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Vari-Form joins Crowne Group LLC

August 4, 2015

Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed automotive parts, has announced that the company has been acquired by Cleveland-based Crowne Group LLC. Vari-Form has three manufacturing locations in North America, a technical center in Strathroy, Ont., Canada, and a nonunion...

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CSS launches redesigned U.S. website

August 4, 2015

Precision manufacturer CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping),Farmington, Conn., has launched its redesigned U.S. website at www.ctspring.com. The site has been revamped and upgraded with a modern look and an enhanced user experience to better serve its customers. New features include a company...

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Manufacturing Day 2015 welcomes returning sponsors NTMA and Kelly Services

August 4, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM co-producers have announced that the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and Kelly Services have renewed their sponsorships of the movement. NTMA renewed its Silver sponsorship, and Kelly Services renewed its Bronze sponsorship. Manufacturing Day sponsors...

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Metal Cutting Specialists and Houston Water Jet announce new location in Houston

August 4, 2015

BLP Holdings LLC has announced a new, 155,000-sq.-ft. facility in Houston, Texas, that will house both its Metal Cutting Specialists and Houston Water Jet divisions under one roof. Located at 7208 Gessner Road, the facility will be operational in November 2015. “With more than 45 band saws and...

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Magnetic drill with automatic feed suitable for production applications

August 4, 2015

CS Unitec’s MAB 825 V portable magnetic drill features an automatic feed mechanism with power retraction, which makes it suitable for production applications. The 16-amp, double-insulated reversible motor has a 4-speed oil bath gearbox (40-110, 65-175, 140-360, 220-600 RPM) for applications...

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Peace of mind with single-piece flow

August 4, 2015

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The Minneapolis manufacturing facility for Unison Comfort Technologies was being stretched to the limits trying to keep up with orders for its HVAC products. New fabricating technology was seen as the only way to meet current production needs and add capacity, but the company needed a new approach to its part flow as well if it were to make the most of any reshuffling of the shop floor.

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AGA releases galvanized steel studies videos

August 4, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced two new additions to its Galvanized Steel Studies (GSS) initiative. In June, the AGA visited two sites in North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas Airport parking decks and the Metrolina Greenhouses. Each Galvanized Steel Study is a video...

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Survey shows manufacturers fail to take full advantage of technology

August 4, 2015

While manufacturers remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, a majority fail to either implement or leverage important technological advancements that can help them capitalize on the recovery, according to a new survey from Sikich LLP, a professional services firm. Sikich surveyed 116...

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Tungsten electrode addresses concerns of radiotoxic thoria

August 4, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® says its MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes were designed to address the growing concerns about the radiotoxic thoria present in standard red-tipped tungsten electrodes. The electrode reportedly strikes an arc 10 times more than a red-tipped thoriated tungsten when...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Rimrock Holdings Corp.

August 4, 2015

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Cleveland, has announced that it has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based Rimrock Holding Corp., a privately held manufacturer and integrator of industrial automation products and robotic systems with two divisions, Wolf Robotics LLC and Rimrock Corp. Wolf Robotics integrates...

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Modula uses automation to produce automated storage units

August 4, 2015

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The Modula U.S.A. plant in Lewiston, Maine, is the result of a $6 million investment in new equipment, a new focus on manufacturing automated vertical storage (AVS) units, and a renaming by Italian parent company System Logistics. Cost-competitive production resulting from integrated, automatic sheet metal fabricating equipment from Salvagnini was key in the company’s decision to locate in the United States.

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Autodarkening helmet line rated value 1

August 4, 2015

Kemper GmbH has introduced the autodark® series of welding helmets comprising the professional 760 model, the basic 560i/560x, and advanced models 660i and 660x. The 760 has a 3.8-in. by 2.7-in. range of vision and has achieved value 1 in terms of optical quality, light diffusion,...

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Dodging the drought – in business

August 4, 2015

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While the much-publicized drought in California has wreaked havoc on the state overall, from the economy to simple daily living, one Santa Ana fabricator is versatile enough to avoid a drought in new and returning business.

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Custom metal fabricator grows beyond sheet metal

August 4, 2015

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Nu-Way Industries, a fabricator near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, launched a new touchscreen display business, combining expertise in metal fabrication, assembly, and supply chain management.

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Safe and round with tube and pipe handling?

August 4, 2015

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Worker safety in U.S. manufacturing facilities has improved greatly over the past 25 years, but it's amazing the dangers that still exist in some operations. Tube and pipe facilities actually represent a segment of the fabricating world where some of these risks are most obvious. A look at a couple of tube and pipe scenarios proves what some companies try to get away with and how those safety risks can easily be addressed.

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