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Salvagnini to open office in Canada

April 11, 2014

Salvagnini Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Salvagnini America, will open a new office and warehouse facility in Mississauga, Ont., on May 1. The office will develop into a service and spare part stocking depot. It will be able to deliver most spare parts directly to Canadian customers. Ultimately,...

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Fabricating next-generation workers

April 11, 2014

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A lot has been made of the fact that manufacturers can’t find the right workers. The issue is explored nicely here. But what can’t be denied is that fewer manufacturing workers exist, from almost 14.3 million in 2004 to just over 12 million today. Two major recessions within a 10-year span and... Continue Reading

Pretreatment technology suited for multimetal treatment in automotive industry

April 10, 2014

Chemetall offers the Gardo®Flex pretreatment system for the automotive industry. Combining conventional zinc-phosphate technology with optimized process components, the multimetal pretreatment system has a number of modules available for the entire process — from cleaning and degreasing...

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GM to invest $449 million in electric-vehicle assembly plants

April 9, 2014

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two of its assembly plants. The investment includes $384 million at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for new body shop tooling,...

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Coolant filter delivers extra-fine filtration

April 9, 2014

The patented STAR Filter® from Eriez⪚ HydroFlow® uses a centrifugal pump to draw liquid through a permanent media element with an optional feed of cellulose filter-aid for extra-fine filtration. It typically is installed as a central system with flow rates of more than 250 GPM and...

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Magnetic conveyors convey scrap from stamping presses

April 9, 2014

Belt-free magnetic conveyors from Puritan Magnetics are designed to convey stamping scrap, knockouts, and chips and turnings from lathes, mills, presses, and other metalworking machinery. Internal magnetic assemblies attached to heavy-duty roller chain travel around the inside of the conveyor...

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From the Web 4.09.14

April 8, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about a capital spending boom that may be on the horizon; an Industrial Internet touted to revolutionize machine performance; developments in “invisibility” technology; how prospective shop buyers decided they... Continue Reading

Camfil APC expands corporate headquarters, opens new office facility

April 8, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust collection equipment, has expanded its corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, Ark., with the recent opening of a 13,600-sq.-ft. office facility for sales and administrative staff. The facility includes offices for 85 employees and a...

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Magna Closures expands to support rise of electronic systems

April 8, 2014

Magna Intl. Inc., Aurora, Ont., has announced that its Magna Closures operating unit has expanded its Dortec manufacturing facility in Newmarket, Ont., to begin producing electronic systems and modules for the automotive industry. The $1.5 million expansion will create 75 new jobs. Dortec...

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USA Science & Engineering Festival to feature astronauts, Nobel laureates, and celebrities

April 8, 2014

The third USA Science & Engineering Festival is scheduled for April 26-27, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The free event, presented by Lockheed Martin, is similar to an art, music, or food festival, but focuses on science and engineering. The festival...

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Ejector system uses energy-efficient technology

April 8, 2014

Piab has updated its piCOMPACT™ line of manifold-mounted ejector systems based on energy-efficient COAX® technology. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the usage rate of the compressed air, the ejectors help reduce energy consumption. Products in the line are suitable for...

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Basic welding fume filter offers entry-level extraction technology

April 8, 2014

Kemper America Inc. offers the Smart Master welding fume filter, a mobile suction extractor designed for occasional use and low amounts of dust. The compact design and rotatable, swiveling exhaust hood enable use in a 360-degree radius, eliminating most adjustments during welding. With its W3...

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Industrial machinery market growth to double in 2014

April 7, 2014

High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors from automaking to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years, highlighted by a doubling of growth this year, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo, Calif. As economic...

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Paper-Less, Norlen win Manufacturing Leadership Awards

April 7, 2014

Paper-Less, an Oconomowoc, Wis.-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, and its customer Norlen, a metal fabricating company in Schofield, Wis., have been recognized as winners of Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards....

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A foundation for 5S

April 7, 2014

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Macksteel Warehouse, a service center and job shop serving area OEMs, has undergone significant transformations in recent years, including the way employees sweep the floor.

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