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Novelis, Jaguar Land Rover develop high recycled-content aluminum alloy

February 11, 2016

Novelis has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75 percent recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high-volume production passenger vehicles. The alloy was developed with Jaguar Land Rover and serves as...

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NIMS releases new online tool to connect competencies, credentials, and careers

February 11, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based NIMS has introduced the Career Pathway Tool to help employers, job seekers, and educators understand the numerous career pathways in the industry and how NIMS credentials can be earned to enter and advance in careers. Employers can use the tool it to enhance hiring practices,...

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Hypertherm accepting educational grant applications

February 11, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now is accepting applications for its “Spark Something Great” educational grant program. Now in its second year, the program aims to ensure the next generation of welders and metal fabricators...

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Houghton Intl. metalworking fluid earns Pratt & Whitney approval

February 11, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received approval from Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, for the use of Hocut® 4940 metalworking fluid in the production of its aircraft engines and military power units under the Pratt & Whitney reference PMC 9151. Pratt & Whitney approved...

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DP Technology launches new Esprit CAD/CAM website

February 11, 2016

DP Technology, Camarillo, Calif., has launched a new corporate website at www.espritcam.com for its Esprit CAD/CAM software. New educational videos show the software in action and highlight its compatibility with worldwide machine tool brands. Available in nine languages, the website is...

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Allied Machine updates product selector online recommendation tool

February 11, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems in Dover, Ohio, has updated its Product Selector online recommendation tool at www.alliedmachine.com/adp/adpselect.aspx. The program, which visitors can use to find new tools to meet their needs or to access...

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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 for 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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