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Biodegradable water-table fluid prevents corrosion, bacteria growth

December 22, 2014

LubeCorp.’s GreenCut plasma arc water-table fluid, used as a treatment for water tables in CNC plasma arc cutting systems, now is available from Rhino Cutting Systems. The biodegradable treatment prevents corrosion, bacteria growth, foaming, and hot-spotting. It is thermally stable at plasma...

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A new year and a better image for manufacturing

December 22, 2014

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As 2015 approaches, manufacturing's image is in pretty good shape, all things considered.

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Heung IL USA to build first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina

December 22, 2014

Heung IL USA Corp., a subsidiary of South Korea-based Heung IL Industrial Co. Ltd., will open its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Statesville, N.C., creating 30 full-time jobs. The company will invest $2.3 million in the facility, which will be co-located on the grounds of the existing...

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Nesting software introduced

December 22, 2014

Accurate Die Design Inc. offers Logopress3® Nesting software from Logopress Corp. Fully integrated inside of SolidWorks®, the product can set a sheet size to nest on or set only the width, provide angular control and constraint of parts, allow nesting into openings or not, and generate reports...

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Illinois Material Handling acquires Chicago Lift Truck

December 22, 2014

Material handling equipment dealer Illinois Material Handling, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a division of Wolter Group LLC, has acquired Chicago Lift Truck, a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago. Much of the staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling. Chris...

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Welding trainer designed for robot programmers

December 22, 2014

Virtual Welding Robotics by Fronius is available to instructors to assist the training of robot programmers. With this simulation platform, trainees in robotic welding can get close to the action without the limitations imposed by safety devices or missing welding equipment. The system shows...

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Safety goggles go from impact to splash protection in seconds

December 22, 2014

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone® goggles offer two types of protection in one product. Users can wear the goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Then they can add the optional, patented Double-Take™ inserts at the top and bottom of the...

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TRUMPF expands to Querétaro, Mexico

December 19, 2014

In response to increased sales in Mexico, Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc. has opened a facility in Querétaro. The location allows faster response times for spare parts, sales support, and service technicians. Sofia Cardenas, facility supervisor of the new warehouse, said, “As an...

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TeraDiode signs purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems

December 19, 2014

TeraDiode, Wilmington, Mass., has announced the signing of a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS), Osaka, Japan. Under the multiyear agreement, TeraDiode will supply PWS 4-kW high brightness TeraBlade™ laser engines, which will allow PWS’s robotic welding and...

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Sioux Corp. receives Pillar of the Industry Award

December 19, 2014

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., has received the Pillar of the Industry Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for its dedication and support of the U.S. manufacturing industry and the I Make America campaign. Sioux was one of only 34 companies nationwide to receive the award. The...

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Gatto Industrial Platers launches large-parts zinc electroplating line

December 19, 2014

Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., Chicago, has launched its new large-parts zinc electroplating line. The new line’s tanks, which are 4 ft. wide, 7.5 ft. deep, and 27 ft. long, can accommodate parts weighing up to 8,000 lbs. According to the company, it is the largest zinc electroplating line in...

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Demand for synthetic formulations surges in global metalworking fluids market

December 19, 2014

Booming end-user markets, especially in Asia, are driving the global metalworking fluids market. As industrial production increases in China, India, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and Southeast Asian countries, regulations on wastewater treatment and disposal are compelling end users to optimize the use...

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Caterpillar announces officer retirement, appoints new vice president

December 19, 2014

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc., a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural-gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives, has announced the retirement of vice president Jim Johnson and the appointment of a new vice president, Raymond Chan....

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Is the production meeting a relic of the past?

December 19, 2014

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In today's manufacturing world where more is done with less, many metal fabricators don't see the need for a daily production meeting. It's one more example of manufacturers adjusting to the times because of lack of time.

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Aleris to sell extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama

December 19, 2014

Aleris, Cleveland, a privately held, global provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aluminum extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama Inc., a Japanese building products and extrusions...

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