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Solar Atmospheres opens facility in South Carolina

May 28, 2015

Solar Atmospheres, Southeast has opened its doors for business in Greenville, S.C. Its first furnace was brought online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months. At full production capability, the company will be able to handle...

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Safety in the hands of the next generation

May 28, 2015

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One fabricator suggests that younger workers in a metal fabricating setting are more likely to follow safety rules and regulations because they don't want to cut corners. That may bode well for boosting manufacturing's image in the eyes of others who may associate death and dismemberment with manufacturing.

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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CNH Industrial’s agricultural plant hosts U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan

May 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V., Burr Ridge, Ill., a producer of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, hosted U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) at its Case IH agricultural equipment manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis. Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with company executives and...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announces executive leadership succession

May 28, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has appointed Gregg J. Mollins as CEO and president. David H. Hannah, who has served as CEO since 1999 and chairman of the board and CEO since 2007, will remain on the company's board of directors as executive chairman until his retirement in July 2016....

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QCMI Wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award for second consecutive year

May 28, 2015

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees), sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, for the second consecutive year. Thirty-one awards were presented in...

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A modern take on accountability

May 28, 2015

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The definition of accountability has evolved to mean responsibility with consequences. Ideally, entry-level and other low-level employees should have accountability over the outcomes of their work, but that accountability must be based on objectivity and fairness. Otherwise, an accountability sch

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Omron Automation & Safety appoints president/COO

May 28, 2015

Omron Corp.’s Automation and Safety business, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has named Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president/COO. He has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck, and Rockwell Automation. Before joining the...

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Putting heavy-duty cutting on the table

May 28, 2015

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Thermal cutting of plate can produce a haze in the shop, but does it have to be that way? Table options can help to clean up the plasma and oxyfuel cutting process and create a better work environment for fabricators.

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Manufacturing Day 2015

October 2, 2015
  • MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

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    High-magnification measuring microscopes inspect metal parts

    May 28, 2015

    Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metal parts, and electrical strips. Both feature magnifications of 50X, 100X, and 200X with a 10X eyepiece,...

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    LaserCoil Technologies appoints director of mechanical engineering/product development

    May 28, 2015

    LaserCoil Technologies LLC, a provider of coil-fed laser cutting systems in Napoleon, Ohio, has hired Scott Sonnenberg as director of mechanical engineering and product development. Before joining the company, he was engineering manager for Wauseon Machine & Mfg. He also previously worked as a...

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    Behringer Saws ships semiautomatic band saws to Ellwood Specialty Steel

    May 28, 2015

    Behringer Saws Inc., Morgantown, Pa., has shipped two semiautomatic band saws to Ellwood Specialty Steel (ESS), New Castle, Pa., a steel producer for the tool, mold, and die industry. The saws are used to cut large forged steel parts at the facility. The HBP-800 features a rigid box-type...

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    Ascent Aerospace wins Airbus A330neo wing final assembly line upgrade

    May 28, 2015

    Ascent Aerospace, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton (Wales) A330 wing assembly lines to the new A330neo configuration. Under this contract, Ascent Integration will have overall...

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    Best coolant practices make perfect

    May 28, 2015

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    Taking all of the necessary parameters into consideration when designing a tube or pipe mill can be a big task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The main considerations include all of the cooling system capacity and location, the type of coolant, the filters and skimmers to be used, and local water quality. Making these decisions early, and incorporating them into the mill’s design, maximizes the cooling system’s efficiency.

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