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Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners acquire NDT company

March 3, 2015

Merit Capital Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners have announced the acquisition of Tulsa Gamma Ray and Texas Gamma Ray (TGR). The business, based in Houston, now operates under the name TGR Industrial Services. Industry veteran Matt Sisson has been named CEO of TGR, and Tom Crews has been named...

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SMS Meer to install heat treatment line at TimkenSteel

March 3, 2015

SMS Meer, Düsseldorf, has received an order from TimkenSteel to design, construct, and install a complete heat treatment system at its Gambrinus complex in Canton, Ohio. The line will process up to 10 tons/hr. of tubes and bars from 4 to 13 in. dia. and a variety of different steel grades. The...

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Bunting Magnetics names salesman of the year

March 3, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., producer of precision magnetic products, has named Jason Cohen as salesman of the year for 2014. He is responsible for sales of the company’s standard products in Texas and Oklahoma. Director of Sales Rod Henricks commented. "The Bunting salesperson of...

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Manufacturing Skill Standards Council contributes to workforce skills certification goals

March 3, 2015

In June 2011 President Obama endorsed The Manufacturing Institute's five-year goal of 500,000 industry certifications issued within its Skills Certification System. Yesterday, the institute announced that its partners had already issued 419,528 certifications, putting the system on track to beat...

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CNC grinder equipped with software to allow full 3-D simulation

March 3, 2015

Schütte has introduced the 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended X- and Y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Microtools, gun drills, hob cutters, and complex geometries can be...

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Alcoa completes acquisition of TITAL

March 3, 2015

New York-based Alcoa has completed the acquisition of privately held TITAL, a manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes, based in Bestwig, Germany. TITAL establishes titanium casting capabilities in Europe for Alcoa and expands the company’s...

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Ajax TOCCO supplies induction heater to L.B. Foster

March 3, 2015

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, Warren, Ohio, recently shipped a 4,500-kW, 12-pulse, Pacer II induction heating system to the L.B. Foster Coated Products pipe coating facility in Birmingham, Ala. The high-speed coating system applies fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) to 12.75- to 24-in. pipe in lengths up...

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Powder coating’s polyester formulation enables uniform film builds on complex parts, surfaces

March 3, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ENVIROCRON® HTE (high-transfer-efficiency) powder coating, featuring a proprietary bisphenol A (BPA)-free polyester formulation that offers a fast application build rate while providing uniform coverage on complex parts and surfaces and...

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CNC lathes require no CNC programming, G-code knowledge

March 3, 2015

Kaast Machine Tools Inc. offers CNC lathes with large spindle bores (6, 9, 12, or 14 in.) and double chuck systems. Swings are available from 18 to 51 in. with lengths from 40 to 244 in. The spindle motor range is 7.5 to 60 HP. The user does not need to have previous knowledge of CNC programming or...

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Software turns disparate data into real-time manufacturing intelligence

March 3, 2015

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship GainSeeker Suite software, which turns disparate manufacturing data into actionable manufacturing intelligence. Version 8.4 helps manufacturers focus on critical issues, take proactive steps quickly, and reinforce a data-driven...

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Sapa to supply structural aluminum tubing for new Ford F-150®

March 2, 2015

Chicago-based aluminum extrusion company Sapa has announced its partnership with Ford to supply the 2015 F-150® with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications. The truck, which features a high-strength, military-grade,...

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Online strip width computer designed for tube mill operators

March 2, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions, Romeoville, Ill., has released its strip width calculator in a new online format at www.rollsolutions.com/strip-width-calculator. This tool for tube mill operators once was only available bundled with the company’s proprietary T.U.B.E.S. (Tube Users...

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Hafendorfer Machine announces expansion in Kentucky

March 2, 2015

Hafendorfer Machine Inc., a provider of machining, fabricating, laser cutting, and welding services in Louisville, Ky., will expand its operations, with plans to add 15 workers in the next few years and another 14 workers during the next 10 years. The $5.9 million expansion will include the...

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Integrated Metal Products moving to larger facility in Ontario

March 2, 2015

Metal fabricating company Integrated Metal Products has announced plans to move to a larger facility in its current city of Guelph, Ont. The new facility will offer 30,000 sq. ft. for the company’s laser cutting, forming, and welding operations. The firm plans to increase its workforce and...

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Quality management software analyzes, controls, manages welding processes

March 2, 2015

Xnet modular quality management software from EWM helps discover potential savings, ensure cost-effective manufacturing, and document every weld. Compatible with Industry 4.0, the software supports networking for complex manufacturing sequences from mass production to one-off items. The software...

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