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Bettcher Manufacturing appoints sales and marketing manager

September 19, 2014

Stamping company Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Melayne Martin as sales and marketing manager. She has more than 11 years of sales and marketing experience. Martin has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations emphasis and a business administration minor from...

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VMG launches program to train veterans to start metal fabricating businesses

September 19, 2014

Veterans Manufacturing Group (VMG) has launched as an organization to train and help U.S. military veterans start their own employee-owned metal fabricating business with donated machine tools. The program will offer veterans paid training in the methods and techniques associated with...

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Positioner lifts offered in single-, two-column models

September 19, 2014

ALM Materials Handling offers headstock/tailstock positioner lifts that allow weldments and assemblies to be positioned at convenient working heights and positions. The units can be custom-designed for specific requirements. Single-column positioners have capacities of up to 5,000 lbs....

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Cold saw can be programmed to control volume production work

September 19, 2014

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C370 A-NC cold saw features a pedant-mounted NC console with soft-touch controls for setup and sawing operations, including height/depth controls for saw cycling and high productivity in volume production work. The saw is engineered with a heavy-duty vertical...

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Jet Edge marks 30th anniversary with open house celebration

September 18, 2014

St. Michael, Minn.-based waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary Sept. 3 with an open house celebration. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a barbecue lunch, factory tours, and live 5-axis waterjet cutting demonstrations. Jet Edge President Jude...

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Tripar celebrates 65 years in business

September 18, 2014

Tripar, a metal stamper in Montreal, marks its 65th year as a family-owned and -operated business, currently in its third generation. Since its founding in 1949, the company has expanded four times. It currently has 65,000 sq. ft. and more than 100 presses with a capacity of up to 20 tons, as...

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Spectrum Brands Holdings’ HHI Group to acquire Tell Mfg.

September 18, 2014

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., a consumer products company in Middleton, Wis., has announced that its Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tell Mfg. Inc., Letitz, Pa., a manufacturer and distributor of commercial doors, locks, and hardware. The...

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Servo feed control features three operation modes

September 18, 2014

Dallas Industries offers the DRF-308 servo feed equipped with control technology that features three modes of operation. The control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly increase in press speed. It also features ProfileSelect™ technology, which...

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DOT Quality Services expands certification programs for structural steel sector

September 18, 2014

Quality auditing and certification firm DOT Quality Services, Chicago, has expanded its quality certification programs for the structural steel sector. The firm now offers specific certification to internationally recognized AWS codes to meet requirements for the transportation and bridge sectors....

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Cee Kay Supply announces organizational changes

September 18, 2014

Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, an independent supplier of industrial gases and welding and cutting equipment and supplies, has promoted Keith Meuser and Brian Reutiman as regional managers for Missouri and Illinois, respectively. Meuser joined the company in 1997 as a territory manager in St....

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Optomec names Multistation as rep for 3-D metal printers in France

September 18, 2014

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has announced that it has signed an agreement with Paris-based Multistation SAS to be its representative in France for its Lens family of 3-D metal printers. The printers and print engines are used to repair, rework, and manufacture metal components in materials such...

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Lincoln Electric licenses Helical Robotics’ mobile robotic technology

September 18, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has announced that it has been granted an exclusive worldwide license for proprietary magnetic robotic technology from Helical Robotics® LLC, Oregon, Wis. The agreement allows Lincoln to offer what it says is the...

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Kelly Services to host webinar on attracting manufacturing talent

September 18, 2014

Kelly Services Inc., Troy, Mich., a bronze sponsor of Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 3, will host a complimentary webinar titled "Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Today's Critical Manufacturing Talent" on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The webinar will be hosted by Kelly...

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Bluco's Robotic Welding Fixtures

Bluco Corp.

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Prepare your robot for short runs with Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding. If your robot comes with a simple fixed table, a headstock/tailstock, a lazy susan work changer or a ferris wheel work changer, modular fixturing brings the speed and quality of robotic welding to short run jobs.

Portable CMM fits in confined spaces

September 18, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the Romer Absolute Arm 1.2m portable CMM. It provides high-accuracy 3-D measurement in a 1.2-m volume, the company states. The unit is suitable for use in confined spaces, including inside a machining center for dimensional control of molds, parts, tooling, and...

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