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J.L. Becker hires sales and applications engineer

July 6, 2015

Industrial heat-treating equipment manufacturer J. L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has hired Patrick Weymer as sales and applications engineer. He is the Midwest regional sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota and he supports sales efforts in the southeastern, southern, and...

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General Sheet Metal Works appoints president for AAA Tool & Die

July 6, 2015

General Sheet Metal Works Inc., a metal fabricating company in South Bend, Ind., has appointed Art Harrison as president of its AAA Tool & Die subsidiary. Harrison has almost 40 years of experience in metal fabricating, including materials purchasing and management and production management...

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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. launches Build & Win Sweepstakes

July 6, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the 2015 Miller Build & Win sweepstakes as part of the WE BUILD™ brand campaign. Sweepstakes participants should visit www.millerwelds.com/webuild and share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly until Nov. 30,...

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Metal Works Mfg. to expand in North Carolina

July 6, 2015

Metal Works Mfg. Co., a subsidiary of Universal Mfg. Co., Lincoln, Neb., has announced plans to expand in Shelby, N.C. The company will operate with two other UMC subsidiaries—Man Lift Mfg. Co. (being relocated from Milwaukee) and Ultra Armoring LLC—creating 86 new jobs by...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Document management

July 6, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using document management tools with a CAD workstation.

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Nitrogen generator feeds fiber lasers

July 6, 2015

MSS Lasers offers the Nitrocube Fiber nitrogen generator. The modular, plug-and-play generator converts compressed air into high-purity nitrogen for use with fiber lasers. The system is designed to produce just the gas required, but it has gas storage sized to meet peaks in production and for...

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Metal Cutting Corp. adds lathe

July 6, 2015

Cedar Grove, N.J.-based fabricating company Metal Cutting Corp. has acquired a Haas OL-1 lathe for producing very small lathe-turned parts. The machine is designed for such applications as dedicated small-part production, second-operation parts, short runs, and rapid prototyping. The lathe...

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Formtek-Maine purchases machining center

July 6, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Mazak 530C twin-pallet vertical machining center. The machine is the company’s eighth CNC vertical machining center. Its...

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Device tests flashback arresters

July 6, 2015

Witt-Gasetechnik offers stainless steel FBA testing device 722 for testing gas system flashback arresters and gas nonreturn valves up to the DN50 flange size. The device performs four different tests: leak-tightness, safety against reverse gas flow, functionality of the pressure-controlled...

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Unison opens North Carolina service and sales office

July 2, 2015

All-electric tube and pipe bending machine manufacturer Unison has opened a direct service and sales office in Asheville, N.C. The U.K.-based company serves such markets as aerospace, automotive, marine, energy, oil and gas, and custom...

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Radwell Intl. acquires Midwest Industrial Services

July 2, 2015

St. Charles, Mo.-based Radwell Intl. Inc. has announced the acquisition of Midwest Industrial Services Inc., also located in St. Charles. Radwell, also known as PLCCenter, provides industrial repair, surplus, factory new supply, and recycling services....

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Coe Press to supply coil feeding line to Superior Roll Forming

July 2, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has received a coil feeding line order from Superior Roll Forming, a provider of roll formed and welded assemblies in Valley City, Ohio, that serves the automotive industry. The 18-in. line can process coil from 0.030 to 0.250 in. thick., depending...

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Miniature rotary encoder made for tight spaces

July 2, 2015

Numerik Jena’s Kit R rotary optical encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which installation space is limited. The scanning unit has a very low height profile of only 0.14 in. The lightweight aluminum graduation carrier disk is 0.02 in. thick....

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Cardinal Aluminum to relocate Indiana operation

July 2, 2015

Cardinal Aluminum Co., based in Louisville, Ky., has moved from Jeffersonville, Ind., to Borden, Ind. The company provides extruding, fabricating, machining, anodizing, powder coating, and...

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ATI Industrial Automation to host annual Technology Fair on August 13

July 2, 2015

ATI Industrial Automation will host its annual Technology Fair at its sales office in Orion Township, Mich., on Aug. 13. Presentations at the event will detail the company’s new and existing end effector products. Account managers and engineers will be available throughout the event to discuss...

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