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Sierra College focuses on makers for Manufacturing Day

October 28, 2015

As part of Manufacturing Day, Sierra College collaborated with SME Sacramento Valley and Hacker Lab to promote activities focusing on makers, manufacturers, and advanced manufacturing in the Sacramento, Calif., region during the month of October. “This year for national Manufacturing Day, we...

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TRUMPF establishes 3-D printing division in Germany

October 27, 2015

Laser manufacturer TRUMPF has established a new division at its headquarters in Ditzingen, Germany, to produce machines for 3-D printing of metal parts. The company will introduce laser metal fusion (LMF) and laser metal deposition (LMD) machines at the Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany,...

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Workshops for Warriors receives $37,000 donation from Core Powered Inc.

October 27, 2015

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through training, certification, and job placement, has received a $37,000 donation from tooling manufacturer Core Powered Inc. In addition, the company contributed a vending machine for...

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Stromberg Metal Works’ executive VP honored by SMACNA

October 27, 2015

Richard Freeman, executive vice president of Stromberg Metal Works Inc., Beltsville, Md., has been inducted into the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA’s) College of Fellows. The award recognizes top industry professionals who have made significant...

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CNH Industrial’s Brazil manufacturing plant marks 40 years in business

October 27, 2015

CNH Industrial has marked the 40th anniversary of its first agricultural machinery plant in Curitiba, Brazil. Founded in 1975, the site's earliest achievement occurred in 1976 when it produced the first combine harvester with domestically manufactured components, called Nacionalissima. The...

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United Steel wins Family Business Award

October 26, 2015

In recognition of operating a successful family-owned business in Connecticut for more than 40 years, United Steel Inc., East Hartford, Conn., has been named the winner of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2015 Family Business Award in the category of 76 to 199 full-time employees. The company,...

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Report reveals Europe’s progress toward low-carbon manufacturing

October 26, 2015

A new report from Frost & Sullivan, “Technology Trends Impacting Low Carbon Manufacturing,” finds that renewable-energy technologies, carbon capture and storage technologies, waste management systems, and energy-efficient technologies are among the many enablers for low-carbon manufacturing....

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DeWys Mfg. participates in Manufacturing Day

October 26, 2015

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator, opened its doors for the third year to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2, 2015. The company invited students from three high schools in the greater Grand Rapids, Mich., area to tour the facility. Students were shown lean manufacturing...

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3D Systems announces partnership with Methods Machine Tools

October 23, 2015

3D Systems, Rock Hill, S.C., has entered into a partner agreement with Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of machine tools and automation for manufacturing. Under the agreement, Methods offers 3DS’s full line of professional and production 3-D printers and materials to its...

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Michigan Mfg. Intl. expands facility in Maryland

October 22, 2015

Michigan Mfg. Intl. (MMI) has completed a 20,000-sq.-ft. addition to its headquarters in Stevensville, Md. The facility can be divided into nine spaces, with each suite having its own separate 480-V electric service. The building is protected by a full sprinkler system that allows open racking...

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Meritor's VP of quality receives Women of Color STEM Award

October 21, 2015

Meritor Inc. has announced that Linda Taliaferro, vice president, quality, received a Special Recognition Award for her dedicated service in advancing technology and science at the 2015 Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Conference in Detroit on Oct. 16....

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Imaginetics acquires Azmark Aerosystems

October 21, 2015

Auburn, Wash.-based Imaginetics LLC, a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has acquired Azmark Aerosystems LLC, Gilbert, Ariz., a manufacturer of hard metal components for the aerospace and defense industries. Imaginetics is a portfolio...

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Arcam completes EBM system production facility expansion in Sweden

October 20, 2015

Arcam, a supplier of additive manufacturing technology, has completed an expansion of its production facility for electron beam melting (EBM®) systems in Mölndal, Sweden. The company will hold an inauguration ceremony on Oct. 21, with speeches by CEO Magnus René and Professor Ola Harryson,...

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Manufacturing Leadership Awards submission deadline extended

October 19, 2015

In response to record interest in the Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards program, Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council has announced it is extending the submission deadline for the 2016 ML Awards to Friday, Dec. 4. The new deadline provides interested manufacturing companies...

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WFW Industries wins San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Manufacturing Award

October 15, 2015

WFW Industries, a U.S. veteran-run provider of manufacturing, welding/fabrication, machinery repair, and customized training, has received the San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Manufacturing Award for “Best Community Service.” The inaugural program honors companies and individuals in the...

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