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Software turns disparate data into real-time manufacturing intelligence

March 3, 2015

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship GainSeeker Suite software, which turns disparate manufacturing data into actionable manufacturing intelligence. Version 8.4 helps manufacturers focus on critical issues, take proactive steps quickly, and reinforce a data-driven...

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Sapa to supply structural aluminum tubing for new Ford F-150®

March 2, 2015

Chicago-based aluminum extrusion company Sapa has announced its partnership with Ford to supply the 2015 F-150® with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications. The truck, which features a high-strength, military-grade,...

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Online strip width computer designed for tube mill operators

March 2, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions, Romeoville, Ill., has released its strip width calculator in a new online format at www.rollsolutions.com/strip-width-calculator. This tool for tube mill operators once was only available bundled with the company’s proprietary T.U.B.E.S. (Tube Users...

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Hafendorfer Machine announces expansion in Kentucky

March 2, 2015

Hafendorfer Machine Inc., a provider of machining, fabricating, laser cutting, and welding services in Louisville, Ky., will expand its operations, with plans to add 15 workers in the next few years and another 14 workers during the next 10 years. The $5.9 million expansion will include the...

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Integrated Metal Products moving to larger facility in Ontario

March 2, 2015

Metal fabricating company Integrated Metal Products has announced plans to move to a larger facility in its current city of Guelph, Ont. The new facility will offer 30,000 sq. ft. for the company’s laser cutting, forming, and welding operations. The firm plans to increase its workforce and...

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Quality management software analyzes, controls, manages welding processes

March 2, 2015

Xnet modular quality management software from EWM helps discover potential savings, ensure cost-effective manufacturing, and document every weld. Compatible with Industry 4.0, the software supports networking for complex manufacturing sequences from mass production to one-off single items. The...

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ISM ROB: Down slightly from January, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

March 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 69th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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IWDC names hardgoods product manager

March 2, 2015

The IWDC, Indianapolis, a cooperative of independent welding distributors, has hired Sean Norton as hardgoods product manager. In this role, he is responsible for driving profitable growth of key programs, vendor partner brands, and the Weldmark® brand. Norton previously spent 15 years at ESAB...

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Welding machine/generator equipped for field welding

March 2, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 800 Duo Pro welding machine/generator with FieldPro™ Smart Feeder compatibility for field welding applications. The multiprocess system can run conventional SMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW, as well as adanced Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD®)...

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Flow Intl. launches blog on waterjet technology

March 2, 2015

Kent, Wash.-based Flow Intl. Corp., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has released a new blog, FlowBlog, at www.flowwaterjetblog.com. The blog focuses on educating people on all aspects of waterjets: how they work, what they can do,...

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Saw Services of Washington named as Lenox Certified Weld Center

March 2, 2015

Saw Service of Washington Inc. (SSW), located in Bellingham, Wash., has completed all requirements to become one of 45 Lenox Certifi¬ed Weld Centers in North America and the only one in western Washington. SSW runs two welding production lines with capabilities up to 2.0 in. Its Lenox...

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Liquid metal part cleaners designed for use on variety of process lines

March 2, 2015

Two liquid cleaners developed by Birchwood Technologies can be used on a variety of process lines, including blackening, phosphating, or electroplating lines. Safe Scrub® M and Safe Scrub® ST cleaners remove oil and surface soils from metal parts before or after processing. The biodegradable...

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Milling lathe has true Y axis and subspindle

March 2, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler FT-250SY CNC turning center. It features a true Y axis with 3.94 in. of travel, which provides rigidity and a robust machining environment, the company reports. The machine also offers a 20-HP, 4,500-RPM, 8-in. subspindle in addition to the...

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CCAT named MassDevelopment Innovation Center

February 27, 2015

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the MassDevelopment’s Manufacturing Innovation Grants program to help the development and growth of small to-midsized Massachusetts manufacturers. The program is open to...

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Aleris completes sale of Recycling and Specification Alloys business

February 27, 2015

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products based in Cleveland, has completed the sale of its Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses to an affiliate of Signature Group Holdings. The sale includes 18 production facilities in North America and six in Europe. The sale allows the company...

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