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SigmaTEK names senior sales director - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names senior sales director

September 30, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, Cincinnati, has announced the promotion of Joseph Keblesh to senior sales director. In this role, he develops, promotes, and supports relationships with partners globally while building and advancing...

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PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

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Cross-ventilation system offers obstruction-free dust collection

September 30, 2013

The MCB from United Air Specialists Inc. is a self-contained cartridge dust collector. Suitable for applications for which source capture is impractical, including grinding, sanding, welding, abrasive blasting, batch mixing, and powder coating, the unit removes fine airborne process dust. It draws...

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Aqueous system cleans turbine blades, other parts with internal bores - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous system cleans turbine blades, other parts with internal bores

September 26, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced BladeWash aqueous parts washers. Developed for cleaning the internal cooling channels in turbine blades, the technology also is suitable for use on other parts with internal bores and complex geometries. Originally designed for turbine blades made of nickel-based...

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Springs Fabrication expands capabilities

September 26, 2013

Springs Fabrication, an engineered metal products manufacturing company based in Colorado Springs, Colo., has acquired certain assets and operations of IP Systems of Broomfield, Colo. The location continues to provide isolated process systems to the commercial and nuclear industries....

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Epic Systems adds custom machines project manager - TheFabricator.com

Epic Systems adds custom machines project manager

September 25, 2013

Engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Ryan Sobotka, FE, as project engineer. He designs and works with machine concepts, prototypes, and highly customized machinery projects. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical...

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Manufacturing Day adds four sponsors

September 25, 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013 recently gained four new key supporters. The Association for Manufacturing Excellence has joined the movement as a Silver Sponsor, while the Manufacturing Talent Development Institute, American Foundry Society, and Wearwell Inc. have come onboard at the Bronze level....

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App assists with tool selection, configuration - TheFabricator.com

App assists with tool selection, configuration

September 24, 2013

Kennametal has launched NOVO™ app to assist with tool selection and configuration based on the user's part and process requirements. CAD models, complete assembly lists, and automated job report functionality are included. According to the manufacturer, the app is designed to serve as a...

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SigmaTEK names VP of engineering - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names VP of engineering

September 24, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation software, has promoted John Reynolds to vice president of engineering. In this position he is responsible for enhancing current software offerings and developing next-generation products. Since joining the...

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Super Steel celebrates 90 years in business

September 24, 2013

Milwaukee-based Super Steel is marking its 90th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1923 as a manufacturer of metal basement windows, as well as metal fireproof windows and doors. It gradually began manufacturing metal cabinets, switchboards, air coolers for generators, and bombs for...

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Kenall Mfg. to relocate to Wisconsin

September 24, 2013

Kenall Mfg. has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Gurnee, Ill., to Kenosha, Wis. The newly constructed 354,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility allows the company space for expansion, and 13 acres adjacent to the building are included for potential future development....

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Vincennes University, Hurco partner to provide students with machining technology

September 20, 2013

Hurco Companies Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, have formed a partnership to advance manufacturing education in Indiana. Students pursuing a degree in precision machining technology...

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Bold moves during the Great Recession

September 19, 2013

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Five years ago, Dane Manufacturing, a small fabricator and stamper in Dane, Wis., made a bold move. As the credit market was freezing, Troy Berg, company president, began looking for a bolt-on acquisition. That bold move paid off. Read the article.

Waukesha Metal Products receives Seven Seals Award - TheFabricator.com

Waukesha Metal Products receives Seven Seals Award

September 19, 2013

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a volunteer agency of the U.S. Dept. of Defense, has presented the Seven Seals Award to Waukesha® Metal Products, a metal forming manufacturer in Sussex, Wis. The award recognizes the company's ongoing support of the men and women who serve...

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HGG Profiling Equipment launches online resource

September 19, 2013

HGG Profiling Equipment, Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of www.pressurevesselcutting.com, an online resource for manufacturers and fabricators of pressure vessels. The site addresses typical problems associated with manufacturing and fabricating pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and...

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