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Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center provides applied R&D services

April 24, 2015

Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center has opened in Buffalo, N.Y. The center, made possible through a $45 million state investment, provides applied R&D services that are essential for the future success of the region’s economy. It is designed to give manufacturers in western New York an affordable...

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Laser Mech’s Replacement Parts & Service moves to new facility

April 23, 2015

Laser Mechanisms' spare parts group, Laser Mech® Replacement Parts & Service (RPS), has moved into its own facility after experiencing significant growth over the past several years. The new 20,000-sq.-ft. structure, located adjacent to the company’s world headquarters and manufacturing...

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Spartacus 3D, CTIF sign cooperation agreement for additive manufacturing

April 23, 2015

French companies Spartacus3D (Farinia Group), a start-up specializing in additive manufacturing, and CTIF, a provider of casting, materials, and metal products, have signed a cooperation agreement to join their skills and resources in the development of additive manufacturing. The agreement will...

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Bank of the West reveals opportunities, challenges for small, midsized U.S. manufacturers

April 23, 2015

Bank of the West, San Francisco, has announced the publication of "Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing," written by the bank's Chief Economist Dr. Scott Anderson. The paper highlights the bright economic outlook for small to midsized U.S. manufacturers, the challenges they face,...

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Linde wins Red Dot Award for cylinder valve design

April 23, 2015

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, Munich, has announced that its EVOS™ Ci gas cylinder valve has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Product entries are assessed on a number of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, build quality, ergonomics, durability,...

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance announces launch of Savannah chapter

April 23, 2015

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance has announced the official launch of the Savannah chapter, hosted at Dirtt Environmental Solutions on April 17, 2015. Laura Lee Bocade, relationship and business development manager with Dirtt and founding director of the Savannah chapter, helped coordinate...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA appoints product sales manager for cutting systems

April 23, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery and accessories based in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Edward Zidek to the newly created position of product sales manager – cutting systems. Zidek has more than 20 years of experience in metal...

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Aluminum Association partners with DOE to expand workforce

April 23, 2015

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase the number of aluminum industry jobs in the U.S. and explore new, sustainable technologies to advance U.S. manufacturing. The DOE's Aluminum Industry Jobs Partnership will...

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FAA clears first 3-D-printed part to fly in GE commercial jet engines

April 22, 2015

A fist-sized piece of silver metal that houses the compressor inlet temperature sensor inside a jet engine has become a symbol for big change in jet engine design. The housing for the sensor, known as T25, recently became the first 3-D-printed part certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation...

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Crawford Co. opens new fabrication facility in Iowa

April 22, 2015

Rock Island, Ill.-based Crawford Co. has opened a new fabricating plant, Crawford Co. North, in Dubuque, Iowa. The new location, which has 12 employees, provides metal fabricating, welding, and laser cutting, as well as HVAC maintenance and...

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Timken opens gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston

April 21, 2015

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, has opened a 27,000-sq.-ft. gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston. Part of the Timken Power Systems group, the plant will improve production efficiencies in the manufacture of Philadelphia Gear® high-speed drives. The facility is equipped with two...

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Achates Power opens office near Detroit

April 21, 2015

Internal combustion engine developer Achates Power Inc. has opened its Midwest Operations in Farmington Hills, Mich. The decision to locate an engineering facility there comes after the company secured two contracts in the first two months of 2015: one with a global OEM and the second with the U.S....

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Local Motors announces winners of LITECAR Challenge

April 20, 2015

With more than 250 conceptual designs submitted, Phoenix-based vehicle designer, builder, and seller Local Motors, in partnership with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has announced the winner of the Lightweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign...

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Echelon Capital purchases Republic Storage brand, closes factory

April 20, 2015

Chicago-based Echelon Capital has acquired the Republic Storage locker brand and customer list. Republic Storage closed on April 10, eliminating 300 jobs. About 25 core office employees from Republic Storage have been hired for a new company, Republic Storage Products, which will maintain its...

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D&S Mfg. celebrates 50 years in business

April 17, 2015

D&S Mfg., a manufacturer of large plate metal fabrications and complex weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 16, 2015. It will feature guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. Mike Dougherty, president, said,...

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