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Caster Concepts launches website

January 24, 2017

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has unveiled a new website designed to help visitors envision and build the casters they need. The site, www.casterconcepts.com, features a search tool that can determine the appropriate caster by...

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AEM seeks attendees for trade mission to Cuba

January 24, 2017

The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking attendees for its first trade mission to Cuba in spring 2017.The all-inclusive trade mission will take place April 3 to 6. Participants will explore business opportunities in Cuba as its economy becomes more open to foreign...

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Middleville Tool & Die to expand metal tubular stamping capabilities

January 24, 2017

Middleville Tool & Die, Middleville, Mich., recently acquired by the family that owns Bayloff Stamped Products Detroit, has announced plans to invest in its manufacturing operations.The firm will expand its metal tubular stamping capabilities for manufacturing exhaust and tubular components for the...

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OMAX receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for microabrasive waterjet technology

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 10, 2017, OMAX® Corp. was one of 37 companies to receive the Tibbetts Award at the White House. The award is given to small businesses and individuals by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition of innovative R&D of transferrable technology. Kent, Wash.-based OMAX...

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K&S Mfg. recognized as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

January 24, 2017

K&S Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., a vertically integrated contract metals manufacturer servicing Tier 1 OEMs, has earned recognition as a Partner-level Supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Supplier Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status—Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating—recognizes...

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CONCOA founder/president dies

January 24, 2017

CONCOA, a manufacturer of pressure- and flow-control equipment in Virginia Beach, Va., has announced that Sande Dukas, founder and president of the company, died Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 71. Dukas had guided the company since founding it in 1987. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology...

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Arc/spark OES metals analyzer designed for portability

January 24, 2017

Spectro Analytical Instruments Inc. has introduced the Spectroport portable arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) metals analyzer. The lightweight unit features point-and-shoot performance for minimal standardization efforts. The machine works as quickly as a hand-held XRF, with many...

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Laser tube cutting machine employs solid-state laser

January 24, 2017

The TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber tube cutting machine uses a solid-state laser to eliminate the need for a fully enclosed housing. This open-machine concept allows users to load individual tubes and profiles or to remove finished parts while the machine is in operation. The machine’s self-centering...

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Autodarkening welding filter introduced

January 23, 2017

ArcOne offers the new X540V autodarkening welding filter. It has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9 to 13, and TIG rating of 10.Features include grind and delay, four sensors, and an Xtreme® viewing area of 12.6 in. The filter pairs with any of the manufacturer’s Vision® welding...

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Fox Machinery updates website

January 23, 2017

Fox Machinery Associates, a distributor of metal fabricating equipment, has launched an updated website at www.foxmachinery.com. The website provides expanded information and improved accessibility. It includes a used machinery list that is updated regularly, as well as a fabricating tips section...

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FD Machinery to make first tube mill installation in North America

January 23, 2017

FD Machinery, Cleveland, has received an order for a new, HF ERW tube mill—its first tube mill installation in North America. The complete tube mill line will be equipped with an automated coil feed and butt weld system, a PLC tooling positioning system, an automated ID scarf blowout, and an...

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Solar Atmospheres invests $2 million in large vacuum furnace

January 23, 2017

Solar Atmospheres has placed an order for a large, horizontal-loading, 10-bar vacuum furnace with advanced cooling technology, built by sister company Solar Mfg. Inc. The furnace, which will have a 6-ft.-dia., 6-ft.-deep graphite and carbon fiber composite (CFC) hot zone, will be used for the heat...

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Drawbridge-shelf style cart design provides flexibility in material handling

January 23, 2017

Creform Corp. has introduced a drawbridge cart designed to be towed by an NSI AGV. It is built so the AGV can tunnel underneath, and it features an A-HPL hitch that accepts the tow pin of the AGV unit. Four of the five shelves tilt up. This is suitable for a sequential operation that requires...

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MSCI urges new administration to take action to help industrial metals supply chain

January 23, 2017

The Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) has urged the new Trump administration to take serious and immediate action to restore growth and to help the industrial metals supply chain fully recover from the lingering effects of the Great Recession and government...

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Sturbridge Metallurgical obtains Sikorsky approval

January 23, 2017

Sturbridge Metallurgical Services Inc., Sturbridge, Mass., has been approved as a materials testing lab for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Corporation, and its manufacturing supplier base. This approval means that Sikorsky and its manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors can use all of...

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