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Frost & Sullivan report predicts three-fold increase in 3-D printing revenues by 2025

November 18, 2014

Three-dimensional printing has become one of the premier disruptive technologies transforming traditional industrial models and sparking a new industrial revolution, according to Frost & Sullivan, a business growth strategist in Mountain View, Calif. The possibility of 3-D printing’s evolution...

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Agricultural trailer wins Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014

November 18, 2014

The winner of the Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014 is a chassis for an agricultural trailer designed for reduced weight and improved safety. The design reduced the chassis weight by more than 20 percent — from 1,150 lbs. to 903 lbs. — and made it safer. The two trailer prototypes...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. announces two staff appointments

November 18, 2014

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., a manufacturer of products and services for welding, metal forming, and cold spray applications, has appointed Steve Renaud to the new position of vice president of operations and named Jim Komar as general manager, Machinery Division. Renaud has nearly...

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Aluminum Association releases environmental product declarations for main aluminum products

November 18, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has released environmental product declarations (EPD) for various types of aluminum products. An EPD is a comprehensive, internationally harmonized report that describes the potential environmental impact of a particular product through its life cycle. EPDs...

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American Specialty Alloys to build aluminum mini-mill in Southeast

November 18, 2014

American Specialty Alloys has announced plans to build a $1.2 billion auto-grade aluminum mini-mill in the southeastern U.S. According to the company, the planned 1.4 million-sq.-ft. plant will be the world’s first green mini-mill, featuring more than $200 million in pollution control systems. It...

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AAM makes changes to leadership team

November 18, 2014

Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM), a manufacturer of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems, and metal formed products, has announced the appointment of two new officers. Nigel Francis has been appointed vice president, corporate...

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Can-Eng Furnaces contracted to build four high-temperature furnace systems

November 18, 2014

Can-Eng Furnaces Intl. Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ont., has received an order from a large international mining and materials supplier. The order comprises four high-temperature rotary hearth and chain conveyor tempering furnace systems with capacities from 10 to 30 tons/hour and staggered deliveries....

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Simonds Saw’s European manufacturing partner WESPA receives ISO 9001 certification

November 17, 2014

Simonds Saw, Fitchburg, Mass., has announced that its European band saw blade technology partner, WESPA®, located in Melsungen, Germany, has received ISO 9001 quality certification. WESPA is a manufacturer of sawing tools and products, including a variety of carbon and bimetal band saw blades...

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Survey shows business trending up for manufacturers, but young talent is scarce

November 17, 2014

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory, according to the latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) survey from New York, N.Y.-based ThomasNet®. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by baby boomers’ negative perceptions about millennials, could stand in the...

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Linde Material Handling North America to change name in 2015

November 17, 2014

Linde Material Handling North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced plans to change its corporate name to Kion North America Corp. in January 2015. The change allows the company to align itself more effectively with its European parent company, The Kion Group. The Kion Group offers...

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SteeloCare aerosol can wins German Packaging Award

November 17, 2014

SteeloCare, the tinplate aerosol can of the technology network Lanico, Schuler Pressen, and ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, has received the German Packaging Award in the category of cosmetics and hygiene articles. The can is manufactured by deep drawing foil-laminated tinplate. The foil lamination...

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Donaldson Co. to close Iowa plant

November 17, 2014

Donaldson Co., Bloomington, Minn., has announced plans to close its muffler and exhaust product manufacturing plant in Grinnell, Iowa. The company cites declining demand for the products because of changing diesel emission regulations. The work will be moved to the company’s other plants,...

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Bradbury announces staff changes

November 17, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has promoted Aaron Woods, Mike Nuzum, and Shawn Fields to new positions within the customer service department. Woods has been named field completion coordinator. He has worked in hydraulic...

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Vertex Rail to add 1,300 jobs in North Carolina

November 17, 2014

Vertex Rail has announced plans to add 1,300 new jobs at the former Terex Crane facility in Wilmington, N.C. The company will manufacture rail tank cars to transport crude oil from North Dakota, Texas, and other energy-producing states. The company will hire assemblers and fitters, welders, and...

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Steelwind Industries acquires Universal Industries, Hall Steel

November 14, 2014

Steelwind Industries Inc., Oak Creek, Wis., has acquired fabricator Universal Industries LLC, Tomahawk, Wis., and Hall Steel Corp., a provider of heat-treating fabrication and flame cutting in Milwaukee. Steelwind Industries is a steel fabrication company providing products to the mining and...

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