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MEC announces changes to senior leadership team

January 26, 2015

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a provider of metal fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, stamping, forming, machining, welding, tube bending and forming, painting, polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly and kitting, prototyping, and product testing and validation, has...

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Fillet weld grinding flap discs offered in 6, 7 in. dia.

January 26, 2015

Pferd now offers POLIFAN® Curve flap discs in 6 and 7 in. dia. The flaps wrap from the bottom to the top of the disc, making them suitable for grinding and finishing fillet welds. The discs leave a smooth finish for simplified visual inspection of porosity and other defects. Defective welds can be...

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DOT Quality Services offers three new code compliance certifications

January 26, 2015

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based registrar specializing in U.S. certifications and codes, has announced that it now offers three new ANSI-accredited certifications. The first is for welding firms compliant to AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. This program can enhance welding...

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Custom manufacturing offered for clamping, material handling products

January 26, 2015

De-Sta-Co has expanded its custom manufacturing capabilities. Customers can work directly with the company’s engineers to modify any of its clamping, automation, and material handling systems to produce products that are matched to a specific application. Customization and modification...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Double-cut shears cut metal without distortion

January 26, 2015

Kett Tool’s KD-400 double-cut shears are designed for cutting cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga., most grades of stainless steel, and aluminum up to 0.80 in. without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to...

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Done-in-one meets structural fabrication

January 23, 2015

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New system introduces full automation to structural fabrication, including cutting, beam and plate handling, and welding.

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ThyssenKrupp expands Mexico facility

January 23, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico S.A. de C.V., a unit of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA), has announced the expansion of its current blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The facility currently offers steel blanking and warehousing services for luminum and steel products in the...

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STI/SPFA announces 2014 Steel Water Pipe Awards

January 23, 2015

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association, Lake Zurich, Ill., has presented Steel Water Pipe Product of the Year Awards to Jifco Inc., Livermore, Calif., and Mid-America Pipe Fabricating & Supply, Scammon, Kan. Jifco won the 2014 Pipeline Project of the Year Award for its Bay...

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Schuler delivers press line to Hirschvogel

January 23, 2015

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has delivered an MSL 2-2000 cold forging press to The Hirschvogel Automotive Group, Denklingen, Germany. The press delivers 2,000 metric tons of force to manufacture a variety of shafts for transmissions, drivetrains, and engines. It is the first press line of...

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Major Metals Co. hires VP of operations

January 23, 2015

Major Metals Co., Mansfield, Ohio, has named Wynn H. Kerns as vice president of operations. He leads manufacturing operations for the company’s four high-frequency tube welding mills, 72-in. slitter, and five recutting centers. The company offers carbon steel tubing to A513 T1, T2 and A 787...

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Dielectric Corp. acquires Centerline Machine

January 23, 2015

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Waupaca, Wis.-based Centerline Machine Inc., a provider of machined and fabricated parts and products made of steel, composites, and exotic alloys. The acquisition enables Dielectric to offer machining in a variety of...

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Proactive maintenance, predictable performance in metal fabrication

January 23, 2015

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At Midland Metal Products, all machines have asset tags on them. So do calipers and tape measures—and even brooms—and it’s all tracked in a computerized maintenance management system. Tracking asset downtime has made life on the shop floor much more predictable.

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Developing a national, international bending standard for tube and pipe

January 23, 2015

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An update from an article that ran in the September 2013 TPJ, this column describes a research project intended to help eliminate trial-and-error setups, conserve programmers’ time, and help get products to market faster by helping everyone involved in a bending project home in on the optimal bending process before getting started.

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EFD Induction acquires Superior Technologies Europe

January 22, 2015

EFD Induction, based in Skien, Norway, has announced its acquisition of Superior Technologies Europe (STE), a Basingstoke, U.K.-based supplier of impeders, induction coils, and OD/ID scarfing inserts to tube and pipe manufacturers. STE founder Peter Bond continues as managing director of STE and...

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