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ET Seminar Committee names winner of Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence

May 18, 2016

The Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence has been presented to current ET Seminar Committee Chairman Craig Werner. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the ET Seminar Committee, Wauconda, Ill., is given to an aluminum extrusion industry professional who has demonstrated outstanding qualities...

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Device stacks empty pallets

May 18, 2016

Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Inc., has added product to the Pallet Return Device (PRD) line. The product now can be used anywhere that empty pallets are stacked. The stand-alone unit is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses. The operator lifts...

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Wet electrostatic precipitator offers fine particulate control

May 17, 2016

Bionomic Industries Inc. has launched the HEI™ wet electrostatic precipitator system for fine particulate control. The system incorporates discharge electrode technology that can be sized to specific applications and concentrates a high intensity ionizing corona in strategic areas within the...

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Afco Systems expands European operations and sales

May 17, 2016

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Afco Systems, a manufacturer of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center and telecommunications industry, has expanded its manufacturing and sales capabilities in Europe. Through a strategic partnership with Byrne-Mech, a precision...

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LED string light set made for general work areas

May 16, 2016

Larson Electronics offers a 3,900-W LED string light set designed for general work areas. Featuring 26 LED light fixtures at 150 W each, the light set provides 338,000 lumens. This unit is UL1598-approved and suitable for inspection activities and temporary illumination in wet locations. Each...

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LIFT spearheads team to develop computer models that predict corrosion

May 16, 2016

Detroit-based LIFT -- Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, has announced the formation of a team of manufacturers and universities that will work to develop a database...

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Replacement vacuum cups designed for ergonomic lifters

May 16, 2016

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters, including those used for lifting heavy and bulky objects. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting, manipulating, or pick-and-place applications....

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Kennametal Foundation announces 2016 scholarship winners

May 16, 2016

The Kennametal Foundation, Pittsburgh, has announced five winners of its 2016 Kennametal Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study that they can use at any...

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FABTECH Mexico 2016 brought best of manufacturing to Mexico City

May 16, 2016

FABTECH® Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on May 4-6, 2016. The three-day show broke attendance records, welcoming more than...

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Arcam delivers 3-D printer to Alcoa facility in Texas

May 16, 2016

Mölndal, Sweden-based Arcam has delivered a Q20plus 3-D printer to Alcoa’s Austin, Texas, facility. Alcoa will use the machine—Arcam’s largest, fastest 3-D printer—to help meet increasing demand for complex 3-D parts for aerospace. The unit prints parts directly from a 3-D computer...

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Robotics, IoT essential to spur growth in U.S. manufacturing, says report

May 13, 2016

The “2016 Industrial Manufacturing Trends Report,” published by PwC, asserts that investments in technology are essential for the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector and especially important in fast-evolving industries. Innovation is building a “data-driven factory of the future with...

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Tag Mfg. plans $15 million expansion

May 13, 2016

Tag Mfg. has announced plans for a $15 million expansion that will create about 200 jobs over the next five years. The company manufactures steel subassemblies for the construction, industrial, and agriculture markets and fabricates heavy equipment and ground-engaging tools. The expansion will...

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Joy Global closes Milwaukee facility

May 13, 2016

Joy Global, a manufacturer of mining equipment located in Milwaukee, has permanently closed its welding and heavy fabrication operations there. The facility was idled in November 2015. The closure eliminates 130 jobs. The remainder of the company’s operations in Milwaukee are not affected by...

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Manufacturing wages and the front-line worker

May 12, 2016

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Manufacturers have serious turnover when it comes to front-line workers. And then there's the issue of pay.

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PCX Aerostructures taps skilled engineering resources with internship program

May 12, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC, Newington, Conn., has announced it is again partnering with Central Connecticut State University to provide paid internships to mechanical engineering students as part of a continued focus on fostering interest in aerospace manufacturing. A PCX internship gives students...

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