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Consumables Corner: Selecting the correct diameter for flux-cored wire

July 9, 2014

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I work in a large manufacturing fabrication shop where we weld subassemblies and then fit and weld them together to complete the machines we manufacture. Currently we use gas-shielded, flux-cored wires from 0.045 to 0.09375 in. in diameter. At what point is a small-diameter wire too inefficient,...

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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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Four executives honored by Best Practice Institute for key roles in Novelis turnaround

July 8, 2014

Best Practice Institute has honored four senior leaders at Novelis, Atlanta, for the pivotal roles they have played in the turnaround of the aluminum products manufacturer and recycler. The 2014 BPI C-Suite Award is presented to Steve Fisher, senior vice president and CFO, and Nick Madden,...

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Texas Iron and Metal marks 75 years in business

July 8, 2014

Steel and pipe provider Texas Iron and Metal, Houston, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. Established during World War II, the company began supplying stainless steel products to aid the country’s war effort. Today the firm has two offices: its headquarters in Houston and a second...

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Bewo moves to new location in Netherlands

July 8, 2014

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. will move its Netherlands headquarters to Waalwijk in October, after nearly 80 years at its Tilburg location. The move will give the company, a developer and manufacturer of manually operated circular saws and automatic cutting machines for tubes, additional space for...

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Portable laser marker moves to the workpiece

July 8, 2014

The TruMark 5010 Mobile Marker, a portable laser marking unit from TRUMPF, will make its North American debut at IMTS. This new laser marking concept features a compact, hand-held marking head. The operator moves the laser marking unit to the workpiece, eliminating the need to move the part, and...

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Robinson Helicopter adds Avure fluid cell press

July 8, 2014

Robinson Helicopter Co., a manufacturer of civil helicopters in Torrance, Calif., has installed a fluid cell press from Avure Technologies, Columbus, Ohio, for component production. Suitable for low-volume, high-quality sheet metal forming, the model QFC 0.7x1.8-800 Flexform™ fluid cell press...

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SigmaTEK announces promotions

July 8, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has announced several promotions to its product development, operations, and support teams. The employees’ new titles are: Jim Lindsey, director of product developmentBen Klinker, operations...

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AP&T opens R&D center in Sweden

July 8, 2014

AP&T has opened a center for R&D at its newly constructed facility in Ulricehamn, Sweden. The facility is used to develop, test, and demonstrate tools, presses, automation equipment, and control systems. It also is used for testing different methods for finishing work, such as laser cutting of...

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Cross-jet design prevents sparks from contaminating focusing lens cover slide

July 8, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne has developed a new focusing lens assembly with a cross-jet design that maintains the compact profile of the third-generation BeamDirector®, called BD3Y. The cross-jet feature provides a high-velocity gas barrier that prevents metal sparks in the weld zone from contaminating...

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PPG launches online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings

July 8, 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group, Pittsburgh, has announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is available online in a digital, downloadable format at www.ppgideascapes.com. The digital binder features updated catalogs, product brochures, and data sheets...

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Toolkit covers brazing, cutting, welding needs

July 8, 2014

Uniweld offers The Wurks™, which includes the tools necessary to work on just about any automotive, general home maintenance, plumbing, or welding project. Available in three different styles, the all-purpose outfit is packed in a toolbox with a compartmented accessory tray. Included in every...

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NN Inc. to establish new corporate headquarters in Tennessee

July 8, 2014

Metal bearing component manufacturer NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has purchased the SunTrust Bank Building in Johnson City for use as its new corporate headquarters. At about 60,000 sq. ft., the facility provides a new base of operations for the company’s current corporate staff, with additional...

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Ferrous powders introduced for wear parts production

July 8, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., a designer of nanostructured steel materials, has introduced a portfolio of ferrous powders designed to extend steel’s capabilities in near-net-shape wear parts for highly abrasive environments. These new alloys feature hardnesses of more than 1,400 HV, wear resistances below...

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Women in Manufacturing Summit 2014

September 29-October 1, 2014
  • Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • The 4th annual Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT will be held in Schaumburg, IL September 29 – October 1, 2014. This annual SUMMIT is geared toward women who have chosen careers in manufacturing and want to share perspectives and network with others in the industry. SUMMIT 2014 is expected to attract more than 200 professional women in manufacturing with titles ranging from production to CEO.

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