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Channel punching system makes up to 15 holes in single machine cycle

May 5, 2016

Multicyl Inc. offers a channel punching system that can punch up to 15 holes and two side notches in a single machine cycle. Hole positions and quantities are adjustable, and tooling changeover to accommodate different rails or channels is simple, states the manufacturer. All three channel...

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Innovance Inc. acquires Mass Finishing Inc.

May 5, 2016

Employee-owned Innovance Inc., a holding company for contract engineering and manufacturing firm Lou-Rich Inc. and finishing equipment manufacturer Almco, has acquired all assets of Mass Finishing Inc. Mass Finishing, a supplier of high-energy centrifugal barrel finishing machines, media,...

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Got a few seconds? Watch us cut an old train rail in less than 1-1/2 minutes using the new Hypertherm Freedom 38 PPA. Learn more about the Freedom 38 PPA.

EOS expands U.S. presence with new facility in Texas

May 5, 2016

EOS has opened its newest U.S. facility in Pflugerville, Texas. The site includes a laboratory where application engineers interact directly with customers, a working showroom containing the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) systems, and an AM Ventures division to help bring startup ideas to...

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Electric stroke controls added to ironworker

May 5, 2016

Scotchman Industries has introduced the 5014-ET, a 50-ton, three-station turret hydraulic ironworker. The unit, based on the 5014-TM ironworker, now is equipped with standard electric stroke control to help improve accuracy. The electric stroke eliminates almost all moving parts that exist in a...

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Comau robot wins NED Innovation Award

May 5, 2016

Southfield, Mich.-based Comau has received the 2016 NED Innovation Award from New Equipment Digest for its Racer3 robot. The robot was one of 11 innovations to receive the award from a selection of 2,000 technologies. The high-speed, 6-axis articulated robot features a payload of 6.6 lbs. and a...

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CNH Industrial publishes 2015 Sustainability Report

May 5, 2016

CNH Industrial, a producer of numerous brands of tractors and agricultural machinery, earth-moving equipment, and commercial and industrial vehicles, has published its 2015 Sustainability Report. The main environmental results for the company in 2015 are:2 percent reduction in energy...

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B&G Machine acquires W-Technologies

May 5, 2016

B&G Machine Inc., Mount Carmel, Ill., has acquired W-Technologies, a provider of hydraulic shock damper technology for heavy-gauge stamping equipment. B&G has been manufacturing the W-Technologies dampers for more than 15 years. The company will continue to market and sell the hydraulic dampers...

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Two-speed magnetic drill offers LED light in magnet base

May 5, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD917 portable magnetic drill. Its power-to-weight ratio gives metal fabricators the strength and torque required to drill large, deep holes in steel. A new pilot LED light is built into the base of the magnet to help the operator line up the pilot with the...

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Welder training: The fundamentals, Part III

May 5, 2016

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The oxyacetylene welding (OAW) process continues to be useful in equipment repair, both in industry and the home. This article focuses on specific uses and provides some how-to instructions.

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to drop slightly in May compared to a year ago

May 5, 2016

In May, fewer employers will add jobs in manufacturing and services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for May 2016. Layoff rates will also rise slightly in both sectors...

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Mini blackening system suitable for coating small quantities of metal parts

May 5, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers the PRESTO BLACK® BK-1 mini room-temperature blackening system. It imparts corrosion and galling protection on small quantities of iron and steel parts. The 15-min. process produces a nearly nondimensional coating of less than 0.5 micron thickness. It is suitable...

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Braner/Loopco delivers triple-turret slitter to Majestic Steel

May 4, 2016

Braner/Loopco has provided a Hi-Performance triple-turret slitting and automatic slit coil pack line for Majestic Steel’s Houston coil processing and distribution center. The slitting line can process 60,000-lb. by 72-in. coils in gauges from 0.010 to 0.250 in. at speeds to 1,000 FPM....

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UTC Aerospace Systems expands presence in Alabama

May 4, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based UTC Aerospace Systems has announced it is adding a manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility to its existing location in Foley, Ala. The expansion is expected to create 260 jobs. The 80,000-sq.-ft. building will house the assembly of nacelle components and propulsion...

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Industrial wire brushes, abrasive discs introduced

May 4, 2016

Matheson has introduced a line of industrial wire brushes and flap discs as part of its Matheson Select® line of welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools, and filler metals. The brushes and flap discs, manufactured by Weiler Abrasives Group, are used for metal surface preparation...

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