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EVS again named a top 40 metal fabrication shop by The FABRICATOR

June 21, 2016

Riverdale, N.J.-based EVS Metal, a provider of sheet metal fabrications and complex machined items, has been named to The FABRICATOR®’s list of Fab 40 manufacturers. The company, which has been included in the list since its inception, is placed at No....

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DeWys Mfg. welcomes three co-op students

June 21, 2016

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has announced the addition of three co-op students—Jesse, Derek, and Alex. These co-op students will be exposed to a variety of projects to encourage new critical thinking skills and to receive a hands-on learning experience. The three students...

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Condat Corp. marks 20th anniversary

June 21, 2016

In 2016 Condat celebrates 20 years of manufacturing environmentally friendly lubricants for such industrial markets as tube, metalworking, hot forming, wire drawing, and maintenance. A wholly owned subsidiary of the French international Condat Group, Condat Corp. started production in 1996...

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U.S. needs better educated workforce to meet advanced manufacturing needs, says study

June 21, 2016

America’s advanced manufacturing sector needs a better educated workforce in order to continue expansion, says a new study from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. “Advanced Manufacturing in the United States” examines advanced manufacturing across the nation. The report was prepared by...

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nexAir to move headquarters in Tennessee

June 20, 2016

nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new location in Memphis, Tenn. The new 33,000-sq.-ft. facility will open in early 2017. About 65 employees will relocate to the new headquarters. The company’s fill plants,...

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Pillar Induction celebrates 50th anniversary

June 16, 2016

Pillar Induction, Brookfield, Wis., is celebrating 50 years of business serving the thermal processing industry. Established in 1966, the company manufactures systems for such applications as hardening, tempering, annealing, stress relieving, brazing, soldering, warm forming, forging, curing of...

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Ajax Tocco supplies induction billet heating system to LC Mfg.

June 16, 2016

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp., Warren, Ohio, has shipped a 1,000-kW PowerZone billet heating system to LC Mfg., Lake City, Mich. The 1.3- to 3.3-kHz system is designed to heat 1.06- to 2.875-in.-dia. by 6.0- to 20.0-in.-long carbon steel billets to forging temperatures. The system includes...

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Altair, APWorks partner to make additive manufacturing available to customers

June 16, 2016

Troy, Mich.-based Altair and APWorks, Taufkirchen, Germany, have entered a nonexclusive partnership for additive manufacturing (AM). The companies will make AM available to customers in various industries, providing them with consulting, advanced design and simulation technology, and production...

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Industrial Supply Co. marks 100 years in business

June 16, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Industrial Supply Co., a maintenance, repair, and operational and production distributor, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. The firm was established in 1916 when Rudolph Orlob founded the Mountain States Rubber Co. to provide products to the mining...

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Survey reveals half of product companies still use spreadsheets to manage BOM

June 16, 2016

Arena Solutions, Foster City, Calif., a developer of cloud-based product life cycle management applications, has announced the results of a cross-industry survey of 405 product companies focused on how organizations manage their bill of materials (BOM). The survey showed that 48.4 percent of...

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Daubert Mexico adds staff, expands office and warehouse

June 16, 2016

Daubert Cromwell, a provider of corrosion-inhibitor packaging products, has added office and warehouse space and hired additional staff at its subsidiary, Daubert Mexico, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. “Our business in Mexico continues to expand due to heightened demand for corrosion prevention...

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ANSYS, University of Pittsburgh establish AM research lab

June 15, 2016

Engineering simulation tool provider ANSYS and the University of Pittsburgh have partnered to open a 1,200-sq.-ft. additive manufacturing (AM) lab in the university’s Swanson School of Engineering. The ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory is equipped with AM devices that use metals,...

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PPG facility recognized for recycling program

June 15, 2016

PPG has announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 26 tons of materials from the...

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Quintus to deliver hot isostatic press to Sintavia LLC

June 14, 2016

A Västerås, Sweden-based Quintus Technologies hot isostatic press (HIP) will round out the lineup of equipment in Sintavia LLC’s recently opened 10,000-sq.-ft. metal additive manufacturing (AM) center in Davie, Fla. The model QIH 15L press will give Sintavia serial production capability for...

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CE Metal Fabrication expands

June 14, 2016

CE Metal Fabrication, Kalama, Wash., has doubled its size by adding a 10,000-sq.-ft. expansion. Serving companies in the Pacific Northwest, the firm provides crafted metal works for decorative and ornamental projects for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as metal fabrication for food...

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