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Peifer Welding celebrates 50 years in business

May 4, 2015

Peifer Welding, Ronks, Pa., celebrated 50 years in business with an open house celebration on April 24. The company was founded in 1965 by Christian Peifer, a skilled welder, performing mostly wrought iron railing work. In 1980, the company’s focus moved to commercial and industrial work, with a...

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Laboratory Testing expands and renews Nadcap accreditation for materials testing

May 4, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has renewed and significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation in materials testing for the aerospace industry. The lab has achieved accreditation for broader mechanical testing specimen preparation, metallurgical evaluation of welds,...

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GM announces $5.4 billion in U.S. plant investments

May 4, 2015

Pontiac, Mich.-based General Motors has announced plans to invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years. This includes $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities: $124 million at the Pontiac Metal Center, $520 million for tooling and equipment for future new vehicle...

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Bunting Magnetics adds southern sales representative

May 4, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products based in Newton, Kan., has named Harrison Rogers as southern territory manager for standard products, with sales responsibilities for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rogers has specific experience in...

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U.S. ranked No. 1 in FDI Confidence Index for third straight year

May 4, 2015

Two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2016, according to the 2015 FDI Confidence Index® from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The Index’s 15th edition, “Connected Risks: Investing in a Divergent...

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The 4 pillars of press brake tonnage limits

May 3, 2015

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To ensure you always work within the tonnage limits of your press brake and tooling, first calculate how much tonnage you need. Second, identify your tooling’s load limits. Third, calculate the sinking tonnage limit, which, if exceeded, can embed tooling into the ram or bed. Fourth, determine your press brakes’ centerline load limit.

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MMI receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for India facility

May 1, 2015

Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI), based in Stevensville, Md., has announced that its manufacturing facility in Hosur, India, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. MMI supplies manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs. Products include assemblies, castings,...

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Konecranes Machine Tool Service adds laser metrology equipment

May 1, 2015

Konecranes Machine Tool Service, Springfield, Ohio, has acquired $300,000 in new machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Inc. to advance its ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries. The new Rad 50 laser tracker and four new 6-D laser systems enable the company...

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Safety as a value

May 1, 2015

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The FMA Safety Conference is an annual reminder that keeping workers safe on the job should be a company value, not just an organizational priority.

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Bewo and Hebö partner to supply tube processing system

May 1, 2015

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V., a Netherlands supplier of automated tube cutting lines, has installed a tube fabricating system at a company in Germany that supplies products to the agricultural sector. The system combines its automated circular cutting machine with two of its deburring machines and...

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Coldwater Machine appoints account manager

May 1, 2015

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision equipment for a variety of industries, has announced the appointment of William Schuck as account manager responsible for the Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio territory. Schuck has more than 30...

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Dreistern hires sales manager

May 1, 2015

Dreistern Inc., Telford, Pa., a manufacturer of turnkey roll forming systems and tube mills, has hired Scott W. Slagle as sales manager Midwest. Slagle is responsible for increasing the company’s presence west of the Mississippi. He is based in the Des Moines, Iowa,...

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System connects baseball hat to welding helmet

May 1, 2015

ArcOne® offers CapGear™ to allow wearers to add comfort while showing off their favorite team. With the patent-pending rack-and-pinion system, forward and back adjustments are simplified. The wearer can change between a welding helmet and grinding visor by just sliding one out and the other...

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Best practices for welding aluminum

May 1, 2015

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Don’t wait for defects to appear in your aluminum welds. Be proactive by understanding how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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Control monitors coolant concentration levels in recycling system

May 1, 2015

Prab Inc. has introduced a new feature for monitoring and controlling coolant concentration in its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios...

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