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KMF receives safety award for seven-year record

June 15, 2015

Fort Smith, Ark.-based KMF Metal Fabrication has been recognized for seven years without a lost day because of work-related accident or illness. The company employs 61 people. The custom metal fabrication shop handles production of high-volume part runs, as well as one-off custom parts and...

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Software interface automates positioning system for length measurement

June 15, 2015

TigerStop offers TigerTouch software for fully automated material processing. The software couples with the TigerStop positioning system for length measurement on cutoff, punching, boring, and machining equipment. The software provides a visual representation of the material process, allowing...

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Ferrous CAL to establish steel coil facility in Michigan

June 15, 2015

Ferrous CAL Co., a provider of toll processing services for hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel, will establish a new facility in Gibraltar, Mich., generating a capital investment of $50.2 million and creating 100 jobs. Startup of the process line, which will produce ultrahigh-strength steels, is...

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Stretchy glove protects against very sharp parts

June 15, 2015

Taste Intl.’s Aquila® DPU325 protective glove offers soft, stretchy EN420/EN388 cut 3 level personal protection for handling ultrafine sharp parts. The lightweight glove has a polyurethane coating that provides flexibility and softness through multiple washings. It is made of Alkimos® yarn,...

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Technology Spotlight: Negative pressure yields positive results in resistance welding

June 15, 2015

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A system helps resistance welding lines save water as tip changeouts become more frequent. The technology uses negative pressure, similar to placing your thumb on top of a straw and lifting it out of a glass of water.

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TimkenSteel named Steel Producer of the Year by American Metal Market

June 12, 2015

TimkenSteel, Canton, Ohio, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has earned two American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence. The firm was named Steel Producer of the Year, and it also won in the Best Innovation, Process category for its new $200 million jumbo bloom...

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Cutting wheel made for heavy-duty steel, stainless steel applications

June 12, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced ZIP+ XTRA, a new cutting wheel designed to easily cut through steel and stainless steel in heavy-duty applications. It features the company’s patented rib design to help reduce friction on the surface for faster and cooler cutting. The...

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Keeping an eye on Mexico

June 12, 2015

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No matter what happens with Congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority, Mexico is moving forward with its plan to be the manufacturing hub to not only the U.S., but the world.

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires accountant/office manager

June 12, 2015

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lana Hixson as accountant/office manager. She has an associate’s degree in accounting from Trumbull Business College and has previous experience in accounts payable. The company is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils...

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KeyedIn Solutions wins Best Green Product at ISA Sign Expo

June 12, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions, a SaaS-based software company providing sign industry-specific software, has announced that KeyedIn Manufacturing - Sign Edition won the Best Green Product Award based on attendee voting at the ISA Sign Expo. The event took place April 9-11, 2015, in Las Vegas. KeyedIn was...

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MetoKote receives Honda Supplier Performance Award

June 12, 2015

MetoKote Corp.’s facility in Huber Heights, Ohio, is one of 53 suppliers recognized by Honda for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles. This is the second year in a row that the facility has received...

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User interface enhanced for more flexible configuration of price quote process

June 12, 2015

Infor has made enhancements to the user interface of Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ). The new personalization capability allows organizations to differentiate themselves in their markets with visual layout design and custom style functionality. This allows for tailored content and presentation of...

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Tower Intl. receives Gold Award from Ford

June 11, 2015

Tower Intl. Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, has received a Gold Award from Ford Motor Co. The company’s Bellevue, Ohio, factory received the award, which recognizes supplier manufacturing sites that demonstrated superior quality,...

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R&D Update: Forming aluminum alloys at elevated temperatures, Part 1

June 11, 2015

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To reduce vehicle weight, automotive manufacturers are using advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and aluminum alloys, formed at room temperature, as well as hot stamping of boron steels. A few OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers also have started warm forming aluminum alloys, usually 5000 and 6000 series,...

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Using cored wire in submerged arc welding applications

June 11, 2015

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Like all arc welding processes, submerged arc welding (SAW) requires the right consumables for the specific application to achieve optimal results. Are cored wires right for yours?

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