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Weldaloy earns AS9100 certification for aerospace industry

March 8, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy has received AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certifications through the American Systems Registrar. Weldaloy is a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous metal forgings serving industries such as aerospace, electronics, and oil and...

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PCI’s Custom Coater Forum set for Las Vegas

March 8, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., will host the Custom Coater Forum at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, May 2-3, 2016. This educational and networking event provides presentations and roundtable discussions on business solutions, new product technologies, and PCI programs...

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Destaco aligns sub-brand products under one name

March 8, 2016

Destaco, Auburn Hills, Mich., a provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has announced the implementation of a strategic initiative that will bring the company’s sub-brands of Camco indexers, Robohand grippers, and Central Research Laboratory remote handling products to...

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Canadian Army Maj.-Gen. David Fraser to deliver FABTECH Canada opening keynote

March 7, 2016

Leadership, innovation, and an out-of-the-box strategy are the keys to success in today’s manufacturing environment. That’s the message retired Canadian Army Maj.-Gen. David Fraser, who is currently COO for Toronto-based INKAS Armored Vehicle Mfg., will tell thousands of delegates later...

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Resistance welding machine features flexible waveform technology

March 7, 2016

Dengensha America has introduced its new Flexwave resistance welding machine and corresponding flexible waveform technology, which combines the capabilities of a capacitive discharge welding machine and a 15,000-Hz bipolar medium-frequency converter. According to the company, the technology...

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Hypertherm, Schnitzer, Timken, and Kennametal named to World’s Most Ethical Company list

March 7, 2016

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, Portland, Ore.-based Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., and Pittsburgh-based Kennametal Inc. are four of the 131 companies named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® list by Ethisphere Institute. The assessment for this...

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Comau receives Volvo Quality Excellence Award

March 7, 2016

Comau has received the Volvo Quality Excellence Award from Volvo Car Corp. for an industrial project undertaken five years ago that is still in full development. The project is related to the provisioning of production facilities for the XC90, S90, and V90 cars, in which Comau developed the...

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AGC AeroComposites to expand Idaho facility

March 7, 2016

AGC AeroComposites, a composites and metal structures manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industries, has unveiled plans for a 50,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its Hayden, Idaho, facility. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the expansion will feature a layout designed for efficiency, more...

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Absolute ring encoder released for angular motion feedback

March 4, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the ECA 4000 incremental ring encoder, the next generation of the ERA 4000 unit for machine tool rotary tables, semiconductor wafer motion stages, and robotics. The new absolute series ring encoder offers several features for angular motion feedback. It comes in a...

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Workshops for Warriors receives $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo

March 3, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school in San Diego assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and career coaching, has received a $75,000 grant from San Francisco-based Wells Fargo. “These funds are vital to our...

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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs announces 2016 Manufacturing Camp grant winners

March 3, 2016

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its 2016 Summer Manufacturing Camp grants. Thirty-three grants totaling $66,000, from $1,000 to $2,500 each, were awarded by NBT to...

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Heidenhain launches North American web portal

March 3, 2016

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has launched a redesigned web portal at www.heidenhain.us. Industries and applications categorized specifically on the web portal include machine tool, semiconductor, automation, metrology, electronics, and medical. The product line includes linear scales,...

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Confined-space ventilator includes attached ducting/canister

March 3, 2016

Pinnacle Climate Technologies has introduced the 8-in. MASTER® ventilator. The lightweight, small-diameter unit can be used where space is limited. It comes with 25 ft. of ducting in an integrated duct carrier. The ventilator, constructed with a dual-walled polyethylene housing, delivers high...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity contracts for fifth consecutive month

March 3, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in February for the fifth consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 81st consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued March 1 by...

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HBS wins award for stud welding technology

March 3, 2016

Germany-based HBS has announced it has won the Best of Industry 2016 Award from MM Maschinenmarkt for its Pegasar 500 accu and Visar 650 stud welding machines. Thirty-four nominees were chosen in 10 categories from the beginning of 2014 to the middle of 2015. A jury of MM editors and industry...

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