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Drew Industries acquires Spectal Industries

April 27, 2015

Elkhart, Ind.-based Drew Industries Inc., a supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. (LCI®) has acquired the business and certain assets of Spectal Industries Inc. and its subsidiaries....

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Laser scanner upgraded for faster inspection

April 27, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of the RS3 upgrade package for the Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. The package doubles the scan rate of the previous RS2 integrated scanner, enabling users to inspect parts in about half the time. The integrated scanner delivers...

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ASD metal services named as distributor for Vallourec sections

April 27, 2015

ASD metal services, a mill-independent steel stockholder in the U.K. and ROI, has been chosen as a preferred business partner of Vallourec to distribute its Ocedanfit® seamless hollow sections. Designed for demanding offshore environments, the sections comprise fine-grain, high-strength steels...

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Subspindle multitasking turning center eliminates deburring, milling

April 27, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S subspindle multitasking turning center. It features an upgraded long bed with subspindle, a powerful milling drive, a high-speed C axis, and a 3.23-in.-stroke Y axis. Deburring, milling, drilling, and repositioning of fixtures...

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NIMS to expand competency-based apprenticeships

April 27, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Washington, D.C., has announced a commitment to help equip the nation’s front line precision manufacturing workforce with the skills they need to advance their careers. NIMS will work with employers, education providers, workforce development...

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Taps work on material from steel to aluminum

April 27, 2015

Walter has introduced two taps for use on materials from steel to aluminum. The Prototyp TC115 blind-hole tap has a 45-degree helix angle for thread depth of 3xD and a C-form chamfer. The TC216 through-hole tap features a spiral point for forward chip evacuation and thread depth of 3.5xD. Both...

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Pretreatment system made for mixed-metal applications

April 27, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced the Versabond™ pretreatment system, a kinetic-efficient zinc-phosphate pretreatment formulation that helps improve the corrosion resistance of mixed-metal substrates. Based on proprietary hypernucleation technology, the system...

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Service Stampings Inc. adds finishing machine

April 24, 2015

Service Stampings Inc., a short-run metal stamping manufacturer and steel fabricator, has added a Timesaver finishing machine to its facility in Willoughby, Ohio. The machine allows for wet sanding to produce completely clean parts and gives the company the ability to achieve difficult...

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World Steel Association releases short-range outlook for 2015-2016

April 24, 2015

The World Steel Association (worldsteel), London, has released its short-range outlook for 2015 and 2016. The organization forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 0.5 percent in 2015 following growth of 0.6 percent in 2014, and by 1.4 percent in 2016. Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff,...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. adds powder coat system

April 24, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a $1.75 million powder coat system to its facility in Marne, Mich. The paint line features a 900-ft. conveyor system, touchscreen control panels, and customer-specific racking and load design capabilities. Features include a five-stage...

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A new spin on an old debate

April 24, 2015

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The need to attract young people and to change negative perceptions certainly isn’t new, but after spending three days at The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit in Orlando in late February, business consultants, community and technical college leaders and educators, and business owners shed some light on a well-publicized subject.

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DeVilbiss announces return to racing

April 24, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Finishing Brands, manufacturer of DeVilbiss industrial finishing equipment, has announced a return to racing with the sponsorship of the DeVilbiss CRP Audi R8 LMS Ultra. This sponsorship brings a new look to the car’s exterior, featuring the company logo and spray gun on the...

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Product line offers contaminant-free finishing

April 24, 2015

Finishing Brands has announced the availability of the DeVilbiss CLEAN™ product line to the industrial market. The products for contaminant-free finishing have traditionally been available only to the automotive refinishing market. The product line includes personal protection equipment for...

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Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center provides applied R&D services

April 24, 2015

Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center has opened in Buffalo, N.Y. The center, made possible through a $45 million state investment, provides applied R&D services that are essential for the future success of the region’s economy. It is designed to give manufacturers in western New York an affordable...

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CAD platform eliminates geometry translations

April 24, 2015

Bricsys NV has introduced the BricsCAD V15 Platinum platform. With this product, there is no need to rework a 3-D CAD sheet metal design into two separate parts. Instead, the user cuts the panel in two and adjusts the link elements for the assembly, all directly on the original design file. A quick...

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