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The Material Works, SES partner to supply EPS systems to steel mills

August 11, 2014

The Material Works Ltd., Red Bud, Ill., has designated SES LLC, Alliance, Ohio, as the newest authorized supplier of environmentally friendly pickling lines incorporating patented Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) technology. SES will design and build automated EPS pickling lines for both integrated and...

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Manufacturing technology orders rise in June

August 11, 2014

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 12.6 percent from May, but down 2.1...

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Compact fiber laser marking/machining system integrates into production line

August 11, 2014

Technifor’s TF450 50-W fiber laser system integrates into a production line and, according to the manufacturer, marks twice as fast as the 30-W version. The laser beam vaporizes material to create an unalterable marking and is suitable for deep engraving of steel, stainless steel, aluminum,...

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Machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM

August 11, 2014

Designed for 3- to 5-axis machining of medium to large production lot sizes, Kern’s Ultra Precision EVO CNC machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM, along with quick acceleration and feed rates. A polymer concrete monoblock frame absorbs forces and vibrations. The machine...

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Third annual Manufacturing Day set for Oct. 3

August 11, 2014

An estimated 1,500 manufacturing events across the country will mark the third annual Manufacturing Day, taking place Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role manufacturing plays both in local communities and in the nation. The 2013...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Northern Illinois Steel Supply

August 11, 2014

Metal service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has acquired all of the capital stock of Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co., a value-added distributor and fabricator of steel and nonferrous metal products, primarily structural steel components and parts, located in Channahon, Ill....

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The Metal Shop installs tube laser with nesting software

August 11, 2014

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom fabricator in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has purchased a Mazak FabriGear tube laser with a maximum capacity of 6 in. in the largest dimension. It handles tubes up to 26 ft. long and has a full 5-axis head and built-in tapping. The company also has installed SigmaTube...

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Permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line introduced

August 11, 2014

ALFRA USA, a subsidiary of Alfred Raith, Hockenheim, Germany, has introduced a permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line. A nonelectric magnetic base allows the drill to adhere to materials as thin as 20 ga. and drill with conventional annular cutters. Residual magnetism allows for positioning...

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E.H. Wachs relocates Houston office

August 11, 2014

E. H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has moved its Houston sales, service, and rental location to Pasadena, Texas. The new location is closer for industrial customers in the oil and gas market and to refineries in the shipping channel located in the Houston area. The facility sells, services, and...

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Rattunde opens manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 11, 2014

Rattunde, a global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Caledonia, Mich. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility produces tooling for the company’s machinery systems, which process bar and tube stock into various end products used by manufacturers...

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Genesis Systems opens facility in Iowa

August 11, 2014

Genesis Systems Group, a manufacturer of welding, cutting, and assembly robots, has opened a second plant in Davenport, Iowa, adding 61,000 sq. ft. of factory and office space. The $4.6 million expansion also includes laser cutting and fabrication equipment. The new plant handles standard...

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Make government work

August 11, 2014

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The act of not reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is just the latest example of how the extreme dysfunction found in Congress is slowing down what could be a more robust economic recovery.

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Flow Intl. to host inventor of abrasive waterjet at IMTS

August 8, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, will host a meet and greet with Dr. Mohamed Hashish, the inventor of abrasive waterjet technology, on Sept. 9 at its booth at IMTS, held at McCormick Place in Chicago. Hashish will...

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ESAB’s management systems achieve triple worldwide recertification

August 8, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 recertification for its quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems. This triple recertification covers all of the company’s activities, people, and units...

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Eriez announces staff appointments

August 8, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has promoted Christopher Ramsdell to product manager-recycling equipment and Mike Shattuck to market manager-metals recycling. Ramsdell joined the company in 2011 as technical sales representative. Before that he worked at KD Industries, where he was involved in inside...

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