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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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Control unit supplements existing drive with universal vector control, encoder feedback

May 19, 2014

Siemens Industry Inc. has announced the availability of the new Sinamics CU250S-2 control unit for use with its Sinamics G120 variable-speed drives. The unit provides vector control with encoder feedback. Additionally, the operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control...

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Welder training system features reality-based operation

May 19, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s LiveArc™ reality-based training system is designed to recruit, screen, train, and manage welder trainee performance via a live welding arc. The system features advanced motion-tracking technology that provides critical feedback to improve welding skills. The system...

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Mexico and metal fabricating

May 16, 2014

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On the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it's easy to see that Mexico has really flourished. But today's success is not a guarantee for tomorrow's prosperity. Being a low-cost leader in manufacturing is not a long-term plan for survival. Just ask China.

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Documenting a Defense

May 16, 2014

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Any product and its components could be subject to a liability claim. Just ask any car manufacturer and its suppliers. Do you know what you need to do in the event of even the hint of a lawsuit?

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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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Hitting print: The future of additive manufacturing

May 14, 2014

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Generations from now, when people everywhere simply may be hitting print to turn ideas into reality, making things won’t be so difficult—but determining when to hit print could mean the difference between success and failure.

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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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AK Steel announces 2014 Sons and Daughters scholarship recipients

May 14, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Sons and Daughters scholarships. Funded by the AK Steel Foundation and worth a maximum of $20,000 each, the awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. The 2014 recipients...

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Kennametal Foundation announces scholarship winners

May 14, 2014

The Kennametal Foundation has announced five winners of its 2014 Kennametal Foundation Scholarships. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university. "We are pleased to offer scholarships to these capable...

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