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Laboratory Testing completes NUPIC audit

December 5, 2014

Hatfield, Pa.-based Laboratory Testing Inc. has been reapproved as a supplier of calibration, NDT, and material testing services, including mechanical, chemical, and accelerated corrosion testing, for members of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) after successfully completing a member...

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Former Harley-Davidson communications strategist to give keynote address at FMA annual meeting

December 5, 2014

Ken Schmidt, former director of communications at Harley-Davidson, will deliver the opening keynote presentation for The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit and Toll Processing Conference, Feb. 25-27, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee (Orlando), Fla. "Ken Schmidt...

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. expands capabilities with Davi plate roll

December 5, 2014

Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn., has expanded its plate rolling capabilities with the installation of a Davi MAV N-30 CNC plate roll. One of the largest plate rolling machines in the Midwest, according to the company, the machine rolls plates from 0.5 to 4 in. thick in widths up to 10 ft....

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Aluminum Workshop: Matching colors after anodizing

December 5, 2014

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Q: I’m welding on 6061-T6 tubing which then gets anodized. I was advised to use 5356 filler metal to get a good color match between the tubing and the weld after anodizing. The color match is close, but the weld and the tubing are a slightly different color after anodizing. What can I do to get...

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Bosch Rexroth’s South Carolina hydraulics production facility marks 25 years in operation

December 5, 2014

Bosch Rexroth recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Fountain Inn, S.C., hydraulics production facility. After undergoing an expansion in 2013, the location is the company’s largest hydraulics manufacturing facility in the Americas. Opened in 1989, the facility originally comprised a...

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Klingspor installs Baxter robot in packaging line

December 5, 2014

Klingspor Abrasives, Hickory, N.C., has integrated a Baxter collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, Boston, into its packaging line. Operating as part of a high-volume operation, the robot packages sanding discs into boxes and puts the boxes into trays for shipment. Previously the company...

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AK Steel completes Ashland blast furnace hearth reline

December 5, 2014

West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has completed the reline of the blast furnace hearth at its Ashland Works in Ashland, Ky. The blast furnace has returned to full production following a four-week planned outage for...

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Aluminum Workshop: To reheat, not to reheat T4 temper material

December 5, 2014

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Q: Three years ago I bought 6061-T4 extrusions for a project. My idea was to weld in the T4 temper and then to improve the strength of the weld by performing an aging treatment after welding. The project sat dormant until now. Will the T4 temper material need to be heat-treated again before...

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MEC opens Virginia manufacturing center

December 4, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC) has opened a 148,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The facility, scheduled to move into full production in early 2015, allows the company to expand its capabilities to serve blue-chip OEMs. The company, which operates 17 plants in five states,...

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TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions names COO

December 4, 2014

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions (TRIS), an inspection, testing, and certification company in Boxborough, Mass., has appointed Robert C. Burns as COO. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the company, including staff management and profit and loss accountability. Burns has more...

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Heyco Metals launches updated website

December 4, 2014

Heyco Metals, Reading, Pa., a producer of precision-rolled stainless steel and copper coil for the architectural, automotive, and electronics markets, has announced the launch of its updated website at www.heycometals.com. Visitors will find product information and documentation, a description of...

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting machines

December 4, 2014

Bystronic has extended the BySprint Fiber portfolio with the addition of a 6-kW fiber laser source for its 3015 and 4020 cutting machine formats. The higher power increases the machine’s cutting speed in thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. For example, a 6-kW fiber laser cuts 0.125-in....

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ABB to join Industrial Internet Consortium to promote best practices

December 4, 2014

In 2015 power and automation company ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, will join the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a group of more than 100 companies, organizations, and universities working to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices and robust...

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Aluminum Workshop: Using 4043, 4643 when welding 6061-T6

December 4, 2014

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Q: Most 6061-T6 is welded using 4043 filler wire. If you heat-treat the weld, will the 4043 get stronger? What happens if I use 4643 filler instead of 4043? A: Is the weld heat-treatable? Well, yes and no. Remember, the first step to producing T6 temper is heat treating at around 1,050 degrees F...

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Modig Machine Tool US announces distribution agreement with EMEC

December 4, 2014

Modig Machine Tool US Inc., Chicago, and EMEC Machine Tools Inc., Mississauga, Ont., have executed a multiyear distribution agreement. EMEC will assume exclusive end-user distribution of the full Modig product line in eastern Canada and provide installation and warranty services for customers in...

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