Shop Management

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CC Industries acquires J.L. Clark

June 30, 2015

J.L. Clark Inc., a subsidiary of filtration company Clarcor Inc. with locations in Rockford, Ill., and Lancaster, Pa., has been sold to CC Industries Inc., an affiliate of Chicago-based Henry Crown and Co. With approximately 350 employees, J.L. Clark designs and manufactures specialty metal and...

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Cincinnati Incorporated and suppliers establish preferred partner program

June 30, 2015

Cincinnati Incorporated’s new Gold Partner Program provides metal fabrication customers with expanded options for software that has been validated and tested to work with the manufacturer’s products. These Gold Partner software packages, when purchased with new Cincinnati products, can also...

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Manual greasing system monitored by PC

June 30, 2015

Assalub offers LubeRight, a PC-aided, RFID-based system that monitors every lubrication activity. Each greasing point is equipped with an RFID transponder, which the hand-held meter identifies. The system registers the real amount of lubricant fed to each point. The greaser also can study the...

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Fiber laser offers consumable-free metal part marking

June 29, 2015

REA Elektronik has developed the REA JET FL fiber laser, which permanently marks metal and plastics. The system uses no consumables and offers long operational life, the company states. The high-resolution print provides machine-readable codes for product traceability. Typical applications...

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High-density storage saves floor space

June 29, 2015

The Vidmar® Tower high-density vertical storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) can be built up to 46 ft. high with unlimited custom drawer configurations. It offers an optional dual-delivery, continuous-pick feature and a choice of ergonomic picking bay designs and drawer access setup....

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Back-blow air nozzle cleans IDs

June 25, 2015

Exair offers the 1006SS ¼ NPT back-blow air nozzle, designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose IDs, channel, bores, holes, and internal threads. An array of holes provide a forceful 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils from machining processes. The nozzle...

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SelfLube breaks ground on expansion

June 25, 2015

SelfLube, a manufacturer of precision mold and die components, has begun a major expansion of its manufacturing operations in Coopersville, Mich. The project will add 13,000 sq. ft. to the manufacturing facility. When the expansion is complete in the fall, new machines will be installed and...

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FMA, Harper College partner to construct new metal fabrication lab

June 25, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. The new 6,000-sq.-ft. FMA Metal Fabrication...

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Exact launches online shop floor assessment tool for small manufacturers

June 25, 2015

Exact, a provider of business software in the cloud for small and medium-sized companies, has launched a manufacturing health assessment tool. The free online tool here allows business owners and production managers to get tailored advice on how to optimize their shop floor to meet customer...

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Aluminum-media shotblast machines provide gentle cleaning of light workpieces

June 25, 2015

Walther Trowal has introduced the THM continuous-feed shotblast system for use on light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as steel, zinc, and brass components. This troughed-belt machine employs aluminum blast media rather than stainless steel media. It handles large quantities of...

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Shell Lubricants announces Platinum Sponsorship of Manufacturing Day

June 24, 2015

Shell Lubricants has announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor of Manufacturing Day™ 2015. This is the third straight year that Shell Lubricants has sponsored Manufacturing Day, and its second year as the exclusive Platinum Sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to...

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Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI) names global quality manager

June 24, 2015

Stevensville, Md.-based Michigan Manufacturing Intl. (MMI) has named Praburaman Rengaramanujam as global quality manager. In this role, he is responsible for quality systems at all MMI locations. Rengaramanujam has 14 years of experience in the quality assurance industry, specializing in quality...

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Curveballs in a small fabricating shop

June 24, 2015

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Diversity is essential for a small shop’s viability. It also can make for some interesting jobs that require ingenuity and produce beautiful work.

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NBT awards grants for 24 summer manufacturing camps

June 24, 2015

Rockford, Ill.-based Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), has awarded $50,000 in grants to community and technical colleges nationwide that host summer manufacturing camps for students 12 to 16 years old. A complete listing...

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TRUMPF Ltd. names managing director

June 24, 2015

Annette Doyle will take on the role of managing director of TRUMPF Ltd., Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, effective July 1. In this role, she is responsible for business operations in the U.K., including customer service, technical training, product sales, and...

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