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Increasing use of recycled steel spurs growth in the global steel scrap market, says report

March 11, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released “Steel Scrap: A Global Strategic Business Report.” The global market for steel scrap is projected to reach 793 million metric tons by 2020, driven by the growing demand for steel and increasing shift toward the use of electric...

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Updates made to shop floor CMM

March 11, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has introduced the updated 4.5.4 SF shop floor CMM. It now includes integrated workspace LED lighting to assist the operator in poor lighting conditions. The bolt-hole pattern in the CMM's granite base has been revised to accommodate a 300-mm kinematic plate for repeatable...

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DeWys Mfg. hires sales engineer

March 11, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has hired Andy Hills as sales engineer. In this role, he calls on management representatives to ensure manufacturability of products and services offered and reviews blueprints, RFQs, and other customer documents. Hills has a degree in...

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5 things to know about robotic GMAW guns

March 11, 2015

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When choosing the best robotic welding system for your operation, make sure to pay special attention to the gun and consumables. One size does not fit all.

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Length gauge line expanded

March 11, 2015

Heidenhain has expanded its length gauge line with new variants of its Specto and Acanto gauges. The pencil probe-style Specto length gauge series offers versions with an improved force specification. Two new 1-Vpp, 12-mm stroke length variants of the gauge are available for lower-force...

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EPA targets aerospace segment

March 11, 2015

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in February to tighten up air emission standards for aerospace manufacturing and fabrication facilities. The agency said it initially surveyed 1,300 facilities nationwide that potentially could emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs); all of these...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes designed for steel, brass, aluminum

March 11, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® brand nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven abrasive cleans, finishes, and polishes such materials as steel, brass, and aluminum. The line includes soft-density, medium-grit, silicon-carbide convolute surface finishing...

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Tax break for manufacturers up in the air

March 10, 2015

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Prospects for Senate passage of a bill establishing a permanent expensing allowance for capital equipment are dicey. The House passed the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 636) in February with all but one Republican voting for it and 33 Democrats adding their support. Now...

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Timken selected for fifth time as one of World's Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co. has been recognized for the fifth time by the Ethisphere® Institute as being among the world's most ethical companies. The designation recognizes organizations that foster a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. The institute...

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J.L. Becker Co. names sales engineer

March 10, 2015

J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has hired Eric Buchanan as sales engineer. Before joining the company, he gained industry experience working with OEM automotive companies and their suppliers, in both account and quality management roles. He has experience with a variety of heat-treating processes...

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The power of why

March 10, 2015

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A great company has a “why” culture, one that encourages employee engagement and people don’t hesitate to ask “Why?” to find the true answer, based not on guesses or rumor, but on factual evidence.

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Schnitzer Steel Industries named as 2015 World's Most Ethical Company

March 10, 2015

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer and exporter of recycled ferrous metal products, has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way...

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Parts cleaning/collection unit handles larger parts

March 10, 2015

Custom Service Solutions Inc. has introduced the 12-in. MiJET™ parts cleaning and collection unit. It offers a larger-diameter opening than the original 8-in. model, allowing users to clean larger parts. Using one existing shop air line at a CNC machine, the pneumatically driven unit cleans...

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Magline appoints VP of marketing

March 10, 2015

Magline Inc., Standish, Mich., a manufacturer of Magliner® aluminum material handling equipment, has announced the promotion of Andrea Horner to vice president of marketing. Horner joined the company in 1992. Her responsibilities have supported all facets of marketing both domestically and...

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How do you define good company culture anyway?

March 10, 2015

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How does a fabricator build a culture that adopts, embraces, and sustains lean manufacturing? An environment that encourages idea generation may be a good start.

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