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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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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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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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CR Metal Products receives Caterpillar Bronze Certification

April 18, 2014

St. Louis-based metal fabricator CR Metal Products Inc. has received Caterpillar Bronze Certification as part of Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). This annual certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate high-class performance in quality, planning, service,...

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U.S. industrial manufacturers’ optimism about domestic outlook rises

April 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2014, according to the Q1 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC US. The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the...

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Hendrick Mfg. appoints VP of manufacturing

April 17, 2014

Hendrick Mfg. has appointed Tom Mosca as vice president of manufacturing for Hendrick Mfg., Carbondale, Ill., and Hendrick Metal Products, Elgin, Ill. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, driving continuous improvement by using lean and Six Sigma philosophies. Mosca...

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Metalworking Solutions hires new staff

April 17, 2014

Metalworking Solutions, a provider of sheet metal components and assemblies in Chattanooga, Tenn., has hired Josh Janeway as quality manager and Kenneth Garmany as director of business development. Janeway has eight years of experience leading ISO efforts in various organizations. Garmany has...

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Local Motors launches design challenge for first 3-D printed car

April 16, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has launched the 3-D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS – the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2014. The six-week challenge continues through May 13....

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Hyster lift trucks to include Seegrid vision-guided automation technology

April 15, 2014

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has announced that it is working with Seegrid®, a provider of vision-guided, flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), to include Guided by Seegrid® technology on Hyster’s lift trucks. The technology allows Hyster to increase the intelligence of its lift...

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