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Reel connects to any welding machine

September 4, 2014

Hannay Reels offers the power or rewind SWCR series reels, suitable for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead. A declutching arbor and nonsparking ratchet assembly prevent damage when reverse winding. A cable stop should be...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed month of hiring expected in September

September 4, 2014

In September hiring rates will increase in the manufacturing sector and drop in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2014. For the sixth straight month,...

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Interchangeable gripping tools add flexibility to electropneumatic loading/unloading system

September 4, 2014

Astes4 Sort (A4S) is a patented, automatic system for electropneumatic loading and unloading for use with laser, waterjet, gas, and plasma cutting systems. Complex and bulky items can be picked using two synchronized grippers that are programmed to keep the items in the proper position for...

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Ambrell names president/CEO

September 3, 2014

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems in Scottsville, N.Y., has promoted Tom Giglia to president and CEO. Richard Rosenbloom, former CEO and co-founder of the company, is retiring but will become a senior adviser to the company and remain on the board of directors. Giglia joined...

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Steel Market Development Institute signs on as title sponsor of 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo

September 3, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has signed on as a title sponsor of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo. The rodeo brings journalists from throughout the U.S. to Texas to...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Creating animations to explain the invention

September 3, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through the steps needed to create a 3-D CAD movie that can be used to bring an assembly or product idea to life.

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Diesel engine-driven welding machines handle multiple welding operations

September 3, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Vantage® 600 SD and Air Vantage 600 SD engine-driven welding machines. Each is equipped with a Tier 4 Final-T4F-compliant Deutz® turbo-charged diesel engine that meets all new EPA diesel fuel emission standards. Designed for heavy industrial applications...

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CMS launches level-two certification program for portable CMM users

September 3, 2014

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has launched a level-two certification exam for users of portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This is the industry’s first device-specific, hands-on assessment conducted by CMS-authorized proctors, the society reports. Candidates are required...

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Two-coat powder process fights corrosion

September 3, 2014

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A powder-on-powder process developed by Hartford Finishing in Wisconsin is providing customers with corrosion protection that they weren't getting with e-coat or other powder finishes.

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Video borescope detects corrosion, blockages, and cracking

September 3, 2014

GE’s Measurement & Control business has introduced the GE Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe™ video borescope with 3-D phase measurement and analysis and Wi-Fi connectivity. Designed for use in several industries, the borescope is equipped with a touchscreen interface, on-screen keyboard, and...

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TPJ celebrates 25 years

September 3, 2014

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Editor Eric Lundin recounts some of the more interesting articles published in TPJ since it was founded in 1990, discusses some of the trends, and provides some input from early members of TPA’s board of directors.

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Arcam acquires strategic partner DiSanto Technology

September 3, 2014

Arcam, a provider of 3-D printing technology for metals based in Mölndal, Sweden, has acquired its strategic partner DiSanto Technology, Shelton, Conn., a contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants. According to Arcam, the combination of its EBM® (electron beam melting) technology and...

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Coating tank delivers consistent heating

September 3, 2014

Marco Group Intl. has introduced the new Spraymaster® heated coating tank. The round tank, which features a stainless steel liner, provides superior mixing capability and simplified cleaning, says the company. The tank is available with general and intrinsically safe heating elements, and with...

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Cantilever clamps do not twist

September 3, 2014

Kant-Twist™ cantilever clamps from Industrial Magnetics Inc. hold two pieces together, without walking off-center, for spot welding, drilling, and bolting operations. The cantilever design provides a 4-to-1 clamp ratio to eliminate distorting and twisting of workpieces. The free-floating jaws...

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ThyssenKrupp Materials NA launches customer portal

September 2, 2014

Production materials provider ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., Southfield, Mich., has launched a new customer portal that allows customers of its Copper and Brass Sales Division to access a variety of real-time, account-specific information and account functions. The portal is optimized for mobile...

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