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Samco adds two staff members

August 24, 2016

Samco Machinery, a Toronto-based provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has announced two staff additions.Gary Sanford has been named project manager in the project management office. He previously worked for Samco and has extensive training and experience in lean manufacturing,...

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Reamers suitable for high-volume production

August 24, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers ALVAN® expandable precision reamers for high-volume production. The line is available through an exclusive supply agreement with S.C.A.M.I., the Italy-based manufacturer. Offered with carbide, cermet, polycrystalline diamond (PCD), and cubic boron nitride (CBN)...

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B2B Industrial Packaging acquires Alpine Packaging

August 24, 2016

Addison, Ill.-based steel strapping distributor B2B Industrial Packaging has acquired Alpine Distribution’s Packaging Division, a supplier of strapping products and equipment with warehouses and sales offices in Portland, Ore., and Eugene, Ore.The Alpine sales team joins B2B Industrial...

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Automation system comprises laser cutter, loader/unloader, and storage unit

August 24, 2016

Power-Tech has introduced the Crane Master Store for full automation of the production process. The system comprises the Eagle iNspire or Eagle eVision laser cutter, the Crane Master loader/unloader, and the TwinTower storage unit for sheet metal stock. The loader/unloader receives sheets from the...

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AP&T adds simulation service

August 24, 2016

Sweden-based AP&T has announced a service that allows its customers to get an exact picture—as early as the tendering stage—of how their planned production line will function and perform in an authentic environment. Using the Process Simulate simulation program, the company’s technical sales...

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So, you want to become an AWS CWI—Part II

August 24, 2016 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

The letters and numbers used to classify electrodes all mean something. Understanding their meaning is important when choosing an electrode for your job. You also must be knowledgeable about these classifications to become an AWS CWI.

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Autodarkening helmets available for beginner to professional welders

August 24, 2016

Forney Industries has expanded its line of autodarkening welding helmets. They provide protection and comfort with custom designs, says the company. Three helmet varieties are available for different welder skill levels: the Premier Series™ for the basic needs of hobbyists, DIY, and beginner...

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Cabinet, locker protect gas cylinders

August 24, 2016

Illinois Engineered Products has introduced the Saf-T-Gas™ cabinet and the VUE™ locker. The cylinder cabinet is 65 in. tall and 33.5 in. deep, in widths of 30 or 60 in. It complies with OSHA and NFPA requirements, protecting gas cylinders from unauthorized access. No assembly is required. The...

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United Steel opens dedicated clean room for contamination-free metal production

August 23, 2016

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has opened a new, 7,000-sq.-ft. clean room designed for manufacturing aluminum and stainless steel parts and components that are free from cross-contamination with carbon steel...

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Prima Power expands sales organization

August 23, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser processing systems, has added to its sales staff. Corey Hansen has joined the company as regional sales manager covering the central U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He previously served as sales manager for Emerson Electric...

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DeWys Mfg. improves weld booths at Michigan facility

August 22, 2016

DeWys Mfg. Inc. has made improvements to the weld booths at its Marne, Mich., welding facility to increase capabilities and improve employee workspace. The new design allows for a more efficient product flow as part of the company’s lean culture and continuous improvement activities.The new weld...

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Prince Precision Products earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

August 22, 2016

Prince Precision Products, Macon, Ga., a contract manufacturer that offers rapid production of precision metal products that require cutting, forming, machining, assembly, and finishing, has completed its ISO 9001:2015 certification. This broadens the company’s eligibility to work with suppliers...

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Muza Metal Products adds Type 12 to UL 508A listing for enclosures

August 22, 2016

Muza Metal Products has successfully passed testing by Underwriters Laboratories to increase its UL-certified NEMA-rated enclosure offerings at its Oshkosh, Wis., facility. The company now has successfully captured the Type 12 listing in addition to its Type 1 and 3R offerings.The contract metal...

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DOE announces $137 million investment in commercial, passenger vehicle efficiency

August 22, 2016

The Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., has announced up to $137 million in investments for two programs to develop next-generation technologies to help industry go beyond current EPA and NHTSA standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while accelerating technology advances for passenger...

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Preco to supply multilaser development to laser training center in Brazil

August 22, 2016

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has received an order for an SL-8600 hybrid laser/GMAW system from the Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation,Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.Senai, a private nonprofit technical training organization, is chartered to raise industrial competitiveness by...

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