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RMTS names VP of engineering

April 28, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies & Solutions (RMTS), Romeoville, Ill., has hired Dr. Yun-Jiang (George) Li as vice president of engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience, including 12 years at the Steel Tube Institute. Li earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Yanshan University...

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Consolidated Precision Products appoints VP of engineering technology

April 28, 2015

Cleveland-based Consolidated Precision Products Corp., a manufacturer of castings and subassemblies for the commercial aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and defense markets, has named Gowri Shankar as vice president, engineering technology. Serving as a fellow of castings technology at Pratt &...

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Manufacturers of the Future launches new educational program website

April 27, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM has launched www.manufacturersofthefuture.com to support the rapid expansion of its Manufacturers of the Future program. The website is designed as a resource where educators and students can turn for trending industry topics, webinars, training and educational...

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Drew Industries acquires Spectal Industries

April 27, 2015

Elkhart, Ind.-based Drew Industries Inc., a supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. (LCI®) has acquired the business and certain assets of Spectal Industries Inc. and its subsidiaries....

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NIMS to expand competency-based apprenticeships

April 27, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Washington, D.C., has announced a commitment to help equip the nation’s front line precision manufacturing workforce with the skills they need to advance their careers. NIMS will work with employers, education providers, workforce development...

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Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center provides applied R&D services

April 24, 2015

Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center has opened in Buffalo, N.Y. The center, made possible through a $45 million state investment, provides applied R&D services that are essential for the future success of the region’s economy. It is designed to give manufacturers in western New York an affordable...

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Laser Mech’s Replacement Parts & Service moves to new facility

April 23, 2015

Laser Mechanisms' spare parts group, Laser Mech® Replacement Parts & Service (RPS), has moved into its own facility after experiencing significant growth over the past several years. The new 20,000-sq.-ft. structure, located adjacent to the company’s world headquarters and manufacturing...

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Spartacus 3D, CTIF sign cooperation agreement for additive manufacturing

April 23, 2015

French companies Spartacus3D (Farinia Group), a start-up specializing in additive manufacturing, and CTIF, a provider of casting, materials, and metal products, have signed a cooperation agreement to join their skills and resources in the development of additive manufacturing. The agreement will...

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Bank of the West reveals opportunities, challenges for small, midsized U.S. manufacturers

April 23, 2015

Bank of the West, San Francisco, has announced the publication of "Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing," written by the bank's Chief Economist Dr. Scott Anderson. The paper highlights the bright economic outlook for small to midsized U.S. manufacturers, the challenges they face,...

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Linde wins Red Dot Award for cylinder valve design

April 23, 2015

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, Munich, has announced that its EVOS™ Ci gas cylinder valve has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Product entries are assessed on a number of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, build quality, ergonomics, durability,...

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance announces launch of Savannah chapter

April 23, 2015

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance has announced the official launch of the Savannah chapter, hosted at Dirtt Environmental Solutions on April 17, 2015. Laura Lee Bocade, relationship and business development manager with Dirtt and founding director of the Savannah chapter, helped coordinate...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA appoints product sales manager for cutting systems

April 23, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery and accessories based in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Edward Zidek to the newly created position of product sales manager – cutting systems. Zidek has more than 20 years of experience in metal...

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Aluminum Association partners with DOE to expand workforce

April 23, 2015

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase the number of aluminum industry jobs in the U.S. and explore new, sustainable technologies to advance U.S. manufacturing. The DOE's Aluminum Industry Jobs Partnership will...

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Pneumatic-tire, heavy-duty lift trucks available with Tier 4 diesel engine

April 23, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has announced that its G04 series 8,000- to 11,000-lb.-capacity, pneumatic-tire lift trucks now are available with a GCT ZD30 Tier 4 diesel engine. The engine delivers an approximate 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous engine design and...

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Assuring quality in the small to medium-size job shop

April 23, 2015

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Quality assurance is a critical aspect of fabricating. It requires input from various departments, careful inspection throughout all facets of the job, and detailed recordkeeping. Here’s a blueprint for optimum QA.

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