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U.S. Labor Department delays beryllium rule effective date

March 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a delay in the effective date of the rule titled “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017.The delay will allow OSHA to review and consider the rule further, in keeping with the Jan. 20, 2017, White House memorandum,...

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London Taxi builds plant to produce electric vehicles

March 22, 2017

The London Taxi Co. (LTC) has opened the U.K.'s first car plant dedicated to the production of range-extended electric vehicles (EVs). The plant, located in Coventry, U.K., will produce the world's first purpose-built, mass-market electric taxi.LTC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely, has invested...

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Automated Precision’s Services Division expands in Virginia

March 22, 2017

Automated Precision Inc.’s Services Division has moved into a new building in Newport News, Va., that features 14,000 sq. ft. of office and calibration laboratory space. The firm has performed calibrations for its laser trackers since 2012, but increased demand for Omnitrac 2 laser tracker models...

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Forecast 3D to offer new 3-D printing technology

March 21, 2017

Forecast 3D, Carlsbad, Calif., has announced it will be one of the first companies to offer HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3-D printing technology. The company reports it will install two MJF machines on March 31 for producing functional prototypes and end-use parts.The MJF platform uses fusing...

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Sussex Wire acquires Marox Corp.

March 21, 2017

Sussex Wire Inc., a manufacturer of miniature and microminiature, tight-tolerance, cold-formed, roll formed, and four-slide component parts, has acquired Marox Corp., a provider of CNC precision machined orthopedic implants and aerospace components.The acquisition supports the strategy of both...

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Chicago Tube and Iron laser fabrication team participates in STEM Fest

March 21, 2017

On March 4 the Romeoville, Ill.-based Chicago Tube and Iron laser fabrication team participated in Romeoville Library’s STEM Fest 2017. Students participated in hands-on demonstrations from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) leaders.According to the U. S. Department of...

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Divergent 3D enters strategic partnership with SLM Solutions Group

March 20, 2017

Los Angeles-based technology development and licensing company Divergent 3D has entered into a strategic development partnership with SLM Solutions Group, a manufacturer of 3-D metal printing equipment in Lübeck, Germany. SLM Solutions Group will work closely with Divergent to develop specific...

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DesignPoint wins SolidWorks’ top customer satisfaction award

March 20, 2017

DesignPoint, a Clark, N.J.-based providers of 3-D software and 3-D printers for engineering and manufacturing companies in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., has received the SolidWorks® #1 in Customer Satisfaction Award. The award is presented to the Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks reseller...

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Vortec publishes white paper online

March 17, 2017

Cincinnati-based Vortec has published a five-page white paper at www.vortec.com/technical-bulletins that discusses the basic operation of vortex tube technology and guides the reader on proper application in many heating and cooling applications. The paper details how vortex tubes, with no moving...

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T&D Metal Products expands facilities in Illinois

March 16, 2017

T&D Metal Products, a third-generation, family-owned manufacturing company based in Watseka, Ill., has announced the expansion of its shipping and receiving, trucking, and engineering services. The company has experienced 54 percent growth in the past five years, which has resulted in tripling the...

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Inductotherm Group opens Mexico office

March 16, 2017

Inductotherm Group, a supplier of thermal processing equipment, has opened a new group company in Queretaro, Mexico. The office provides trained service and parts support for the Inductoheat induction heating and Thermatool welding equipment. Inductotherm Heating and Welding Mexico S. de R.L. de...

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Dake celebrates 130 years in business

March 16, 2017

Grand Haven, Mich.-based Dake marks its 130th anniversary in 2017. The company opened in Grand Haven in 1887 as a manufacturer of steam engines. After World War II, the company began manufacturing arbor presses and hand-operated hydraulic presses. By the 1950s, the firm had expanded its product...

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LVD Strippit opens sales and service subsidiary in Mexico

March 16, 2017

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has announced the opening of LVD Strippit Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., a dedicated sales and service subsidiary in Querétaro, Mexico.LVD Strippit Mexico offers all of the manufacturer’s laser cutting, punching, bending, and software products, as well as complete...

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Canexsys Networks to open manufacturing operation in New York

March 15, 2017

Canexsys Networks Inc. has announced plans to set up a manufacturing operation in Ogdensburg, N.Y. The company offers light metal fabrication and manufactures electronic circuit boards and connectors. The company expects to occupy the property this spring and hire more than 40 workers over the next...

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Chemcoaters appoints VP of sales and marketing

March 15, 2017

Gary, Ind.-based Chemcoaters Inc. has appointed Mike Tieri as vice president of sales and marketing. The company is a coil coater and manufacturer of proprietary coating chemistries at its sister company, Eco Green, also based in Gary.Tieri joined the company in 2013, most recently serving as...

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