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Aro Metal Stamping changes ownership

July 7, 2015

Aro Metal Stamping Inc., Roselle, Ill., has been purchased by Erica Wiegel, formerly of Weigel Tool Works Inc. in Wood Dale, Ill. Aro Metal Stamping is a producer of high-volume, precision metal stampings and assemblies, including heatsinks, shields, covers, bus bars, clips, springs, terminals,...

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Glebar moves headquarters within New Jersey

July 7, 2015

Grinding system manufacturer Glebar Co. has consolidated its plants and office in Franklin Lakes, N.J., into a larger headquarters and manufacturing facility in nearby Ramsey, N.J. The move was prompted by significant domestic business growth and international expansion over the last two years,...

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Industrial batch ovens deliver hydrogen embrittlement relief of aerospace parts

July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Oven Corp. has shipped three gas-fired batch ovens to an aerospace parts manufacturer for hydrogen embrittlement relief of chrome-plated landing gear. During the hydrogen embrittlement relief process, various parts are placed on a pallet in the heat-treating oven for periods up to 24...

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Behind the hype of additive manufacturing

July 7, 2015

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Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3-D printing, is here to stay. It won’t change the world overnight, but for the right application, an additive process can be a true game-changer.

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Flux-cored wire provides low-temperature toughness for critical applications

July 7, 2015

FabCO® 812-Ni1M wire from Hobart has been formulated to provide low-temperature impact toughness for critical applications, including offshore drilling rigs, transmission and process piping, jackup rig fabrication, and shipbuilding. Low diffusible hydrogen levels and low moisture pickup help...

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Sept. 23 workshop to teach manufacturers to turn waste into profit

July 6, 2015

According to the U.S. EPA, more than 250 million tons of waste are generated by homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses each year in the U.S., and more than half ends up in landfills. Manufacturing executives can learn how to help reverse this trend and make their company’s operations more...

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Primetals Technologies wins order for steel mill upgrade

July 6, 2015

Primetals Technologies, London, has received an order from Evraz Regina to upgrade its steel mill in Regina, Sask. The project comprises new mechanical, electrical, and automation systems and includes the installation of a new vacuum degasser, as well as modernization of the existing slab caster...

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Tube bender designed for small-batch production

July 6, 2015

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. offers the Unison EvBend 2000 rotary draw tube bender for producing precision tubular parts in small volumes. Target sectors for the new machine, which can bend tube diameters of up to 2 in., include shipbuilding and oil and gas. The machine combines manual...

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SSAB accepting applications for 2015 Swedish Steel Prize

July 6, 2015

The 17th annual Swedish Steel Prize, presented by SSAB, will be awarded in November to recognize the most creative, innovative products that use high-strength steel. The application deadline for the 2015 prize is August 15. The theme for this year’s competition is “Improve to attract the...

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J.L. Becker hires sales and applications engineer

July 6, 2015

Industrial heat-treating equipment manufacturer J. L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has hired Patrick Weymer as sales and applications engineer. He is the Midwest regional sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota and he supports sales efforts in the southeastern, southern, and...

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General Sheet Metal Works appoints president for AAA Tool & Die

July 6, 2015

General Sheet Metal Works Inc., a metal fabricating company in South Bend, Ind., has appointed Art Harrison as president of its AAA Tool & Die subsidiary. Harrison has almost 40 years of experience in metal fabricating, including materials purchasing and management and production management...

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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. launches Build & Win Sweepstakes

July 6, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the 2015 Miller Build & Win sweepstakes as part of the WE BUILD™ brand campaign. Sweepstakes participants should visit www.millerwelds.com/webuild and share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly until Nov. 30,...

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Metal Works Mfg. to expand in North Carolina

July 6, 2015

Metal Works Mfg. Co., a subsidiary of Universal Mfg. Co., Lincoln, Neb., has announced plans to expand in Shelby, N.C. The company will operate with two other UMC subsidiaries—Man Lift Mfg. Co. (being relocated from Milwaukee) and Ultra Armoring LLC—creating 86 new jobs by...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Document management

July 6, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using document management tools with a CAD workstation.

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Nitrogen generator feeds fiber lasers

July 6, 2015

MSS Lasers offers the Nitrocube Fiber nitrogen generator. The modular, plug-and-play generator converts compressed air into high-purity nitrogen for use with fiber lasers. The system is designed to produce just the gas required, but it has gas storage sized to meet peaks in production and for...

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