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Klein Steel selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015

March 30, 2015

Klein Steel, a Rochester, N.Y., steel service center, has announced that it has been selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015 by the Democrat & Chronicle media group, also based in Rochester. The top workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is...

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Alcoa to curtail smelting capacity in Brazil

March 30, 2015

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa, New York, has announced it will curtail the remaining 74,000 metric tons of smelting capacity at its São Luís (Alumar) facility in Brazil. The decision is aligned with the company’s recent announcement to evaluate upstream capacity for possible...

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Study indicates manufacturing faces pressing need to evolve risk assessment capabilities

March 30, 2015

A new study, "Understanding Risk Assessment Practices at Manufacturing Companies," conducted jointly by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), uncovers complex business risks and disruptors facing manufacturers, as well as a pressing need for the industry to...

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Vulcanium achieves ISO 13485 registration

March 30, 2015

Vulcanium Metals Intl., Northbrook, Ill., has been granted ISO 13485:2003 registration for the distribution and processing of metal for the medical industry. The company provides titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, as well as cobalt chrome molybdenum (CCM) and medical-grade stainless round...

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The Dupps Co. receives FMA’s 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 30, 2015

The Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., and sponsored by CNA Insurance Companies, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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Spot welding robot features reduced profile

March 30, 2015

Yaskawa Motoman Robotics offers the MS80W II spot welding robot. The lightweight robot has a reduced profile compared to traditional high-payload spot welding robots. It offers simplified integration into SpotWorlds®, expanded wrist motion range to eliminate interference, and up to 70 percent less...

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Schuler’s Crossbar Robot 4.0 receives Red Dot Award for product design

March 30, 2015

Göppingen, Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler has received the Red Dot Award in the Industry, Machines, and Robot Technology category. An international jury of experts chose the robot out of more than 4,900 entries. The robot transfers parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It...

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AC drive suitable for material handling, conveyor applications

March 30, 2015

Siemens has released the single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both low overload and high overload ratings. It offers simplified setup and operation with energy efficiency. With a power rating from 1/6 to 40 HP at 480 VAC, the drive is available in five frame sizes for material...

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Rotem to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario

March 30, 2015

Rotem Industiral Products Inc., Toronto, has entered into an agreement to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario. CUMI, located in Chennai, India, manufactures coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, thin wheels for hand grinders, cutoff wheels, surface grinding discs, cloth rolls, and paper rolls....

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Coating resists high heat

March 30, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has introduced VpCI®-386 HT Black, a high-heat-resistant, water-based acrylic silicone primer/topcoat that provides protection in harsh, unsheltered outdoor applications. The primer can be applied to areas that are cracked and corroded to protect the equipment and prevent any...

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TRUMPF Canada appoints managing director

March 30, 2015

TRUMPF Canada, Mississauga, Ont., manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has appointed Stefan Fickenscher as managing director. He succeeds Stefan Schreiber, who returns to TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany, as head of central sales...

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High-definition welding helmet provides clear view of weld puddle

March 30, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® Tech HD welding helmet, its first autodarkening helmet with an optical class of 1/1/1/1, which indicates the highest optical performance possible according to the EN 379 standard. The helmet provides a clear view of the weld puddle to help...

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Mazak Optonics Corp's OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 Laser Cutting System

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The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 laser-cutting system is simply innovative. It combines high performance with a compact and flexible design, ideal for fabrication job shops looking to expand into laser-cutting services.

Disposable respirators, half-mask respirators aid welding compliance

March 30, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the N95 disposable respirator and expanded LPR-100 half-mask respirator to help companies maintain a compliant welding environment. The disposable respirator features a flame-retardant outer layer that protects welding operators in environments where...

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Jet Edge to install waterjet system at Jacquet West

March 27, 2015

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced that it will install a waterjet cutting system at the Jacquet West metal processing facility in Carson, Calif. The midrail gantry system is Jacquet’s 12th Jet Edge waterjet nationwide and second at this facility. The system features a 12- by...

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