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Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration earns R&D 100 Award

January 18, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) earned top technology product of the year in the process/prototyping category at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference. The award recognizes the companies’ Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) system. The team...

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Open-frame steel belt conveyor designed for quick scrap removal

January 18, 2016

Prab Inc. offers a heavy-duty, open-frame steel belt conveyor. The design allows operators and maintenance personnel to see if carryover has fallen between the belt and bottom cover. The removable guard panels allow simplified access to the area for scrap removal. The conveyor comes in 6- and...

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Caterpillar names group president

January 18, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. has named Denise Johnson, currently vice president with responsibility for the Material Handling & Underground Division, as group president of Resources Industries. The appointment, which follows the recently announced retirement of Group President Ed Rapp, takes effect April 1,...

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Automatic tube bending system offers flexible production

January 18, 2016

The DB 622-CNC t-bend mandrel bending machine from transfluid® is a fully automatic system for tube processing. The unit, which has no corners or edges, is completely encased in a round design. The compact design and integrated safety housing around the machine allow operation with a separate...

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New aluminum forming method can cut car chassis weight in half

January 18, 2016

AP&T is cooperating with Raufoss Technology, Hydro Aluminium, and the SINTEF research institute to develop a new method for forming of aluminum sheet. The method will enable passenger cars to be manufactured with a significantly lower weight than today, which will enable greatly reduced fuel...

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Lift magnet system helps users transfer multiple cut pieces from burn tables

January 18, 2016

The new air-operated Burn Table Lift Magnet System from Eriez® moves multiple parts or cutouts up and off of burn tables. The transfer system also can lift single sheets or plates up to 3 in. thick from a stack to load the table. When activated, a stainless steel stripper pan retracts to engage...

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AP&T receives distinction for outstanding know-how in press hardening

January 18, 2016

AP&T has received the University of Kassel's new distinction for outstanding knowledge in press hardening: the Certificate of PHS Team Excellence. The distinction recognizes APT’s training of its employees in press hardening over the past year. More than 160 of AP&T's approximately 450...

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Manual palletizer raises, lowers loads automatically

January 18, 2016

Presto Lifts offers the P3 Spring level loader for pallet loading and unloading. A system of heavy-duty springs automatically lowers or raises a pallet as weight is added or removed, keeping the top layer of boxes in an easy-to-access position. The operator remains in the same position...

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TWI friction stir welds ODS steel

January 15, 2016

As part of its core research program into the friction stir welding of steel, U.K.-based research, technology, and engineering organization TWI has welded a number of samples of oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) steels. These specialized alloys have been developed to deliver excellent strength...

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Pro-Tec Coating appoints president

January 15, 2016

Leipsic, Ohio-based Pro-Tec Coating Co., a 50/50 joint venture between United States Steel Corp. and Kobe Steel Ltd., has named Richard E. Veitch as president. The company provides coated flat-rolled steel primarily to the automotive industry. Veitch joined U.S. Steel full time in 1985 as a turn...

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Superior Joining Technologies relocates in Illinois

January 15, 2016

Superior Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its relocation to a new facility in Machesney Park, Ill., with added welding capabilities. The firm provides laser welding and microscopic laser welding, NDT, multiaxis laser cutting and welding, and GTAW seam...

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Cold Jet announces acquisition of IceTech

January 15, 2016

Cold Jet®, a developer of dry ice cleaning and production systems in Loveland, Ohio, has acquired Denmark-based IceTech. Cold Jet maintains facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Japan, and China. Its dry ice cleaning systems use recycled CO2 while...

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Industrial valves connect via Internet for consistent monitoring

January 15, 2016

Flowrox has introduced the new Smart line of industrial valves, designed for connectivity via the Internet for consistent monitoring to help reduce unplanned downtime and guarantee spare part availability. The valves are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity,...

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WPI professor wins ASME Ben Sparks Medal

January 14, 2016

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., has announced that Allen H. Hoffman, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of WPI's Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC), has been selected to receive the 2016 Ben C. Sparks Medal from ASME. The award, which recognizes...

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TigerStop launches weekly blog

January 14, 2016

TigerStop, a provider of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems in Vancouver, Wash., has launched Tiger Shop, a weekly blog that aims to empower manufacturers to be globally competitive. The blog includes information and recommendations on best practices for growth and efficiency and includes...

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