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Bonded abrasives available in three tiered product lines

February 4, 2016

Weiler Corp. has announced the launch of its full line of Tiger® bonded abrasives. The line includes cutting, grinding, and combination wheels available in three performance tiers. The High Performance cutting and grinding wheels feature ceramic-infused zirconia alumina for applications in...

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26 Commerce Road and the life of the small manufacturer

February 4, 2016

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A small industrial building just off the highway in northeast Pennsylvania has seen a few businesses come and go. Their stories tell a lot about what it’s like to be a small manufacturer in the U.S.

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The Cutting Top 20

February 4, 2016

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These top 20 cutting and gouging tips will help get you on your way to cutting efficiently and with good quality.

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to fall slightly compared to a year ago

February 4, 2016

In February, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and will remain nearly unchanged in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2016. Layoff rates...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

February 3, 2016

Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, Ont., Canada. The brands will be part of FMA Communications Canada, a media...

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Compressed air filter works at point of use

February 3, 2016

The 5 Micron compressed air filter from Walmec North America is a two-stage filter that removes liquids, oils, and other contaminants. Designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use, it is available in sizes with flow ranges of 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250...

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SPC software helps make data more accessible

February 3, 2016

Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its GainSeeker® Suite SPC software. The new release makes disparate manufacturing data more accessible and actionable, states the company. The platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency (OEE), SPC, defect management,...

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Feb. 24 event to help Chicago-area manufacturers source business locally

February 3, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) has announced the third date in the series of Manufacturing Matchmaking events for Chicago-area manufacturers in the primary metals, metal fabricating, metalworking, and machinery industries. The matchmaking series is an initiative of IMEC and...

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Report forecasts 1.9 percent CAGR for metal fabricating equipment market through 2019

February 3, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has released a report that forecasts the metal fabrication equipment market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 1.9 percent by revenue from 2015-2019. The report, “Metal Fabrication Equipment Market in the US 2015-2019,” is based on an in-depth market analysis...

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American Metal Roofs recognizes top salespeople

February 3, 2016

Flint, Mich.-based American Metals Roofs has issued awards to its top-performing salespeople for 2015. Mike Swita of Metal Roof Systems, Madison, Wis., won 2015 Top Producer, with sales nearing $1.5 million. Sales Volume Achievement Awards were given to Bill Susewitz, Bryan Doyle, and John...

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Air breathing system works with existing compressed air supply

February 3, 2016

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which it says complies with the OSHA requirement for grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air, and the onboard...

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Improving 400 series weld seams in tube, pipe production

February 3, 2016

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Chromium is a miracle element when added to iron, combining with oxygen to form chromium oxide, the compound that prevents rust in stainless steels. The downside is that it also impedes bonding, making stainless difficult to weld. Using a flux can help by improving weld quality and allowing faster welding speeds.

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Portable CMM offers increased accuracy for 3-D measurement

February 3, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the 77 series portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), which the company says is the most accurate Romer Absolute Arm to date. It is designed for high-end 3-D measurement applications. The machine achieves nearly a 20 percent improvement in scanning...

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