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Personal unit delivers OSHA-compliant grade D breathable air

February 27, 2017

Martech Services Co. offers the model P-20 personal air breathing unit. According to the company, when the unit is used with the existing filtered compressed air supply, it provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it...

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Greenheck receives Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award

February 27, 2017

Greenheck, a manufacturer of air movement, control, and conditioning equipment with corporate headquarters and several manufacturing facilities in Schofield, Wis., has been selected as the 2016 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year by an independent panel of judges representing industry, education,...

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Chicago Tube and Iron announces two promotions

February 27, 2017

Chicago Tube and Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has announced the promotion of Jim Farnan to director of procurement and Sean Vietti to general manager.Farnan, a 22-year industry veteran, succeeds Larry Soehrman, who will retire at the end of May. Farnan has 17 years of experience at the company in...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence seeks speakers for Las Vegas event

February 27, 2017

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, North Kingstown, R.I., has announced it is seeking industry experts to speak at HxGN LIVE 2017, the company’s international conference, to be held June 13-16, 2017, in Las Vegas. The event highlights developments in data-driven technologies enabled by Hexagon's newest...

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Concept Laser delivers 3-D metal printing to U.S. Naval Research Lab

February 27, 2017

Grapevine, Texas-based Concept Laser, a provider of machine and plant technology for 3-D printing of metal components, has announced the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., has selected Concept Laser’s 3-D metal printing technology for rapid prototyping and materials research....

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Simulation software takes stamping from feasibility to validation

February 27, 2017

ESI Group has released PAM-STAMP 2017 simulation software for sheet metal forming. The program covers cold, warm, and hot forming processes and most special processes for all types of metallic materials. It offers management of progressive, transfer, and line dies, as well as tool surface design....

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Grainger launches online Knowledge Center

February 27, 2017

Chicago-based W.W. Grainger Inc., a broad line supplier of MRO products serving businesses and institutions, has launched the Knowledge Center by Grainger, an online resource center at www.grainger.com/knowledge designed to provide insights and information to customers.The site offers articles and...

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Sussex Wire names business development manager

February 27, 2017

Sussex Wire Inc., a manufacturer of cold-formed and roll formed microminiature metal parts in Easton, Pa., has appointed Nick Piergiovanni as business development manager. He is responsible for client development and commercialization in the medical device, health care consumables, fasteners,...

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Load-stabilized hoist transports loads quickly

February 27, 2017

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced the model LS load-stabilized hoist for transporting loads quickly and securely. Its rope tensioning design and reeving configuration help reduce load swing, even during quick starts and stops. Suitable for handling steel coil and mesh, the hoist is...

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Choosing a gas for oxyfuel cutting

February 27, 2017 | By Phil Evans

Fuel gases have been used in manufacturing for decades, but how much do fabricators know about what has become such a common part of the manufacturing process? Phil Evans, a certified welding inspector and educator, discusses the basics.

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Technological advances in powder coating spray and recovery

February 24, 2017 | By Jeff Hale

Gone are the days of the large monolithic powder coatings systems that snaked around a shop floor and the need to have multiple booths for color changes. Technology advances now make more compact, one-booth systems capable of quick and easy color changes a reality.

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Punch up your production

February 24, 2017

Automation and software have helped streamline punching significantly—and not just by scrutinizing the machine cycle time and total green-light time, but by looking at the overall punching cycle time, from sheet loading until a punched part reaches the next operation.

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Die Science: What really makes a press shop work?

February 24, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

As stampers, we often believe that purchasing new machines and investing in new technology are key to remaining competitive in the global market. Although keeping up with the latest equipment and techniques is very important, it’s not the only answer for having a successful stamping company....

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Ensuring quality bent parts—from sheet to ship

February 24, 2017 | By Kate Bachman

Weaver Fabrication & Finishing gauges its bent parts' quality before they're even formed--from ensuring that its material is to spec to measuring that the dimensions, thickness, stiffness, and edge quality of the parts it bends on its new press brake machine are to its customers' specs. Here is how the manufacturer does it.

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Die Science: Opportunity knocks

February 24, 2017 | By Art Hedrick

When you think of the tool and die industry, you often think first of tool- and diemakers—people grinding die sections, reading engineered drawings, assembling dies, and trying out tooling. Although tool- and diemakers are critical to the diemaking process, many jobs are equally important to the...

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