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Hypertherm selected as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has been selected as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute. The World’s Most Ethical Company designation recognizes organizations for having a material impact on the way...

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Fine Tubes appoints sales engineer

March 10, 2015

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, has appointed Romeu Rei as sales engineer. Rei is involved primarily in the aerospace and nuclear markets. A mechanical engineering graduate from the Instituto...

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Pneumatic swing clamp upgraded

March 10, 2015

De-Sta-Co has upgraded its 9500 series pneumatic swing clamp with several mounting options for placement in tight spaces, as well as an additional bore size. According to the company, the clamp is the only pneumatic swing clamp on the market that rotates on a single plane. An optional flange...

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Deere named among World's Most Ethical Companies for ninth consecutive year

March 10, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co., a provider of agricultural equipment, products, and services, is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere® Institute, which annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a...

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Torch-cleaning station cleans torch components with granulate blast

March 10, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the JetStream, a particle jet torch-cleaning station that cleans consumables with a high-velocity blast of granulate. Particle jets clean all torch components (nozzle, tip, gas baffle) without mechanically gripping the torch. The torch fits through slits...

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R&D Update: Heat generation in forming of AHSS

March 10, 2015

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Advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) materials are multiphase steels that contain martensite, bainite, and/or retained austenite. The use of AHSS materials in the automotive industry is increasing every day, because these steels provide strength and satisfy functional requirements at reduced weight....

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3-D imaging system calculates package dimensions

March 10, 2015

Rice Lake Weighing Systems and Postea Group Inc. have partnered to develop and manufacture the QubeVu® 3-D imaging system. Postea Group Inc. will continue to engineer and develop the technology, while Rice Lake Weighing Systems will manufacture the product and distribute it through its dealer...

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Metallurgy Matters: The tricky subject of weldability

March 9, 2015

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Welding metallurgy is a science, but it’s far from perfect. I mention this here because my January/February column elicited a number of critical, if not scathing, e-mails concerning everything from a typo in Figure 3 to my generalizing the precise and exacting science of metallurgy. The...

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Universal Steel upgrades stretcher to process 1-in.-thick material

March 9, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel, a flat-rolled-steel service center with emphasis on hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated carbon steels, has announced that its stretcher-leveler has received a number of upgrades to allow the machine to stretch and cut steel up to 1 in. thick in widths up to 74 in....

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Nidec Minster announces management changes

March 9, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., a provider of presses, feeds, coil handling equipment, and die transfer equipment in Minster, Ohio, has announced several organizational changes. Effective June 1, David Winch will assume the role of CEO/vice chairman of the board of directors. John Winch will step down as...

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Kennametal named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for fourth consecutive year

March 9, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc., a provider of wear-resistant products, application engineering, and services, has announced that it has been named for the fourth consecutive year among the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization that focuses on defining and...

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Welding table is double-hardened for long life

March 9, 2015

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the Professional Extreme 750 welding table. Constructed from premium through-hardened steel, the welding table is finished with a plasma nitride treatment, resulting in a double-hardened case that prolongs the life of the table surface, protects against stroke...

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Industrial Metal Supply adds high-definition metal plasma cutting

March 9, 2015

Industrial Metal Supply, based in Los Angeles, has announced the addition of high-definition plasma metal cutting services for its Southern California- and Arizona-based customers. With the technology, the company can cut sheet and plate up to 3 in. thick while achieving a square cut. The...

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The Genesis Movement launched to strengthen Illinois manufacturing

March 9, 2015

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), in partnership with the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, has launched The Genesis Movement, a new approach to strengthen the Illinois manufacturing sector and its workforce. The Genesis Movement provides tools and strategies that promote...

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Axis Pipe and Tube receives API certifications

March 9, 2015

Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., a Prolamsa Group company, has announced receipt of American Petroleum Institute (API) certifications API-5CT, API 5L, and API Spec Q1, as well as ISO: 9001(2008), for its newly opened pipe and tubular products manufacturing facility in Bryan, Texas. The $150 million...

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