the metal fabrication and manufacturing industries. This week, we’re briefly recapping some of the most important news of the recent cycles.
U.S Trade War with China Escalates
Just when we thought the trade war was starting to resolve itself, tensions rose again. On May 10th, tariffs on Chinese imports rose from 10% to 25% at the behest of President Trump. As expected, China then enacted its own, retaliatory tariffs on U.S.-made products, due to take effect on June 1st. Tariffs affect many different areas of the U.S. economy, including automotive, agriculture, and electronics, not to mention steel and aluminum fabricators and manufacturers.
Read more about the tariffs @ Thomasnet.com.
U.S. Oil Production Revenue is Booming
Even though oil and gas prices remain low, U.S. oil producers are still profiting in a big way. In fact, recent reports show that 2018 was their best year since 2013, with net income of $28 billion.
Read more @ Thomasnet.com.
Machine Learning, Big Data, and the Future of Metal Fabrication
The Fabricator’s Tim Heston did an excellent job covering some of the challenges and potential benefits artificial intelligence may provide for the metal fabrication industry in a recent article. In it, he details how cloud computing, machine learning, and automation can all work together to create efficiencies for fabricators, but not without figuring out a way around a number of hurdles likely to get in the way, first. Read the article in its entirety @ TheFabricator.com
Igniting a Passion for Welding
In another great blog for his series “Still Building America” for The Fabricator, welder Josh Welton interviews Jennifer Harrell about her experience as a woman working in the male-dominated field of metal fabrication, specifically, welding. Ms Harrell began her welding career at the age of 19, and has been in the industry for more than 20 years, specifically as a precision TIG welder of thin-gauge materials. You can read more about her here @ TheFabricator.com.
About EVS Metal
EVS Metal is an American precision metal fabricator headquartered in Riverdale, NJ. Our machinists and operators utilize the latest technology to cut, bend and finish stand-alone items as well as parts for integration or assembly into more complex products. EVS Metal’s four ISO 9001:2015-certified locations comprise over 250,000 square feet of vertically-integrated manufacturing space and feature the most modern equipment available, from lasers and CNC machining centers to automated powder coating lines.
We serve a diverse customer base across North America, providing a range of services from ITAR-compliant, quick-turn prototypes to high-volume production runs. Request a personalized metal fabrication quote online or call (973) 839-4432 to speak with a specialist today.