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Constellium supplies high-strength aluminum structural parts for new Ford F-150 pickup truck

January 14, 2015

Constellium N.V., based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has announced that it is providing Ford Motor Co. with aluminum structural parts for the 2015 Ford® F-150 pickup truck that extensively uses high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy as a build material. Constellium is one of Ford’s largest...

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Product protects cables in robotic workcells

January 14, 2015

Developed for robotic workcells, Base-RAP® from Güdel manages and protects cables between the energy chain of TrackMotion® floor and overhead modules and the base of the robot. Key components include protective cable conduit, brackets, and quick-access mounting clips. Conduits featuring...

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Cambridge Architectural supplies mesh sunscreens for new Cecil College facility

January 13, 2015

Nineteen massive stainless steel mesh sunscreens from Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md., adorn the façade of the new Cecil College Engineering & Math building in North East, Md. The three-story, 26,683-sq.-ft. structure is a base for STEM education and training to support area industrial...

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DeWys Mfg. receives 2014 STTF grant

January 13, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has received an $18,800 grant from the Workforce Development Agency’s Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program. The STTF provides competitive awards for employers that have developed and implemented workforce training programs to...

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IndustryWeek names North America's best manufacturing facilities

January 13, 2015

Cleveland-based Penton's IndustryWeek, a publication serving operations and executive decision-makers in the manufacturing industry, has announced the winners of the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards. The awards recognize manufacturing facilities in North America on the forefront of efforts to...

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Wachs Services announces new business partners

January 13, 2015

Belmont, N.C.-based Wachs Services (Wachs Energy Services/Wachs Technical Services) has announced the addition of three new shareholders: Glen Earl Chick, COO/president of Wachs Services; Keith Willingham, executive vice president of operations of Wachs Services; and Rodger Soeldner, president of...

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Platts accepting nominations for 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

January 13, 2015

Platts, a London-based global provider of metals, energy, petrochemical, and agriculture information, has announced it is accepting nominations through March 4, 2015, for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate best-of-class vision;...

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Metal separation product selection guide released

January 12, 2015

Eriez® has published a new metal separation product selection guide. The eight-page brochure is available online for immediate download and also offered in hard copy format. The literature features the company’s line of magnetic separators and metal detectors. It is divided into 12 equipment...

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Inductotherm Group expands worldwide operations into Italy

January 12, 2015

Inductotherm Group, Rancocas, N.J., a supplier of thermal processing equipment to industry, has opened a new group company, Inductotherm Group Italy S.r.l., in Turin, Italy. “We will now be able to provide service and parts support for induction heating and welding equipment to Italian...

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Manufacturing technology orders dip in November, 2014; 2014 up 2.6 percent compared to 2013

January 12, 2015

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $378.06 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 15.5 percent from October and...

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Laser marking system handles oversized parts

January 12, 2015

The FiberTower™ MegaCenter™ is one of the largest standard laser marking systems produced by Fonon, with an oversized enclosure equipped with a direct-drive inverted X-Y linear motor drive system. The ultracompact, energy-saving, Q-switched fiber laser marking system is a direct part...

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Carts adjust height automatically

January 12, 2015

Verti-Lift has introduced Auto-Hite carts, which automatically adjust so that workpieces are at the optimal operator height. The spring-loaded, self-leveling products feature a 22- to 26-in. window of vertical travel, making them suitable for any associate or parts height requirement. The carts...

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President Obama announces new manufacturing innovation hub in Knoxville, Tenn.

January 12, 2015

President Obama has announced the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at boosting advanced manufacturing, fostering U.S. innovation, and attracting well-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. A Knoxville-area-based consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, universities, and...

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AMT names VP of manufacturing technology

January 12, 2015

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has named Tim Shinbara as vice president – manufacturing technology. He has extensive experience in industry engineering, manufacturing technology, and additive manufacturing technology. His predecessor, Paul Warndorf, assumes the...

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Rethinking the production meeting

January 12, 2015

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Metal fabricators are better at manufacturing than holding meetings, but some sort of regularly occurring production meeting is needed to get everyone on the same page. Several fabricators offer their opinions as to what works best for them in their production powwow.

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