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Laser marking systems accommodate variety of laser markers

January 18, 2017

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the availability of its multiposition, servo-rotary index laser marking systems that allow loading/unloading of completed parts while others are being marked. Single-swipe cycle start with integrated safety light curtains during indexing helps ensure a high level...

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NBT awards 15 scholarships

January 18, 2017

Fifteen students pursuing careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 or $2,500 toward their post-secondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA), Elgin, Ill. For the spring 2017 semester, NBT awarded manufacturing...

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MFG.com report assesses expected impact of Trump policies on U.S. manufacturing

January 18, 2017

Marietta, Ga.-based MFG.com, an online manufacturing marketplace, has released the report, “How Will President Trump’s Policies Affect U.S. Manufacturing?” Based on a survey of both buyers (OEMs) and suppliers (small to midsize manufacturers) in the MFG.com marketplace, the report gauges the...

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ITA Grant Committee accepting 2017 STEM scholarship applications

January 18, 2017

The Northglenn, Colo.-based International Titanium Association (ITA) Grant Committee now is accepting applications for four individual academic scholarships in 2017. The scholarships are open to students who plan to enroll in a full-time science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)...

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Max Weiss Co. hires sales estimator

January 18, 2017

Milwaukee-based Max Weiss Co., a provider of custom metal bending, forming, and fabricating, has hired Maxwell Furstenau as sales estimator.Furstenau brings an extensive knowledge of materials, plus machining and engineering processes, to his front-end project interaction with customers. He...

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Hannover Fairs USA to co-locate trade shows with FABTECH

January 18, 2017

Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary, today announced that it has formed a partnership with the owners of FABTECH (FMA, SME, AWS, PMA, and CCAI) to co-locate the Industrial Automation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA North America) trade...

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Engine-powered forklifts designed for operator comfort

January 18, 2017

UniCarriers Americas Corp. now offers the TCM/UniCarriers Smart Machine series of internal combustion engine-powered forklifts in Latin America. The forklifts are powered by a GCT K21 gasoline engine or an Isuzu C240 diesel engine, making them suitable for applications in manufacturing,...

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Sintavia develops exclusive process for printing F357 aluminum

January 17, 2017

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC, Davie, Fla., has developed full end-to-end parameters for producing AM parts in F357 aluminum, as well as other aluminum-silicon alloys, for use in precision manufacturing. The firm’s proprietary process for printing F357 aluminum powder was...

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Survey shows U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about revenue growth in 2017

January 17, 2017

While manufacturers across the U.S. are generally optimistic about revenues for 2017, small manufacturers are far more optimistic than larger manufacturers by more than a 2-to-1 margin. That is one of the findings from the 2017 "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey," conducted by the Leading Edge...

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KLN Mfg. announces closure

January 17, 2017

KLN Mfg. has announced plans to close its 275,000-sq.-ft. facility in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2017. The plant manufactures furniture for military barracks, universities, and hospitals. Related companies KLN Steel Products Co. and its Dallas-based parent company AGS Enterprises Inc., which...

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Clark Metal Products adds equipment

January 17, 2017

Clark Metal Products has added a fiber laser machine and two press brakes to its facility in Blairsville, Pa. The Bystronic BySprint fiber laser with ByTrans Extended and ByTower automated material handling system is helping the company reduce cutting time, allowing for better product flow from...

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Samco Machinery adds new equipment, capabilities

January 17, 2017

Toronto-based Samco Machinery has added several new pieces of machinery in the past year to prepare for an expected increase in business.The company increased its own workforce by more than one-third and added a vertical machining center, CNC lathe, surface grinder, milling machine, key seater, and...

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It’s not your father’s manufacturing, but …

January 17, 2017 | By Tim Heston

Manufacturing's image is not just about how plants look, but also about what plant employees do.

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True Position Mfg. earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

January 17, 2017

Within its first year of business, Davenport, Iowa-based True Position Mfg. Inc. has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This service-disabled veteran-owned small business focuses on lean Six Sigma manufacturing and fabrication of metal parts. Some of the company’s capabilities are CNC...

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Blaster unit’s dual drum compartments allow continuous part processing

January 17, 2017

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has introduced the redesigned SH3660 spinner hanger blaster. This unit has an expanded 36-in.-wide by 60-in.-tall work zone. The need for a lower screw auger has been eliminated. The machine has two separate compartments in the rotating drum; one compartment is rotated...

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