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Bunting Magnetics names general manager of Magnet Materials Division

September 17, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for automobile, electronics, and recycling industries, has named Alicia Wieder as general manager of its Magnet Materials Division in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Wieder is responsible for distributing the company’s...

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Shaft turning machine handles lengths to 22.4 in.

September 17, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the ML400L shaft turning machine. A longer version of the company’s ML400 shaft turning machine, the unit expands the automated turning of shaft parts up to 22.4 in. in length and up to 7.9 in. dia. With its twin upper and lower turrets with roller...

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Waukesha Metal Products wins grand prize in Manufacturing Day video contest

September 17, 2014

Waukesha® Metal Products has been named upper Midwest regional winner and grand prize winner in the Manufacturing Day Video Contest. The contest, split into five different regions, encouraged organizations to share how they celebrate National Manufacturing Day and why others should as well....

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AK Steel completes acquisition of Severstal Dearborn

September 17, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Mich. The transaction also included a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products. Dearborn Works...

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RTI Intl. Metals to supply TiAl for jet engine program

September 17, 2014

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, and Snecma, based in Courcouronnes, France, have signed a long-term agreement under which RTI will provide titanium aluminide alloy (TiAl) material for the new CFM International LEAP (leading edge aviation propulsion) engine. The engine was launched by CFM in 2008...

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Catalog highlights saws, sanders, grinders

September 17, 2014

Kalamazoo Industries offers an updated catalog of its abrasive saws, sanders, and grinders, including new additions to the line of abrasive cutoff saws. The saws include the model K12-14MS metallurgical saw that produces mirror-surface cuts, the model K26E large-capacity abrasive saw designed for...

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U.S. Steel announces strategic actions to cut capital investments

September 17, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will not pursue an expansion of its iron ore pellet operations at Keetac in Keewatin, Minn. The expansion would have increased the facility's production by 3.6 million tons annually to a total of 9.6 million tons, and included upgrading and...

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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The 48,000-sq.-ft....

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Autodesk, Local Motors collaborate to apply 3-D printing

September 17, 2014

Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., has announced that Local Motors, Chandler, Ariz., will use Autodesk’s Spark open platform for 3-D printing in its development of the Strati, the world’s first 3-D printed car. The platform will help connect automobile digital design information to the 3-D...

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Dome-loaded pressure regulators withstand system pressure, withdrawal fluctuations

September 17, 2014

Witt-Gasetechnik has announced that it has improved the pressure consistency of its dome-loaded gas pressure regulators. A design modification to the newly integrated control pressure regulator ensures an almost complete compensation of supply pressure and outlet fluctuations, helping to keep gas...

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Brush system offered for deburring

September 17, 2014

Hans Weber offers the MRB brush system for deburring. Using two round brushes per head and multiple rotating heads, the brushes mesh together during the combing procedure to create even deburring results. The modular design allows for deburring of parts of any material thickness from 0.04 in....

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Stainless steel feet offered with optional cap or pad

September 17, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers the GN 440.5 stainless steel leveling feet with tapped socket with an elastomer base cap or a vulcanized rubber pad, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant leveling feet bear static loads from 7 to 16 kN. Base diameters from 1.57 to 3.15 in. are available. The...

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Nucor buying Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014

Steel company Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., is buying Gallatin Steel Co., expanding its footprint in the Midwest. Nucor is purchasing ArcelorMittal’s and Gerdau's respective 50 percent stakes in Gallatin Steel. Gallatin's flat-rolled products mill in Ghent, Ky., has an annual capacity of about 1.8...

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HF tube mill line offered

September 16, 2014

Universal Tube & Rollform has announced the availability of a complete 6- by 0.276-in. high-frequency tube mill line. It comes with a coil car, shear end welding machine, horizontal accumulator, five-roll flattener, forming mill, sizing mill, squaring mill, and three sets of tooling. It is...

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How to reduce subjectivity in continuous improvement

September 16, 2014

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Manufacturing critical-path time, or MCT, puts a new perspective on activity across the enterprise. A job is either being worked on, or it's not. Period.

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