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Manufacturing control software manages order execution, material flow

July 14, 2009

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has released a new version of its Proficy® Tracker software, which manages the execution of orders and the related flow of...

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Arvite Technologies adds CO2 CNC laser capacity

July 14, 2009

To increase its laser cutting capacity, Arvite Technologies Inc., Erie, Pa., has added a TRUMPF 2030 TruLaser to its production line.The machine allows the company to cut almost any shape, regardless...

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STI/SPFA announces 2008 Quality Award winners

July 14, 2009

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has recognized multiple locations at more than 20 member companies in its Atmospheric Tank Section with a...

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Hainbuch America breaks ground on new facility

July 14, 2009

Hainbuch America has broken ground on construction of its new North American headquarters in Mequon, Wis.The 13,000-sq.-ft. facility will bring manufacturing of its workholding equipment to the U.S....

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum names corporate officer

July 14, 2009

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has named Sheldon Tenenbaum as senior vice president of supplier development. He joined the company in 1998 with the acquisition of...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. hires account manager

July 14, 2009

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has hired Brad Dierickse as account manager. He has 20 years of practical business experience in the industrial automation sector, having held such positions...

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ICALEO to be held in November

July 14, 2009

The International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) will be held Nov. 2-5 in Orlando. The conference brings together end users, scientists, engineers, and technicians...

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Lincoln Industries names vice president

July 14, 2009

Lincoln Industries, a metal fabricator and finisher in Lincoln, Neb., has selected Bill Ellerbee to serve as vice president of operations.Ellerbee joined the company last year as director of materials...

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Accuride products meet RoHS requirements

July 14, 2009

Accuride, a manufacturer of precision ball bearing slides in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has achieved full compliance with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive. Products in...

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Farr APC appoints thermal spray market manager

July 14, 2009

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has appointed Scott R. Goodspeed to the newly created position of thermal spray market...

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Report analyzes worldwide aluminum supply, demand

July 14, 2009

China dominates the global aluminum industry, accounting for one-third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminum, according to The Economics of Aluminum, 9th Edition,...

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Metal forming companies expect continued strengthening in business conditions

July 13, 2009

According to the July 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect continued strengthening in business conditions during the next three...

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Red Bud celebrates 50th anniversary

July 13, 2009

Red Bud, Ill.-based Red Bud Industries, a manufacturer of coil processing lines, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.In 1959, Ken Voges, just 23 years old, sold his 1955 T-Bird to start his...

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SHRM: Though still weak, labor market may offer more opportunities for job seekers in July

July 2, 2009

Hiring expectations for July are still far behind the levels of one year ago, but compared with the first few months of 2009, a growing number of companies in the manufacturing and service sectors are...

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Ellipticalcut Precision

Top-down modeling

July 1, 2009

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A reader has a question about modeling an assembly comprised of three plates and tubing. Columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance.

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