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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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Table blaster eliminates need for lower screw auger

April 28, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the redesigned 48T table blaster, which features a wraparound door for simplified access. The unit has been redesigned to eliminate the need for a lower screw auger, and air intake is more aggressive for application of more airflow. The standard wear...

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Intech Services, TCI Powder Coatings partner to create TruPak

April 25, 2014

Intech Services, an industrial sales, marketing, and distribution company based in Newark, Del., has announced a new partnership with TCI Powder Coatings to create the TruPak program. The program offers more than 300 of TCI’s most popular powder coating colors in small packages (1-, 3-, 5-, and...

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Modine Mfg. to close Illinois manufacturing plant

April 25, 2014

Modine Mfg. Co., Racine, Wis., a diversified global provider of thermal management technology, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in McHenry, Ill. The closure is expected to affect about 135 full-time employees. The company will transfer the McHenry production to facilities...

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Proto Labs acquires FineLine Prototyping

April 24, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., a quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production, has launched an additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc., a provider of additive manufacturing services. FineLine,...

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Website presents virtual manufacturing product exhibition

April 24, 2014

KommaTrade has launched a virtual exhibition for the mechanical engineering industry at www.kommatrade.com/exhibition. At the site, industrial manufacturers’ products are presented in multiple languages and four categories:1. Materials: castings, forgings, metalworking, composites, ceramics2....

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CMP wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 24, 2014

CMP Corp., an Oklahoma City-based independent supplier of replacement compressor parts for HVAC and refrigeration equipment, has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award (ML Award) in Operational Leadership from Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The award recognizes...

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Stainless steel encoder designed for severe environments

April 24, 2014

Heidenhain offers stainless steel versions of Leine & Linde ISA and IHA 600 series of absolute rotary encoders. Designed to provide motion control and feedback for machines in harsh environments, the encoders are suitable for applications in which they are subjected to saltwater, acids, or other...

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AMT urges action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014

April 23, 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that its board of directors sent a letter to the U.S. congressional leadership requesting action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. The letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where...

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Epic Systems hires project engineer

April 23, 2014

Epic Systems Inc., a design and build firm in St. Louis, has hired John Russo as project engineer. He is responsible for managing one of the company’s ongoing and large-scale machine vision projects. Russo has spent more than five years in the lighting and machine vision field. He received his...

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Chrysler Group’s Trenton Engine receives WCM bronze status

April 22, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC's Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich., has been awarded bronze status for its results in implementing world-class manufacturing (WCM). Trenton is the fifth North American facility to achieve the first WCM award milestone. The plant received the bronze designation about...

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From the Web 4.22.14

April 22, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Tesla to build electric cars in China; sales for a certain gun accessory are booming; a fab shop and mega manufacturer are involved in a multimillion dollar venture; bike center expansion to make fab equipment available to more people; and British Columbia, Canada will need 2,000 new welders and fabricators over the next 10 years.

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SMTCL-Americas partners with California State Polytechnic University

April 22, 2014

Machine tool manufacturer SMTCL-Americas, Los Angeles, has entered into a partnership with the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., to provide equipment to create a machine lab where engineering students can manufacture components for class projects and international...

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