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Farr APC appoints thermal spray market manager

July 14, 2009

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has appointed Scott R. Goodspeed to the newly created position of thermal spray market...

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Report analyzes worldwide aluminum supply, demand

July 14, 2009

China dominates the global aluminum industry, accounting for one-third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminum, according to The Economics of Aluminum, 9th Edition,...

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Metal forming companies expect continued strengthening in business conditions

July 13, 2009

According to the July 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect continued strengthening in business conditions during the next three...

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Red Bud celebrates 50th anniversary

July 13, 2009

Red Bud, Ill.-based Red Bud Industries, a manufacturer of coil processing lines, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.In 1959, Ken Voges, just 23 years old, sold his 1955 T-Bird to start his...

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SHRM: Though still weak, labor market may offer more opportunities for job seekers in July

July 2, 2009

Hiring expectations for July are still far behind the levels of one year ago, but compared with the first few months of 2009, a growing number of companies in the manufacturing and service sectors are...

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Ellipticalcut Precision

Top-down modeling

July 1, 2009

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A reader has a question about modeling an assembly comprised of three plates and tubing. Columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance.

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Bystronic Group, BLM Group form marketing alliance

June 30, 2009

Bystronic (sheet metal processing systems) and the BLM GROUP (tube processing systems) have formed an alliance to work closely together in market development.The alliance between the two groups is...

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Ultra Tech Machinery to build EWI's first very high-power ultrasonic additive manufacturing machine

June 30, 2009

EWI has announced that it has signed an agreement with Ultra Tech Machinery to build the first very high-power ultrasonic additive manufacturing machine. The contract, valued at $1.1 million, was...

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Automotive supplier expands operations in Michigan

June 25, 2009

PTM Corp. has announced the addition of a 600 ton Eagle press in its Fair Haven, Mich., metal stamping facility.According to PTM sales manager Steve Kuhr, "The decision to purchase the new equipment...

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Durable goods orders up 1.8 percent in May

June 24, 2009

New orders for U.S. manufactured goods rose by a stronger-than-expected 1.8 percent in May.Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast that orders would decline 0.6 percent in May after a revised 1.8...

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Validating processes, procedures, and products

June 23, 2009

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The relatively new concept of validation likely will be used more and more by customers and certifying agencies to ascertain that all conceivable means were used to guarantee that a manufactured product indeed meets all requirements, including hidden characteristics not readily verifiable. This article gives an overview of typical applications.

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Metal forming companies 'at or near bottom' of economic cycle

June 16, 2009

According to the June 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect little change in business conditions during the next three months. ...

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Manufacturers support summer camps to inspire next-generation workers

June 15, 2009

Even in these uncertain economic times, companies in the hard hit manufacturing sector are stepping up to the plate to improve the industry. The Gene Haas Foundation, Amada America, and CNA Insurance...

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Detroit Tool Metal Products to consolidate locations

June 11, 2009

Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP) today announced that it will consolidate to one central facility in Lebanon, Missouri, closing its Fort Madison, Iowa, site by the end of the year. Key management...

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HRB prices off the bottom

June 10, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for June 8 rose 1.9 percent to $429 per ton for the fourth consecutive rise. The World export HRB price rose 1.5 percent to $402 per...

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