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Gene Haas Foundation donates $50,000 to Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

May 25, 2016

The Gene Haas Foundation, named for the president and founder of Haas Automation Inc., has donated $50,000 to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) for the Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative, which showcases to Arkansas students the many...

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Industrial Group Holdings acquires MultiSource Mfg.

May 17, 2016

Rye, N.Y.-based Industrial Group Holdings LLC (IGH), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital LLC, has acquired MultiSource Mfg. LLC, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based supply chain partner and end-to-end provider of precision machining and assembly systems to OEMs in the medical, aerospace, food, and...

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Methods Machine Tools appoints COO

May 12, 2016

Sudbury, Mass.-based Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, has appointed Jerry Rex as COO. He has been in the manufacturing industry for 40 years, with more than 25 years of management experience. Rex most...

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Fab2Order acquires Winners Circle Eng.

May 11, 2016

Brownsburg, Ind.-based metal fabricator Fab2Order has acquired Monrovia, Ind.-based Winners Circle Eng., a precision machining company. Fab2Order has moved the machining company, now called Machine2Order, and all of its employees to Fab2Order’s expanded facility. Fab2Order has invested $1.2...

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Orbital ATK plant in Mississippi produces 500th large-scale rocket structure

April 21, 2016

Orbital ATK Inc., a manufacturer of space, defense, and aviation systems, has announced that its Iuka, Miss., manufacturing plant has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles. Since its establishment in 1998, the Large Structure Center...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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Fidia moves North American operations to new headquarters facility in Michigan

April 19, 2016

Fidia S.p.A., based in Turin, Italy, has moved its North American operations from Troy, Mich., to a new 14,000-sq.-ft. headquarters facility in Rochester Hills, Mich. Fidia designs and builds NCs and high-speed milling machine systems for the production of complex-shaped parts for the automotive,...

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Gene Haas Foundation provides $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors

April 12, 2016

Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has presented a $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement. Originally founded in 2008 as a workforce...

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MC Machinery Systems names national sales manager

April 8, 2016

Wood Dale, Ill.-based MC Machinery Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has named Fred Puzon as national sales manager responsible for managing all sales and product development activities in the company’s Machining Technologies department. Puzon, who has been in the...

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Soft jaw blanks offer easy-locating features

April 7, 2016

Soft jaw blanks from Dillon Jaws offer a milled surface on the jaw end, opposite to the clamping surface, which serves as a location point for positioning the counterbored holes and the jaws’ serrations for exact dimensional matching of the company’s jaw sets. According to the company,...

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High-feed cutter processes difficult-to-machine steels

April 7, 2016

The Pramet Penta HF high-feed cutter from Dormer Pramet can be used across various applications on multiple materials, including heat-treated and difficult-to-machine steels, stainless steels, and heat-resistant superalloys. The cutter features internal coolant on body for deep-cavity milling...

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Undersurface trimming unit machines both panel sides simultaneously

April 6, 2016

Benz Inc. has announced that its new undersurface trimming unit allows machining on both sides of a panel without flipping it. The unit is designed with a head that allows the user to reach in up to 6 in. from all edges for an elevated workpiece for undersurface machining. A flush-mounted ER25...

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Kennametal director receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

April 1, 2016

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that Director of Global Strategic Pricing Cheryl Bush received honors in the 4th Women in Manufacturing STEP (science, technology, engineering, and production) Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute. The STEP Awards recognize women at all...

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How fabricators manage machining

March 31, 2016

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These days certain custom fabrication operations have in-house machining capabilities. How these capabilities are managed depends on a company’s location, access to talent, and customer demands. The FABRICATOR talked with managers at two custom fabricators, each of which takes a distinct approach to managing its machining operations.

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PCX Aerostructures expands machining capacity

March 29, 2016

Cam-Tech Mfg., a division of PCX Aerostructures, has installed a new machining center to expand production of large-format aircraft parts at its Mansfield, Texas, facility. The T1 Makino 5-axis machining center has a 59- by 51- by 78-in. envelope. PCX Aerostructures is a supplier of highly...

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