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ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Fraunhofer IWS, LIMO partner for laser research

January 30, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology (IWS), and LIMO (Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH) have initiated development work on a new laser technology that the partners will use to improve the properties of steel strip surfaces. The collaboration, part of...

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Beckwood installs deep-draw sheet hydroforming press at Kreisler Mfg.

January 30, 2015

Beckwood Press Co., a St. Louis-based manufacturer of configurable hydraulic presses, has built and installed a Triform deep-draw sheet hydroforming press for Kreisler Mfg. Corp., a global engineering and manufacturing services provider serving the aerospace, military, and industrial sectors....

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Sioux Corp. quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 29, 2015

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and chilling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment in Beresford, S.D., has announced that its quality management system now is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. The certified quality...

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Rafter delivers three weld squeeze boxes to tubing producer

January 29, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered three RT-2500S HFI weld squeeze boxes for a North American mechanical tubing producer. The boxes are used for producing heavy wall thicknesses and high-yield-strength materials. The design follows the company's push-on-center weld...

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MSCI president shares top trends affecting metals industry

January 29, 2015

Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) President and CEO M. Robert Weidner III discussed the top five trends challenging the metals industry in his State of the Industry address as his tour of MSCI chapters began in January. “A number of forces play a significant role in the landscape of our...

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Metal Sales metal wall panels clad condo building in Los Angeles

January 29, 2015

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided T2630 perforated and solid metal wall panels for Cloverdale749, a 10,500-sq.-ft. residential structure located in Los Angeles. “We specified metal because we know it works well in the Southern California climate,” said Lorcan...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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SMS Siemag to supply cold mill to Aleris

January 29, 2015

SMS Siemag, Pittsburgh, has received an order from Aleris, an aluminum coil manufacturer, for the supply of a CVC® plus single-stand, six-high aluminum cold rolling mill as part of an expansion of its facility in Lewisport, Ky. The mill will produce coil up to 7.7 ft. wide, enabling Aleris to...

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Dengensha America adds customer sales and service support for southern states

January 29, 2015

Bedford, Ohio-based Dengensha America has appointed Curtis Dietrich as southern sales associate, responsible for customer relations, sales, service, and support in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Dietrich has opened an office in Cincinnati to...

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Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute unveils industry data program

January 29, 2015

The Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute (CFSBI), Washington, D.C., has announced the inauguration of a program to collect and aggregate industry data for carbon and alloy steel bars. “Former reports may not have reasonably reflected the overall size of the U.S. market, the amount of apparent...

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Wilson Tool appoints director of sales, North America

January 28, 2015

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has named Ron Palick as director of sales for North America. In this position, he is responsible for building and leading the...

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Roper Whitney releases video featuring mechanical shears

January 28, 2015

Rockford, Ill.-based Roper Whitney has completed a new video on its mechanical shears, which feature a simple, low-maintenance design. The video, at www.roperwhitney.com or www.youtube.com/roperwhitney, shows the machine in action and highlights its...

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Singapore agency establishes facility for sustainable production technologies

January 28, 2015

Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) has launched a new facility that allows companies to breathe new life into old product components by reusing them in their manufacturing processes. Located at Singapore's first eco-business park, JTC CleanTech Two@ CleanTech Park,...

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Fronius USA adds to staff

January 28, 2015

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a provider of equipment for manual and fully automatic welding applications, resistance spot welding, and cladding, has announced the addition of two staff members. Scott Hansen has been named area sales manager for its central region. He has more than 33 years of...

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Walter Surface Technologies names general manager for Walter Mexico

January 28, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of abrasives, power tools, tooling, industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants, has appointed Pablo Rivero Torres as general manager for Walter Mexico, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Torres has worked for more than 14 years in...

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