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CAD Partner recognized with SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner status for piping design software

August 8, 2014

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. has awarded Gold Partner status to CAD Partner GmbH, Nittendorf, Germany, for its Smap3D Piping design software. The direct integration of the piping software in SOLIDWORKS® decreases design time, according to the company. The software also helps prevent...

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Becknell Industrial to develop headquarters for Poynter Sheet Metal

August 8, 2014

Becknell Industrial, an Indianapolis-based developer of industrial properties, has announced that construction is underway on a 100,440-sq.-ft. industrial facility for Poynter Sheet Metal, a sheet metal and custom metal crafter, in Greenwood, Ind. Poynter's new facility will feature 28-ft. clear...

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ITA honors titanium metallurgist/researcher with Lifetime Achievement Award

August 8, 2014

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Denver, has named titanium metallurgist, researcher, and inventor Dr. Paul J. Bania as the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium applications and technology, while...

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Applied Robotics names president/interim CEO

August 8, 2014

Glenville, N.Y.-based Applied Robotics Inc., a global manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems, has appointed John Serfilippi as president and interim CEO upon the retirement of Michael F. Quinn, PE. Serfilippi has more than 30 years of corporate experience, including...

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American Axle to build tech center at Michigan headquarters

August 8, 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has announced plans to invest about $20 million in its Detroit headquarters to add a technical center. The facility, which will be used to produce prototypes and test manufacturing lines, is expected to employ 75 to 100 people. Construction is...

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TRUMPF presents 2014 awards to sales representatives

August 8, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial laser systems, has presented its 2014 sales achievement awards. Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., received the Outstanding Representative Performance Award in recognition of the company’s...

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Fume collection hood can be installed above robotic welding processes

August 8, 2014

The Industrial Maid RH series weld fume collection hood is designed to collect the smoke and fumes from automated weld cells. The nonproprietary filters handle oily welding particulate. A thermal safety switch helps prevent fires by shutting the motor blower system down at 180 degrees F. The...

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Plasma bevel machine offers 24/7 operation

August 8, 2014

Messer Cutting Systems is introducing the MPC2000 CNC cutting machine at FABTECH. The heavy-duty plasma bevel machine offers oxyfuel, drilling, and marking with superior cut quality, high accuracy, and repeatability, according to the manufacturer. The large gantry has enhanced linear ways and...

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Praxair launches workforce development program

August 7, 2014

Praxair Inc. has launched a Skills Pipeline program, a multifaceted approach to help address the growing need for skilled workers in today’s global economy. The first phase of the program will provide more than $300,000 to train 100 new welders in an accelerated one-year curriculum in Louisiana....

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Ford, suppliers work together to develop industry-first technologies for Mustang, F-150

August 7, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has announced details on new development techniques used to create its 2015 Mustang® and F-150®. As the company embarks on its most aggressive product launch year to date, it’s looking to its suppliers to help differentiate its products. Among the supplier technologies being...

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Honda Power Equipment Mfg. celebrates 30 years of production with $8.5 million capital investment

August 7, 2014

Honda Power Equipment Mfg. marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville, N.C., facility by announcing an $8.5 million investment to innovate production processes and add new products. The investment includes a new line for producing two-stage snow blowers and preparation for adding...

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Portable beveling tools generate no sparks, heat

August 7, 2014

Fastenal offers portable beveling tools that create inside/outside bevels, pipe beveling, countersink, and radius paint edges. The portable tools generate no sparks or heat, and changeouts are completed in 30 sec. The electric FMT Bevel Mate can bevel depths up to 0.5 in. Proprietary cutter...

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Saving a stool and a memory

August 7, 2014

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Some things simply can’t be replaced. That’s when repair welding really comes in handy.

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Catalog highlights adhesives, sealants, coatings for aerospace industry

August 7, 2014

Master Bond has published a 28-page catalog with performance and processing data on its line of epoxies, silicones, UV curing compounds, and specialty systems for the aerospace industry. The products are used for structural bonding, sealing, and gap filling. Additionally, conformal coatings and...

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Reusing recycled abrasives in waterjet cutting?

August 7, 2014

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When it comes to waterjet cutting, most metal fabricators rely on virgin garnet as the abrasive that’s used in conjunction with the waterjet stream. After cutting is concluded, the abrasive can be collected and recycled as a filler for other construction-related products. An Auburn, Wash.-based company, however, thinks it has found a way to take the recycled material and return it to an almost-new state.

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