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You may or may not have ever heard of linear stages, but they play an important role in many manufacturing environments. In fact, they are one of the three main categories of precision motion components offered here at ABTech, sitting alongside our rotary tables and spindles. What is essential about linear stages, themselves, though? Here [Read More]

If you turn to a search engine and type in the acronym, “ASPE,” you are bound to be thrown a million results. In our world at ABTech, though, ASPE means one thing: American Society for Precision Engineering. The American Society for Precision Engineering hosts an annual meeting, this year being the 36th, for manufacturing and [Read More]

The International Society for Optics and Photonics, or SPIE, is dual hosting Optifab with the American Precision Optics Manufacturing Association this week in Rochester, New York. This event is the largest optical manufacturing conference in North America. With exhibitors from all over the world and a variety of presentations and events, this trade show is [Read More]

Air-Bearing Rotary Table

  Rotary tables are positioning devices that are oftentimes used in precision manufacturing applications. More specifically, they are tools that hold parts on rotating axes, which increases productivity, accuracy, and repeatability. It seems simple enough, but there are various types of rotary tables. So how do you choose which one is best for you? Let’s [Read More]

The CEO and the Coach Part 1 In this interview, Ken Abbott, CEO of ABTech in Fitzwilliam, NH, sits down with Jeff Saari, business coach, to discuss his journey into entrepreneurship, leadership, and mindfulness. Plug in and listen to Ken’s journey to creating a workplace culture that is productive, effective, and fun!   The CEO [Read More]

In honor of  National Engineer’s Week, we took the time to talk with some of the engineers here at ABTech. We wanted to find out how they got the “spark” that made them want to go into this field.   “As far back as I can remember I always wondered how things worked and I [Read More]

For the second year in a row, we have realized an increase of more than 50% in shipped orders from the year before! “Thank you” to all of our customers, suppliers, and selling partners for your continued support. We are proud to have maintained so many loyal customers that have honored us with their business [Read More]

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, 2016 has flown by and you’re probably looking forward to spending the weekend feasting with family and friends! Before tomorrow’s holiday, we took the time to ask a few ABTech employees what they have to be thankful for this year. Here are some of the answers we got:  “Having family [Read More]

What does it take to implement an MRP system? Let’s be honest, how many people actually know what an MRP system is? From what I have gathered from our experience, ‘More Reams of Paper’ seems to be appropriate. But an actual MRP system is a Material Requirement Planning or a Manufacturing Resource Planning system. This [Read More]

Production Supervision (aka Mr. Versatile) Alfred’s path to ABTech started when he purchased his first car, a 1989 Ford Bronco II.  He wanted a professional opinion so he brought his new wheels to a garage to have it looked over by a mechanic. The mechanic told him that the rear wheel bearings needed to be [Read More]

Thanks a lot for your help. Your rapid, informative correspondence was invaluable. Hopefully I won't be bothering you with any further questions, but it's good to know you're willing. (following remote technical support provided for system installed at the South Pole) Morgan HedgesPost-doctoral Research Associate
Princeton University
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