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Koike Aronson announces record-breaking equipment order

April 17, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners and cutting machines in Arcade, N.Y., has announced that it has received the biggest single order in its history: a $14 million sale to a company outside of the U.S. The order is for Ransome vertical up welding machines a Ransome...

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Kennametal raises $1 million for United Way

April 17, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that it raised $1 million in support of the United Way and its agencies during the 2013 campaign. Kennametal Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso accepted the first-ever Live United award given by The United Way of Westmoreland County to...

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Metalworking Solutions hires new staff

April 17, 2014

Metalworking Solutions, a manufacturing company in Chattanooga, Tenn., has hired Josh Janeway as quality manager and Kenneth Garmany as director of business development. Janeway has eight years of experience leading ISO efforts in various organizations. Garmany has more than 20 years in the...

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Tungsten electrodes offered in various styles

April 17, 2014

Wolfpower® electrodes from Uniweld Products are precision centerless ground, a process that removes any surface imperfections from the electrode. The line of tungsten electrodes, used for GTAW, includes pure, 2 percent thoriated, 2 percent ceriated, and 1 percent zirconiated tungsten. Pure...

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Short-run black oxide line imparts coating at low temperature

April 17, 2014

Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp black oxide process operates at 200 to 205 degrees F, eliminating boiling chemicals. The finishing line is suitable for use in job shops where short-run black oxide finishing is needed on a rush basis. The process uses a chemical reaction that is based only on...

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Compact power unit suitable for die clamping/lifting systems

April 17, 2014

A new electrically driven, high-pressure hydraulic power unit from Hilma Div. of Carr Lane Roemheld is suitable for small and midsize die clamping and lifting systems. The compact, lightweight, modular unit comes with a motor, pump, oil reservoir, valve configuration as needed, pressure gauge,...

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Wire feed connectors introduced

April 17, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc. has launched three new wire feed connectors that expand its Fast ‘N Easy® line of weld wire dispensing products. The connectors, with the use of a conduit system, deliver the welding electrode to the wire feeder from a remotely located master pack of wire....

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Machines perform linear ID/OD broaching with one tool

April 17, 2014

Benz Inc. offers two broaching systems that perform rotary and linear broaching for the machine tool industry. Both tools enable machine shops to perform linear ID and OD broaching with one tool. The new LinA broaching system changes the rotary motion of the live tool turret into a linear motion...

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Mobile app aids selection of nontoxic cleaning products

April 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has released the Bio-Circle Cleaner Selector Guide, a mobile app for use with Apple® iOS® devices such as the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, as well as Google® Android™ devices. Available now in multiple languages, the app is designed...

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80/20 homework

April 16, 2014

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Before a company looks to increase its inventory buffer as a step to improve on-time delivery, a shop should exhaust less expensive options first. These homework assignments may help fabricators explore those options.

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Hip, hip, away ...

April 16, 2014

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Nearly four years ago, I wrote a blog about a very personal matter—the fact that a metal-on-metal implant inserted in my right hip had been recalled because of possible bodily damage related to the metal parts wearing on each other. I had just learned that I was the proud owner of a DePuy... Continue Reading

Power-reverse punch feature helps increase hole puncher productivity

April 16, 2014

Hougen Mfg. has introduced the Hougen®-Ogura® 75002.5PR and 75004PR electrohydraulic hole punchers. The 24.9-lb. units feature single-body construction for punching holes in steel in as little as 2.3 sec. Both models include the new power retractable punch system, which allows users to...

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Highlander Partners acquires Profile Extrusion’s Georgia extrusion operations

April 16, 2014

Dallas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners LP has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. located in Rome, Ga. The company continues to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (PCE) with the same management team....

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Buildup electrode delivers deposits with hardness up to 31 HRC

April 16, 2014

Hardface Technologies, a business unit of Postle Industries, has introduced the Postalloy® RailTuff buildup electrode, suitable for the repair of carbon steel rail ends, wheel burns, wheel slip streaks, and carbon steel switch points. According to the manufacturer, the electrode provides...

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Future Metals opens Ohio service center

April 16, 2014

Future Metals, a metals distributor to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry, has opened its ninth metals service center. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is a satellite location of the company’s larger Tamarac, Fla., sales office and warehouse. The Dayton...

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