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AEC recognizes volunteers for outstanding contributions

April 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has presented awards to four individuals recognizing their contributions to the council. Lewie Smith, president of Jordan Aluminum Extrusions in Memphis, Tenn., and Bill Rogers, director of metallurgy and process technology for Alcoa’s...

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Epic Systems to hold STEM workshop for children on April 30

April 13, 2016

St. Louis-based engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. has launched a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education initiative for elementary school students. The company will present a half-day, hands-on workshop for kids on April 30 at its fabrication plant to cultivate...

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FANUC America expands operations

April 13, 2016

FANUC America Corp., a supplier of robotics, CNCs, and factory automation based in Rochester Hills, Mich., will open four new facilities, relocate three facilities to larger offices, and add three new regional training centers in 2016. The company plans to:Add a manufacturing and distribution...

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Weld-Ed announces 2016 professional development workshops

April 13, 2016

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2016 professional development workshop series. The series includes seven training modules—welding metallurgy; joining and cutting processes; design,...

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Strut roll former includes material handling system

April 13, 2016

Samco has developed a roll forming line designed to produce 12-ga. strut channels in a postpunch, postcut, continuous operation with variable speeds up to 100 FPM. A nonpowered roller conveyor with pneumatic side discharge automatically kicks finished channel to the strand conveyor, where it is...

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Is the customer always worth the effort?

April 13, 2016

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You can never have too many customers, or so it’s said. Is this true? What about the customer that has you do all the hard work and takes your well-designed product elsewhere for production? Are you happy to have had their business? Perhaps you can take solace in lessons learned.

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Titanium USA 2016

September 25-28, 2016
  • J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Resort
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • TITANIUM offers insights into the current state of the industry as well as efficient, high-value networking opportunities not available anywhere else for titanium producers, OEM’s, distributors, fabricators, and vendors who offer products & services to the titanium community alike.

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    Air filtration systems designed for laser materials processing

    April 13, 2016

    Universal Laser Systems has introduced the UAC 2000 and UAC 4000 air filtration units to integrate with the company’s current laser systems. Features include a four-stage filtration process and a multisensor design to monitor filter performance continuously at all stages. Variable-speed...

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    Laser cutting in a new light

    April 13, 2016

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    In the past, lighting manufacturers introduced product designs that might last 10 years. Because of the lengthy product lifetime and volumes, these manufacturers didn't think twice about relying on hard tooling. Today product designs change regularly, and the constant evolution of LED technology means a manufacturer has to react quickly. For TAMCO, Port St. Lucie, Fla., that meant it needed its own laser cutting capability.

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    Triumph Group realigns into four business units, announces executive appointments

    April 12, 2016

    Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group Inc. has consolidated from six to four business units to help eliminate redundancies and reduce costs. The four business units are Integrated Systems, Aerospace Structures, Precision Components, and Product Support. Thomas Holzthum, former corporate vice...

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    Metal analyzer saves argon with sleep mode

    April 12, 2016

    Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the seventh generation of its SPECTROMAXx arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metal analyzer. The analyzer, which features an argon-saving sleep mode, uses lower volumes of argon than previous models. Depending on the configuration,...

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    Magirus appoints CEO

    April 12, 2016

    Germany-based Magirus, CNH Industrial’s global firefighting equipment business, has named Marc Diening as CEO. He succeeds Antonio Benedetti, who resigned at the end of 2015. Diening has several years of international experience in equipment manufacturing and senior management, including...

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    Precoat Metals names president

    April 12, 2016

    St. Louis-based Precoat Metals, a unit of Sequa Corp., has appointed Kurt Russell as president. Gerard M. Dombek, who previously held the role of president/CEO, continues to serve as CEO. Russell has been with the company since 2010, previously serving as vice president of manufacturing. Before...

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    App helps welders choose grades, make calculations

    April 12, 2016

    Sandvik has introduced the new Welding App for planning and performing welding projects. It is free to download for phones and tablets from the Apple Store and Google Play. Designed for welding engineers, welders, specifiers, project engineers, and owner operators, the app allows users to plan...

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    Gene Haas Foundation provides $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors

    April 12, 2016

    Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has presented a $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement. Originally founded in 2008 as a workforce...

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