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Epic Systems, Boy Scouts team up for STEM workshop

July 18, 2016

Manufacturing engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. recently teamed up with the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for a mini-engineering event. The workshop, held at Epic’s fabrication and manufacturing engineering facility in South Saint Louis, Mo., had more than...

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MPIF opens registration for introductory PM short course

July 18, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has opened registration for its Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course, which will be held Aug. 15 – 17, 2016, at Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa. The program will feature nearly three full days of programming focusing on an...

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D/F launches mobile-friendly website

July 18, 2016

D/F Machine Specialties, a manufacturer of GMAW and GTAW torches, consumables, and accessories, has launched a redesigned, mobile-friendly website at www.dfmachinespecialties.com. The site is designed with a simple product hierarchy structure to help visitors get information as quickly as...

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Osborn appoints product manager, abrasives

July 18, 2016

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has appointed Ty Weber as product manager for its abrasives division. Weber has more than 12 years of industry experience. He previously worked as a territory sales manager for Osborn. Before joining...

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Cadence Inc. moves into new Wisconsin facility

July 18, 2016

Cadence Inc. has completed its move into a new, 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The company is a single-source manufacturing partner for medical device, diagnostics, industrial, and automotive companies worldwide, with core capabilities in precision and microstamping, multislide...

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Rafter ships weld squeeze box and straightener to roll formed parts producer

July 18, 2016

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered an RT-3000 high-frequency induction five-roll weld squeeze box and an RT-3000 double-sided turkshead straightener to a North American custom roll formed parts producer. The equipment is used for the production of HSLA welded seam...

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BeAM Machines establishes operations in Kentucky

July 18, 2016

BeAM Machines Inc., a European manufacturer of metal 3-D additive manufacturing machines using laser-metal deposition (LMD) technology, has established operations in Hebron, Ky. Machines for the U.S. market are manufactured at one of Fives Machining’s U.S. machine tool facilities. BeAM also...

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Rattunde to host open house marking 10th anniversary

July 18, 2016

Rattunde, a builder of tube and bar processing machinery, will host a technology open house at its Caledonia, Mich., headquarters to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The open house runs 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sept. 15-16, 2016, and with an anniversary celebration on Sept. 15 at 5:00 p.m. At...

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Ajax Tocco names GM – aftermarket sales

July 18, 2016

Warren, Ohio-based Ajax Tocco Magnethermic® Corp., a manufacturer of induction heating and melting equipment, has hired Joe Hawkins as general manager of aftermarket sales. He has more than 20 years of induction melting and heating experience. Hawkins began his career with Lectrotherm in 1991...

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Servo-Robot relocates to larger facility in Wisconsin

July 18, 2016

Servo-Robot Corp. has announced its relocation to the Technology Innovation Center in the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa, Wis. The new facility provides extra space for the company’s technical center, used to conduct application developments and for customer...

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Domestic aluminum extrusion consumption grows 4.6 percent in 2015

July 18, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., and the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., have released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada,...

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Penn United adds laser cutting capabilities

July 13, 2016

Cabot, Pa.-based Penn United has added an Amada FLCAJ 3015 fiber laser to its capabilities. The laser system has a 2,000-W fiber engine, the capacity to hold 60-in. by 120-in. sheets, and cuts up to four times faster than conventional CO2 lasers, the company states. The system also features an...

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AT&F invests in high-definition plasma cutting technology

July 13, 2016

Global metal fabricator AT&F has invested in new cutting technology to be installed in its Wisconsin facility. The new high-definition plasma cutting machine has a 5-axis bevel head capable of cutting up to 2 in. (50 mm) thick. The latest CNCs and supporting software enhance small-diameter...

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Coordinate Metrology Society to host "Discover Metrology Days" at 2016 CMSC

July 13, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) has announced it will host "Discover Metrology Days" during the 32nd annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC), July 25–29, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The open house is designed to generate interest in the field of...

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DENSO invests in Battle Creek, Mich., plant, receives grant for training

July 13, 2016

Global auto supplier DENSO is investing more than $37 million in machinery and equipment to expand automation at its DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc. (DMMI) facility in Battle Creek. The investment supports localization of component manufacturing for several customers. The Michigan Strategic...

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