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Epic Systems listed among the top places to work in St. Louis

July 24, 2014

Engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the second year in a row. Companies are chosen based solely on employee feedback from a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. The survey evaluates whether...

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Metalworking handbook provides essential information for students

July 24, 2014

Industrial Press offers Shop Reference for Students and Apprentices. The compact, 550-page spinoff of Machinery’s Handbook provides essential information for students preparing for jobs in the metalworking industry, from the ability to understand and use shop mathematics to the reading and...

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Arcos names general manager

July 24, 2014

Mount Carmel, Pa.-based Arcos Industries LLC, a manufacturer of stainless steel and high-nickel alloy bare wire and covered welding electrodes, has appointed Harry Wehr to the position of general manager. He has held numerous positions within the company during his 35-year tenure, serving most...

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Ferrous powders provide extreme wear resistance

July 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co. has introduced ferrous powders designed to extend steel’s capabilities in near-net-shape wear parts for highly abrasive environments. The alloys feature hardnesses higher than 1,400 HV, wear resistance of less than 10 mm3 volume loss, and spherical morphology that results in...

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Differentiating in a commoditized market

July 24, 2014

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There are four principles to understand about differentiation and the buying factors that go beyond price: They always exist; they have economic value; they vary by customer; and they change with time, because yesterday’s differentiators can be tomorrow’s commodity.

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Rafter ships pipe mill upgrade

July 23, 2014

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped a RT-5500 weld squeeze box for a North American OCTG pipe producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's existing HFI pipe mill. It is sized for up to 7.00-in.-OD by 0.375-in.-wall HSLA steel pipe. The design includes...

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Winners announced for first round of Gene Haas Foundation/NIMS scholarships for schools

July 23, 2014

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) have announced the first round of winners of a new scholarship program to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers. Danville Community College,...

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Hybrid welding process welds thick metal sheets quickly

July 23, 2014

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. has developed a hybrid welding process that allows the welding of thick pipelines and metal sheets made of aluminum alloys or steel at speeds of 19.69 and 4.92 FPM, respectively. The process can be used to make single-sided, zero-defect welds on aluminum sheets up...

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Lightweight metals manufacturing institute to open in Detroit

July 23, 2014

The headquarters of a federally funded, $148 million high-tech advanced manufacturing research institute operated by American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) will open in Detroit this fall. ALMMII is a public-private partnership led by Ohio-based manufacturing...

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James Tool Machine & Eng. adds additive manufacturing technology

July 23, 2014

James Tool Machine & Eng. Inc., Morganton, N.C., a provider of precision CNC machining and builder of hydraulic workholding fixtures, now offers additive manufacturing technology. The company offers fused deposition modeling (FDM) using ABS plastic in-house, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS),...

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Industrial Magnetics releases video highlighting magnetic separator

July 23, 2014

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., has released a demonstration video of its SimpleClean™ RotoDrawer™ magnetic housing at www.magnetics.com. It shows the equipment operator gaining easy access to the magnets to perform routine removal of collected metal. The magnetic drawer...

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Magnetic separators made for metalworking applications

July 23, 2014

Eriez® offers a variety of magnetic separation equipment to remove ferrous chips, parts, and fine contaminants in metalworking applications. Models are available in various sizes, styles, and magnetic strengths. Magnetic traps remove ferrous contaminants in liquid lines and capture chips and...

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Self-sharpening sanding disc provides increased stock removal

July 23, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Quick-Step XX sanding disc. According to the company, the disc’s removal rate is twice as fast when compared to regular Velcro® and pressure-sensitive adhesive sanding discs. It provides six times the stock removal compared to regular sanding discs,...

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Power sources, interface controls designed for SAW, ESW

July 23, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new SubArc Digital series of power sources, interface controls, and accessories includes digital control and communication electronics designed to help improve weld performance and simplify equipment integration in advanced applications. The product line includes...

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Mecco Marking & Traceability names sales manager

July 22, 2014

Mecco Marking & Traceability, Cranberry Township, Pa., has promoted Bill Holtzman to sales manager. Mecco is a provider of laser and dot peen marking systems. Holtzman, a graduate of Allegheny College, has been with the company since 2010. He served previously as sales engineer and laser product...

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