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Ascent Aerospace wins Airbus A330neo wing final assembly line upgrade

May 28, 2015

Ascent Aerospace, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton (Wales) A330 wing assembly lines to the new A330neo configuration. Under this contract, Ascent Integration will have overall...

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Best coolant practices make perfect

May 28, 2015

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Taking all of the necessary parameters into consideration when designing a tube or pipe mill can be a big task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The main considerations include all of the cooling system capacity and location, the type of coolant, the filters and skimmers to be used, and local water quality. Making these decisions early, and incorporating them into the mill’s design, maximizes the cooling system’s efficiency.

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Automated robotic assembly station offered

May 28, 2015

Comau offers the SmartRob automated robotic assembly station featuring powertrain technology. The modular system supports various settings for the operation of assembly lines and complies with NR12 and lean manufacturing requirements. The SmartRob 2400, the largest assembly cell in the range,...

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Ranger bump cap protects wearer from impact, elements

May 28, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Skullerz® 8955 ranger bump cap. It combines an impact-resistant ABS shell with a wide brim for shade and protection from the elements. The hat is compliant to EN 812: 2012, with a patented flanged shell design that expands or contracts to fit the worker’s head in...

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Saw arm assemblies allow cutting system customization

May 28, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries’ saw arm assemblies enable users to create custom cutting systems. The KM20AS and K20AS saws have a 16-/18-/20-in. blade arm assembly. The K10AS manually operated saw features a 10-in. blade arm assembly. The K12-14AS manually operated saw features a 12-/14-in. blade arm...

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Driving change, not fork trucks

May 28, 2015

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Quality Industries has changed a lot in two years, and in another two years it will change even more. A new management team is putting a new emphasis on engineering and continuous improvement.

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Thybar’s Louisville plant receives Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award

May 27, 2015

Addison, Ill.-based Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal product serving the HVAC and sheet metal industries, has announced that its plant in Louisville, Ky., has received Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance at...

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Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

May 27, 2015

While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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Steel Dynamics to expand paint line and Galvalume capability

May 27, 2015

Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metal recycler, has announced it will expand its offering of value-added flat-roll steel products through the addition of painting and Galvalume® capabilities at its Columbus, Miss., steel mill. The company plans to invest...

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Roofinox names VP-sales

May 27, 2015

Roofinox America Inc., a supplier of stainless steel coil for roll formed roof panels, has appointed David H. Rowe as vice president-sales. With 28 years of experience in the metal roofing and wall panel industry, he previously worked for Englert Inc. as director of product management. In this...

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Kubota to build Georgia manufacturing facility

May 27, 2015

Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) and Kubota Mfg. of America Corp. (KMA), manufacturers of sub-compact tractors, turf products and utility vehicles, have announced plans to build a manufacturing plant and expand its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga. The 502,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located three...

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Handling bottlenecks in a small shop

May 27, 2015

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Bottlenecks occur in all businesses. How you handle them makes a big difference in your shop’s operation and success.

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File conversion capability added to manufacturing software

May 27, 2015

MIE Solutions has announced the release of MIE File Reader file conversion capability for MIE Trak Pro software. With the addition, the software can take PDF purchase order files from a customer and convert them automatically into sales orders. With this functionality, users can process any...

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EVS Metal gains ITAR certification for New Hampshire facility

May 27, 2015

EVS Metal Inc., a provider of sheet metal fabrication, machining, and integration, has announced that its Keene, N.H., facility has earned International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certification from the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This...

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CNH Industrial's North American plant achieves silver status for world class manufacturing

May 27, 2015

The CNH Industrial N.V. plant in Saskatoon, Sask., has been awarded silver status for implementing world class manufacturing (WCM). The plant, which produces equipment for the company's agricultural equipment brands, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, is the first North American CNH Industrial...

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