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NIMS releases new online tool to connect competencies, credentials, and careers

February 11, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based NIMS has introduced the Career Pathway Tool to help employers, job seekers, and educators understand the numerous career pathways in the industry and how NIMS credentials can be earned to enter and advance in careers. Employers can use the tool it to enhance hiring practices,...

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Hypertherm accepting educational grant applications

February 11, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now is accepting applications for its “Spark Something Great” educational grant program. Now in its second year, the program aims to ensure the next generation of welders and metal fabricators...

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Houghton Intl. metalworking fluid earns Pratt & Whitney approval

February 11, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received approval from Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, for the use of Hocut® 4940 metalworking fluid in the production of its aircraft engines and military power units under the Pratt & Whitney reference PMC 9151. Pratt & Whitney approved...

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DP Technology launches new Esprit CAD/CAM website

February 11, 2016

DP Technology, Camarillo, Calif., has launched a new corporate website at www.espritcam.com for its Esprit CAD/CAM software. New educational videos show the software in action and highlight its compatibility with worldwide machine tool brands. Available in nine languages, the website is...

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How to crunch chronic defects with variables search

February 11, 2016

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Variables search is not a well-known quality tool, but it can be helpful in rooting out factors that produce scrap and rework at metal fabricating facilities. All that’s needed to identify the sources of quality problems is a dedicated group and a disciplined approach to the investigation process.

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Cut-, impact-resistant glove features antislip palm

February 11, 2016

Magid® has introduced the T-REX® antislip-palm impact glove. It delivers impact protection with ANSI level 4 cut resistance, ANSI level 5 abrasion resistance, and ANSI level 5 puncture resistance while offering a strong grip in oily conditions. Kevlar® stitching on the palm adds durability....

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Allied Machine updates product selector online recommendation tool

February 11, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems in Dover, Ohio, has updated its Product Selector online recommendation tool at www.alliedmachine.com/adp/adpselect.aspx. The program, which visitors can use to find new tools to meet their needs or to access...

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10 things welding students need for class

February 11, 2016

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Getting the most out of your welding classes requires some tools of the trade. Well-prepared students need these 10 items.

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Software delivers automated quotations

February 11, 2016

Bermo Inc. has released F.R.E.D. (First-of-its-kind Rapid Estimate Delivery) quotation software, offering automated quotations to the OEM customer base. The program, created in-house, links the user’s CAD models to Bermo's manufacturing processes: laser cutting, metal stamping, forming,...

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There's strength in numbers: How the Industrial Internet of Things applies to fabricators

February 11, 2016

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Just what is the Industrial Internet of Things, and what could it possibly mean to fabricators? Here’s how it can improve a welding operation.

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Inline part marking system suitable for automated production lines

February 11, 2016

The new M4 Inline from Dapra Marking Systems is a turnkey inline, direct part marking system for industrial traceability. The system eliminates the need for additional vision identification and control equipment, making it suitable for use in automated production lines and custom-engineered...

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North American robotics market sets new records in 2015

February 10, 2016

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. North American companies ordered 31,464 robots valued at $1.8 billion during 2015, an increase of 14 percent in units and 11 percent in dollars over 2014....

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Alliance Steel acquires Standard Steel & Wire, forms Specialty Steel Division

February 10, 2016

Alliance Steel LLC, a steel service center in Bedford Park, Ill., has acquired the working capital assets and customer list of Standard Steel & Wire Inc. (SS&W), Chicago, while concurrently forming the Specialty Steel Division of Alliance Steel. Dennis Barista, formerly of SS&W, is leading the new...

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NBT announces summer manufacturing camp locations

February 10, 2016

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the foundation of Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), has announced the 30 locations that will be hosting 41 summer manufacturing camps in 2016. The list is still growing, according to the association. Camps will be offered...

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Report reveals drivers of growth in global vacuum heat-treatment market through 2020

February 10, 2016

London-based Technavio has forecast the global vacuum heat-treatment market to post a CAGR of more than 6 percent by 2020, according to its latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global vacuum heat-treatment market for 2016-2020. Based on end...

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