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Configurable ERP software’s production engine offers supply/demand visibility

November 24, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions has released version 5 of its KeyedIn Manufacturing Cloud ERP system. This configurable, extensible software features a production engine that delivers real-time visibility of supply and demand for comprehensive production control. Integration with other software systems is...

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Epic Systems appoints project engineer

November 24, 2015

Epic Systems Inc., a St. Louis- based design and build firm, has hired Jacob Becker as project engineer. Becker has a degree in electrical automation technology and control system technology from Ranken Technical College. His responsibilities include electrical design, HMI design, project...

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Methods Machine Tools hosts TechFest2015

November 24, 2015

On Nov. 4 and 5, Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, hosted the TechFest2015 – Manufacturing the Future open house and show at its corporate technology center and showroom in Sudbury, Mass. The show...

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Meco receives $125,000 voucher for innovation

November 24, 2015

Greeneville, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Meco Corp. has been awarded a $125,000 voucher for innovation and product development as part of a new program, RevV! This state-funded, $2.5 million pilot program, created by the state of Tennessee in partnership with the University of Tennessee and the...

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TRUMPF training earns certification for student veterans

November 24, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has announced that its training center in Farmington, Conn., has been approved by the State Approving Agency (SAA) of the Connecticut Office of Higher Education to train eligible Veterans...

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Swivel fitting helps simplify precision blowoff

November 23, 2015

Exair has introduced the model 9204 1 NPT swivel fitting to allow the precise adjustment of the company’s air nozzles. The 303 stainless steel swivel offers a 50-degree total angle of adjustment. The 1 MNPT x 1 FNPT swivels will work with any 1 NPT nozzle or fitting, regardless if they have a...

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Rust blocker shield offers long-term corrosion protection in enclosed spaces

November 23, 2015

Cortec®’s BioEmitter™ provides rust and corrosion protection for metals stored in enclosed spaces as large as 50 cu. ft. Attached to a clean surface inside an enclosed area, the product takes up less than 1 sq. ft. of space. Vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCIs) migrate throughout the...

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Jaco Vessel Eng. receives certification for U and R work

November 23, 2015

Jaco Vessel Eng., Pico Rivera, Calif., has obtained certification from ASME for the manufacture of pressure vessels. It also has received certification from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for metallic repair. Tank and chamber work requiring the U stamp is already...

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DunAn Precision Inc. to open U.S. manufacturing site in Tennessee

November 23, 2015

Hangzhou, China-based DunAn Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, DunAn Precision Inc., in Memphis, Tenn. The facility, which will produce heat exchangers, will create more than 100 jobs. The site is expected to open in early 2016....

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FABTECH 2015: Stringing a digital thread through the manufacturing supply chain

November 20, 2015

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A "digital thread" extending up and down the manufacturing supply chain might sound like science fiction. But as evident at this year's FABTECH, the digital thread is becoming reality.

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Coldwater Machine hires new business development manager

November 20, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a producer of equipment for discrete manufacturing, has appointed Patrick Morris as new business development manager focusing on the aerospace and aviation markets in the Southeast region. Morris has extensive sales experience in the aerospace and...

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Industrial caster integrates electric motor

November 20, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced the Drive Caster™, an all-in-one motorized industrial caster. It is available with a ¼-HP or ½-HP motor to move loads up to 6,000 lbs. at up to 5 MPH. A second unit can be added to double the load capacity that can be moved and to enable tank-style...

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Metal Technology partners with NASA to 3-D print rocket engine parts

November 19, 2015

Metal Technology (MTI), a custom manufacturing company specializing in reactive, refractory, and high-temperature metals based in Albany, Ore., has announced it is collaborating with NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to 3-D print rocket engine parts. Teams of propulsion engineers and scientists...

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Houghton Intl. names CEO

November 19, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Mike Shannon as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2016. Currently serving as COO, Shannon will succeed Paul DeVivo, who will retire. Shannon joined the company as vice president of global operations,...

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Dust-extraction swing arm removes fumes at point of source

November 19, 2015

Ruwac USA has introduced a dust-extraction swing-arm attachment that can be connected to any of the company’s portable vacuum systems to remove airborne dusts, gases, and smoke straight from the point of source during the manufacturing process. The swing-arm assembly is fully mobile and...

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