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Chromalloy labs receive ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

May 6, 2014

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that the six labs at its Engineering Center of Excellence have received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating international standards requirements for testing services. The company provides services for gas turbine components, from...

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A.G. Miller celebrates centennial anniversary

May 6, 2014

The A.G. Miller Co., Springfield, Mass., marks its 100th year in business this year. Adolph G. Miller founded the company in 1914, with a large part of his business coming from the automobile industry. He secured contracts with the Springfield-based Rolls Royce Co. for production of fenders, hoods,...

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Sump cleaners help minimize machine tool downtime

May 6, 2014

Eriez® offers HydroFlow® sump cleaners in cost-effective styles, including drum-top cleaners and reversible liquid vacuums. The drum-top sump cleaner is a vacuum unit that converts an existing open-top drum into a machine tool sump cleaner. It sucks up tramp oils, used oil, and waste...

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Drexel Metals launches website

May 2, 2014

Drexel Metals Inc., Louisville, Ky., has updated its website at www.drexelmetals.com to present its metal roof systems, edge metals, custom fabrication capabilities, and custom cornice. In addition to a photo gallery featuring dozens of the company’s projects, the site has a roof visualizer...

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Balluff named second-best place to work in Kentucky

May 2, 2014

Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., a manufacturer of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive, and magnetic sensors, has been recognized in the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition as the second-best place to work in the state. The firm joined 90 other Kentucky companies that were...

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3-D printed prototypes available up to 30 by 30 by 30 in.

May 2, 2014

Graphics Systems Corp. provides on-demand 3-D printed parts, allowing engineers and designers to test a product’s form, fit, and function in prototype form. Using Stratasys 3-D printers with fuse deposition modeling and Polyjet technologies, the company builds parts up to 30 by 30 by 30 in. with...

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SAF hires branch manager

May 1, 2014

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has hired Frank Buchholz as branch manager of SAF Metal Fabrication in Villa Rica, Ga. The company offers forming, welding, and painting of architectural metals. Buchholz has 25 years of experience in fabricated metal manufacturing, including...

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Bosch Rexroth opens manufacturing/distribution center in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has opened a hydraulics manufacturing and distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa. The manufacturing facility produces valves and manifolds for mobile and industrial hydraulics, as well as industrial, mobile, and compact controls. It also offers testing and service support. The new...

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Small cooler system resists heat, dirt

May 1, 2014

Exair's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler® system keeps electrical enclosures cool with 20-degrees-F air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components. The cooling capacity of up to 275 Btu/hr. is suitable for small electrical enclosures with...

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Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing launches website

May 1, 2014

The Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing (INAM), Palatine, Ill., has launched its new website to connect training programs, prospective workers, and the business community and address the manufacturing skills gap. The website at www.inam.net serves as a resource for students, faculty,...

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Hertzler Systems wins clean air award for installation of solar panels

May 1, 2014

Hertzler Systems Inc., Goshen, Ind., a provider of automated SPC software, has received the Partners for Clean Air Award for 2014 from the Michiana Area Council of Governments. (MACOG), an intergovernmental agency for northern Indiana. In 2013 Hertzler completed the installation of 48 solar...

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Casters carry up to 8,400 lbs.

April 30, 2014

Hamilton’s 7700 series dual-wheel, solid, pneumatic casters are designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8,400 lbs./caster. The dual-wheel design doubles the load capacity of the company’s single-wheel 7500 series. A wide stance increases the casters’ stability....

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From the Web: The future of manufacturing training in New Jersey; the staggering price of a recall; golf being replaced as the networking sport

April 29, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—General Motors proves Murphy’s law and takes a big hit, thanks to its cost-focused management; New Jersey launches a rolling initiative to train manufacturing workers statewide; misconceptions about the skill level required for today’s manufacturing workers aren’t exclusive to the U.S.; passing golf on the left, cycling is becoming the preferred networking activity ; and a Flint, Mich., shop bar captures the prosperity and excitement the city once knew.

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Industrial washer features adjustable belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM

April 29, 2014

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has released the CBW 1212-H industrial washer. The redesigned unit has a 12-in. by 12-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. The washer is made for hard-to-clean aftermarket applications, but it can be configured to standard manufacturing applications. Belt...

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AJAC, Skills Inc. to host open house April 30

April 29, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC), Skills Inc., and the city of Auburn are hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 30, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. at the Skills Inc. Auburn South Facility, 425 C St. N.W., Auburn, Wash. These organizations are celebrating the launch of AJAC's...

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