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Ejector system uses energy-efficient technology

April 8, 2014

Piab has updated its piCOMPACT™ line of manifold-mounted ejector systems based on energy-efficient COAX® technology. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the usage rate of the compressed air, the ejectors help reduce energy consumption. Products in the line are suitable for...

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Basic welding fume filter offers entry-level extraction technology

April 8, 2014

Kemper America Inc. offers the Smart Master welding fume filter, a mobile suction extractor designed for occasional use and low amounts of dust. The compact design and rotatable, swiveling exhaust hood enable use in a 360-degree radius, eliminating most adjustments during welding. With its W3...

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Industrial machinery market growth to double in 2014

April 7, 2014

High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors from automaking to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years, highlighted by a doubling of growth this year, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo, Calif. As economic...

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Paper-Less, Norlen win Manufacturing Leadership Awards

April 7, 2014

Paper-Less, an Oconomowoc, Wis.-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, and its customer Norlen, a metal fabricating company in Schofield, Wis., have been recognized as winners of Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards....

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A foundation for 5S

April 7, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Macksteel Warehouse, a service center and job shop serving area OEMs, has undergone significant transformations in recent years, including the way employees sweep the floor.

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FABTECH Canada has increased number of attendees, exhibitors

April 4, 2014

FABTECH® Canada, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event in Canada, has announced that its 2014 show, held in Toronto in March, had more attendees and exhibitors, as well as floor space, than the previous show. The verified total attendance of 6,489 represents an...

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Political roadblocks

April 4, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Business leaders don't like unpredictability because it makes planning difficult. That's why they increasingly are calling on Congressional leaders to work together to chart some sort of course for the future.

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Idaho governor visits AGC AeroComposites Hayden

April 3, 2014

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter visited AGC AeroComposites Hayden, formerly known as Unitech Composites, located in Hayden, Idaho. The governor credited the company and its workforce as key economic contributors in the state and the aerospace industry. AGC AeroComposites designs and...

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Parts is parts?

April 3, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

So the part doesn’t meet the specifications. Well, let’s just install it anyway and hope for the best. What are the odds something will happen? Wrong, stupid decision.

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Search-based application reduces time to find already-created part designs

April 3, 2014

Fisher/Unitech has introduced Exalead OnePart, a search-based application technology for product development from Dassault Systemes SolidWorks. The technology allows designers and engineers to locate and access existing parts, product designs, and other related information from anywhere inside the...

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Armored cables withstand harsh environments

April 3, 2014

Mencom Corp. has introduced armored cables designed to prevent failures from harsh manufacturing conditions. They feature a stainless steel coupling nut and stainless steel armor jacket that prevent water damage from high-pressure washdown, cleaning chemicals, and extreme temperature. A...

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Metl-Span architectural panels used in Godfrey Hotel Chicago construction

April 2, 2014

Metl-Span has provided insulated metal panels for use in the construction of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago. Chosen for their clean, modern tailored look, the CFA panels allowed for the installation of weather barrier, insulation, and vapor barrier with one product. The company provided 60,000...

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Gojo, Hanna Motorsports team to raise importance of healthy hands

April 2, 2014

Gojo Industries Inc., Akron, Ohio, producer of PURELL® Advanced instant hand sanitizer and skin health and hygiene products for away-from-home settings, has announced its return to U.S. drag strips as Hanna Motorsports jet-car racing team's title sponsor to promote healthy hands for automotive...

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Combi announces strategic partnership with Motion Control Robotics

April 2, 2014

Canton, Ohio-based Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, and Motion Controls Robotics, Freemont, Ohio, a provider of robotic automation systems, have announced a strategic partnership to integrate robotic pick-and-place technology with ergonomic...

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Sample kit helps engineers find appropriate bearing material

April 2, 2014

The dry-tech® box from igus® Inc. is a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right bearing material for their applications. The box contains a set of card overlays that filter the bearing choices by criteria. The sample box includes an array of iglide® bearings, from iglide...

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