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Ironworker apprentices participate in annual competition

October 7, 2014

Toronto Local 721 of the Ironworkers Union recently hosted a competition for ironworker apprentices. The annual competition allows apprentices and staff to come together and share best practices. Competing apprentices displayed their knowledge, dexterity, and skills in eight different areas: a...

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Geometric Ltd., COEP to promote 3-D printing

October 7, 2014

Geometric Ltd., Mumbai, India, a provider of product life cycle management, global engineering services, and offshore software product development, has signed a memorandum of understanding with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) in India and Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, Colo.,...

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IMI Sensors launches online store

October 7, 2014

Depew, N.Y.-based IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, a manufacturer of vibration, pressure, force, load, torque, and acoustic sensors, has updated its website at www.imi-sensors.com with product search and cable configuration tools and improved e-commerce functions. The new Product...

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FerrouSouth adds light-gauge stretcher leveler

October 7, 2014

FerrouSouth, a supplier of toll slitting, precision leveling, and stretcher leveling services for hot-rolled steel products to OEMs and service centers, has installed a light-gauge stretcher leveler at its Iuka, Miss., facility. According to the company, the Red Bud machine, which features a...

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NN Inc. announces staff changes

October 6, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a manufacturer of metal bearing components, has hired Jeff Manzagol as senior vice president and general manager of its Metal Bearing Components Group. He succeeds Frank Gentry, who will retire at the end of 2014 after more than 30 years with the company. Manzagol...

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Panel PCs offer all-in-one HMI and control

October 6, 2014

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 Economy panel PC. It combines a 7-in. TFT touchscreen display, a 1-GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU, and a 1-GB DDR3 RAM into an all-in-one HMI and controller. Ultracompact microSD flash memory cards are used as the storage media. Designed as a...

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Hoist buckets include three D-ring connections

October 6, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced four hoist buckets in its Arsenal® line: the 5760 canvas leather-bottom bucket, the 5763 canvas plastic-bottom bucket, the 5650 synthetic leather-bottom bucket, and the 5653 synthetic plastic-bottom bucket. Each includes a new zinc-plated alloy steel anchoring D-ring on the...

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AMT donates 3-D printer to Ohio high school STEM program

October 6, 2014

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., donated a 3-D printer to...

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Warehouse picking cart maneuvers in narrow aisles

October 6, 2014

Creform Corp. has introduced a narrow picking cart that can be maneuvered for order picking and kitting operations in space-restrictive aisles. Two carts can pass easily in an aisle while also allowing room for pickers to walk around them to load boxes. The cart has angled shelves, canted for...

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Manufacturing Day, and the joy of making things

October 3, 2014

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Manufacturing Day celebrates continuous improvement, excellence, and, perhaps most important, the tinkerer in us all.

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Metal Technology Inc., nuFaktory form partnership to expand additive manufacturing

October 3, 2014

Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., and nuFaktory LLC, Springfield, Mass., have announced the formation of a strategic partnership in response to growing opportunities for additively manufactured metal components across multiple industries. The partnership combines MTI’s experience in...

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Solar Atmospheres expands into Southeast

October 3, 2014

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., a provider of vacuum heat-treating services, has chosen a site in Greenville, S.C., for its new Solar Atmospheres Southeast division. The facility has 54,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, free-span construction, 40-ton and 30-ton bridge cranes with 24-ft....

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Walmart, Google headline FABTECH 2014 keynote presentations

October 2, 2014

FABTECH®, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, has announced its lineup of speakers and panels that will participate in the show this November. Keynote presentations by executives from Google Enterprise and Walmart, a Veterans Day panel on how...

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Indura management team announces new U.S. business

October 2, 2014

Santiago, Chile-based Indura, an industrial gases company that became part of Air Products in 2012, has announced it no longer will maintain direct operations in the U.S. The management team heading operations for Indura in the U.S. has decided to continue serving its network of independent...

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New survey presents keys to recruiting women to manufacturing sector

October 2, 2014

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing women in the manufacturing sector, has released a survey, co-produced with Plante Moran, that highlights the potential for young women as manufacturing employees....

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