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De-Sta-Co marks 100 years in business

May 5, 2015

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Founded by William H. Roberts in 1915 as the Detroit Stamping Co., the firm initially provided the rapidly growing automotive industry with contract stamping and die and machining services. To help manufacturers hold auto...

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BobCAD-CAM opens office in Houston

May 5, 2015

CAD/CAM software provider BobCAD-CAM, based in Clearwater, Fla., has announced the opening of a branch office in Houston to help meet growing demand in the southern U.S. The company has hired David Brown has an account manager work BobCAD-CAM, Inc. has also announced the hiring of David Brown as...

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Heat it where you need it

May 5, 2015

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Before Thom Shelow founded Superior Joining Technologies Inc., he did quite a variety of welding, but his welding experience wasn’t the only asset he used to make the business a success. He keeps an open mind and is always ready to analyze new ideas, new concepts, and new technologies. “That’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t prevail at SJTI.

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World demand for copper to reach 36 million metric tons in 2019

May 5, 2015

Global demand for copper metal (produced from refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.2 percent per year through 2019 to 36.0 million metric tons, valued at $261 billion, according to “World Copper,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry...

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ASD announces winner of 2014 Steel Man of the Year Award

May 5, 2015

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, has named Michael G. Rippey, chairman of ArcelorMittal USA, as the winner of the 2014 Steel Man of the Year Award. The award recognizes Rippey’s many contributions to the steel industry since joining Inland Steel in 1984. He led the 2014...

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Peifer Welding celebrates 50 years in business

May 4, 2015

Peifer Welding, Ronks, Pa., celebrated 50 years in business with an open house celebration on April 24. The company was founded in 1965 by Christian Peifer, a skilled welder, performing mostly wrought iron railing work. In 1980, the company’s focus moved to commercial and industrial work, with a...

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Laboratory Testing expands and renews Nadcap accreditation for materials testing

May 4, 2015

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has renewed and significantly expanded the scope of its Nadcap accreditation in materials testing for the aerospace industry. The lab has achieved accreditation for broader mechanical testing specimen preparation, metallurgical evaluation of welds,...

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GM announces $5.4 billion in U.S. plant investments

May 4, 2015

Pontiac, Mich.-based General Motors has announced plans to invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years. This includes $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities: $124 million at the Pontiac Metal Center, $520 million for tooling and equipment for future new vehicle...

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Bunting Magnetics adds southern sales representative

May 4, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products based in Newton, Kan., has named Harrison Rogers as southern territory manager for standard products, with sales responsibilities for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rogers has specific experience in...

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U.S. ranked No. 1 in FDI Confidence Index for third straight year

May 4, 2015

Two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2016, according to the 2015 FDI Confidence Index® from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The Index’s 15th edition, “Connected Risks: Investing in a Divergent...

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The 4 pillars of press brake tonnage limits

May 3, 2015

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To ensure you always work within the tonnage limits of your press brake and tooling, first calculate how much tonnage you need. Second, identify your tooling’s load limits. Third, calculate the sinking tonnage limit, which, if exceeded, can embed tooling into the ram or bed. Fourth, determine your press brakes’ centerline load limit.

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MMI receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for India facility

May 1, 2015

Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI), based in Stevensville, Md., has announced that its manufacturing facility in Hosur, India, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. MMI supplies manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs. Products include assemblies, castings,...

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Konecranes Machine Tool Service adds laser metrology equipment

May 1, 2015

Konecranes Machine Tool Service, Springfield, Ohio, has acquired $300,000 in new machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Inc. to advance its ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries. The new Rad 50 laser tracker and four new 6-D laser systems enable the company...

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Safety as a value

May 1, 2015

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The FMA Safety Conference is an annual reminder that keeping workers safe on the job should be a company value, not just an organizational priority.

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Bewo and Hebö partner to supply tube processing system

May 1, 2015

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V., a Netherlands supplier of automated tube cutting lines, has installed a tube fabricating system at a company in Germany that supplies products to the agricultural sector. The system combines its automated circular cutting machine with two of its deburring machines and...

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