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CCAT named MassDevelopment Innovation Center

February 27, 2015

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the MassDevelopment’s Manufacturing Innovation Grants program to help the development and growth of small to-midsized Massachusetts manufacturers. The program is open to...

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Aleris completes sale of Recycling and Specification Alloys business

February 27, 2015

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products based in Cleveland, has completed the sale of its Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses to an affiliate of Signature Group Holdings. The sale includes 18 production facilities in North America and six in Europe. The sale allows the company...

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Durapaint Industries joins PPG Certified Applicator Program group

February 27, 2015

Durapaint Industries Ltd., Scarborough, Ont., a supplier of coated extrusions, panels, and prefabricated aluminum products, has been accredited as a member of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Certified Applicator Program® (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industries now is part of a select network of...

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Waterjet cuts 3-D parts, bevels up to 50 degrees

February 27, 2015

Jet Edge Inc. offers the EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet for cutting taper-free parts from almost any material. The system can cut 3-D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50 degrees. The motion system is separated from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration to help ensure part quality. The...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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From the Web: Unique U.S.-made products; FedEx draws a line; making titanium cheaper; Texas mfg flat

February 26, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat

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U.S. manufacturing faces two-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and two million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and...

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Quality Industries adds to leadership team

February 26, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., La Vergne, Tenn., a precision metal fabricator offering engineering and design, customized manufacturing and assembly, finishing and coating, and supply chain management, has named Chris Fann as senior vice president of operations and Gary Carter as vice president,...

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Separating craftsmen from hacks—it’s in the details

February 26, 2015

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What quality do you think is most important in creating good work? The answer is in the details.

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Armor André acquires André Corp.

February 26, 2015

Armor André Inc., Mason, Ohio, a subsidiary of The Armor Group Inc. (Armor), has acquired certain assets of André Corp., Elkhart, Ind., a manufacturer of high-volume washers and stampings for the fastener industry throughout the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition adds steel coil processing, die...

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Circular cold saw offers speed of abrasive saw

February 26, 2015

Pat Mooney Saws has introduced the Saturn circular cold saw. According to the manufacturer, the saw offers the speed of an abrasive saw and the capacity of a traditional band saw. With its cutting accuracy, squareness, large capacity, and pivoting saw, the machine is suitable for a variety of...

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Magic Coil Products purchases multiblanking line

February 26, 2015

Magic Coil Products LLC, Butler, Ind., has ordered a multiblanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. The line will include a precision grip feed system and CNC programmable slitter, giving the company the capability to produce blanks with width and length tolerances of +0.005 in. The...

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Genius Solutions software to be integrated into ÉTS operations, logistics curriculum

February 26, 2015

Quebec-based Genius Solutions, a developer of ERP manufacturing software for small to midsize custom manufacturers, has announced an agreement Montreal's École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) to grant the university the right to use its Genius Manufacturing software for teaching purposes in an...

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