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Do precision fabrication rules apply to me?

March 2, 2017 | By Steve Benson

Do the rules of precision bending apply to heavy plate fabrication? Of course they do. After all, it’s really just a matter of scale.

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Kloeckner Metals relocates in Illinois

March 2, 2017

Kloeckner Metals Corp.’s flat-rolled division, a metal distribution company located in Chicago, has moved to a new, 106,000-sq.-ft. facility in University Park, Ill. The expansion includes the addition of a 72-in. slitter and a cut-to-length line with multiple cassettes for processing heavy- and...

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SumoGlove names BWS as East Coast distributor

March 2, 2017

SumoGlove Intl. Ltd., a U.K.-based producer of forklift safety equipment, has appointed BWS Industrial Services Inc. as its distribution partner for the East Coast. The family-owned and -operated distributor is responsible for sales of SumoGlove lift truck fork attachments in a territory from the...

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Stability system improves lift truck load balance

March 2, 2017

Stärke Material Handling Group has introduced a continuous stability system as a standard feature in its LiftMaxx line of industrial lift equipment. This system improves load balance and counteracts the destabilizing influences of uneven surfaces, small debris, and lateral momentum to help reduce...

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MFG.com CEO recognized as a top supply chain professional

March 2, 2017

Marietta, Ga.-based MFG.com, an online manufacturing marketplace, has announced that CEO Bo Hagler has been named a 2017 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The annual award honors the top supply and demand chain industry professionals. Hagler was selected from more than 300 nominees....

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Koike Aronson names CEO

March 2, 2017

Koike Aronson, an Arcade, N.Y.-based manufacturer of metal cutting and welding positioning equipment, has named President/COO James McAuliffe Jr. as CEO of the company. He succeeds Jerry Leary, who has retired after leading the firm since 2002.McAuliffe joined the company in 2016. He has extensive...

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Advancement challenges in metal fabrication

March 2, 2017 | By Tim Heston

As technology and globalization force manufacturers to produce more with fewer people and more productive machines, the manufacturing career ladder has fewer rungs. This has changed how people learn (or fail to learn) the ins and outs of metal fabrication.

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Your shop’s No. 1 priority

March 2, 2017 | By Vicki Bell

Many aspects vie for your attention in your shop. You have to juggle many plates and wear many hats. One priority comes before all else. The failure to make it No. 1 has some serious consequences.

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Siphon-fed spray nozzle coats, cools, treats, and paints

March 2, 2017

Exair’s new 1/2 NPT siphon-fed atomizing spray nozzle atomizes a variety of fluids in a round spray pattern where no liquid pressure is available and heavy application of liquid is needed. This corrosion-resistant, type 303SS nozzle draws liquid into the airstream and mixes it internally while...

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Technavio predicts top three trends to affect global shearing machine market

March 1, 2017

Technavio’s latest report on the global shearing machine market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. The London-based global technology research and advisory company defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to...

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Morris South to hold an open house and technology show

March 1, 2017

Morris South, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold its annual technology show and open house, Southern Tech Fest, April 4-5, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. The regional machine tool distributor will display CNC machinery from Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge Group, and Chiron and perform live metal...

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X-ray system inspects welds in pipeline segments

March 1, 2017

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH has developed a new system for pipeline weld inspection that incorporates new, high-tech materials for digital flat panels. Instead of using a massive steel boom, it employs a carbon fiber tube that weighs less than 220 lbs. and uses a cooling system on...

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CHL Systems to celebrate 60th anniversary

March 1, 2017

CHL Systems, Souderton, Pa., marks 60 years in business in 2017. Founded in 1957 by Clayton H. Landis as an equipment repair and installation firm, the company now designs and fabricates custom process automation equipment and services for production facilities in a variety of industries. The firm,...

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Global Mfg. Industries purchases Paramount Machining Solutions

March 1, 2017

Global Mfg. Industries has acquired Oak Park, Mich.-based Paramount Machining Solutions, a provider of precision CNC machining and prototype services to the automotive, industrial, and aftermarket industries. Global Mfg. will continue operations in the facility under the Paramount Precision...

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ISM ROB: February PMI® up 1.7 percentage points from January

March 1, 2017

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, and the overall economy grew for the 93rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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