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Acme Mfg. opens second manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 31, 2015

Acme Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of integrated centerless and robotic belt grinding systems and automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has added a second manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 45,000-sq.-ft. building will accommodate additional manufacturing...

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Shimco breaks ground at new Ontario headquarters

August 31, 2015

Shimco, a manufacturer of precision parts and gap-management systems, has begun construction of a 25,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Cambridge, Ont. Its current headquarters will relocate from Markham, Ont., to Cambridge in December. The manufacturing facility will incorporate increased automation,...

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Central Tube and Bar opens expanded facility in Oklahoma

August 31, 2015

Central Tube and Bar (CTB) has opened a 55,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tulsa, Okla. Steady growth in its regional customer base and the addition of new processing equipment motivated the search for a larger facility. The company is a supplier and processor of tube and bar products, including round,...

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Automated barrier door, steel fencing form safety cell around robots

August 31, 2015

The Rite-Hite Machine Guarding Defender Cell restricts access and provides guarding around potentially dangerous automated and automatic processes, including stretch-wrap machine operations. The four-sided safety cell incorporates RoboGuard steel wire fencing; point-of-operation guarding; and a...

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Bunzl Distribution acquires Steiner Industries

August 31, 2015

Bunzl Distribution, a St. Louis-based nonperishable goods supplier, has acquired Steiner Industries Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer and wholesaler of personal protection equipment (PPE) for U.S. industrial distributors supplying the welding and industrial sectors. This is Bunzl’s third...

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Arcam opens sales/support office in Massachusetts

August 31, 2015

Arcam AB, a supplier of additive manufacturing systems based in Mölndal, Sweden, has opened Arcam Cad to Metal Inc., a sales and service facility covering the needs of the company’s North American EBM business, in Woburn, Mass. The 5,500-sq.-ft. facility offers sales, support, spare parts,...

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Trico announces addition to international business development team

August 31, 2015

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management products and services, has announced the addition of Alejandro Soto to the international business development team. In this position, he focuses on channels of distribution in Latin America. Soto has more than 10 years of experience in growing,...

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Automated punch press loaders allow unattended operation

August 31, 2015

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the FG series of automated punch press loaders. They provide lights-out, unattended operation during breaks, shift changes, lunch, and after hours. The servo-controlled systems feature an axis drive, programmable parts stacking patterns, and an integrated...

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Tube and pipe weld purging system prevents oxidation

August 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgElite® tube and pipe purging system. Designed for use when welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, and chrome, the system purges the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and discoloration and to ensure a good...

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White paper reveals how effective data searches improve product development

August 28, 2015

Only one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully, according to management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper from Lakewood, Ohio-based Onix makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers' success. The white paper,...

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Sapa Extrusions installs extrusion presses at Midwest plants

August 28, 2015

Sapa Extrusions-North America has announced the installation of new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind., plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and should begin extruding aluminum before the end of 2015. To meet capacity requirements, the Yankton...

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The need for growth--of the employee

August 28, 2015

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Metal fabricators that want to grow the business should focus on employee growth. The rest will take care of itself.

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Kennametal appoints VP/CFO

August 28, 2015

Kennametal Inc., based in Latrobe, Pa., has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and CFO. He replaces Martha Fusco, who has served as interim CFO since February 2015. She will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller. Van Gaalen has more than 30...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Software offers new functions for mechanical joining simulation

August 28, 2015

Simufact Eng. has released Simufact.forming 13 software. It provides improvements in postprocessing, evaluation, depiction of the simulation results, result precision, software stability, and speed, says the company. With user-friendly mathematical formulas, users can generate their own result...

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