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Structural steel offers high strength with light weight

April 28, 2015

SSAB has introduced Strenx high-strength structural steel. It is designed for applications in which structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors, such as the lifting, handling, and transportation industries. It also is suitable for use in agricultural machinery, the frames of...

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Manufacturers of the Future launches new educational program website

April 27, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM has launched www.manufacturersofthefuture.com to support the rapid expansion of its Manufacturers of the Future program. The website is designed as a resource where educators and students can turn for trending industry topics, webinars, training and educational...

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Peavey Electronics auctioning manufacturing equipment May 19-20

April 27, 2015

After more than 50 years of audio equipment manufacturing, Peavy Electronics is closing its speaker and amplifier manufacturing operations in Decatur and Meridian, Miss., and will be auctioning off the equipment on May 19 and 20. The company is relocating some manufacturing operations that were...

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ITS Mfg. certified as AS9100C CNC manufacturer

April 27, 2015

ITS Mfg. Inc., Crewe, Va., a CNC machining company that fabricators high-precision metal and plastic products for the high-tech bioscience, aerospace, textile, dental, medical, automotive, military, and food service industries, has announced that its 36,000-sq.-ft. facility has achieved AS9100C...

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Beware promises of jobs and money, money, money

April 27, 2015

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Yes, it’s important to make a good wage. But it’s also important to work at something you enjoy. Don’t pursue a career simply because you’ve been told that good-paying jobs are available in that field.

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Laser scanning sensor designed for automotive, aerospace measuring applications

April 27, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the Helix® 200HDR laser scanning sensor with an adjustable power range up to the maximum permitted for a Class 3R laser. The higher power allows for the inspection of complex aerospace machined parts and assemblies, including highly reflective metallic surfaces such as...

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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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