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Hyperloop One to open manufacturing plant in Nevada

July 28, 2016

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, developer of the Hyperloop structure to move passengers and cargo between two points, has announced it will open its first manufacturing plant, Hyperloop One Metalworks, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The 105,000-sq.-ft. tooling and fabrication plant will house...

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Columbus McKinnon appoints VP human resources

July 28, 2016

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., a manufacturer of material handling products, has appointed Charlene Miraglia as vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Miraglia most recently served as vice president of global human resources food and beverage at SPX Flow....

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Coolant-through threadmills suitable for blind hole applications

July 28, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers a line of coolant-through threadmills, designed to improve chip evacuation when threading blind holes. According to the company, they reduce tool deflection and provide straight, precise thread forms. Inch-shank and metric-shank versions are offered. The...

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Eurotranciatura USA to expand in Tennessee

July 28, 2016

Eurotranciatura USA, a manufacturer of steel lamination products for electrical motors and generators, has announced plans for a $12.6 million expansion in Paris, Tenn. The expansion, expected to create more than 170 jobs, will include upgrades and new equipment, as well as the addition of a...

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New forms in punching

July 28, 2016

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Metal fabricators are familiar with forming shapes such as louvers on a punching machine, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Punching tools today can produce forms, such as hinges, which could be used to streamline production on the shop floor. Fabricators just need to open their eyes and take in the possibilities.

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PennEngineering to acquire Heyco Products

July 28, 2016

Precision fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has entered into an agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc., Toms River, N.J. Heyco Products designs and manufactures molded wire protection products, plastic fasteners, molded components, and stamped electrical components. The...

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California Steel Industries announces executive appointments

July 28, 2016

California Steel Industries Inc., a producer of flat-rolled steel and ERW pipe based in Fontana, Calif., has announced several staff appointments. Marcelo Botelho has been named president/CEO. He replaces Toshiyuki ("Ted") Tamai, who is retiring after 43 years in the steel industry in Japan and...

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Cordless hole puncher generates 11 tons of punching force

July 28, 2016

The new, battery-powered Hougen®-Ogura® model 76000PR Punch-Pro™ electrohydraulic hole puncher from Hougen Mfg. is suitable for on-site hole punching where power is not available or hard to access. It generates 11 tons of punching force for punching round or oblong holes up to 19/32 in. dia. in...

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DIN-rail power supplies are compact

July 28, 2016

IDEC Corp. has introduced the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, replacing the PS5R and PS5R-S series. They are available in 7.5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, 90-, 120-, and 240-W versions. They are compact, with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25 percent from previous generations. Operating...

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MagneGas announces top automaker’s switch from acetylene to renewable-waste fuel

July 27, 2016

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that a global auto manufacturing company based in the Midwest has switched from acetylene to MagneGas2® as its sole fuel of choice for metal cutting and brazing in one of its factories. MagneGas2 is produced in a patented process that converts...

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Wynright hires vice president

July 27, 2016

Wynright Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co. and a provider of intelligent material handling systems based in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Gordon Hellberg as vice president integrator sales for North America. Before joining the company, Hellberg spent much...

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Band saw handles structural, solid, difficult materials

July 27, 2016

Kalamazoo Machine Tool’s model H8SA is a semiautomatic, double-column, canted-head band saw for sawing structural, solid, and difficult materials. All functions are fully hydraulic, with a free-standing operator’s console that can be placed in any location. The operator has full control of...

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FlexMove launches new website

July 27, 2016

Malaysia-based FlexMove, a Dorner Holding Corp. company and manufacturer of flexible chain conveyor systems, has launched a new website at www.flexmove.com. The site is designed for viewing on tablets and mobile devices. It presents large photos and detailed technical information on its six...

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Mill Steel hires sales manager to expand into new painted market segments

July 27, 2016

Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has named Chad Hull as sales manager of architectural and standing seam products. He will be key in directing the company’s expansion to the painted architectural and standing seam markets within its Building Products...

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What makes a good boss in manufacturing?

July 27, 2016

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So often, when a dispute arises between a supervisor and employee, it's not about "what." It's about "who."

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