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Metcam launches Business Solutions Division

December 2, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has launched its Business Solutions Division (BSD). The new division helps inventors of sheet metal-intensive products with product design, prototyping, materials acquisition, manufacturing, inventory,...

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Lindberg/MPH names business development manager

December 2, 2016

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., a manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat-treat furnaces for the ferrous and nonferrous markets, has announced that Bill St. Thomas has rejoined the company as business development manager. Thomas, who began his career in the heat-treat industry with the...

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Lucid Motors to build electric car manufacturing plant in Arizona

December 1, 2016

Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande, Ariz., for its electric car manufacturing operation. The facility is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs and bring more than $700 million in capital investment to the region by 2022.Development of the site is slated to begin in Q2 2017 as Lucid completes...

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Quaker acquires Lubricor

December 1, 2016

Quaker Chemical Corp., a provider of process fluids and specialty chemicals in Conshohocken, Pa., has acquired Lubricor Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of metalworking fluids based in Waterloo, Ont. Lubricor serves primarily automotive suppliers in North America and Southeast Asia. The company...

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Generac to acquire Motortech

December 1, 2016

Generac Holdings Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a manufacturer of generators and small engines, has announced plans to acquire the assets of Celle, Germany-based Motortech Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of gaseous-engine control systems and accessories. The transaction is expected to close in Q1...

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Sterling Machinery Exchange distributes quality awards

December 1, 2016

Sterling Machinery Exchange has presented Scotchman Industries and Cincinnati Incorporated with its Top Quality Award. The award recognizes the companies’ dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality in U.S. manufacturing. Sterling Machinery Exchange has been chosen as the first...

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Rigaku Analytical Devices wins R&D 100 Award

November 30, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its KT-100™ Katana™ laser-induced breakdown spectroscopic hand-held analyzer has been selected in the analytical/test category as one of R&D Magazine’s top 100 innovative products of 2016.The analyzer, certified rugged to U.S....

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Portable dust and fume collector designed for welding

November 30, 2016

Imperial Systems has introduced the Shadow portable dust and fume collector. It has many of the same features as the full-sized CMAXX™, including DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber filters and powerful pulse cleaning, but in a smaller package. While the nanofiber filter is suitable for use with most small...

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Job-related injuries and workers’ compensation—the more you know, the better

November 30, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

Unless you work in human resources or have been involved in a work-related injury, you probably don’t know much about workers’ compensation. The leading reasons for claims just might surprise you.

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Houghton Intl. launches redesigned website

November 30, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.houghtonintl.com. The site provides information regarding the company’s global operations, products, and services in 14 languages across all platforms and devices.The...

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Southern Metal Fabricators marks 25 years in business with Dec. 13 open house

November 30, 2016

Custom metal fabrication company Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. will celebrate 25 years in business on Dec. 13, 2016, with an open house, ribbon cutting, and tours of its 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Albertville, Ala. Visitors will view fabrication work in progress and the company’s newest...

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DiStar Industries announces expansion

November 30, 2016

Metal fabricator DiStar Industries has announced plans to expand its 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently uses laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake bending to fabricate custom products for a variety of...

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2017 metal fabrication forecast: Voyage into the unknown

November 29, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Before the election, industry watchers predicted more of the same slow growth the economy has seen for years. After the election, stock markets unexpectedly soared on the backs of companies that may benefit from a Trump presidency. One thing is for sure: The American political sphere heads into the unknown.

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Industry innovations at EuroBLECH 2016 reflect the need for speed

November 29, 2016 | By Robert Colman

At EuroBLECH 2016 the world’s machine tool makers and software developers showcased innovations aimed at reducing the time between part conceptualization and final delivery to the customer.

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Regulator controls laser assist gas delivery from any supply mode

November 29, 2016

CONCOA has introduced a high-pressure, ultrahigh-flow regulator designed to provide steady and reliable control in laser assist gas delivery applications supplied by both liquid and high-pressure sources.Providing primary control in systems requiring delivery pressures up to 750 PSIG and flow rates...

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