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Castolin Eutectic Group acquires Furnace Mineral Products Inc.

February 8, 2017

The Castolin Eutectic Group, a division of Messer Eutectic Castolin GmbH Holding with headquarters in Bad Soden, Germany, has announced the acquisition of Furnace Mineral Products (FMP) Inc., Toronto.FMP specializes in the R&D, manufacture, and application of inorganic-hybrid coatings. The company...

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Shaft collar 3-D prototype allows rapid proof-of-concept testing

February 8, 2017

Stafford Mfg. Corp. offers a 3-D prototype development service that lets users create a 3-D printed part from a print within a few hours to test the form, fit, and function for immediate feedback on proof-of-concept testing. The finished machined part—typically shaft collars, couplings, and...

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Casters and wheels withstand high heat

February 7, 2017

Hamilton Caster has introduced casters and wheels engineered to withstand temperatures from 250 to 750 degrees F. The wheels are available in diameters from 3 to 12 in. Load capacities per caster are 260 to 9,000 lbs. The wheel line includes the Ultratherm™, rated at 530 degrees and featuring a...

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Gibraltar Industries sells U.S. bar grating assets

February 7, 2017

Gibraltar Industries Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y.-based manufacturer and distributor of building products, has sold substantially all of its U.S. bar grating assets by its Amico U.S. subsidiary to Fisher & Ludlow, a subsidiary of Nucor Corp. Gibraltar continues to manufacture and distribute expanded...

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UL and Ricoh partner to deliver additive manufacturing education

February 7, 2017

UL, a global safety science organization, and Ricoh USA Inc., a technology and services company, have announced a collaboration through which the two companies will provide training to promote the proper usage and advancement of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to their customers. The...

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LBMC releases "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey" report

February 7, 2017

LBMC PC, an accounting and business consulting firm based in Nashville, has released the results from the "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey" it conducted in conjunction with 2017 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global). The survey gathered the expectations and opinions of more than 250...

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Hexagon to acquire MSC Software

February 6, 2017

Stockholm-based Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge, and customer work flows, has announced an agreement to acquire MSC Software, Newport Beach, Calif., a provider of CAE systems, including simulation software for virtual...

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Hand-held oxygen analyzer networks to standard accessories

February 6, 2017

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced an updated hand-held PurgEye® 200 Weld Purge Monitor® with PurgeNet™ to allow networking to standard accessories. Typically, one accessory allows direct interface to an orbital welding machine or any other automatic welding machine so that the...

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Jayco announces expansion in Indiana

February 3, 2017

RV manufacturer Jayco has announced plans to add more than 400,000 sq. ft. of production space and more than 300 jobs at its Middlebury, Ind., facility.Two new buildings have been completed. The plant producing the Eagle brand of travel trailers and fifth wheels will be fully operational by early...

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Metal powder trade groups appoint new executive director/CEO

February 3, 2017

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI Intl. (APMI) have selected industry veteran James P. Adams to succeed C. James Trombino as executive director/CEO. Adams has worked in the powder metallurgy industry for more than 30 years, following graduation from Hennepin Technical College...

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Extra protection added to corrosion-inhibiting coating

February 3, 2017

Cortec has added extra vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI®) to its VpCI-368 coating. The dark brown viscous liquid dries into a firm, moisture-displacing, waxlike film that can be removed by mineral spirits or alkaline cleaners. The VpCI-368 EVP film can be used for a variety of applications...

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AGC AeroComposites rebrands as Unitech Aerospace

February 2, 2017

U.K.-based AGC AeroComposites, a global supplier of composite and metallic assemblies and components to the aerospace and defense industry, has rebranded as Unitech Aerospace. Unitech Aerospace is the parent company to Unitech Composites, North Coast Composites, North Coast Tool & Mold, Paul...

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United Steel acquires Black Rock Fireproof Column

February 2, 2017

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has acquired Black Rock Fireproof Column. The manufacturer of fireproof structural columns retains its name and now operates in East Hartford as its own division under the management of...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to increase in February compared with a year ago

February 2, 2017

In February 2017, employment will grow at 57.0 percent of manufacturing firms and decline at 8.1 percent. The resulting net increasing index of 48.9 (57.0 percent - 8.1 percent) suggests slightly faster employment growth in manufacturing than in February 2016 (47.5).In February 2017, employment...

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Is it time to take your fabrication business global?

February 2, 2017 | By Dan Davis

With international branches in Europe and India, Cleveland-based AT&F is demonstrating that doing business globally isn't just for large organizations.

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