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Lucifer Furnaces delivers high-temp furnace to Compacting Tooling

November 23, 2016

Lucifer Furnaces, Warrington, Pa., has delivered a model HS8-181224 dual-chamber, high-temperature furnace to Compacting Tooling Inc., McKeesport, Pa., to add capacity for CPM high-speed steel heat treating. The custom-designed furnace, powered with 42 kW, reaches 2,450 degrees F in the upper...

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Static eliminator preps parts for painting, packaging

November 22, 2016

Exair’s new Ion Air Jet™ removes static electricity, contaminants, and dust from parts before shrink-wrapping, packaging, printing, painting, or finishing. It has attained the CE and UL marks and is RoHS-compliant. New design features include a metal-armored, high-voltage cable to protect...

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When family matters

November 17, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

Huffman Welding & Machine Inc., a family-owned and -operated job shop in southeastern Iowa, has always had big goals to grow and thrive in a competitive economic climate. So far they have been able to strike the right balance between pursuing those goals while maintaining the emphasis on people and their community – their family.

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Pennsylvania manufacturers highlight engineering careers to support STEM education

November 16, 2016

Applying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) knowledge and skills to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context is the goal of Saucon Valley High School's (SVHS) Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program. Students enrolled in this curriculum recently visited...

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Metal fabrication and the metals markets prepare for a Trump presidency

November 15, 2016 | By Tim Heston

The presidency usually doesn't have much immediate, direct impact on the economy, despite the campaign rhetoric we hear. But is this time different?

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Wireless USB system shares data from PC to machines

November 14, 2016

ShopFloor Automations is developing the WiFi USB Connect, a wireless USB system for the manufacturing shop floor. It emulates a USB stick, allowing the user to share data from a PC to machines without the need for drivers. Data can be stored on a remote PC or locally in the 128-MB device’s...

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NIMS wins federal contract to grow apprenticeships in manufacturing

November 14, 2016

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a Fairfax, Va.-based developer of skills standards and credentials for the manufacturing industry, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within...

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Workshops for Warriors secures patent for leveling machines on support surfaces

November 11, 2016

San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school providing veterans free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining, and welding, has obtained a patent for its product that levels machines on support surfaces. The product offers a...

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Monitoring system offers insights into presses

November 10, 2016

The Machine Monitoring System from Schuler provides comprehensive press monitoring to help increase machine availability and production, improve part quality, and lower energy consumption. The system is part of the Smart Press Shop, a collection of products for networking in the field of forming...

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Miller Industries announces staff changes

November 10, 2016

Miller Industries Inc., a producer of towing and recovery equipment in Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced the retirement of J. Vincent Mish, its executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer, effective Dec. 31, after more than 25 years of service to the company.The board of directors has elected...

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Workshops for Warriors receives $75,000 commitment from JPMorgan Chase

November 10, 2016

Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a San Diego-based nonprofit school providing veterans free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining, and welding, has received a $75,000 commitment from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The funding will allow WFW to provide...

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Service app provides expert assistance at the press

November 10, 2016

Schuler has introduced a free service app that allows customers to use their smartphones to interact with the service department to get equipment questions answered. Experts at the company will assess images and videos sent to them via the app to help solve problems. If a component needs to be...

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Global Shop Solutions names senior director of customer services

November 9, 2016

ERP software developer Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, Texas, has named Nick Knight as its new senior director of customer services.Knight joined the company more than 10 years ago, serving previously as a member of the service team, consulting project manager, and most recently as director...

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MSCI: Election shows restless voters want swift, decisive action

November 9, 2016

This election cycle is clear evidence that voters want a new direction for the economy and the country, and are looking for lawmakers to finally take strong action on trade, tax reform and infrastructure, M. Robert Weidner, III, president and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI),...

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Polaris marks grand opening of Alabama facility

November 8, 2016

Medina, Minn.-based Polaris has celebrated the official grand opening of its new, $142 million manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala., which has been operational since summer 2016. The plant, which builds Ranger and Slingshot recreational vehicles, could employ up to 2,000 workers in the next...

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