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Sciaky to deliver industrial-scale metal 3-D printer to Airbus

December 13, 2016

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, has announced that Airbus will take delivery of an Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) 110 system in December 2016. The aircraft manufacturer will...

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Optomec receives order for controlled-atmosphere hybrid 3-D printer

December 13, 2016

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3-D printed metals, has announced that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has ordered a Lens 3-D metal hybrid controlled-atmosphere system. The powder-fed, directed energy deposition...

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GE takes controlling acquisition of two additive equipment companies

December 13, 2016

GE has agreed to acquire a 75 percent stake in Concept Laser GmbH of Lichtenfels, Germany, allowing GE to take full ownership over the next several years. The company, which manufactures powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines, has more than 200 employees. It has locations in China...

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Pate Sheet Metal to close

December 12, 2016

Pate Sheet Metal, a welding and metal fabrication shop in Lumberton, N.C., has announced it is closing its doors after 37 years in business. Founded in 1979, the firm once employed as many as 20 people. Currently the company employs founder Gene Pate, one assistant, and an office...

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Camfil APC Americas appoints VP

December 12, 2016

Jonesboro, Ark.-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. He is responsible for the manufacturing, technical, and training facility in Jonesboro, as well as North and South American sales operations for the company's...

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Flat steel market to be worth $757.15 billion by 2026

December 8, 2016

In its report "Flat Steel Market by Type (Sheets & Strips, Plates), End User (Building & Infrastructure, Automotive & Other Transport, Mechanical Equipment), and Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2026,” MarketsandMarkets, Pune,...

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Denso Products and Services America names director of OE sales

December 8, 2016

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc., Long Beach, Calif., an automotive components sales, remanufacturing, and distribution company, has named David H. Williams as director of original equipment sales, marketing, and strategic planning. Williams joined the company in 2013 as manager of the...

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MIE Solutions names solutions consultant

December 8, 2016

MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, Calif., a supplier of software products for integrating business data for the manufacturing community, has hired Stefan Toubia as solutions consultant. In this position, he delivers service and support to end users implementing, converting to, using, and operating MIE...

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Minnesota business owners call for middle-skill job support from Washington

December 8, 2016

A delegation of Minnesota business leaders have traveled to Washington, D.C., to call on Congress and the incoming Trump administration to support middle-skill jobs. The fly-in of employers from 25 states and the District of Columbia was organized by Business Leaders United for Workforce...

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The Rose Corp., Abbott Furnace become sister companies

December 6, 2016

The Rose Corp., a Reading, Pa.-based contract manufacturing steel fabrication company, has announced it has become a sister company to Abbott Furnace, St. Mary’s, Pa., a producer of continuous thermal process equipment, as both companies have been purchased by Edmund Gaffney of Haverford, Pa. The...

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McArthur Sheet Metal Works expands in Nebraska

December 6, 2016

McArthur Sheet Metal Works has expanded its facility in South Sioux City, Neb., with a $1.2 million addition. The custom steel fabrication shop expects the 6,000-sq.-ft. expansion, which doubles its manufacturing space, to create up to three new jobs. The addition includes a new fiber laser and...

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Hawk Technology makes managerial changes

December 6, 2016

Rock Island, Ill.-based Hawk Technology Ltd., a provider of manual and robotic welding equipment, tooling, and automation, has announced organizational changes in response to growth of its heavy part positioning division ALM Positioners Inc. ALM Positioners has named Kevin Toft as president. Hawk...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing sector up in November; primary metals and fabricated metal products reported growth

December 5, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Dec. 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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SHRM LINE: December hiring rates to be mixed compared with a year ago

December 5, 2016

In December, more manufacturers will add jobs compared with the previous year, while service-sector employers will hire at a lower rate. Headcount reductions will also decline in both sectors compared with December 2015.A net of 36.7 percent of manufacturers will add jobs in December (44.9 percent...

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Metcam launches Business Solutions Division

December 2, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has launched its Business Solutions Division (BSD). The new division helps inventors of sheet metal-intensive products with product design, prototyping, materials acquisition, manufacturing, inventory,...

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