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Mazak Optonics draws record-breaking crowds to Laser Technology Days

April 1, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., welcomed more than 300 guests to its Laser Technology Days event, March 24-25, 2015. Visitors attended seminars and viewed emerging technology in action at the company’s Technology Center. On display were the Optiplex 3015 4-kW biber machine with brand new...

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Granutech-Saturn acquires Magnatech hammermill line

April 1, 2015

Granutech-Saturn Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, a manufacturer of industrial and mobile shredders, has acquired a line of industrial hammermills and ringmills formerly marketed under the Magnatech Eng. Granutech will be manufacturing the Saturn hammermill line in its vertically integrated,...

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Improving the performance of transfer dies

April 1, 2015

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The use of high-strength work materials has dramatically increased the performance requirements on the stamping and forming tools. The selection of the proper tool steel grade at each transfer die station plays a large role in optimizing productivity. The tooling’s performance may be enhanced further with the addition of a coating.

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Volvo Cars to build factory in U.S.

April 1, 2015

Volvo Cars has announced plans to build a new $500 million manufacturing facility in the U.S. Full details regarding the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be announced at a later date. The firm already runs two factories in Europe and two in China. The automaker...

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Endpoint laser control helps produce uniform weld penetration

April 1, 2015

Prima Power Laserdyne’s newly developed SmartRamp™ provides consistent endpoint control during laser welding to help eliminate areas where potential weld failure can occur. This feature of the S94P control, which controls operation of the 795 and 430BD multiaxis fiber laser systems, produces...

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Cliché lawn art, be gone

April 1, 2015

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Salt Lake City metal artist Fred Conlon demonstrates a steady flow in creativity with his sculptures that make you laugh, make you think, and make your lawn look good.

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Mishawaka Sheet Metal announces $1.5 million equipment addition

April 1, 2015

Mishawaka Sheet Metal has announced plans to invest $1.5 million to install an additional laser cutting machine and a cut-to-length line at its 75,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elkhart, Ind. The investment is in response to increased demand from RV, cargo trailer, horse trailer, and shuttle bus...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.4 percentage points from February

April 1, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Continuous improvement, from the first quote to the final shipment

April 1, 2015

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Burlington, Ky.-based Skilcraft LLC has changed a lot in the past decade. It has moved away from the traditional job shop model toward comprehensive contract fabrication. And it got there by scrutinizing every step of the manufacturing process, from quoting to shipping.

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Hickman, Williams & Co. to expand in Indiana

April 1, 2015

Hickman, Williams & Co. has announced plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, Ind. The company has purchased a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility that will be used to process consumable materials for the metal and casting industries. Renovation of the facility is slated to begin in fall 2015. The...

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Pipe processing software comes in three versions

April 1, 2015

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has developed “t project” software for use in pipe processing applications. Based on the Windows® operating system, it has a user-friendly structure and offers intuitive possible uses without intensive training, the company reports. Three versions of the software...

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Minimum versus recommended inside bend radius

April 1, 2015

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A material’s minimum inside bend radius shows the smallest radius that’s physically possible in an air bend, though your machines and tooling may not be able to handle the tonnage. The recommended inside bend radius, such as those found on bend allowance charts for air bends, shows you what’s optimal in typical applications

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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Brochure showcases chip, parts conveyors

April 1, 2015

A recently updated brochure from Eriez® features the company’s chip and parts conveyors for moving and elevating ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The eight-page brochure covers features and benefits, principle of operation, construction, sizes, shapes,...

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RoboVent Going Green initiative showing results

March 31, 2015

RoboVent, a provider of industrial filtration and ventilation products in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Going Green initiative in its corporate offices cut down waste and saved numerous trees from destruction in 2014. The initiative began when the company decided to start recycling all...

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