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U.S. industrial manufacturers’ optimism about domestic outlook rises

April 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2014, according to the Q1 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC US. The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the...

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ABB’s PLCs allow zoned safety guarding at Sandviken plant

April 17, 2014

ABB’s new safety PLC has provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold-rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden. The mill is a key part of the production line for precision strip steel at the plant. Safety PLC modules from ABB’s...

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QCMI receives 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award

April 17, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award in the 51- to 150-employee category from the San Diego Business Journal. QCMI won the award based on its longevity, sustained growth, and community...

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Schuler receives order for beverage packaging press

April 17, 2014

An Asian manufacturer has placed an order with Schuler, Göppingen, Germany, for a press to produce beverage can lids. The Smartline SA-S can produce more than 3,000 such lids per minute, forming the can’s stay-on tab, attaching it to the lid, and forming the depressed panel with opening score....

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Hendrick Mfg. appoints VP of manufacturing

April 17, 2014

Hendrick Mfg. has appointed Tom Mosca as vice president of manufacturing for Hendrick Mfg., Carbondale, Ill., and Hendrick Metal Products, Elgin, Ill. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, driving continuous improvement by using lean and Six Sigma philosophies. Mosca...

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Madsen Wire Products launches website

April 17, 2014

Noble Wire Products Inc. doing business as Madsen Wire Products in Orland, Ind., has announced the launch of its new website at www.madsenwire.com. Visitors can view the company’s wire products and services. Menu navigation allows quick access to service...

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Koike Aronson announces record-breaking equipment order

April 17, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners and cutting machines in Arcade, N.Y., has announced that it has received the biggest single order in its history: a $14 million sale to a company outside of the U.S. The order is for Ransome vertical up welding machines a Ransome...

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Kennametal raises $1 million for United Way

April 17, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that it raised $1 million in support of the United Way and its agencies during the 2013 campaign. Kennametal Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso accepted the first-ever Live United award given by The United Way of Westmoreland County to...

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Metalworking Solutions hires new staff

April 17, 2014

Metalworking Solutions, a manufacturing company in Chattanooga, Tenn., has hired Josh Janeway as quality manager and Kenneth Garmany as director of business development. Janeway has eight years of experience leading ISO efforts in various organizations. Garmany has more than 20 years in the...

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Tungsten electrodes offered in various styles

April 17, 2014

Wolfpower® electrodes from Uniweld Products are precision centerless ground, a process that removes any surface imperfections from the electrode. The line of tungsten electrodes, used for GTAW, includes pure, 2 percent thoriated, 2 percent ceriated, and 1 percent zirconiated tungsten. Pure...

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Short-run black oxide line imparts coating at low temperature

April 17, 2014

Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp black oxide process operates at 200 to 205 degrees F, eliminating boiling chemicals. The finishing line is suitable for use in job shops where short-run black oxide finishing is needed on a rush basis. The process uses a chemical reaction that is based only on...

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Compact power unit suitable for die clamping/lifting systems

April 17, 2014

A new electrically driven, high-pressure hydraulic power unit from Hilma Div. of Carr Lane Roemheld is suitable for small and midsize die clamping and lifting systems. The compact, lightweight, modular unit comes with a motor, pump, oil reservoir, valve configuration as needed, pressure gauge,...

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Wire feed connectors introduced

April 17, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc. has launched three new wire feed connectors that expand its Fast ‘N Easy® line of weld wire dispensing products. The connectors, with the use of a conduit system, deliver the welding electrode to the wire feeder from a remotely located master pack of wire....

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Machines perform linear ID/OD broaching with one tool

April 17, 2014

Benz Inc. offers two broaching systems that perform rotary and linear broaching for the machine tool industry. Both tools enable machine shops to perform linear ID and OD broaching with one tool. The new LinA broaching system changes the rotary motion of the live tool turret into a linear motion...

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Mobile app aids selection of nontoxic cleaning products

April 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Bio-Circle Cleaner Selector Guide, a mobile app for use with Apple® iOS® devices such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, as well as Google® Android™ devices. Available now in multiple languages, the app is designed...

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