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Braner/Loopco delivers triple-turret slitter to Majestic Steel

May 4, 2016

Braner/Loopco has provided a Hi-Performance triple-turret slitting and automatic slit coil pack line for Majestic Steel’s Houston coil processing and distribution center. The slitting line can process 60,000-lb. by 72-in. coils in gauges from 0.010 to 0.250 in. at speeds to 1,000 FPM....

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UTC Aerospace Systems expands presence in Alabama

May 4, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based UTC Aerospace Systems has announced it is adding a manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility to its existing location in Foley, Ala. The expansion is expected to create 260 jobs. The new 80,000 sq.-ft. building will house the assembly of nacelle components and propulsion...

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Industrial wire brushes, abrasive discs introduced

May 4, 2016

Matheson has introduced a line of industrial wire brushes and flap discs as part of its Matheson Select® line of welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools, and filler metals. The brushes and flap discs, manufactured by Weiler Abrasives Group, are used for metal surface preparation...

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Hobart Institute hires new staff members

May 4, 2016

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy Ohio, has announced the hiring of two new employees. Brian Sheward has joined the company to teach students in the structural welding program and the combination structural and pipe welding program. A graduate of Hobart Institute, he has more than 25...

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Schwarze-Robitec restructures sales department

May 4, 2016

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec, Cologne, Germany, has named Heike Ahlers as sales and marketing manager and has announced the retirement of former Sales Manager Jürgen Korte. Ahlers joined the company in 2013. She was significantly involved in 2015 with the opening of the...

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Compact safety laser scanner offers 275-degree scanning angle

May 4, 2016

Sick Inc. has launched the microScan3 Core safety laser scanner. The compact unit has an 18-ft. range and 275-degree scanning angle for area and access guarding. It features patented safeHDDM™ (high-definition distance measurement) scanning technology that filters out dust and ambient light....

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Shapeline names new president

May 4, 2016

Shapeline AB, a Sweden-based provider of in-line measurement systems for flatness measurements on plate and strip products, has named Helmut Hackl as president. He succeeds Magnus Titus, who is leaving the company for new operative challenges. Hackl has a master’s degree in metallurgy from...

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Beckwood manufactures hot forming presses for Ducommun facility

May 4, 2016

St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of sheet hydroforming equipment, has partnered with aerospace industry company Ducommun Inc. to design and manufacture two new hot forming presses for Ducommun’s Parsons,...

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System Scale acquires Central Scales & Control

May 4, 2016

System Scale, an employee-owned industrial scale calibration and repair company in Indianapolis, has acquired Denham Springs, La.-based Central Scales & Controls. All existing employees have joined System Scale, and Central Scales owner John Sanders now is in a senior management role with System...

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Centria names executive VP, sales

May 4, 2016

Centria Architectural Systems, Moon Township, Pa., a designer and manufacturer of metal wall and room systems, has named Brad Johnson as executive vice president, sales. Johnson has held leadership roles in the industry form more than 25 years. He began his career at H. H. Robertson, a Centria...

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Heavy-duty, bimetal honing fluid developed for automotive market

May 4, 2016

Houghton Intl. has introduced a water-based metal removal fluid for use in automotive honing operations. HOCUT® 4650 provides high lubricity and detergency while complying with all global chemical regulatory programs, the company states. The fluid contains a combination of additives providing...

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CAD file importer added to shop management software

May 4, 2016

LVD Strippit has added a new module to its CADMAN® programming and shop management software. CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer) helps simplify 2-D and 3-D CAD file import and calculation of cost drivers for quick creation of job estimates. It features an integrated 3-D CAD package for checking or...

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NC feed systems make semiautomatic tools into fully automatic machines

May 3, 2016

Dake Corp. has introduced a line of NC feed systems that can turn semiautomatic ironworkers, cold saws, drill presses, and punching machines into fully automatic production tools. The feed systems feature a freestanding control panel with a digital LCD and infinitely variable programming, a...

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Metallic Building Co. recognizes Cary & Associates Builders with 2015 Building of the Year Award

May 3, 2016

Houston-based Metallic Building Co., a custom-engineered metal building systems provider, has named Cary & Associates Builders Inc. of Sebastopol, Calif., as the 2015 Building of the Year Award winner for Balleto Vineyards and Winery. Located in the Sonoma wine country region, the building is...

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Frost & Sullivan names Divergent 3D as 2016 North American Innovation Award Winner

May 3, 2016

Based on recent analysis of structural manufacturing in the automotive industry, Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. The company’s proprietary 3-D metal printing process, enabled by direct metal laser sintering (DMLS),...

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