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DFT® Awarded Company of the Year by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia

The team at DFT® is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2017 Pennsylvania Company of the Year award from the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. This year marks the organization’s 15th Annual World Trade Centers Day Awards and Celebration, which will recognize the achievements of leading businesses throughout the region […]


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Using 3D Prototyping for Custom Parts Manufacturing

Across all industries, companies are constantly seeking ways to reduce project costs and downtime without sacrificing the quality of their products — a challenging balance to achieve and maintain. Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, allows businesses to streamline and speed up production without forgoing quality. 3D printing is not yet refined enough […]


How the Shale Revolution is Impacting American Manufacturers

When a new economical source of natural gas was created by pairing horizontal shale drilling with refined hydraulic fracturing techniques, or slick-water fracturing (known as “fracking”), the shale revolution began. With approximately 70% of chemical products’ final production costs going toward raw materials, such as ethylene or propylene, the petrochemical industry faces very tight margins […]


API 6D -24th Edition Certification:
Why it’s Important for Quality and Safety of Your Check Valves

What is the API Q1 ninth edition and API 6D 24th edition monogram specification? The American Petroleum Institute (API) is a trade association that has led the development of petroleum and petrochemical equipment and operating standards. Its API Monogram Program verifies that manufacturers are operating in compliance with industry standards. The API Q1 ninth edition […]


Valve Tips for Fall Shutdowns

Fall shutdown season is upon us. Once a year, generally in September, manufacturers spanning every industrial sector — from metal stampers to power plants — shut down for anywhere between 1 to 3 weeks. As you well know, these fall shutdowns are not company-wide vacations; instead, they allow facilities to perform the important cleaning, repairs, […]


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