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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.4 percentage points from February

April 1, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Continuous improvement, from the first quote to the final shipment

April 1, 2015

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Burlington, Ky.-based Skilcraft LLC has changed a lot in the past decade. It has moved away from the traditional job shop model toward comprehensive contract fabrication. And it got there by scrutinizing every step of the manufacturing process, from quoting to shipping.

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Hickman, Williams & Co. to expand in Indiana

April 1, 2015

Hickman, Williams & Co. has announced plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, Ind. The company has purchased a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility that will be used to process consumable materials for the metal and casting industries. Renovation of the facility is slated to begin in fall 2015. The...

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Pipe processing software comes in three versions

April 1, 2015

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has developed “t project” software for use in pipe processing applications. Based on the Windows® operating system, it has a user-friendly structure and offers intuitive possible uses without intensive training, the company reports. Three versions of the software...

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Minimum versus recommended inside bend radius

April 1, 2015

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A material’s minimum inside bend radius shows the smallest radius that’s physically possible in an air bend, though your machines and tooling may not be able to handle the tonnage. The recommended inside bend radius, such as those found on bend allowance charts for air bends, shows you what’s optimal in typical applications

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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Brochure showcases chip, parts conveyors

April 1, 2015

A recently updated brochure from Eriez® features the company’s chip and parts conveyors for moving and elevating ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The eight-page brochure covers features and benefits, principle of operation, construction, sizes, shapes,...

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RoboVent Going Green initiative showing results

March 31, 2015

RoboVent, a provider of industrial filtration and ventilation products in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Going Green initiative in its corporate offices cut down waste and saved numerous trees from destruction in 2014. The initiative began when the company decided to start recycling all...

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Ionbond coating center certified to Airbus process specifications

March 31, 2015

Ionbond has announced that Airbus S.A.S, Blagnac, France, has certified the Greensboro, N.C., coating center for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification allows the facility to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers....

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Achates Power wins $14 million military engine project

March 31, 2015

Achates Power Inc., a San Diego developer of internal combustion engines that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been awarded a $14 million project by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium to support research and development work of the U.S. Army Tank...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production at Minntac plant

March 31, 2015

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has announced plans to adjust operations and temporarily idle a portion of its Minnesota Ore Operations – Minntac plant in Mt. Iron, Minn., effective June 1. The company will continue to operate Minntac at reduced capacity to meet customer demand. The...

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AGCO employee wins Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

March 31, 2015

AGCO, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment based in Duluth, Ga., has announced that Marie Livingston, AGCO’s supervisor of application development in Jackson, Minn., has been selected to receive The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award for 2015....

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MultiCam Southeast names regional sales manager

March 31, 2015

MultiCam Southeast, Birmingham, Ala., has hired Larry Heptinstall as regional sales manager. In this role, he is responsible for direct sales and distributor relationships in Alabama and parts of Tennessee. Heptinstall has many years of sales and sales management experience working with a...

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T&B Tube to relocate to Indiana

March 31, 2015

T&B Tube Co. has announced plans to move from South Holland, Ill., to Gary, Ind. The move is slated for completion by the end of 2015. The company, which has 80 employees, produces welded steel tube and offers plating, cutting, and deburring...

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AAM to sponsor Manufacturing Day

March 31, 2015

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing DaySM 2015 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. This is the third year that AAM has been a Gold Sponsor of the program....

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