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Sintavia develops exclusive process for printing F357 aluminum

January 17, 2017

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC, Davie, Fla., has developed full end-to-end parameters for producing AM parts in F357 aluminum, as well as other aluminum-silicon alloys, for use in precision manufacturing. The firm’s proprietary process for printing F357 aluminum powder was...

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Survey shows U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about revenue growth in 2017

January 17, 2017

While manufacturers across the U.S. are generally optimistic about revenues for 2017, small manufacturers are far more optimistic than larger manufacturers by more than a 2-to-1 margin. That is one of the findings from the 2017 National Manufacturing Outlook Survey, conducted by the Leading Edge...

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KLN Mfg. announces closure

January 17, 2017

KLN Mfg. has announced plans to close its 275,000-sq.-ft. facility in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2017. The plant manufactures furniture for military barracks, universities, and hospitals. Related companies KLN Steel Products Co. and its Dallas-based parent company AGS Enterprises Inc., which...

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Clark Metal Products adds equipment

January 17, 2017

Clark Metal Products has added a fiber laser machine and two press brakes to its facility in Blairsville, Pa. The Bystronic BySprint fiber laser with ByTrans Extended and ByTower automated material handling system is helping the company reduce cutting time, allowing for better product flow from...

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Samco Machinery adds new equipment, capabilities

January 17, 2017

Toronto-based Samco Machinery has added several new pieces of machinery in the past year to prepare for an expected increase in business.The company increased its own workforce by more than one-third and added a vertical machining center, CNC lathe, surface grinder, milling machine, key seater and...

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True Position Mfg. earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

January 17, 2017

Within its first year of business, Davenport, Iowa-based True Position Mfg. Inc. has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This service-disabled veteran-owned small business focuses on lean Six Sigma manufacturing and fabrication of metal parts. Some of the company’s capabilities are CNC...

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Concept Laser receives several awards

January 16, 2017

Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany, has announced it recently received several awards in recognition of its 3-D metal printing technology.The company was named to the Growth Champions 2017 list by Focus magazine for outstanding sales growth from 2012 to 2015. In those three years, sales at...

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Concept Laser founder recognized for achievements

January 16, 2017

Frank Herzog, founder and president/CEO of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany, the developer of the LaserCUSING 3-D metal printing process, recently was recognized with two awards for his pioneering work and achievements, as well as his entrepreneurial ideas and activity.Herzog was named Best...

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Titan Metal Fabricators names managing director for Engineered Products group

January 12, 2017

Titan Metal Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jeff Thomas as managing director of the Engineered Products division at its headquarters in Camarillo, Calif. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the fabrication of process equipment and 40 years of experience in general management and...

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NAM elects new board, prepares to be powerful voice with new administration

January 12, 2017

The board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., kicked off its new two-year term on Jan. 1. Following an election in which manufacturing issues and manufacturing voters were front and center, the new NAM leaders are poised to be influential voices with...

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Fairmont Supply launches e-commerce website

January 11, 2017

Fairmont Supply, a distributor of industrial MRO supplies based in Washington, Pa., has launched a new e-commerce website at www.fairmontsupply.com with expanded products and brand resources. Visitors can select and buy a variety of specialty products in the areas of safety, general industrial,...

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Camfil APC expands lab for new dust collection standard testing

January 11, 2017

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust, mist, and fume collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory in Jonesboro, Ark., to include a climate-controlled facility with a new, full-size dust collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in...

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Concept Laser, Honeywell Aerospace, and PADT build additive manufacturing center at ASU

January 11, 2017

Concept Laser, Honeywell Aerospace, and PADT have partnered with the Polytechnic School at Arizona State University to build a 15,000-sq.-ft. additive manufacturing research facility on the Polytechnic campus. The facility holds more than $2 million of plastic, polymer, and 3-D metal printing...

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Coldwater Machine named exclusive manufacturer of LSP Technologies laser peening systems

January 10, 2017

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. (CMC), a manufacturer of assembly automation and machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has entered into an exclusive manufacturing agreement with LSP Technologies, a provider of laser peening and bond inspection...

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Export-enabling Country Commercial Guides available

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Commercial Service offers the 2016 U.S. Country Commercial Guides (CCG). The guides cover more than 140 countries and contain information on high-demand industry sectors, economic overviews, selling techniques, investment climate considerations, trade financing options, and business travel...

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