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Alloy market for automotive worth $177.47 billion by 2021, says report

May 28, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has announced the release of its "Alloy Market for Automotive by Alloy Type, Area of Application, Vehicle Type & by Region - Global Forecast to 2021.” The global automotive alloy market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.69 percent during the forecast...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: How can I prevent slivers in blanking operations?

May 27, 2016

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Q: We are making shallow drawn cuts from 0.007-inch-thick aluminum base material with a thin polymer coating. The cups are assorted sizes from 0.375 to 0.75 in. and equal depths. We pierce the blank and use a balentine to carry it in the strip web through the draw operations, and finally we...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Do we really need die safety blocks for die setting?

May 27, 2016

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Dennis Cattell answers this question with a resounding "Yes!"

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Women in Manufacturing elects TRUMPF associate director of marketing as 2016 chair

May 27, 2016

Women in Manufacturing (WiM), Cleveland, has elected Sheila LaMothe, associate director of marketing and public relations for Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc., as 2016 chairperson of the WiM board of directors. LaMothe served as WiM’s vice chairperson in 2015 and has participated on the WiM...

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Tenere expands sheet metal fabrication to Mexico

May 27, 2016

Tenere Inc., Dresser, Wis., a provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, has announced the expansion of its sheet metal capabilities with the addition of a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new Tenere Monterrey sheet metal operation is the company’s first wholly owned...

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Mitutoyo names Northwest Machine Technologies as distributor

May 27, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., has announced a distribution agreement with Northwest Machine Technologies, Rogers, Minn. Northwest Machine Technologies will be the exclusive distributor of the Mitutoyo CMM and vision product lines, providing products and service to customers in Minnesota,...

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Joining Technologies’ machine shop earns AS9100 certification

May 27, 2016

East Granby, Conn.-based Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its full-service machine shop has achieved AS9100 certification. The company provides laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration....

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TCI Powder Coatings hires segment manager for automotive market

May 27, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Dave Severson as automotive market segment manager. Severson has more than 15 years of technical and commercial experience in the coatings industry. He most recently was involved in regional sales and market management...

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Steel Dynamics named 2016 Metals Company of the Year

May 26, 2016

Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metals recycler in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been recognized as the 2016 Global Metals Company of the Year in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts. The Global Metals Company of the Year Award, chosen by an independent...

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Stainless tube mill accommodates laser welding, GTAW

May 26, 2016

Seuthe, an Asmag Group company, has introduced a tube mill for stainless steel tube production. It accommodates both laser welding and GTAW. The line comprises a decoiler, strip end shear and welding machinery, edge scarfing, entry table, forming section, welding table, bead lamination, bead...

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PPG’s ENVIROCRON powder coatings earn ANSI/NSF 61 standard certification

May 26, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced that its ENVIROCRON® epoxy-based powder coatings now are certified to the ANSI/NSF 61 standard for drinking-water components. The ANSI/NSF 61-certified powder coatings are available as one- and two-coat systems with cure times from 10 to 20 min., depending on...

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MidWest Materials wins 2016 Platts Global Metals Award

May 26, 2016

MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has been named Physical Metals Service Provider of the Year in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts. The annual awards honor exemplary performance in 15 categories in the steel, metals, and mining industries. According to Platts,...

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Mayfran Intl. appoints COO

May 26, 2016

Mayfran Intl., a provider of manufacturing conveying systems for a variety of industries, has promoted Frank Sraj to COO. He served as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing for less than 10 months before receiving the promotion. Sraj has more than 30 years of experience in...

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Closed-loop control developed for additive manufacturing systems

May 26, 2016

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., has developed the patented IRISS℠ (interlayer real-time imaging and sensing system) closed-loop control to power its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems. The closed-loop control provides consistent process...

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Larson Tool & Stamping supports entrepreneurial venture

May 26, 2016

Larson Tool & Stamping Co., Attleboro, Mass., has collaborated with Micah Baclig, a freelance designer based in Providence, R.I., to bring his conceptualized design of a compact and reusable utensil to life. Baclig approached Larson Tool to help him find the right tool, material, and stamping...

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