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Blade designed for blast machine processing of narrow workpieces

March 6, 2015

Wheelabrator has introduced a concave blade for its 35 Ezefit blast wheel, which achieves a narrow blast pattern and a tight “hot spot” at high abrasive speeds. The blade design is suitable for blast machines processing narrow workpieces, such as wire, rod, tube, pipe, bar, and...

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Wheelabrator Group (Canada) celebrates grand opening

March 5, 2015

Metallic surface preparation provider Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd. celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and luncheon at its new facility in Burlington, Ont. This office facility offers conference rooms and workstations for engineering and sales. The location offers...

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Wilson Tool unveils website for AEM

March 5, 2015

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Wilson Tool International®, a provider of sheet metal fabricating tooling, has launched a website for Advance Eng. & Mfg. (AEM), acquired by the firm in 2014. AEM offers tablet punches and dies and related accessories and services for numerous industries. The new...

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Proto Labs wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award

March 5, 2015

Prototype and low-volume production parts manufacturer Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has been awarded a 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award by corporate growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. In its 11th year, the awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders...

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Epic Piping to build headquarters, pipe fabrication plant in Louisiana

March 5, 2015

New pipe fabrication company Epic Piping has announced it will build its national headquarters and a $45.3 million, 200,000-sq.-ft. plant in Livingston,, La. According to the firm, the plant will create 560 full-time jobs. The plant, expected to be completed in Q2 2016, can be expanded to...

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3-D waterjet software ingredients are the right mix for easy operation

March 5, 2015

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Companies have been programming 5-axis waterjet heads for 2-D and 3-D tables for decades. The process has moved from being a time-consuming chore to a couple of clicks, and from requiring extensive process and software knowledge to being operator-friendly.

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Custom Rollforming Corp. names tooling coordinator

March 5, 2015

Custom Rollforming Corp., a corporation within The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., has appointed Colton Snyder as tooling coordinator. Snyder has served as a machine operator II at the company for nearly five years and has operated most of its production lines. He also has assisted in die...

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Portable, hand-held surface gauge offers simplified calibration verification

March 5, 2015

Mahr Federal has introduced the Pocket Surf® IV portable surface-finish gauge. A new feature allows for the display of Ra, Rz, and Rmax values at a glance with only one measurement stroke. The single-button calibration process does not require additional tools. The company’s MarConnect...

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Aerospace materials market worth $18.5 billion by 2019, says report

March 5, 2015

The aerospace materials market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 percent between 2014 and 2019 to reach $18.5 billion in terms of value, according to MarketsandMarkets, Dallas. The firm’s report, “Aerospace Material Market by type (aluminum alloys, steel alloys, titanium alloys, super...

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Handling structural steel, one truckload at a time

March 5, 2015

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For structural fabrication-and-construction companies, efficiency in logistics is vital. A typical column, beam, truss or joist is handled three times—first to a storage yard, then to a staging area, and finally to the semitrailer. However, this isn’t the only way to do it. Reinicke Athens Inc. recently invested in a straddle carrier from Combilift Ltd. Instead of moving one part at a time, the truck lifts and moves an entire load a time, cutting its trailer-loading time from up to 8 man-hours to as little as 30 minutes.

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Filter removes contaminants to 0.01 micron

March 5, 2015

The .01 Micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to remove vapors and contaminants to 0.01 micron, resulting in clean, dry, compressed air. The four-stage filtration system, which offers flows of 50, 75, and 100 SCFM, can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. It performs...

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The Superior way to implement lean manufacturing

March 5, 2015

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Editor Eric Lundin interviews two individuals who were key in establishing product flow at Superior Tube Co. Inc., tracing the big steps the company took to go from a conventional push system to a lean pull system.

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate to tick up in manufacturing, services in March

March 5, 2015

In March, hiring activity in the manufacturing and service sectors is expected to increase compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) bLeading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2015. In March, for the 12th straight...

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Personal air breathing unit provides Grade D breathable air

March 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model P-20 personal air breathing unit. It works with the existing filtered compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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How a punch press acts like a press brake

March 4, 2015

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Traditionally bending high flanges on a punch press just hasn’t been practical, but new machines and software are changing the situation. Today, flanges up to 3 inches high can be bent not by the press brake, but by special tooling on the punch press.

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