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LAI recognized by Northrop Grumman

May 15, 2009

LAI International Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, was honored by Northrop Grumman as a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier for...

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Motorized sheet lifter moves blank stacks up to 42 ft. long

May 12, 2009

Bushman Equipment has designed a sheet lifter and crane system for a steel and aluminum blanking company that needed to move blank stacks up to 42 ft. long.The heavy-duty, motorized sheet lifter is...

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Unicable's rotating power connection relieves stress

May 12, 2009

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ LSR (Low-Stress Robotic) unicable. It includes a rotating power connection that relieves stress caused by routine cable torsion and features a protective...

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V-blocks facilitate cutting with 14-in. saws

May 12, 2009

The M. K. Morse Co. offers Metal Devil® V-blocks for cutting with 14-in. saws. The blocks strengthen clamping performance of a saw's vise system by holding round, square, and rectangular materials...

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Air gun delivers 23 lbs. of blowing force

May 12, 2009

Exair's new single-air-nozzle Super Blast Safety air gun delivers 23 lbs. of blowing force, equivalent to the force of 30 ordinary air guns. It is suitable for long-distance, wide-area blowoff,...

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Shaft collars, couplings designed for drive train applications in wind power systems

May 12, 2009

Large-bore shaft collars and rigid couplings for drive train applications in wind power generation systems are available from Stafford Mfg. Corp.The collars and couplings are engineered for...

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FARO offers technology test drive

May 12, 2009

Hoping "to help get the manufacturing process moving again," FARO Technologies has unveiled a Technology Test Drive program it says will put the company's leading-edge 3D measurement devices on...

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Service Stampings names vice president of manufacturing

May 12, 2009

Service Stampings Inc., a supplier of short- and medium-run metal stamping services in Willoughby, Ohio, has appointed Don Bowen as vice president of manufacturing. He has 25 years of experience in...

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Nederman receives two energy sector orders worth $4.4 million

May 12, 2009

Nederman Inc., Westland, Mich., has received an order worth $1.3 million for a system that will be used in a manufacturing plant producing rotary blades for wind turbines from composite materials. ...

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Rubis-Precis/Micropierre expands two plants

May 12, 2009

The French group Rubis-Precis/Micropierre, a producer of high-precision components and assemblies in stainless steel, titanium, gold, platinum, and tungsten carbide, has expanded its two plants:...

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Manufacturing decline continues to moderate

May 4, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in April for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the seventh consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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NAM: New taxes on corporate foreign earnings a 'disastrous proposal'

May 4, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler today offered his strong opposition to President Obama's proposals to change rules governing the taxation of foreign earnings of U.S....

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Love of loft in 3-D CAD modeling

May 1, 2009

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Leaning to use the loft tool in 3-D CAD modeling takes some work, but it can come in handy in certain circumstances.

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Wintrust CEO sees hope for manufacturing

April 30, 2009

The Chicago Tribunehas reported that Edward Wehmer, CEO of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Wintrust Financial Corp., said industrial borrowers are starting to see signs of life in their businesses.During a...

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HRB prices: 'Never-ending bottom'

April 29, 2009

In its latest release of hot-rolled band prices, SteelBenchmarker™'s headline read "never-ending bottom."The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerWestern European HRB price for April 27 plummeted 6.0...

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