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Intelligrated hires senior sales manager, western regional sales and operations

June 9, 2016

Intelligrated®, a Cincinnati-based automated material handling equipment provider, has appointed Mark Jordan as senior sales manager for its western regional operations, based in the company’s Ontario, Calif., district office. Jordan has more than 20 years of material handling automation...

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Dana Holding Corp. recognized by Spartan Motors for supplier excellence

June 9, 2016

Maumee, Ohio-based Dana Holding Corp. has earned the Spartan Diamond Award for supplier excellence from Spartan Motors Inc. This award recognizes Spartan's top-performing key supply chain partners. Dana was recognized for dedication to quality, on-time delivery, total cost control, and...

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Fabricators weigh in on the new overtime rules

June 9, 2016

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“Fabricating Update” subscribers were asked to share their thoughts on the new overtime rules for exempt employees that will take effect Dec. 1. Employees who responded welcome the action. Employers are not so happy about it. And one respondent questions the government’s motive behind the new rules.

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Plate cutting machine is very compact

June 9, 2016

Voortman Steel Machinery has introduced the very compact V302 plate cutting machine. The unit can be delivered with a plasma cutting torch, an oxyfuel torch, or a plasma/oxyfuel combination. Features include high-definition plasma cutting, Voortman Height Control, Extensive Hole Performance, a...

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How equipment can help relieve the skilled-worker shortage

June 9, 2016

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If you need more workers and you’re having a difficult time finding them, perhaps you should explore equipment options that can mitigate the need for more help. For example, some welding tables can eliminate the need for extra hands.

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Vinyl plugs protect machined threads, hammer union joint connections

June 9, 2016

Caplugs offers the HU series of vinyl plugs to protect machined threads and hammer union joint connections from impact and contaminants. Made from a high-durometer vinyl, the plugs are color-coded by FIG number for identification of working pressure. They come in a variety of sizes to fit...

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Global metal additive manufacturing market to grow at 24 percent CAGR through 2020

June 8, 2016

London-based Technavio has released a study covering the present scenario and growth prospects of the global metal additive manufacturing market for 2016-2020. According to the report, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 24 percent in that period. The report lists aerospace,...

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40-ton electric press brake offers 60-in. working length

June 8, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus, a compact, high-speed, 40-ton electric press brake. The machine, which offers a working length of 60 in., features a precision 4-axis backgauge and the Touch-B touchscreen CNC. The press brake is designed to bend parts at 59 IPM. The ram...

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SMS group supplies heat-treating, pipe threading equipment to Axis Pipe and Tube

June 8, 2016

Germany-based SMS group has supplied heat-treating equipment and a pipe threading line to Houston-based Axis Pipe and Tube. The two new lines for the Bryan, Texas, plant enable the company to produce OCTG tubes used in natural gas and crude oil production. The heat-treating line includes a...

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GMTA names project manager

June 8, 2016

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a supplier of machine tools, lasers, and parts washers in Ann Arbor, Mich., has appointed Dan Thomas as project manager. Thomas is responsible for the end-to-end coordination of the project flow at GMTA, from initial contact through commissioning of...

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Laser marking system incorporates all necessary equipment in one machine

June 8, 2016

LNA Laser Technology has introduced the model MP2 diode-pumped, solid-state (DPSS) laser marking system. This all-in-one system is suitable for applications that require high resolution but not high-speed throughput. The system features a DPSS laser, laser beam scanning optics (galvanometer),...

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Die Science: Fundamentals of drawing

June 8, 2016

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Columnist Art Hedrick goes back to basics about drawing, offering a comparison of drawing and casting, an explanation of flow and control.

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Epic Systems adds staff member for shop logistics

June 8, 2016

St. Louis-based Epic Systems Inc. has hired Ryan Smith for the shop logistics role. In 2014 Smith interned at Epic in the process and mechanical group. As an intern he primarily assisted mechanical engineers with a liquid blending process system project for a local food processing plant. Smith...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expands for third consecutive month

June 8, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the third consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 84th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued June 1 by Bradley J....

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Scissor lift/tilt tables keep workpieces within reach

June 8, 2016

Verti-Lift offers scissor lift tables with tilt capabilities for product positioning. Integrating the height adjustment of a scissor lift with tilt functions helps ensure that workpieces are always within reach of the operator. Lifting capacities of 2,000 to 4,000 lbs. and tilt angles up to 60...

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