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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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Durapaint Industries joins PPG Certified Applicator Program group

February 27, 2015

Durapaint Industries Ltd., Scarborough, Ont., a supplier of coated extrusions, panels, and prefabricated aluminum products, has been accredited as a member of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Certified Applicator Program® (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industries now is part of a select network of...

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Waterjet cuts 3-D parts, bevels up to 50 degrees

February 27, 2015

Jet Edge Inc. offers the EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet for cutting taper-free parts from almost any material. The system can cut 3-D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50 degrees. The motion system is separated from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration to help ensure part quality. The...

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Separation technologies brochure updated

February 27, 2015

Eriez® has announced the release of its newly updated “Equipment for the Metalworking Industry” brochure. The six-page piece showcases the company’s magnetic separation, fluid filtration and recycling, and material handling equipment. The coolant recycling and filtration section covers...

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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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From the Web: Unique U.S.-made products; FedEx draws a line; making titanium cheaper; Texas mfg flat

February 26, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat

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U.S. manufacturing faces two-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and two million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and...

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