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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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Miller Electric president recognized for commitment to technical education

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. President Mike Weller has received the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. Weller was recognized for his work with local institution Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), which has its main campus in Appleton,...

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American Roll Form Products installs new rolling mill

August 1, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil...

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It's the fabricating process, not the fabricated product - TheFabricator.com

It's the fabricating process, not the fabricated product

August 1, 2013

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In the Japanese language, monozukuri means "the way something is manufactured." Japanese fabricators realize that it is the means by which they consistently make quality parts and keep ahead of international competitors.

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Yamaha ships first Viking side-by-side vehicles, expands factory

July 30, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., Cypress, Calif., has shipped the first Viking side-by-side vehicles from its Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC) facility in Newnan, Ga. Since every Yamaha Viking distributed worldwide will come from YMMC, the factory has opened a second plant dedicated to...

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GSM Industrial acquires assets of Schugt Mfg.

July 30, 2013

GSM Industrial, Lancaster, Pa., a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products, has acquired the assets of Schugt Mfg., a precision CNC machining shop in Dover, Pa. The acquisition allows GSM to expand its machining capabilities. As part of the deal, five Schugt employees,...

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Epicor appoints executive VP/GM for ERP Americas

July 30, 2013

Epicor Software Corp., Dublin, Calif., a provider of business software for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has appointed Donna Troy as executive vice president and general manager for ERP Americas. In this position, Troy leads operations and is responsible for the...

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Alliance for American Manufacturing Joins Manufacturing Day as a Gold Sponsor

July 30, 2013

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing Day™ 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. Manufacturing Day 2013 is a grass-roots effort by U.S. manufacturers to...

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Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom - TheFabricator.com

Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom

July 30, 2013

PI (Physik Instrumente) has introduced a lower-cost hexapod to its family of parallel positioning devices. It produces motion in all 6 degrees of freedom (XYZ, pitch, yaw, and roll) and features a freely programmable center of rotation. The new H-820 was developed for applications that require...

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Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses - TheFabricator.com

Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses

July 29, 2013

Extreme Air downdraft tables from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems are self-contained, powered downdraft tables that do not require external exhaust hoses, offering flexibility and portability without the need for ducting. The tables are designed for welding, grinding, soldering, sanding,...

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Parts washers offered in three feature levels - TheFabricator.com

Parts washers offered in three feature levels

July 29, 2013

Kafko Intl. has introduced a line of Oil Eater Flex Line parts washers that include ready-to-use units with basic, premium, and professional level features. The water-based systems have a modular design, interchangeable features, and add-on options. Each includes 6 gal. of ecofriendly Oil Eater...

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Chirch Global Mfg. LLC relocates in Illinois

July 29, 2013

Chirch Global® Mfg. LLC, a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications, has moved from McHenry, Ill., to a new 30,000-sq.-ft. building in Cary, Ill. The company reports that the move lowers its fixed costs and brings it closer to many local customers....

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Dielectric adds fabrication equipment for expanded capabilities

July 29, 2013

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a provider of custom plastic and nonferrous metal parts, subassemblies, and finished products, has added an initial-pinch power roller to its line of fabrication equipment. The roller allows the company to process and roll smaller components to tighter...

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Beloit Precision to expand in Wisconsin

July 29, 2013

Metal fabricator Beloit Precision, Beloit, Wis., has received approval from the Beloit City Council to purchase 3.3 acres of land for an 18,000-sq.-ft. addition. The company serves the automotive, electronics, telecommunication, medical, and military industries....

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External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications - TheFabricator.com

External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications

July 25, 2013

Exair has introduced external-mix spray nozzles that atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Available in round or flat patterns, they are suitable for use in applications requiring high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cp. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a...

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