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From the Web: 3-D printing warheads; jobs lost and jobs added

July 30, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— More about 3-D printing, this time on a larger scale; the state of steel jobs in Northwest Indiana; politics and fabricating; and one company’s solution to the skilled worker shortage.

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Winona Powder Coating secures John Deere certification

July 30, 2014

Winona Powder Coating, a high-volume powder coater based in Etna Green, Ind., has been awarded the JDM F17 certification from John Deere. This paint process qualification enables the company to expand its color coatings offerings to an expanded base of agricultural parts suppliers. In addition...

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Coldwater Machine Co. appoints president

July 30, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, has appointed Tim McCaughey as president. He replaces Jerry Meyer, who served the company as president for 31 years. Meyer remains on the board of directors and as a co-owner of the company with North River Capital, a private investment company based in Fort...

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Texture mapping module allows authentic color reproduction of 3-D data

July 30, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers an optional, add-on texture mapping module for Breuckmann Optocat2013R2 measuring and evaluation software. It captures and maps the color and pattern of a scanned object to its digital 3-D representation. Texture mapping works with the internal imagery of the scanning...

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Lincoln Electric appoints VP, deputy general counsel

July 30, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has named Jennifer Ansberry as vice president, deputy general counsel. Ansberry's role as deputy general counsel has been extended to include leadership of the company's environmental, health, and safety (EH&S)...

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Scheduling high-mix, low-volume operations

July 30, 2014

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Scheduling remains one of the most complicated, least predictable aspects of contract metal fabrication. But why is this exactly, and what can a shop do to change this? In this first article in a series, Dick Kallage uncovers the answers.

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SMAW electrode resists moisture in humid conditions

July 30, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced Millennium Arc™ 7018, a new mild-steel, low-hydrogen SMAW electrode that resists moisture in humid conditions. According to the company, the electrode offers 50 percent less moisture pickup than competing SMAW consumables. The electrode is designed for such...

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See women in manufacturing

July 30, 2014

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Women now comprise more than a quarter of the manufacturing workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—28.7 percent of the 14.8 million people employed in industry in the U.S.

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Messer Cutting Systems names new president/CEO

July 30, 2014

Thermal cutting gantry machine manufacturer Messer Cutting Systems Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Bill Heller as president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. For the past five years, he has held the position of technology products sales manager for laser machines. Heller graduated from at Mt....

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Pneumatic dowel pin puller helps save die change time

July 30, 2014

Yokota Tools USA offers a pneumatic dowel pin puller, which the company says is the only pneumatic device of its type on the market. The tool eliminates the need for manual slide pullers and helps save die change...

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Renewable-waste cutting fuel cuts faster than acetylene

July 30, 2014

MagneGas Corp. has launched MagneGas® 2, a second-generation cutting fuel made from renewable waste. Independent tests performed by EWI on track-based cutting systems showed that, in comparison to acetylene, the fuel had 38 percent faster cutting speeds on 2-in. carbon steel and about a 34 percent...

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Weld cleaning brush’s dual-hex nut eliminates interference issues

July 30, 2014

The DUALLY® stringer-bead wheel from Weiler features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel that is tall enough to ensure adequate clearance on the tool. This dual-hex nut design eliminates interference issues that might otherwise tempt users to remove the guards from their angle grinders and...

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Newell Recycling announces merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals

July 29, 2014

Newell Recycling of Georgia LLC, East Point, Ga., has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals LLC, Norcross, Ga. The transaction two merge the two metal recycling companies is expected to close in August 2014. The combined company will be named Newell Recycling...

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Vulcanium Metals names aerospace business development manager

July 29, 2014

Vulcanium Metals Intl. LLC, a supplier of titanium in sheet, coil, plate, bar, and forged block in Northbrook, Ill., has hired Kim Peko as aerospace business development manager. She has more than a decade of experience in the industry, with special interest in titanium applications for airframe...

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Six students win $1000 scholarships at Virginia Manufacturing Technology Camp

July 29, 2014

Six high school students won $1,000 scholarships at Manufacturing Technology Camp, sponsored by the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce and held at Industrial TurnAround Corp. in Chester, Va. The winners were Todd Fachon, Brandon Harris, and Tamia Johnson from Dinwiddie; Noah George and...

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