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Newcomb Spring adds CNC coiler

March 4, 2015

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has purchased a CNC spring coiler for manufacturing a variety of compression, extension, and torsion springs in wire diameters up to 0.625 in. The system’s automated features eliminate the need for hand tooling and many secondary processes. The coiler also...

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Servomotors offer stall torque of 85.0, 120.0 Nm

March 4, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. has introduced the QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series of servomotors with stall torque of 85.0 and 120.0 Nm, respectively. The motors provide low torque ripple for high-speed stability and positioning accuracy, the company reports. A high rotor moment of inertia provides for...

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4 ways to improve time per bend

March 4, 2015

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The time that a press brake operator spends walking to a control or maneuvering a part is time the customer is not paying for. Those seconds add up over the day and cut into a fab shop's profitability. New approaches to bending, however, can help to remedy that.

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ABB to expand in Tennessee

March 4, 2015

Power and automation technology provider ABB will invest $30 million in building a new manufacturing site and expanding its customer experience center for its Low Voltage Products division in the Memphis, Tenn., area. The investment will initially create more than 200 jobs, with 100 more jobs...

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Wisconsin Lift Truck awarded fourth consecutive MHEDA MVP status

March 4, 2015

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Most Valuable Partner (MVP) status for 2015 in a program from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). To earn the status, a company must be committed to excellence in industry relations, customer relations and...

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Robotic blast system adapted for processing aircraft turbine blades

March 4, 2015

Guyson Corp. has designed and built the RB-10-TC robotic grit-blasting machine, adapted for processing aircraft turbine blades in production lots. Developed for lightly attended operation, the machine blasts an entire pallet-load of components without human intervention. A FANUC M-10iA robot,...

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Mobile carts hold tools, provide temporary work surface

March 4, 2015

Creform Corp. has developed a new design for mobile tool carts built with the company’s system of pipes and joints for customization and flexibility. The carts can meet the needs of individual or multiple departments for sharing and transporting tools within manufacturing or assembly plants...

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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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