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New ASTM test method helps determine composition of aluminum alloys

March 22, 2017

A new standard from ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., provides a method for analyzing the composition of aluminum and aluminum alloys. The test helps manufacturers, consumers, and laboratories verify that an alloy’s composition is within the needed limits through an analysis method called...

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Schuler delivers laser blanking lines to Daimler

March 22, 2017

Göppingen, Germany-based Schuler has delivered two laser blanking lines to the Daimler plant in Kuppenheim, Germany. Both lines, used for the serial production of compact vehicles, can be changed instantly to another cutting style at the touch of a button. Contours are programmed offline and can...

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London Taxi builds plant to produce electric vehicles

March 22, 2017

The London Taxi Co. (LTC) has opened the U.K.'s first car plant dedicated to the production of range-extended electric vehicles (EVs). The plant, located in Coventry, U.K., will produce the world's first purpose-built, mass-market electric taxi.LTC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely, has invested...

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EEMUA publishes second edition of tube end welding recommendations

March 22, 2017

EEMUA has published edition 2 of EEMUA 143 recommendations for tube end welding. It takes ISO 15614-8:2016, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 8: Welding of tubes to tube-plate joints as the primary source, with additions...

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The Metal Shop adds fiber laser

March 22, 2017

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom metal fabricator in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has installed a new Mitsubishi eX 6,000-W fiber laser. Added to the shop’s automation tower, the laser replaces a Mitsubishi LVPLUS II that had been in service for seven years. The company fabricates not just parts but...

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SSAB names finalists for 2017 Swedish Steel Prize 2017

March 22, 2017

SSAB has identified four finalists for the 2017 Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. “This year a record number of 102 applications were sent in from 32 different countries around the world. The high overall quality of the applications shows that...

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Automated Precision’s Services Division expands in Virginia

March 22, 2017

Automated Precision Inc.’s Services Division has moved into a new building in Newport News, Va., that features 14,000 sq. ft. of office and calibration laboratory space. The firm has performed calibrations for its laser trackers since 2012, but increased demand for Omnitrac 2 laser tracker models...

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Robotic welding power source upgraded with cold metal transfer process

March 22, 2017

Fronius is expanding the range of functions of its TPS/i Robotics power source. This system, designed for the requirements of robotic welding, can now be equipped with the cold metal transfer (CMT) welding process using a new additional package. The GMAW power source comprises interconnected and...

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Ready-to-use rust preventive suitable for tight tolerances

March 22, 2017

Cortec® has introduced VpCI®-277, a ready-to-use dry film rust preventive designed for preserving metals during storage and transportation. It contains a biobased corrosion inhibitor in a nonflammable, low-VOC solvent carrier. The product combines film-forming additives with vapor-phase corrosion...

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Fiber laser cutting systems reach G-level acceleration

March 21, 2017

Haco Atlantic North America has introduced the FL 3015 LU and FL 4015 LU fiber laser cutting systems. The carbon cutting head assembly offers rigidity combined with high dynamics, and the company’s “parallel kinematics technology” has allowed accelerations to reach G-levels. The automatic...

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Forecast 3D to offer new 3-D printing technology

March 21, 2017

Forecast 3D, Carlsbad, Calif., has announced it will be one of the first companies to offer HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3-D printing technology. The company reports it will install two MJF machines on March 31 for producing functional prototypes and end-use parts.The MJF platform uses fusing...

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Sussex Wire acquires Marox Corp.

March 21, 2017

Sussex Wire Inc., a manufacturer of miniature and microminiature, tight-tolerance, cold-formed, roll formed, and four-slide component parts, has acquired Marox Corp., a provider of CNC precision machined orthopedic implants and aerospace components.The acquisition supports the strategy of both...

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Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions announces staff appointments

March 21, 2017

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions, Romeoville, Ill., has announced two staff appointments.President/COO Rick Olson has been nominated as chair of the Elgin, Ill.-based Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) Tube & Pipe Producing Council for 2017-2018. He also is serving on the board for the...

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Big River Steel, Noodle.ai create steel mill powered by artificial intelligence

March 21, 2017

Big River Steel and Noodle.ai, a San Francisco enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) company, have announced a contract to implement enterprise AI to optimize operations at Big River Steel’s scrap metal recycling and steel production facility in Osceola, Ark. The facility is designed to be both...

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Superb Industries forms strategic alliance with Bihler of America

March 21, 2017

Superb Industries Inc., a high-volume manufacturer based in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Bihler of America Inc., Phillipsburg, N.J.Bihler technology combines stamping, forming, and assembly technologies into one integrated manufacturing process. The...

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