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Air filter removes contaminants down to 0.01 micron

September 2, 2015

The 0.01-micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing any vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system has flow ranges of 50, 75, or 100 SCFM. It can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The...

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Metal fabrication basics: 5 insights on the humble hand tool

September 1, 2015

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Career metalworker Tom Lipton shares his insights on something that’s often taken for granted in the fab shop: hand tools.

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Timken completes acquisition of Carlstar Belts

September 1, 2015

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, a provider of tapered roller bearings, has completed the acquisition of Springfield, Mo.-based Carlstar Belts, a manufacturer of belts used in industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. In addition to belts, the Timken power transmission portfolio...

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TigerStop launches new website

September 1, 2015

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop has launched a completely new company website at www.tigerstop.com. The new site presents the benefits of incorporating or improving upon lineal cutting, drilling, punching, or boring automation in a variety of manufacturing environments. Visitors can search by...

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Piab upgrades website

September 1, 2015

Piab, a provider of industrial vacuum technology, has launched a new website at www.piab.com. The suction cup section has been upgraded with a new selection guide. The product data sheets have been redesigned with the ability to compare products for performance on-screen, with differences...

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MSCI’s Economic Summit to offer insight for 2016 planning

September 1, 2015

On Sept. 9-10, 2015, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., will offer Economic Summit Forecast: 2016, which will cover economic volatility in the U.S. and abroad, how global forces will impact the metals market, and foreign trade. The conference, to be held at the...

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Shimco breaks ground at new Ontario headquarters

August 31, 2015

Shimco, a manufacturer of precision parts and gap-management systems, has begun construction of a 25,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Cambridge, Ont. Its current headquarters will relocate from Markham, Ont., to Cambridge in December. The manufacturing facility will incorporate increased automation,...

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Arcam opens sales/support office in Massachusetts

August 31, 2015

Arcam AB, a supplier of additive manufacturing systems based in Mölndal, Sweden, has opened Arcam Cad to Metal Inc., a sales and service facility covering the needs of the company’s North American EBM® business, in Woburn, Mass. The 5,500-sq.-ft. facility offers sales, support, spare parts,...

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Trico announces addition to international business development team

August 31, 2015

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management products and services, has announced the addition of Alejandro Soto to the international business development team. In this position, he focuses on channels of distribution in Latin America. Soto has more than 10 years of experience in growing,...

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White paper reveals how effective data searches improve product development

August 28, 2015

Only one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully, according to management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper from Lakewood, Ohio-based Onix makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers' success. The white paper,...

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Sapa Extrusions installs extrusion presses at Midwest plants

August 28, 2015

Sapa Extrusions-North America has announced the installation of new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind., plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and should begin extruding aluminum before the end of 2015. To meet capacity requirements, the Yankton...

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The need for growth--of the employee

August 28, 2015

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Metal fabricators that want to grow the business should focus on employee growth. The rest will take care of itself.

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Software offers new functions for mechanical joining simulation

August 28, 2015

Simufact Eng. has released Simufact.forming 13 software. It provides improvements in postprocessing, evaluation, depiction of the simulation results, result precision, software stability, and speed, says the company. With user-friendly mathematical formulas, users can generate their own result...

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Denso to build new warehouse in Tennessee

August 27, 2015

Global auto supplier Denso has announced that it is adding 500 jobs and investing $400 million to expand its electronics manufacturing capabilities and build a new warehouse at its Denso Mfg. Tennessee (DMTN) manufacturing facility in Maryville. The new 186,528-sq.-ft. warehouse allows the...

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CSS opens office in Europe, launches translated websites

August 27, 2015

CSS, a supplier of metal springs, stampings, machined components, and assemblies based in Farmington, Conn., has opened a new sales and marketing office located in the Netherlands. This office provides on-the-ground support for customers and partners located throughout Europe. The company also...

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