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Manufacturing cell creates extremely short, straight lengths after bending, forming

July 14, 2015

The t motion automated manufacturing cell from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH is designed for the production of short-elbow tubing sections for use in car radiators and air-conditioning units. The cell enables the coil to be handled directly. In the first manufacturing stage, the tubing (from...

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Koike Aronson names sales manager for Mexico

July 14, 2015

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners, cutting machines, and gas apparatus equipment based in Arcade, N.Y., has named Ricardo Molinar as its sales manager for Mexico, based in Monterrey. Molinar previously worked for Praxair Mexico, where he served as a field...

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Meritor purchases assets of Sypris facility in North Carolina

July 14, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor Inc. has purchased the majority of the assets at the Sypris Solutions Inc. manufacturing facility in Morganton, N.C. The facility currently manufactures trailer axle beams, carriers, and differentials for Meritor, in addition to producing light vehicle components for other...

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Vegetable-based coolants use no chlorine, formaldehyde, silicones

July 14, 2015

Condat has introduced Mecagreen vegetable-based soluble oils for machining and grinding applications. According to the company, these coolants provide long sump life and excellent cutting performance without the use of chlorine, DEA, DCHA, formaldehyde, or silicones. Point-of-cut studies...

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FCA US invests $166 million in Michigan plant

July 14, 2015

FCA US LLC has announced plans to invest more than $166 million in three new press lines at its Sterling Stamping Plant, located in Sterling Heights, Mich., to support increased product demand. The new press lines, already under construction, are expected to begin production in Q4 2015 and reach...

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DeWys Mfg. announces change in leadership structure

July 14, 2015

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabrication company based in Marne, Mich., has announced a change in leadership roles. Owner Jon DeWys has transitioned from president to CEO. Owner C.T. Martin has moved from vice president to president. Mark Schoenborn has moved into the newly created...

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Solid-carbide thread mills offered in new sizes

July 14, 2015

Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of THREADS-ALL™ solid-carbide thread mills with the addition of new 3XD sizes. They are designed for machining materials such as stainless, titanium, and INCONEL® alloy. The ZGF-I 3XD thread mills come in eight stock standard tool sizes--#10, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8,...

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BTM announces new ownership

July 14, 2015

BTM Co. LLC, Marysville, Mich., a provider of production equipment systems for sheet metal clinching and precision piercing, has announced the new owners are Bruce Smith and Thomas Kemeny. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from...

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Aleris appoints CEO

July 14, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris has appointed Sean Stack to the position of CEO. He served most recently as executive vice president/CEO, Aleris North America. He succeeds Steve Demetriou, chairman and CEO since the company’s inception in 2004, who is leaving the company to pursue a new leadership...

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Software tracks truth on the manufacturing shop floor

July 14, 2015

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Manufacturing execution systems manage schedules based not about assumptions on available capacity, but on data gathered directly from manufacturing equipment.

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Securing your business for the next generation

July 14, 2015

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Fab shop owners may avoid succession planning. They may be too busy, or the decision may be difficult. But nobody lives forever, and not having a solid succession plan in place puts the future of the business at risk.

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Technology: The ultimate moving target

July 14, 2015

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How will technology advancements affect the kind of skilled worker we will need in the future? And how many skilled workers will we need? The answers to these questions are of incredible importance to metalworking and manufacturing in general

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WARDJet to hold open house Aug. 27

July 13, 2015

WARDJet has announced plans for an open house on Aug. 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its facility in Tallmadge, Ohio. A catered lunch will be provided. Visitors will see the new WARDKit On The Go mobile salesroom. It is outfitted with a WARDKit 5x5 waterjet cutting system, flat-screen...

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Surround Technologies, Advanced Flow Systems expand manufacturing capacity

July 13, 2015

Maple Ridge, B.C.-based Surround Technologies and its sister company Advanced Flow Systems, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations, have added equipment and staff to double their manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand in the areas of custom enclosures, pipe welding, and industrial...

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Okuma America launches web-based machine selector tool

July 13, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a web-based machine selector tool at www.okuma.com/machine-selector. The tool helps users find the machine tools most suited to their specific manufacturing needs. Users begin by selecting the machine type: lathe,...

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