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10-year strategic outlook shows North American auto market headed toward instability

February 16, 2017

The North American light-vehicle market is on the verge of confronting significant changes that will lead the industry to a very precarious condition, according to the report “A Ten Year Strategic Outlook for the North American Automotive Market,” available from Commodity Inside. The once...

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance welcomes Southwire as 2017 Innovator Sponsor

February 16, 2017

The Atlanta-based Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) has announced that Southwire Co. LLC, a wire and cable producer based in Carrollton, Ga., has joined the organization as an Innovator Sponsor for 2017. Southwire operates 32 manufacturing plants, 10 distribution facilities, and multiple sales...

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Eberl Iron Works promotes four key employees

February 15, 2017

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Eberl Iron Works has announced the realignment of staff responsibilities.Thomas A. Huber Sr., who has been with the company for nearly 36 years, has been promoted from plant supervisor to the newly created position of facilities engineer. In addition to maintaining all...

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CMS unveils new website for measurement professionals

February 15, 2017

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has unveiled a new website at www.cmsc.org. The website, which serves as a hub for organizational and industry information, can be accessed from any device. CMS is embracing emerging trends and technologies such as reverse engineering,...

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Siemens partners with U.S. technical schools for L.E.A.P. initiative

February 15, 2017

Siemens has announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called L.E.A.P.—the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program. Made available through Siemens Cooperates with Education (SCE), the effort is designed to give high school and...

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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 14-15

February 15, 2017

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold its sixth annual open house and technology show, Morris Madness, March 14-15, 2017, in Roselle, Ill. The event will feature CNC machine tools and live metal cutting demos from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group in addition to displays of...

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CMS to host PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing in March

February 15, 2017

The Coordinate Metrology Society, Weatherford, Texas, in collaboration with UNC Charlotte, has announced that the fifth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing will be held March 23, 2017, in Dallas. The consortium works to determine and prioritize the...

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NIMS, LIFT, and Ivy Tech release new skills credentials

February 15, 2017

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)—one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech Community College are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to fill the largest number of open...

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SMP appoints president

February 15, 2017

Specialty Metals Processing (SMP), Stow, Ohio, a processor of stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and specialty metals, has named Bob Wilson as president of the company. Wilson has spent his entire career in the metals industry, most recently serving as president of Penn Ohio Metals. Prior to...

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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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Beckwood supplies Triform equipment to international aerospace supplier

February 14, 2017

Beckwood, St. Louis, has supplied a Triform tray-style fluid cell sheet hydroforming press and an extrusion stretch-forming machine to an India-based aerospace supplier for fulfillment of several newly awarded contracts. With a 24- by 96-in. forming area and a dual shuttle system, the model...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize continuous caster for GMH

February 14, 2017

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order from Georgsmarienhütte GmbH (GMH), a German steel producer, to modernize GMH’s six-strand continuous bloom caster. In this second stage of a multipart refurbishment project, Primetals Technologies will supply, install, or modify the...

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MagneGas fuel selected for railroad accident repair

February 14, 2017

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that its MagneGas2® was the fuel of choice for metal cutting and repairs on a recent refurbishment project by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The LIRR experienced an accident in January 2017 on a section of railroad in Brooklyn, N.Y., that impaired much...

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BLM Group USA appoints North American sales director

February 14, 2017

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has named Andrew Dodd as North American sales director. Dodd has more than 34 years of experience in the laser fabrication and integration business. Before joining the firm, he served as North American...

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Power-Tech videos highlight 8-kW laser cutting head

February 14, 2017

Power-Tech, based in Walcz, Poland, has released videos at its youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/eaglelasers, featuring its Eagle eVa 8-kW cutting head. With the cutting head, the company’s iNspire series of laser cutting machines can cut with power up to 12 kW. The head cuts at 460 FPM...

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