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3DX Industries completes first production run of 3-D printed metal components

May 21, 2014

3DX Industries Inc., Bellingham, Wash., has announced the completion of its first series of production-run components using the M-Flex™ metal printing system manufactured by The ExOne Co. 3DX now has printed numerous 3-D metal components and parts for clients in the food processing industry and...

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Dana adds multilayer steel gasket production in China

May 21, 2014

Dana Holding Corp., Maumee, Ohio, has launched production of its Victor Reinz® multilayer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. The 129,000-sq.-ft. technical center is a comprehensive...

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Ball expands in Southeast Asia

May 21, 2014

Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., has announced plans to build a one-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Myanmar. The plant, located in the Yangon area, will complement Ball's existing operations in Southeast Asia. The most recent was a joint venture plant in Vietnam, which began production...

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Worthington Industries announces expansion plans in South Carolina

May 20, 2014

Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs has announced plans to expand its metal fabrication facility in Florence County, S.C. The $2.5 million project will add 40 jobs at the facility, which currently employs about 300 people. The company is a designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered...

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Study reveals striking shifts in global manufacturing costs over the past decade

May 20, 2014

Manufacturing cost competitiveness around the world has changed dramatically over the past decade — so much so that many old perceptions of low-cost and high-cost nations no longer hold, according to new research released by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Chicago. In manufacturing, Brazil...

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WorldAutoSteel launches AHSS Guidelines version 5.0

May 20, 2014

At the Great Designs in Steel automotive conference, WorldAutoSteel announced the launch of the Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines) version 5.0, the largest and most comprehensive update since its first publication in 2004. The guidelines provide AHSS...

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MSI sells Machinery Tooling & Supply division to DXP Enterprises

May 20, 2014

Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI), Schaumburg, Ill., has announced the sale of its Machinery Tooling & Supply company to DXP Enterprises Inc., a Houston-based industrial distributor of technical products and services for MRO, OEM, and capital equipment customers. DXP has more than 178 locations...

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Dynamic Fabrication nearly doubles Southern California facility

May 19, 2014

Dynamic Fabrication Inc., a custom contract manufacturing company, has expanded its Orange County, Calif., operating facility from 12,000 to 22,000 sq. ft., nearly doubling the workspace to accommodate its fabrication, welding, and machining operations. DFI provides close-tolerance custom...

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Cortec establishes Biotechnology Campus in Florida

May 19, 2014

Cortec® Corp., St. Paul, Minn., has opened the Cortec Biotechnology Campus in Sarasota, Fla. The 36,000-sq.-ft. research facility comprises office, manufacturing, warehouse, and two laboratory areas. The plant houses equipment for the manufacture of the company’s Nano-VpCI® coatings and...

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Integrated 3D Manufacturing opens headquarters in The Dalles, Ore.

May 16, 2014

Integrated 3D™ Manufacturing (I3DMFG™), a provider of metal products for the aerospace, UAV, clean energy, automotive, and medical markets, has opened its new headquarters in The Dalles, Ore. The company’s new headquarters, located at 3525 “C” Crates Way, has five employees with plans...

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Cherokee Nation Industries earns $2.5 million contract from Sikorsky Global Helicopter

May 15, 2014

Stilwell, Okla.-based Cherokee Nation Industries, the aerospace and manufacturing division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, recently was awarded a $2.5 million contract by Sikorsky Global Helicopter in support of the S-333 aircraft, a light turbine helicopter. CNI is providing the frame assembly...

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Chrysler Group dedicates new plant, launches 9-speed production in Tipton, Ind.

May 15, 2014

Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne officially dedicated the company's new Tipton (Ind.) Transmission Plant, which sat idle for years, and celebrated the production launch at the facility of the fuel-efficient, 9-speed transmission. During a ceremony at the plant, Marchionne told...

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Alamo Group completes acquisition of Specialized Industries units

May 15, 2014

Seguin, Texas-based Alamo Group has announced the completion of the acquisition of three operating units of Specialized Industries LP: Super Products LLC, Wausau-Everest LP, and Howard P. Fairfield LLC. Super Products is a manufacturer of vacuum trucks and related equipment, parts, and service....

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Atek Precision Castings changes name to Atek Metal Technologies

May 14, 2014

New Hampton, Iowa-based Atek Companies has renamed Atek Precision Castings as Atek Metals Technologies to better reflect its role in supplying cast aluminum parts and assemblies. As part of the rebranding initiative, Atek Metal Technologies has a new tagline, “State of the art in the art of...

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Kennametal CEO debunks manufacturing myths, calls on industry leaders to remake American dream

May 14, 2014

Addressing an audience as keynote speaker at the Industry Week Best Plants conference in Milwaukee on May 7, Kennametal Inc. Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso debunked common myths about manufacturing and encouraged manufacturing leaders to be the change the industry needs to remake the...

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