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Atlas API Training course to introduce quality control for welding

August 30, 2016

A new online training course offered by Atlas API Training, Houston, is designed to reduce the learning curve associated with becoming a quality control professional for welding in the petrochemical and power industries. The online course, titled Introduction to Quality Control for Welding, is...

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Mobile product makes customer relationship data available from anywhere

August 30, 2016

Global Shop Solutions has released its new Mobile Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product. The product lets salespeople, customer service reps, and company executives who use the ERP system see customer data from their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.Customers can view sales...

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ASMAG Group looks to rescue INGENIA

August 30, 2016

The ASMAG Group, Almtal, Austria, a provider of tube and profile manufacturing machinery, currently is in negotiations on the takeover of Ingenia GmbH, Linz, Austria, which went into insolvency on July 20, 2016. The effort depends on the successful restructuring of Ingenia, which ASMAG estimates...

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Protective packaging paper withstands sharp metal edges

August 30, 2016

Cortec offers CorShield® VpCI®-146 reinforced paper that provides corrosion protection and tear strength. The Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibiting (VpCI) paper can be used to package ferrous and nonferrous metals and finished goods with pointed, oddly shaped, or sharp edges that would typically...

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Tenneco to open new facility in Tennessee

August 29, 2016

Fortune 500 automotive supplier Tenneco, Lake Forest, Ill., a manufacturer of clean air and ride performance products and systems, has announced it will open a facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., creating up to 200 new jobs during the next three years.The clean air manufacturing plant will support...

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Lockheed Martin/Crowley Fabricating partnership wins Nunn-Perry Award

August 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company in Owego, N.Y., and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., a provider of metal stamping, CNC milling and turning, waterjet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly in Endicott, N.Y., together have been named the U.S. Navy’s only...

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Poor customer drawings create headaches and costly rework

August 26, 2016 | By Nick Martin

Most job shops encounter situations in which the customer provides inadequate drawings and details. You are told, “This is all we have, make it work.” These jobs can be frustrating and costly.

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Forty-three veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

August 25, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, recently held its summer graduation at its Barrio Logan-based educational facility in San Diego.The school honored its 43...

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Aisin USA to expand in Indiana

August 25, 2016

Aisin USA Mfg. has announced its plans to add up to 100 jobs at its 1,700-worker auto parts plant in Seymour, Ind., by the end of 2018. The Japanese-owned manufacturer says it will renovate and buy new equipment to accommodate design changes for the door frame components, seating, and trim molding...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. receives Nadcap Merit status for heat treating

August 25, 2016

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for heat treating (ion nitriding) at the MidPort location in Waterloo, Iowa. The company has held Nadcap accreditation since 2013. This status recognizes AHT’s demonstrated, ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer...

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FMA officially breaks ground on new building

August 25, 2016

Even though the building’s walls are standing erect and the roof is in place, members and staff of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and guests proved it’s never too late to have an official groundbreaking. Everyone had a chance to put a shiny shovel into the ground at the site...

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White paper highlights use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing

August 24, 2016

BellHawk Systems Corp., Millbury, Mass., has announced the availability of a new white paper, "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Manufacturing Operations Management." The white paper, available for download at www.bellhawk.com, describes how real-time artificial intelligence (AI) techniques...

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B2B Industrial Packaging acquires Alpine Packaging

August 24, 2016

Addison, Ill.-based steel strapping distributor B2B Industrial Packaging has acquired Alpine Distribution’s Packaging Division, a supplier of strapping products and equipment with warehouses and sales offices in Portland, Ore., and Eugene, Ore.The Alpine sales team joins B2B Industrial...

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AP&T adds simulation service

August 24, 2016

Sweden-based AP&T has announced a service that allows its customers to get an exact picture—as early as the tendering stage—of how their planned production line will function and perform in an authentic environment. Using the Process Simulate simulation program, the company’s technical sales...

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United Steel opens dedicated clean room for contamination-free metal production

August 23, 2016

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has opened a new, 7,000-sq.-ft. clean room designed for manufacturing aluminum and stainless steel parts and components that are free from cross-contamination with carbon steel...

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