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Midsize manufacturers expect revenue gains to continue for the rest of 2013

September 19, 2013

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers based in Chicago, has released the findings of its 12th semiannual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for the rest of 2013. The results show continued optimism about revenues...

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Daimler Vans Mfg. expanding in South Carolina

September 19, 2013

Daimler Vans Mfg. has announced plans to expand its existing van assembly plant in Ladson, S.C. The $4.6 million expansion, which will include building improvements and assembly line changes, is expected to generate at least 60 new jobs. It is expected to be completed by 2018. The company, a...

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Bend-IT Inc. adds heat coil fabrication services

September 19, 2013

Bend-IT Inc., Houston, has announced the addition of new services for heat coil fabrication. All fabrication services remain in-house. The company's design team meets with customers to learn more about their specific needs. Factors such as metal thickness and density, type of metal, and curvature...

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Advance Welding celebrates 35th anniversary

September 19, 2013

Advance Welding, West Springfield, Mass., marks its 35th year in business in 2013. The company supplies welding and brazing services to the aerospace, defense, marine, medical, and power generation industries. The company is Nadcap-accredited with merit for fusion welding, resistance welding, and...

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Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes - TheFabricator.com

Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes

September 19, 2013

PEM® type SMPS™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® are suitable for fastening in ultrathin metal sheet applications in which design envelopes may be restrictive and space for attachment hardware may be limited. Installing permanently in steel or aluminum metal sheets as...

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Research shows technology is transforming manufacturing

September 18, 2013

At a time when technological innovations offer new growth opportunities for the manufacturing sector, a lack of talent from rising generations threatens its future vitality, according to Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research from ThomasNet.com®, New York City. The annual survey of more than...

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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi - TheFabricator.com

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Amerlux unveils plans for new manufacturing facility

September 18, 2013

Planning a major expansion for early 2014, Amerlux will relocate its Fairfield, N.J., corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a new 190,000-sq.-ft. facility in Oakland, N.J. The company manufactures energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting for the retail, supermarket, and...

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TRUMPF to host Manufacturing Day tour

September 18, 2013

In celebration of national Manufacturing Day, Oct. 4, 2013, TRUMPF® Inc. will give visitors a firsthand view of manufacturing at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The company will provide a guided tour to highlight the process behind the production of its fabricating machinery, with a focus on...

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Ohio Laser appoints CEO - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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Two sponsors join Manufacturing Day 2013

September 17, 2013

IHS GlobalSpec, Englewood, Colo., and Kelly Services, Troy, Mich., have joined the roster of Manufacturing Day 2013 sponsors at the Silver and Bronze levels, respectively. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by...

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Resistance welding electrodes cast with copper in vacuum - TheFabricator.com

Resistance welding electrodes cast with copper in vacuum

September 17, 2013

Plansee USA LLC offers tungsten-lanthanum and TZM resistance welding electrodes that are cast with copper in a vacuum, rather than manufactured with soldering processes. Molten copper completely encloses the electrode, creating a seamless joint between the two materials. According to the...

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Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting

September 13, 2013

A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied information to parts, such as heat number or customer ID. Users...

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Rotary encoder designed for demanding applications - TheFabricator.com

Rotary encoder designed for demanding applications

September 13, 2013

Heidenhain has introduced the ROD 1930 rotary encoder series for use in motion control environments. The incremental encoder can withstand radial shaft loads of 200 N and axial shaft loads of 150 N. The encoder is available with HTL or HTLs outputs, which allow simplified connection to many...

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O'Neal Manufacturing Services launches website

September 12, 2013

O'Neal Mfg. Services (OMS), Birmingham, Ala., an affiliate of metals service center O’Neal Industries, has launched a new website at www.onealmfgservices.com. The website is designed to allow supply chain professionals to access and share detailed services, capabilities, and industry knowledge. A...

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