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Lincoln Electric acquires Specialised Welding Products

August 10, 2015

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Specialised Welding Products (SWP), a provider of welding consumables based in Melbourne, Australia. SWP, which also provides fabrication, maintenance, and repair services for alloy and wear-resistant products commonly used in mining...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. hires mechanical designer

August 10, 2015

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company, has added Brandon Secord as a mechanical designer. Before joining the company, Secord was a student at Ferris State University, where he received his associate’s degree in CAD drafting and tool design. He also had a summer...

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Fastening system mounts to rigid materials

August 10, 2015

The new PEM® VariMount™ fastening system (Type VM) from PennEngineering® uses self-clinching technology paired with a round steel or stainless steel base plate to offer a clean, ready-made assembly for mounting into any rigid material or panel. Multiple radial holes in the base plate and a...

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Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Precision Castparts Corp.

August 10, 2015

Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Neb., has announced plans to acquire all outstanding shares of Precision Castparts Corp., Portland, Ore., a manufacturer of complex metal components and products for the aerospace industry. Closing is expected to occur during Q1 2016. PCC will continue to do business...

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Electrochemical weld cleaning products restore stainless steel surfaces

August 10, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has added three electrochemical weld cleaning products to the SURFOX™ line. They are designed to clean, restore, and protect stainless steel surfaces. Designed as a pre-primer, Pre-Weld removes contaminants from metallic surfaces before welding. With a reduced VOC...

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How to work with your industrial plating provider

August 10, 2015

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When it comes to working with your plating provider, good communication is key. The more your plater knows, the better the plating results will be.

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Cranking out complex drawings on a supercomputer?

August 7, 2015

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Proposed legislation might make it possible for manufacturers to access big-data capabilities at national labs.

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Three-spindle drilling line compatible with all types of tooling

August 7, 2015

The ball screw feed, 5,000 RPM Vanguard drill lines from Ficep are compatible with all types of tooling. The direct-drive spindle prevents power loss at the tool. The ball screw feed permits tapping, countersinking, and counterboring. Other features include rack-and-pinion positioning on all...

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Penn Stainless to host stainless steel seminar Sept. 15

August 6, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, will present a free technical seminar on stainless steel on Sept. 15, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry Township, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Presented as part of the company’s...

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Quality Industries names new board members

August 6, 2015

Quality Industries Inc. (QI), a precision metalworking company based in La Vergne, Tenn., has announced three additions to its board of directors. The two new outside directors are Ralph W. Davis and Charles R. “Rich” Maddux Jr. QI President and CEO Warren Hayslip also has been appointed to...

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OSHA proposal would lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections

August 6, 2015

The federal government is proposing a new standard that would dramatically lower workplace exposure to beryllium, a widely used material that can cause lung diseases. The proposal would apply to an estimated 35,000 workers covered by OSHA. Currently OSHA’s eight-hour permissible exposure...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes SPI as Silver sponsor for 2015

August 6, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM co-producers have announced that SPI-The Plastics Industry Trade Association has pledged its support to this national movement at the Silver level. This is the third consecutive sponsorship year for SPI. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support...

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Metal Sales names president

August 6, 2015

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., a provider of metal panels for the construction industry, has appointed Nick Dowd as president. He joins the company after 16 years with Euramax Intl., a global manufacturer of building materials product. He began his career with Euramax as...

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High-performance alloys market rising at 4.2 percent CAGR

August 6, 2015

Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research's new market report, “High Performance Alloys Market (Non-ferrous Alloys, Platinum Group Metal Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys and Superalloys) for Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial, Automotives, Oil & Gas, Electronic & Electrical and...

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GM invests $877 million for Flint Assembly upgrades

August 6, 2015

GM has announced plans to invest $877 million to build a new body shop for its oldest assembly plant, locating it closer to the Flint Metal Center, which supplies sheet metal and other parts used in the Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups produced in the assembly plant. The investment also will...

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