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Matheson Tri-Gas to acquire Air Liquide plants in U.S.

June 27, 2016

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of industrial and specialty gases and gas handling equipment, has executed an agreement to purchase 18 air separation plants in 16 locations, two nitrous oxide plants, four CO2 plants, and related assets from Air Liquide in the U.S. The agreement also...

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Alpha Metal Finishing appoints office manager

June 27, 2016

Dexter, Mich.-based Alpha Metal Finishing Co. has named Jennifer Marks as office manager. She has served as the company’s quality inspector for the past eight months. The company provides custom aluminum finishing, including anodizing, hardcoat anodizing, and chemical film coatings....

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Catalog highlights GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

June 27, 2016

D/F has released a new product catalog featuring its GMAW and GTAW equipment. The literature also highlights accessories and...

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Heavy-duty magnetic drill is portable to job site

June 27, 2016

CS Unitec’s MABasic 450 professional-grade, two-speed, portable magnetic drill cuts holes up to 1-5/8 in. dia. with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals. The heavy-duty tool has a 10.5-amp/110-V, double-insulated motor and no-load speeds of 250 and 450 RPM. With the included...

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Sample parts blackening available for evaluation

June 27, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers free sample finishing of iron, steel, and aluminum parts to demonstrate its finishing processes. Prospective customers can send in five to 10 unfinished parts with a sample request form for the company to process in its lab. The firm then provides process details and...

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Gel formulated for bending of large-diameter tube

June 24, 2016

IRMCO GEL® 986-00D is designed for bending tubing up to 8 in. dia. made from 304, 409, and 439 stainless steels and mild steels. It can be applied through the mandrel or manually by swabbing. The gel contains no chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur, boron, or zinc-containing EP/AW additives. It also...

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Zumbach Electronics provides profile measuring system to Hoesch Schwerter Profile

June 24, 2016

Zumbach Electronics - Switzerland has provided a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 800-S8 profile measuring system to the Germany-based company Hoesch Schwerter Profile GmbH for use on its hot rolling mill. Hoesch, part of the Italian Calvi Holding group, is a manufacturer of customized steel profiles. The...

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LIA names 2016 Schawlow Award winner

June 24, 2016

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has announced that LIA Fellow, 2014 LIA President, and 2016 ICALEO® Nanomanufacturing Conference Chair Dr. Yongfeng Lu has been selected as the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Award recipient in recognition of his longstanding record of laser industry...

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Blacoh Industries appoints production manager

June 24, 2016

Metal tubing provider Blacoh Industries, Riverside, Calif., has appointed Rocky Jensen to production manager and lean facilitator. Jensen has 30 years of experience, having previously served as manufacturing manager at Wilden Pump & Engineering/PSG’s Grand Terrace facility. He holds a degree...

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Blue-light LED optical scanner delivers fast data capture rate

June 24, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the Blaze 600M, a new noncontact optical measurement system. The flexible, manually operated scanner provides fast 3-D data acquisition for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. The scanner is suitable for...

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Michigan Mfg. Intl. marks 25 years in business

June 24, 2016

Michigan Mfg. Intl. (MMI), Stevensville, Md., a supplier of manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. The firm was founded in 1991 in Michigan by Jacob Prak, a former applications engineer for GE Plastics and SKF USA. The firm moved to...

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Institute developing sensors for manufacturers’ energy efficiency to receive $140 million

June 23, 2016

President Obama has announced that a UCLA-based institute focusing on the development of sensors that monitor the use of energy in manufacturing will receive $70 million from the Department of Energy and another $70 million from private companies and state entities. The institute comprises...

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Large, external-mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

June 23, 2016

Exair’s new 1/2 NPT large, external-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids up to 303 gal./hr. The nozzles are suitable for use with high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cP. The nozzles, available in a narrow-angle, flat-fan pattern, combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating...

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L&S Machine receives ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications

June 23, 2016

Latrobe, Pa.-based L&S Machine Co. LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C accreditation for the manufacture and fabrication of build‐to‐print metal and phenolic parts for nuclear power, aerospace, defense, semiconductor, photonics, medical, and industrial applications. The quality...

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Still Building America—The proof is in the weld

June 23, 2016

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The measure of your success as a welder lies in the quality of your weld. For female welder Sam Riggin, the quality of her welds also has earned her respect in a male-dominated profession.

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