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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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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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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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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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Chrysler Group’s Trenton Engine receives WCM bronze status

April 22, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC's Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich., has been awarded bronze status for its results in implementing world-class manufacturing (WCM). Trenton is the fifth North American facility to achieve the first WCM award milestone. The plant received the bronze designation about...

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From the Web 4.22.14

April 22, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about Tesla building electric cars in China … but there’s also good news for the U.S.; a certain gun accessory is outselling guns; a fab shop and a mega manufacturer have joined forces in a multimillion dollar... Continue Reading

SMTCL-Americas partners with California State Polytechnic University

April 22, 2014

Machine tool manufacturer SMTCL-Americas, Los Angeles, has entered into a partnership with the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., to provide equipment to create a machine lab where engineering students can manufacture components for class projects and international...

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Correlated Magnetics, Industrial Magnetics announce Polymagnet supply partnership

April 22, 2014

Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR), Huntsville, Ala., and Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, Mich., have formed a partnership through which IMI can offer CMR’s custom-engineered Polymagnet® systems and advanced magnetics design and assembly services for industrial applications. IMI...

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Power Magnetics marks 45 years in business

April 21, 2014

Trenton, N.J.-based Power Magnetics Inc. recently celebrated its 45th anniversary as a designer and manufacturer of custom transformers, AC reactors, and DC inductors. The company’s products are used in power conditioning applications in the oil and gas, mining, solar, wind, communications,...

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Suspended electromagnets remove tramp metal from conveyed materials

April 21, 2014

Eriez® SE series 7000 suspended electromagnets remove tramp metal from recycled materials, ores, and almost any nonferrous material conveyed in heavy burden depths on flat conveyors or chutes. The company offers 23 magnet sizes, 69 standard models, and hundreds of designs. The air-cooled,...

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Dot peen system makes marks that are readable after coating

April 21, 2014

Equipment Sales Co. offers the Flymarker Pro dot peen marking system. The 10-lb., battery-powered unit is equipped with a strong magnet to create deep, durable markings. According to the company, the markings are readable after a coating process as well. The control unit is installed in the...

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Wind energy meets the sail

April 21, 2014

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Metal fabricator Pete Agtuca launched a product several years ago, but it failed to gain acceptance in the marketplace. He now has his second wind. He’s applying the science behind that failed product—generator technology that can generate electricity at low rotations per minute—to wind power generation.

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Asking all the right questions

April 21, 2014

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Texas is known for two or three commodities, namely cattle, oil, and barbecue, but the state has plenty of manufacturing, too. It’s a good environment for a fabricator and an entrepreneur with the imagination to come up with new products and build prototypes, regardless of the industry or market. Devin Gerland, found of JackRabbit Manufacturing, is one such entrepreneur.

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