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Bettcher Mfg. appoints new general manager

June 20, 2016

Stamping company Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Anthony Matti as general manager. He has more than 27 years of quality, engineering, and operations management experience. Matti worked most recently at Tarkett, North America, as director of engineering. Before that he spent 15 years...

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TCI Powder Coatings, BASF form strategic alliance

June 17, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., and BASF have entered into an agreement that allows TCI to sell the BASF CathoGuard® electrocoat technology to specified TCI market segments. The electrocoat technology is suitable for use on parts that are difficult to paint...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating renews ISO 9001:2008 certification

June 17, 2016

Masury, Ohio-based Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has announced the renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification for the processing and slitting of steel. The company supplies conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel. It provides...

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Okuma to host shop floor automation event June 22

June 17, 2016

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp. will host an Easy Shop Floor Automation event, June 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Partners in THINC in Charlotte, N.C. The event will include tips and demonstrations of simple automation technologies for machine tool users. Automated gauging,...

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New NIMS standards define competencies, skills for entry-level CAM positions

June 17, 2016

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), San Francisco, has released the first industry CAM standards. Developed with guidance from 3-D design and engineering software manufacturer Autodesk Inc., these standards are intended to enhance education and training programs to meet the...

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Pillar Induction celebrates 50th anniversary

June 16, 2016

Pillar Induction, Brookfield, Wis., is celebrating 50 years of business serving the thermal processing industry. Established in 1966, the company manufactures systems for such applications as hardening, tempering, annealing, stress relieving, brazing, soldering, warm forming, forging, curing of...

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Ajax Tocco supplies induction billet heating system to LC Mfg.

June 16, 2016

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp., Warren, Ohio, has shipped a 1,000-kW PowerZone billet heating system to LC Mfg., Lake City, Mich. The 1.3- to 3.3-kHz system is designed to heat 1.06- to 2.875-in.-dia. by 6.0- to 20.0-in.-long carbon steel billets to forging temperatures. The system includes...

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Altair, APWorks partner to make additive manufacturing available to customers

June 16, 2016

Troy, Mich.-based Altair and APWorks, Taufkirchen, Germany, have entered a nonexclusive partnership for additive manufacturing (AM). The companies will make AM available to customers in various industries, providing them with consulting, advanced design and simulation technology, and production...

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Industrial Supply Co. marks 100 years in business

June 16, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Industrial Supply Co., a maintenance, repair, and operational and production distributor, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. The firm was established in 1916 when Rudolph Orlob founded the Mountain States Rubber Co. to provide products to the mining...

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UniCarriers Americas names senior manager of product and sales training

June 16, 2016

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., has hired William E. Wylonis as senior manager of product and sales training. Wylonis has more than 30 years of experience in the material handling industry. He previously worked as a training specialist for Toyota Material Handling USA, president...

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Merrill Institute accepts VA education benefits to cover welding program tuition

June 16, 2016

Merrill Institute, Alma, Mich., has announced that U.S. veterans can use their VA education benefits to cover tuition costs for its 12-week, 522-hour welding program. Because the program is an AWS SENSE Level 1 program, successful graduates receive AWS certification. The welding program includes...

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Survey reveals half of product companies still use spreadsheets to manage BOM

June 16, 2016

Arena Solutions, Foster City, Calif., a developer of cloud-based product life cycle management applications, has announced the results of a cross-industry survey of 405 product companies focused on how organizations manage their bill of materials (BOM). The survey showed that 48.4 percent of...

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Daubert Mexico adds staff, expands office and warehouse

June 16, 2016

Daubert Cromwell, a provider of corrosion-inhibitor packaging products, has added office and warehouse space and hired additional staff at its subsidiary, Daubert Mexico, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. “Our business in Mexico continues to expand due to heightened demand for corrosion prevention...

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ABB appoints president of Discrete Automation and Motion division

June 15, 2016

Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB has appointed Sami Atiya as president of the Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division. He succeeds Pekka Tiitinen, who will serve as managing director of ABB in Finland. Atiya worked for Siemens for 18 years, most recently as CEO of the Mobility and Logistics...

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ANSYS, University of Pittsburgh establish AM research lab

June 15, 2016

Engineering simulation tool provider ANSYS and the University of Pittsburgh have partnered to open a 1,200-sq.-ft. additive manufacturing (AM) lab in the university’s Swanson School of Engineering. The ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory is equipped with AM devices that use metals,...

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