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North American robotics market sets new records in 2015

February 10, 2016

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. North American companies ordered 31,464 robots valued at $1.8 billion during 2015, an increase of 14 percent in units and 11 percent in dollars over 2014....

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Alliance Steel acquires Standard Steel & Wire, forms Specialty Steel Division

February 10, 2016

Alliance Steel LLC, a steel service center in Bedford Park, Ill., has acquired the working capital assets and customer list of Standard Steel & Wire Inc. (SS&W), Chicago, while concurrently forming the Specialty Steel Division of Alliance Steel. Dennis Barista, formerly of SS&W, is leading the new...

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NBT announces summer manufacturing camp locations

February 10, 2016

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the foundation of Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), has announced the 30 locations that will be hosting 41 summer manufacturing camps in 2016. The list is still growing, according to the association. Camps will be offered...

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Report reveals drivers of growth in global vacuum heat-treatment market through 2020

February 10, 2016

London-based Technavio has forecast the global vacuum heat-treatment market to post a CAGR of more than 6 percent by 2020, according to its latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global vacuum heat-treatment market for 2016-2020. Based on end...

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Kolene Corp. appoints executive VP

February 10, 2016

Detroit-based Kolene Corp. has appointed Dennis J. McCardle as executive vice president. He is a 27-year molten salt industry veteran at the company and now will spearhead the sales and marketing initiatives for the company's largest revenue segments. McCardle attended Northwood University. He...

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Waukesha Metal Products hosts business tour of Milwaukee students

February 10, 2016

Metal parts and assemblies manufacturer Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., hosted about 20 seventh-grade students from the Golda Meir School in Milwaukee as part of a program launched by the Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) aimed at giving nearly 1,800 Milwaukee Public Schools...

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BLM Group USA delivers tube/sheet processing machine to Advanta Industries

February 10, 2016

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., has announced the sale of its LC5 laser tube and flat sheet processing machine to Petersburg, Mich.-based Advanta Industries for its Manning, S.C., facility. Advanta Industries designs and manufactures returnable steel racks and offers custom packaging systems using...

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C4 Industrial to hold open house in March at new Dallas facility

February 9, 2016

Houston-based C4 Industrial Inc. will hold a grand opening at its new C4 Industrial Experience Center in Dallas on March 30-31, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will showcase fiber laser, high-definition plasma, waterjet, press brake bending, milling, and turning equipment, with...

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FMA’s Software Council to offer complimentary educational webinar March 3

February 9, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based FMA’s Software Technology Council has announced it will present an education program on supply chain, lean, and inventory management as a complimentary webinar on March 3, 2016. The Software Technology Council comprises 10 industry leaders representing software providers...

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Walter Surface Technologies releases abrasive selection app

February 9, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for all iOS® and Android® smartphones. It is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives for their specific applications. The user selects the operation (finishing,...

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Jetcam celebrates 30th anniversary

February 9, 2016

Monaco-based Jetcam, a provider of CAD/CAM and nesting software for sheet metal and composite manufacturing, marks its 30th year in business in 2016. The company was founded by Ivan Stern and Bill King in Australia in February 1986, relocating to Germany in 1990 and the South of France in...

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ITA committee working to remove restrictions on Grade 12 titanium use

February 9, 2016

Denver-based International Titanium Association’s (ITA’s) Industrial Applications Committee has achieved a significant first step in a project to remove restrictions on the use of Grade 12 titanium on NACE MRO 175, a standard for the petroleum and natural gas industries regarding the use and...

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LIA’s Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop set for March 2-3, 2016

February 9, 2016

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) will host its annual Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop on March 2-3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. The two-day workshop will offer keynotes, sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities for professionals involved in manufacturing of complex, lightweight...

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CCAI national scholarship applications now being accepted

February 9, 2016

CCAI, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship program. The goals of the program are to help fund education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry, stimulate interest in finishing, and to encourage finishing curriculum....

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C.I. Hayes installs pusher furnace for brazing, heat treating

February 8, 2016

C.I. Hayes, Cranston, R.I., a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a model BA-M atmosphere pusher furnace for brazing and general heat treating of stainless steel materials for a dedicated processor of select cutlery product lines. The furnace is equipped with a rigid chain indexing drive,...

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