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RTI Intl. Metals to supply TiAl for jet engine program

September 17, 2014

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, and Snecma, based in Courcouronnes, France, have signed a long-term agreement under which RTI will provide titanium aluminide alloy (TiAl) material for the new CFM International LEAP (leading edge aviation propulsion) engine. The engine was launched by CFM in 2008...

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Catalog highlights saws, sanders, grinders

September 17, 2014

Kalamazoo Industries offers an updated catalog of its abrasive saws, sanders, and grinders, including new additions to the line of abrasive cutoff saws. The saws include the model K12-14MS metallurgical saw that produces mirror-surface cuts, the model K26E large-capacity abrasive saw designed for...

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U.S. Steel announces strategic actions to cut capital investments

September 17, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will not pursue an expansion of its iron ore pellet operations at Keetac in Keewatin, Minn. The expansion would have increased the facility's production by 3.6 million tons annually to a total of 9.6 million tons, and included upgrading and...

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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The 48,000-sq.-ft....

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Autodesk, Local Motors collaborate to apply 3-D printing

September 17, 2014

Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., has announced that Local Motors, Chandler, Ariz., will use Autodesk’s Spark open platform for 3-D printing in its development of the Strati, the world’s first 3-D printed car. The platform will help connect automobile digital design information to the 3-D...

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Dome-loaded pressure regulators withstand system pressure, withdrawal fluctuations

September 17, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik has announced that it has improved the pressure consistency of its dome-loaded gas pressure regulators. A design modification to the newly integrated control pressure regulator ensures an almost complete compensation of supply pressure and outlet fluctuations, helping to keep gas...

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Brush system offered for deburring

September 17, 2014

Hans Weber offers the MRB brush system for deburring. Using two round brushes per head and multiple rotating heads, the brushes mesh together during the combing procedure to create even deburring results. The modular design allows for deburring of parts of any material thickness from 0.04 in....

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Stainless steel feet offered with optional cap or pad

September 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers the GN 440.5 stainless steel leveling feet with tapped socket with an elastomer base cap or a vulcanized rubber pad, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant leveling feet bear static loads from 7 to 16 kN. Base diameters from 1.57 to 3.15 in. are available. The...

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Nucor buying Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014

Steel company Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., is buying Gallatin Steel Co., expanding its footprint in the Midwest. Nucor is purchasing ArcelorMittal’s and Gerdau's respective 50 percent stakes in Gallatin Steel. Gallatin's flat-rolled products mill in Ghent, Ky., has an annual capacity of about 1.8...

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HF tube mill line offered

September 16, 2014

Universal Tube & Rollform has announced the availability of a complete 6- by 0.276-in. high-frequency tube mill line. It comes with a coil car, shear end welding machine, horizontal accumulator, five-roll flattener, forming mill, sizing mill, squaring mill, and three sets of tooling. It is...

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How to reduce subjectivity in continuous improvement

September 16, 2014

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Manufacturing critical-path time, or MCT, puts a new perspective on activity across the enterprise. A job is either being worked on, or it's not. Period.

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Kuka Systems develops robotic riveting system for Boeing 777 wide-body fuselage assembly

September 16, 2014

When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using automation technology developed as part of a collaborative effort by the airplane-maker and the Kuka Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known...

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IMTS 2014: Disruptive technologies step forward

September 16, 2014

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IMTS 2014 is proof that the metal manufacturing of tomorrow is going to be a bit different than what is done today.

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Seaming device secures stretch-wrap film tails

September 16, 2014

Muller has introduced the No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device for securing stretch-wrap film tails. It eliminates the film tail without contacting the load. The technology is available on new Octopus ring wrapping equipment, as well as the company’s former models. The unit eliminates the...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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