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Roll-Kraft opens facility in Texas

May 22, 2015

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has opened its fourth location, Roll-Kraft Texas, in East Houston. The 12,000-sq-.ft. facility is equipped with CNC machines from Mori Seiki to meet customers rework tooling needs in a variety of roll diameters. The company also offers in-house tube and pipe and...

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WarrenTech High School expands curriculum to include abrasive waterjet technology

May 22, 2015

WarrenTech High School, Lakewood, Colo., has added an OMAX Corp. MAXIEM® 1515 JetMachining® center to its suite of machines used by students in its precision machining technology program. The machine features an Intelli-TRAX™ linear drive system, a Z-axis core with optional multiaxis cutting...

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Kuka launches website in support of STEM education

May 22, 2015

Kuka Robotics Corp., Shelby Township, Mich., has launched a new website at www.kukaconnect.com. The site ties in with the company’s campaign to support and promote STEM education and...

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Chromalloy Material Solutions opens Florida sales/warehouse operation

May 22, 2015

Chromalloy has opened a new sales and warehouse facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to house its Chromalloy Material Solutions (CMS) business unit. The 70,000-sq.-ft. facility serves as a single, larger site for the staff and equipment that previously were located in San Antonio, Texas; Newnan, Ga.;...

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Cadence Inc. expands Wisconsin facility

May 22, 2015

Cadence Inc. has begun construction of a 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Nearly three times the size of the company’s existing space, the facility will allow the firm to expand production capacity and add new technologies. The Sturgeon Bay operation provides precision metal...

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Burr Oak Tool, industry partners develop simulations of copper tube inner grooves

May 22, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has partnered with the International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. to develop simulations of the inner grooves of MicroGroove™ copper tubes using CoilDesigner® software from the University of Maryland. With these new developments implemented...

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Southern Metal Fabricators certified to CSA Standard W47.1

May 21, 2015

Albertville, Ala.-based custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. has been certified according to the updated Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Standard W47.1 (Division 2) governing the fusion welding of steel. This allows Southern Metal Fabricators to fabricate projects...

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Vulcanium, Itochu Metals enter into long-term representation agreement

May 21, 2015

Northbrook, Ill.-based titanium distributor Vulcanium has entered into a long-term agreement making Itochu Metals Corp. its representative in Japan. This strategic relationship will provide Japanese titanium consumers with a source for titanium mill products and value-added processing...

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Tico Mfg. produces 400th galvanized yard tractor

May 21, 2015

Savannah, Ga.-based Tico Mfg. has announced the production of its 400th galvanized Pro-Spotter yard tractor at its 117,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Carolina. All major metal components of the yard tractor are galvanized, including the entire continuous-weld frame, cab protection...

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Study finds aluminum cans most recycled beverage containers

May 21, 2015

Aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage container on the market today, according to a new report, “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Indicators 2015,” released by the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and available at www.aluminum.org/canadvantage.com....

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AWS, WorldSkills to increase resources and advocacy for skilled professions

May 21, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, Fla., has announced the deepening of its relationship with WorldSkills, a global hub in the promotion of skills excellence and growth. Now officially a global partner, AWS will take an active role in the activities and events of WorldSkills, such as...

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June 4 webinar to cover connection of robots and PLCs to equipment

May 21, 2015

Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a one-hour webinar on June 4 about connecting robots and PLCs to legacy equipment, such as CNC machines and presses. Topics will include wireless and remote control, protocols, and networks. To register, visit...

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AK Steel announces recipients of 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships

May 21, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships, which recognize employees’ children for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement....

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ABB opens robotics manufacturing facility in Michigan

May 20, 2015

Zurich-based ABB has opened a new robotics manufacturing plant at its facility in Auburn Hills, Mich., which the company says makes it the first industrial robotics firm to produce robots in the U.S. The portfolio of products manufactured at the new facility will expand in phases, with the goal...

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Dewalt contributes to foundation supporting SkillsUSA scholarships in 2015

May 20, 2015

Dewalt has contributed $25,000 to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which provides scholarships for SkillsUSA member students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The total amount available for scholarships for students attending the conference this year, to be held in Louisville,...

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