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Chromalloy Material Solutions opens Florida sales/warehouse operation

May 22, 2015

Chromalloy has opened a new sales and warehouse facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to house its Chromalloy Material Solutions (CMS) business unit. The 70,000-sq.-ft. facility serves as a single, larger site for the staff and equipment that previously were located in San Antonio, Texas; Newnan, Ga.;...

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Cadence Inc. expands Wisconsin facility

May 22, 2015

Cadence Inc. has begun construction of a 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Nearly three times the size of the company’s existing space, the facility will allow the firm to expand production capacity and add new technologies. The Sturgeon Bay operation provides precision metal...

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Burr Oak Tool, industry partners develop simulations of copper tube inner grooves

May 22, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has partnered with the International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. to develop simulations of the inner grooves of MicroGroove™ copper tubes using CoilDesigner® software from the University of Maryland. With these new developments implemented...

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Southern Metal Fabricators certified to CSA Standard W47.1

May 21, 2015

Albertville, Ala.-based custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. has been certified according to the updated Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Standard W47.1 (Division 2) governing the fusion welding of steel. This allows Southern Metal Fabricators to fabricate projects...

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Vulcanium, Itochu Metals enter into long-term representation agreement

May 21, 2015

Northbrook, Ill.-based titanium distributor Vulcanium has entered into a long-term agreement making Itochu Metals Corp. its representative in Japan. This strategic relationship will provide Japanese titanium consumers with a source for titanium mill products and value-added processing...

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Tico Mfg. produces 400th galvanized yard tractor

May 21, 2015

Savannah, Ga.-based Tico Mfg. has announced the production of its 400th galvanized Pro-Spotter yard tractor at its 117,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Carolina. All major metal components of the yard tractor are galvanized, including the entire continuous-weld frame, cab protection...

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Study finds aluminum cans most recycled beverage containers

May 21, 2015

Aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage container on the market today, according to a new report, “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Indicators 2015,” released by the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and available at www.aluminum.org/canadvantage.com....

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AWS, WorldSkills to increase resources and advocacy for skilled professions

May 21, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, Fla., has announced the deepening of its relationship with WorldSkills, a global hub in the promotion of skills excellence and growth. Now officially a global partner, AWS will take an active role in the activities and events of WorldSkills, such as...

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Decision-making in metal forming

May 21, 2015

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We live in the Information Age. But for many in manufacturing faced with costly decisions in design and manufacturing, it can seem like the Way Too Much Information Age. Large volumes of data and information are available from myriad sources. But publishing accessibility is widespread and easy,...

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June 4 webinar to cover connection of robots and PLCs to equipment

May 21, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a one-hour webinar on June 4 about connecting robots and PLCs to legacy equipment, such as CNC machines and presses. Topics will include wireless and remote control, protocols, and networks. To register, visit...

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Cheese, metal fabrication, and the future skilled worker

May 21, 2015

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Over the past two decades, Millerbernd Systems has evolved into a complex entity--part fabricator, part automation systems provider. It also launched a local education initiative to ensure talent remains in the pipeline.

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ERP software takes mystery out of finished goods costing

May 21, 2015

Global Shop Solutions has introduced FLOOOM, an ERP software that helps manufacturers determine how much individual inventory cost components contribute to the total cost of finished goods. The software measures freight, labor, overhead, outside, other, and material (FLOOOM), allowing users to...

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AK Steel announces recipients of 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships

May 21, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships, which recognize employees’ children for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement....

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Laser marking system’s large chamber handles oversized parts

May 21, 2015

Laser Photonics, a subsidiary of Fonon Corp., has released the LaserTower™ Professional CM 3-D marking and engraving system. Its large processing chamber handles oversized parts. The rotary motor is placed on a precision linear bearing track to adapt to various-length circumferential marking...

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Stamper performs subassembly superbly

May 21, 2015

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DieMasters Inc. grew from a small diemaker shop to a 100-employee stamping contractor. The company added value to its bottom by making assemblies, which now comprise 70% of its revenue. The assemblies are a metaphoric representation of the company itself, which makes products diverse in every way possible—size, type, market, materials, complexity. While Diemasters’ success is the result of a concerted effort, President and CEO Virgil DeLay pulls the company together and keeps the band on cue with a well-defined production system.

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