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Proto Labs acquires FineLine Prototyping

April 24, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., a quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production, has launched an additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc. a provider of additive manufacturing services. FineLine,...

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Website presents virtual manufacturing product exhibition

April 24, 2014

KommaTrade has launched a virtual exhibition for the mechanical engineering industry at www.kommatrade.com/exhibition. At the site, industrial manufacturers’ products are presented in multiple languages and four categories:Materials: castings, forgings, metalworking, composites, ceramicsProcess...

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But it’s only a quick fix

April 24, 2014

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A buddy has a “5-minute” weld job for you. Or a customer calls needing a quick fix; you know, “it’s just a small crack,” or “it’s only a pinhole.” Worse yet, maybe he or she already tried to repair it and it didn’t hold up. If you weld, you’ve certainly been there. This post... Continue Reading

Heidenhain hires product specialist for 5-axis machining

April 24, 2014

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., a manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has hired Julian Renz as TNC product specialist, 5-axis machining. In this role, he provides customer support on 5-axis machining applications, including machine setup, programming, and operations...

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PHD to expand Indiana facility

April 24, 2014

PHD Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation components, has announced plans to expand operations in its Huntington, Ind., facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017. The $4.18 million investment will equip the 76,000 sq.-ft. production facility with...

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CMP wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 24, 2014

CMP Corp., an Oklahoma City-based independent supplier of replacement compressor parts for HVAC and refrigeration equipment, has received with the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award (ML Award) in Operational Leadership from Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The award recognizes...

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AK Steel's Coshocton Works Recognized For Outstanding Safety Performance

April 24, 2014

AK Steel's Coshocton Works in Ohio has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber...

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Stainless steel encoder designed for severe environments

April 24, 2014

Heidenhain offers stainless steel versions of Leine & Linde ISA and IHA 600 series of absolute rotary encoders. Designed to provide motion control and feedback for machines in harsh environments, the encoders are suitable for applications in which they are subjected to saltwater, acids, or other...

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Arc Welding 101: Finding clues in the AWS D1.1 Commentary

April 24, 2014

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Q:The company that I work for makes a single-pass circumferential weld on which there is a minor tendency for an open pore in the weld crater at the tie-in. Our engineering department deems this weld discontinuity as a cosmetic issue only and thereby has authorized the use of a sealant. In the...

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AMT urges action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014

April 23, 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that its board of directors sent a letter to the U.S. congressional leadership requesting action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. The letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where...

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Epic Systems hires project engineer

April 23, 2014

Epic Systems Inc., a design-and-build firm in St. Louis, has hired John Russo as project engineer. He is responsible for managing one of the company’s ongoing and large-scale machine vision projects. Russo has spent more than five years in the lighting and machine vision field. He received his...

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voestalpine producing ultrahigh-strength automotive components in U.S.

April 23, 2014

voestalpine Group, Linz, Austria, has opened its 17th production site in the U.S. voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., a subsidiary of the Metal Forming Division, is manufacturing ultrahigh-strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers in Cartersville, Ga. The $70 million...

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Steel Technologies to acquire Stripco

April 23, 2014

Steel processor Steel Technologies LLC, Louisville, Ky., has agreed to purchase Stripco LLC, Stripco Sales Co. LLC, and Stripco Express Inc., collectively Stripco. The transaction has received governmental approval and is expected to close in early May. Stripco’s, Mishawaka, Ind., is a steel...

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Goodfellow establishes wholly foreign owned enterprise in China

April 23, 2014

Coraopolis, Pa.-based Goodfellow Corp., a supplier of metals, ceramics, and polymers to research and industrial markets, has transformed its Chinese business activities from a representative office in Shanghai to a wholly foreign-owned enterprise. The new trading company is located in larger...

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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