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Buyken Metal Products, AJAC host Manufacturing Day for Kent, Wash., high school students

October 2, 2014

Buyken Metal Products, a provider of sheet metal forming, stamping, and fabrication services in Kent, Wash., and the Seattle-based Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) are partnering to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3 at Buyken’s facility in Kent, Wash. Students will have the...

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SHRM LINE: October hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for the month

October 2, 2014

In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014. In October, for the seventh straight month,...

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NC software offers improvements to lathe control

October 2, 2014

Heidenhain has released new software and hardware for its MANUALplus 620 contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes. The opposing spindle now is supported completely during automatic program generation. The cutoff cycle G859 now permits entering a default diameter at which a pickup device is...

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Arc Welding 101: Clearing up ASME B31.3

October 2, 2014

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Q: I am unclear about a section relative to the ASME B31.3 code for chemical plant piping.The area of this code referring to the type of welding process that is acceptable—328.2.2—states welding procedures qualified by others may be used, provided that the following conditions are met: The...

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President Obama to visit Manufacturing Day event at Millennium Steel on Oct. 3

October 1, 2014

On Oct. 3 President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Millennium supplies automotive grade steel sheet to Toyota and related parts makers. “We are pleased that the White House has chosen a...

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Novelis opens world’s largest aluminum recycling facility

October 1, 2014

Novelis has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum recycling center, located adjacent to its rolling mill in Nachterstedt, Germany. The $258 million recycling center will process up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminum scrap annually, turning it back into high-value aluminum ingots to...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house at Arizona technology center

October 1, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The company...

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Skilled labor crisis, or a crisis of character?

October 1, 2014

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We call it a "skilled labor crisis," but is it really about skill? Skills can be taught. The real challenge may be much broader.

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Electric tube hone handles bore IDs up to 35.41 in.

October 1, 2014

Sunnen’s new HTR all-electric job shop tube hone combines servo precision and cycle automation features with constant spindle power and 0.004-in. stroke repeatability to hone blind bores or correct tight spots in a bore without operator intervention. The machine handles bore IDs up to 35.41...

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From the Web: Manufacturing Day and comebacks

October 1, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Obama to participate in Manufacturing Day; Wisconsin fabricator wins #MfgDay14 video contest; students take to the road for heavy metal tour; an industrial ghost town seeks rebirth; and Rockford, Ill.-based Roper Whitney experiences a comeback.

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Ameristar Mfg. recognized for participation in John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process

October 1, 2014

Ameristar Mfg., Mankato, Minn., has earned recognition in the John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process (JD CROP), a supplier suggestion process within Deere & Co.’s Achieving Excellence program. Ameristar Mfg. supplies fabricated and stamped metal parts to John Deere’s operation in...

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America in Recovery website connects companies with ex-offender potential employees

October 1, 2014

Houston-based charity America in Recovery, created by Larry Keast, president and CEO of Venturetech, a manufacturer of heavy equipment for the oil industry, has announced the launch of a website to connect companies with potential employees who need a second chance after legal mistakes landed them...

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Cartridge dust collector requires fewer filters

October 1, 2014

Donaldson Co. Inc. has introduced the Donaldson® Torit® Downflo® Evolution (DFE) cartridge dust collector. The unit features the MaxPulse™ cleaning system and MERV 15-rated Ultra-Web® nanofiber cartridge filters. It requires fewer filters to help decrease maintenance time and cost of...

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Report predicts growth in advanced robotics for manufacturing

October 1, 2014

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory, and trainability, industrial manufacturers are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage, according to a report released today by PwC US in...

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Optical weld seam inspection system works on highly reflective materials

October 1, 2014

Vitronic offers the fourth-generation VIROwsi optical inspection system for fully automated inspection of weld seams in industrial manufacturing processes. The system can be used to configure weld seams, inspection methods, and inspection limits and track them clearly. The HDR-3D sensor...

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