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Superior Machining & Fabrication upgrades machine shop to serve aerospace sector

February 17, 2016

As part of Superior Machining & Fabrication’s expansion into the aerospace sector, the Muenster, Texas-based manufacturer has upgraded its 110,000-sq.-ft. machine shop. Changes include the addition of CAD/CAM software, a larger 5-axis bridge mill for hard metals, and a 5-axis SNK bridge mill....

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MEC receives FMA 2016 Industry Award

February 17, 2016

Mayville Engineering Company Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a contract manufacturer offering metal fabrication, tube bending, tanks, and prototyping, has received the FMA 2016 Industry Award from Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. The award is presented to a top...

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Lincoln Electric releases 2016 training seminar schedule for all instruction levels

February 17, 2016

Through its Welding School and Technical Training department, Lincoln Electric has announced it will offer a diverse selection of educational programming at its Cleveland headquarters throughout 2016. Multiday seminars will offer training on topics from welding basics and specific alloy...

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Gear Motions names VP of Buffalo operations

February 17, 2016

Precision gear manufacturer Gear Motions has named Paul Andruszko vice president of its Buffalo, N.Y., operations, which includes its Oliver/Pro-Gear and Niagara Gear divisions. Andruszko joined Gear Motions in 1988 as a manufacturing engineer in the company’s Niagara Gear division. He has...

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Weldaloy names senior account executive for aerospace industry

February 17, 2016

Weldaloy, Warren, Mich., a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous metal forgings, has added David Pascoe to the sales team, serving as a senior account executive to further develop the aerospace industry business. Pascoe has more than 25 years of experience in global sales in...

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Bystronic recognized as John Deere Partner-level supplier

February 17, 2016

Bystronic, Elgin, Ill., has been recognized as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status, Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating, recognizes Bystronic’s dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well...

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Tectorius updates website

February 16, 2016

Tectorius®, a provider of preapplied sealants, adhesives, and lubricants in Shelby Township, Mich., has launched an updated website at www.tectorius.com. Visitors now can review information about the company and its products in German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, and Chinese. The company serves...

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Oil and gas downturn: Worse than 2009? For some, yes

February 16, 2016

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For some fab shops with deep ties to the energy sector, the past year and a half has not been fun.

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Pass-through blaster offers 96- by 18-in. blast area

February 16, 2016

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 9618 pass-through blaster. The redesigned unit has a blast area of 96 in. wide by 18 in. tall. The blast wheels are arranged to blast leading and trailing edges of the work area. The unit also incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance...

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Gilchrist Metal Fabricating recognized by U.S. Army

February 16, 2016

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Co., Hudson, N.H., has been recognized for "outstanding recent support" provided to the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site (RTS) in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. In 2015 the company provided a number of precision machined and fabricated parts on a...

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CRP Industries CEO elected Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council

February 16, 2016

CRP Industries Inc., Cranbury, N.J., has announced that CEO Daniel N. Schildge has been elected to the Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council. CRP Industries Inc. is the parent company of CRP Automotive, a provider of OE-quality replacement parts for European and Asian vehicle...

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PPE market to reach $62 billion by 2022, says report

February 16, 2016

According to "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Analysis by Product, by End-Use, and Segment Forecasts To 2022," a report offered by Dublin-based Research and Markets, the global PPE market, valued at nearly $36 billion in 2014, is expected to reach more than $62 billion by 2022, growing...

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Lift trucks offered

February 16, 2016

Big Lift LLC has introduced two new lift truck models: the Big Joe PDSR walkie reach truck with power steering and the J2 Joey low-level order picker. The walkie reach truck has a 3,000-lb. load capacity with lift heights available up to 157 in. It includes power steering; side-shift; integral...

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Technology enables integration of 3-D metal printing in full production environments

February 16, 2016

Fonon Corp. has unveiled Bulk-To-Shape technology, which the company says enables manufacturers to integrate 3-D metal printing into full production environments. This technology provides a cost-effective method for developing application-specific 3-D metal printing tools, says the...

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Report highlights potential effects of 3-D printing on metals supply chain

February 16, 2016

According to a report commissioned by the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3-D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) have the potential to disrupt parts of the metals supply chain in the coming decades. AM today is not some far-off manufacturing process that...

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