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AAK sells Binol biolubricants business to Quaker Chemical

November 3, 2014

AAK, Karlshamn, Sweden, has decided to sell its biolubricants business Binol to Quaker Chemical, Conshohocken, Pa., a provider of process fluids and chemical specialties. Binol has for many years been run as an autonomous entity within AAK with its own sales force, product development,...

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Sigma Labs wins Phase II DARPA contract with Honeywell

November 3, 2014

Sigma Labs Inc., Santa Fe, N.M., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has received a contract from Honeywell Aerospace as part of a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Phase II award; Phase I work was completed...

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Gantry robots scalable to meet any application footprint

November 3, 2014

Macron Dynamics Inc. has added two new products to its T-Bot and H-Bot gantry robot product lines: the TBG-12 and the HBG-12. The small, lightweight products are designed for difficult jobs and scalable to meet any application footprint. The gantry robot lines comprise four pick-and-place linear...

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Aerodyne Alloys receives ISO registration

November 3, 2014

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has received a new certificate of registration to AS9120, Rev. A/ISO 9001:2008. The new registration encompasses the distribution and processing of specialty materials in sheet, plate, and bar forms with equipment including band saws, plate saws, waterjet...

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Waterjet pump features configurable design

November 3, 2014

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc. has announced the availability of the Streamline® SL-VI series pump with 30, 40, or 50 HP and a 60,000-PSI operating pressure. Designed for configurability, the pump can be custom-built based on a variety of options. Key features include increased intensifier flow rate...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in October

November 3, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Bender produces formed ridge caps

November 3, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has introduced the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces formed ridge caps with pitches up to 4 on 12. Multiple profile dies are...

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Arc Welding 101: Best practices for aluminized steel

November 3, 2014

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Q: Which process, filler rod, and shielding gas work best for welding aluminized steel? A: Aluminized steel resists fire, heat, corrosion, and oxidation. It’s used in many applications, such as weather shielding and exhaust systems. Steel is hot-dipped in an aluminum solution, which provides...

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Strategic developments compress timelines, reduce costs for hydroforming

November 3, 2014

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Successful hydroforming isn’t just about the technology; often it’s about the strategy. A forward-thinking die development plan, global die standardization, and knowledge about forming materials other than mild steel are three components that can go a long way in making hydroforming a viable option.

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Workers at Warren Fabricating win back jobs, company signs settlement

October 31, 2014

On Sept. 24 and 25, four workers employed by Industrial Labor at Warren Fabricating in Hubbard, Ohio, were laid off after talking to their co-workers about forming a union. The National Labor Relations Board was set to go to trial on Oct. 6 when Industrial Labor owner Richard Melanson negotiated...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Some boundaries in solid modeling

October 31, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis goes back to the future and shows readers what solid modeling can—and can’t—when trying to mock up a 3-D CAD model of an antique hair clipper.

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WARDJet hosts second annual open house

October 31, 2014

WARDJet hosted its second annual open house event on Oct. 8 at its facility in Tallmadge, Ohio. Employees talked one-on-one with visitors, gave facility tours, and performed waterjet cutting demonstrations. At the event, the company debuted its WARDKit line of waterjets. Offered in 2- by 2-ft.,...

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TigerStop wins AWB Manufacturing Excellence Award

October 31, 2014

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a manufacturer of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has taken top honors in the innovation category in the Association of Washington Business (AWB) 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. According to AWB, TigerStop has maintained a competitive advantage...

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SME launches #MFGis campaign to create awareness of career opportunities

October 31, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, an organization dedicated to supporting manufacturing through training, events, media, and membership, has launched #MFGis, an awareness campaign to help students, educators, professionals, and companies share what manufacturing means to them through storytelling, social...

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Laboratory Testing names inside sales rep

October 31, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., a materials testing and calibration lab in Hatfield, Pa., has appointed Chris Mecleary to its inside sales team. He previously worked as a marketing analyst for the Mueller Industries division of Precision Tool Co. and has an extensive background in numerous business...

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