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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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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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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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Filter delivers HEPA performance with MERV 16 rating

July 18, 2016

Tri-Mer Corp.’s Tri-Flow Compact filter technology for submicron particulate and fumes has a MERV 16 rating and is designed to deliver HEPA filter-quality performance. According to the manufacturer, the system provides two to three times more filtration area than filter bags with efficiencies...

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Lubrication control system controls dispensing to a fraction of a drop

July 14, 2016

Unist offers Quantum™ minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) technology. The system interfaces directly to machines to digitally control lubricant dispensing down to a fraction of a drop. Using the system with the company’s spindle kit allows through-spindle MQL. Since the system supports up to...

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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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Pliers instantly adjust to hold large or small workpieces

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The pliers have a four-position adjustment so the user can adjust the jaws for holding capacities from ¼ to 3 in. The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to...

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Magnets hold stock using inside and outside edges

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced inside/outside angle magnets. Depending on the setup of each substructure, either the inside or outside surface of the magnets can be used. For inside welds, the magnets hold stock from the outside; for outside welds, they hold stock from the inside. The...

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Workshops For Warriors receives Motorola foundation grant

July 12, 2016

San Diego-based Workshops For Warriors, a nonprofit school empowering veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training and certification, has received a grant for $40,000 as part of the Innovation Generation Grant program from the Motorola Solutions...

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Arcam subsidiary secures financing for new powder manufacturing plant

July 12, 2016

Additive manufacturing equipment supplier Arcam AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has announced that its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal has established a financing arrangement with Investissement Quebec to build a new powder plant. The plant is intended to allow the company to address the...

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MSC executive vice chairman/former CEO dies

July 12, 2016

MSC Industrial Supply Co. has announced that Executive Vice Chairman/and former Chief Executive Officer David Sandler died July 11 at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of David," said MSC President and CEO Erik Gershwind. "His accomplishments at MSC were...

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Toolots unveils headquarters and expanded warehouse

July 12, 2016

Toolots Inc., a provider of factory-direct industrial machinery, tools, and technology, has unveiled its headquarters in Cerritos, Calif. The recently renovated and expanded 114,000-sq.-ft. facility features a large warehouse and a showroom for equipment display. The headquarters will be...

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MFG.com hires chief marketing officer

July 12, 2016

MFG.com, Marietta, Ga., an online manufacturing marketplace, has hired Chris Mitchell as chief marketing officer (CMO). Mitchell is experienced in digital and e-commerce marketing, especially in building online applications and marketplaces. He founded or co-founded several Internet startups and...

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Norsk Titanium to build industrial-scale aerospace additive manufacturing plant in New York

July 11, 2016

Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, has announced that the state of New York, in partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has placed an order for an initial lot of the company’s patented MERKE IV™ Rapid Plasma...

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Houghton International acquires Wallover Enterprises

July 11, 2016

Houghton International Inc. has acquired Wallover Enterprises, a North American metalworking fluid and industrial lubricant manufacturer with headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio. Wallover produces and sells a diverse portfolio of fluid products into industrial end markets throughout the U.S. and...

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