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Air filtration unit requires no ductwork

January 12, 2010

RoboVent has introduced the WeldPro XT series air filtration unit for controlling weld smoke and fumes.The unit is a self-contained weld station with an adjustable-height workbench with side shields...

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Pneumatic rod lock addresses overtraveling, drifting, bouncing, reverse traveling

January 12, 2010

Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. has introduced the AMLOK® RLN series power-off pneumatic rod lock to help solve problems of overtraveling, drifting, bouncing, and reverse traveling. The rod lock can...

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Electromechanical NC joining module allows close spacing on assembly line

January 12, 2010

Kistler has developed the Type 2152B electromechanical NC joining module for applications such as press fitting valve seat rings and valve guides.The module's shape and a center distance of 2.76 in....

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Weld antispatter available in automatic refilling spray bottle

January 12, 2010

Walter Surface Technologies offers Air Force AF-Weld antispatter product in a patented automatic refilling spray bottle. The system comprises an automatic refilling station, a refillable aluminum...

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Web site shares sheet metal product, materials guidance

January 12, 2010

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc., a technical consulting firm in Southfield, Mich., is providing information to assist Web site visitors with sheet metal product application and materials...

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Sioux Corp. wins presidential export award

January 12, 2010

Sioux Corp. of Beresford, S.D., was one of 21 companies honored by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in November as a recipient of the 2009 Presidential "E" and "E Star" Awards during a ceremony in...

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Tendon Mfg. certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 12, 2010

Tendon Mfg. Inc., a metal fabricator in Cleveland, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008.The contract manufacturer specializes in design, development, production, fabrication, machining, assembly, laser...

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LA-CO Industries acquires majority ownership of Intrama S.A.S.

January 12, 2010

LA-CO® Industries, Delaware, a wholly owned subsidiary of LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired the majority ownership of Intrama S.A.S., an industrial marking products...

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American Friction Welding installs Thompson machine

January 12, 2010

American Friction Welding has added a Thompson automated friction welding system to its Brookfield, Wis., facility after securing a six-year contract to produce a range of thermocouple components.The...

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LIA's Arthur L. Schawlow award presented to Valentin Gapontsev

January 12, 2010

Valentin Gapontsev, founder, chairman, and CEO of IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., has received the Laser Institute of America's 2009 Arthur L. Schawlow award.The award honors individuals who have...

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Manufacturers struggle to hire highly skilled workers

January 12, 2010

As employers across the country continue to shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, many manufacturers are facing an ironic dilemma. As they eliminate positions — mainly repetitive, assembly-type...

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General MetalWorks Corp. receives 2010 Industry Award

January 12, 2010

General MetalWorks Corp. (GenMet), a custom metal fabricator based in Mequon, Wis., has received The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association,...

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Nucor Executive Vice President Joe Rutkowski to retire; Joe Stratman to assume additional responsibilities

January 11, 2010

Nucor Corp. Executive Vice President of Business Development Joseph A. Rutkowski announced today his plans to retire at the end of February after 21 years of service with the company. Rutkowski began...

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November manufacturing technology consumption up 16 percent

January 11, 2010

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $178.83 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association, and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing...

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h & h tube.

Small manufacturer, big heart

January 11, 2010

Founded in 1930 to supply radiator components to the budding automotive industry, H & H Tube was built on a tradition of seeking challenges—pursuing new customers in diverse markets, chasing manufacturing challenges, and often building its own equipment. This created a cycle of learning by doing that allowed it to pursue still more challenges. A change in management a few years back enabled the company to go further still in kaizen events, ISO certification, and so on.

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