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Chicago Tube and Iron names process engineering manager

January 18, 2017

Chicago Tube and Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has promoted Elidia Vazquez to process engineering manager. In this role, she provides leadership and direction to the Fabrication Division to ensure the efficient processing and delivery of products. She also coordinates the estimating and processing of...

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Engine-powered forklifts designed for operator comfort

January 18, 2017

UniCarriers Americas Corp. now offers the TCM/UniCarriers Smart Machine series of internal combustion engine-powered forklifts in Latin America. The forklifts are powered by a GCT K21 gasoline engine or an Isuzu C240 diesel engine, making them suitable for applications in manufacturing,...

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Safety eyewear designed for female workers

January 18, 2017

Ergodyne has added Erda safety glasses to its Skullerz® eyewear line. The large-frame glasses are designed for female workers, with a slightly softer, more rounded frame and sleek temples that will not snag in longer hair.The eyewear meets ANSI, CSA, and MIL-PRF ballistic impact requirements. Lens...

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Sintavia develops exclusive process for printing F357 aluminum

January 17, 2017

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC, Davie, Fla., has developed full end-to-end parameters for producing AM parts in F357 aluminum, as well as other aluminum-silicon alloys, for use in precision manufacturing. The firm’s proprietary process for printing F357 aluminum powder was...

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Survey shows U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about revenue growth in 2017

January 17, 2017

While manufacturers across the U.S. are generally optimistic about revenues for 2017, small manufacturers are far more optimistic than larger manufacturers by more than a 2-to-1 margin. That is one of the findings from the 2017 "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey," conducted by the Leading Edge...

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Former Lincoln Electric CEO dies

January 17, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric, a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, has announced that former CEO Donald F. Hastings died Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 88. He worked for the company for 44 years, joining in 1953 as a...

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Double-cut shears cut metal at speeds up to 300 IPM without distortion

January 17, 2017

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-ga. double-cut shears cut cold-rolled mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a 7/32-in. waste strip, leaving behind material edges...

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KLN Mfg. announces closure

January 17, 2017

KLN Mfg. has announced plans to close its 275,000-sq.-ft. facility in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2017. The plant manufactures furniture for military barracks, universities, and hospitals. Related companies KLN Steel Products Co. and its Dallas-based parent company AGS Enterprises Inc., which...

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SafanDarley expands distribution network in North America

January 17, 2017

SafanDarley, based in Lochem, Netherlands, has appointed Modern Machinery, Indianapolis, as distributor for the state of Michigan, excluding the Upper Peninsula. Modern Machinery already serves customers in Indiana, Ohio and...

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Clark Metal Products adds equipment

January 17, 2017

Clark Metal Products has added a fiber laser machine and two press brakes to its facility in Blairsville, Pa. The Bystronic BySprint fiber laser with ByTrans Extended and ByTower automated material handling system is helping the company reduce cutting time, allowing for better product flow from...

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Samco Machinery adds new equipment, capabilities

January 17, 2017

Toronto-based Samco Machinery has added several new pieces of machinery in the past year to prepare for an expected increase in business.The company increased its own workforce by more than one-third and added a vertical machining center, CNC lathe, surface grinder, milling machine, key seater, and...

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It’s not your father’s manufacturing, but …

January 17, 2017 | By Tim Heston

Manufacturing's image is not just about how plants look, but also about what plant employees do.

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American Weldquip appoints district manager

January 17, 2017

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, a manufacturer of semiautomatic and robotic torches and peripherals, has appointed David DiBiase as district sales manager – Michigan. DiBiase has more than 30 years of process experience in robotic and semiautomatic welding applications, as well as...

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True Position Mfg. earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

January 17, 2017

Within its first year of business, Davenport, Iowa-based True Position Mfg. Inc. has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This service-disabled veteran-owned small business focuses on lean Six Sigma manufacturing and fabrication of metal parts. Some of the company’s capabilities are CNC...

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PCI, Gema accepting applications for scholarship

January 17, 2017

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) and its corporate Diamond member, Gema USA Inc., A Graco Inc. Company, are accepting applications for the 2017-18 Gema/PCI Scholarship. To qualify, the candidate must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student studying engineering in an accredited college or...

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