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Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance break ground for new plant in Mexico

September 4, 2015

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have broken ground for their joint-venture manufacturing complex, COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The plant will produce compact vehicles for the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands. The partners will...

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Andes Coil Processors adds warehouse and storage facility in Texas

September 4, 2015

Steel toll processing company Andes Coil Processors LLC has opened a 54,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and storage facility in Dallas to complement the company’s existing 109,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lewisville, Texas. The warehouse offers short-track rail service five days a week. In phase 1, the new...

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Alcoa expands R&D center to increase additive manufacturing capabilities

September 4, 2015

Lightweight metals provider Alcoa, New York, is expanding the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes. The company will produce materials designed for additive technologies to meet increasing demand for complex,...

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Epic Systems hires principle packaging line development engineer

September 4, 2015

St. Louis-based Epic Systems Inc., a design and build firm offering engineering functions including machine vision, packaging lines, and custom machines, has announced the hiring of William Pendleton as principle packaging line development engineer. Pendleton received a bachelor’s degree in...

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LED pilot light added to magnetic drill

September 4, 2015

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the redesigned HMD904 portable magnetic drill. The newest feature is an LED pilot light, built into the base of the magnet. It allows the operator to line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in low- or no-light conditions. The drill’s motor features a...

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Chromalloy to provide F108 gas turbine engine module repairs for Air Force

September 3, 2015

Chromalloy, a supplier of repairs, coatings, investment castings, and services for turbine airfoils and other engine components based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide repairs on low-pressure turbine modules for the F108 aircraft engine fleet. The...

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SAF West opens Oregon sales office

September 3, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.), Atlanta, has opened the SAF Northwest sales office in Salem, Ore. It is managed by Peter Stauffer, who was promoted to account manager of Pacific Northwest from his previous position in sales at the company’s SAF West facility in Redding, Calif. The new...

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QRP adds 3-D metal printing services

September 3, 2015

Qualified Rapid Products (QRP), West Jordan, Utah, has acquired a Concept Laser 3-D metal printer. The company provides comprehensive engineering services specializing in metal additive manufacturing of high-precision, low-volume, functional parts. The company reports it is the first supplier...

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Spindle machining unit visualizes cycles for programming

September 3, 2015

Suhner offers the BEA 16 spindle machining unit with new servo drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth. Software allows the user to program six different basic cycles (drilling, combined drilling, thread cutting, drilling with chip removal, drilling with jump function, and undercutting)...

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The Fabricator’s Technology Summit

September 29-30, 2015
  • SigmaTEK Systems LLC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • The city of Cincinnati is known for its rich history in manufacturing. Join your peers in Cincinnati Sept. 29-30, 2015 for FMA's 7th annual The FABRICATOR®'s Technology Summit where you will experience the operations of eight manufacturing facilities in just two days. You'll see firsthand how these companies are implementing successful automation with a variety of systems for a total solution.

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    Penn Stainless Products to open distribution facility in Pennsylvania

    September 3, 2015

    Penn Stainless Products, a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, has announced the construction of a 35,000-sq.-ft. distribution and transfer facility in Jackson Center, Pa. Scheduled to open on Nov. 1, the plant will offer next-day flatbed delivery to area customers for stock...

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    Webinar on Sept. 17 to highlight 3-D printing, additive manufacturing

    September 3, 2015

    Park Systems will host a free webinar on 3-D printing and additive manufacturing on Sept. 17, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PST focused on methods and materials for engineers, nanoscientists, and researchers in nanotechnology. Topics will include the advantages of additive manufacturing, the various...

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    Tapping tools available in three styles

    September 3, 2015

    Palmgren’s parallel arm tapping tools help to improve operator utilization, reduce setup times, reduce material handling, and improve material flow, reports the company. Users can select the pneumatic tapping arm system, motor, and tap holder that best meets their needs. The Quick-Tap system...

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    OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

    September 3, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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    Metcam launches division to manufacture truck bed extensions

    September 3, 2015

    Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new division to manufacture and market TramBed™ truck bed extensions. Metcam has acquired full rights to the technology, and the new division will be operating the entire supply chain for...

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