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Red-D-Arc Welderentals opens retail location in Germany

March 25, 2014

Red-D-Arc Welderentals™, an Airgas company based in Austell, Ga., has opened a retail location in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the company’s first location in that country. The facility offers welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products for sale and...

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Laser chiller/dust collector unit made for precision laser cutting

March 25, 2014

Tri-Mer Corp. has introduced a combination water chiller and dust collector for laser cutting operations. The system’s air-cooled water chiller is engineered for heavy-service laser heads and optics that provides +0.5-degree uniformity. A plug-and-play feature minimizes setup time; the system has...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Techniques for modeling bent and welded tubing

March 24, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis shows that when you are 3-D modeling a tubular structure, it helps to be comfortable with 3-D sketching.

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Kennametal, Timken named to list of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 21, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., and The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, have been named to Ethisphere® Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies™ list. This is the third year in a row that Kennametal has received the honor, and the fourth time for Timken. To determine the winners, Ethisphere, an...

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Greenkote receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

March 21, 2014

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of ecofriendly anticorrosion metal coatings, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification process involved creation of a formal quality management system with defined procedures, as well as internal audits and a two-stage audit...

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Industrial Innovations relocates to larger facility

March 21, 2014

Industrial Innovations, a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment, has moved its operations from Wyoming, Mich., to a larger facility in Grandville, Mich. The 20,000-sq.-ft. facility is nearly triple the size of the company’s former space. The expansion accommodates the company’s...

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An industrial facility’s journey to LEED certification

March 20, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

More and more businesses are seeking LEED certification. Among them is Hypertherm, a provider of cutting systems for the metal fabricating industry. The company met challenges along the way and exceeded its expectations in achieving LEED Gold.

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Time for a new approach

March 20, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Concerned about landing and keeping the right workers? A new study shows that you’re not alone in this concern. It also sheds light on why this is a growing issue that is stunting global business growth.

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The benefits of off-site training

March 20, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Allowing employees to go off-site for training purposes improves the learning environment and shows everyone that the company wants to invest in the individual.

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U.S. congressman tours Unitrac Railroad Material

March 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Unitrac Railroad Material’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Knoxville, Tenn., March 17. The facility manufactures trackwork, new and relay rail, and other track...

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Sealed absolute linear encoders include Mitsubishi interface

March 20, 2014

The new absolute LC 195M and LC 495M sealed linear encoders from Heidenhain now are available for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface. The encoders focus on the requirements for purely serial absolute systems for Mitsubishi drive components. The transmission speed of the...

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Wire EDM introduced

March 20, 2014

Sodick Inc. offers the SL400G wire EDM. The rigid, linear motor-driven machine incorporates the new Fixed Jet automatic wire threading, which has a reliable threading rate for submerged and nonsubmerged threading, according to the company. The EDM’s wire tension servo function controls and...

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MSSC wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award

March 19, 2014

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, Alexandria, Va., has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award from Frost & Sullivan. MSSC was recognized for its accomplishments in increasing the number of skilled individuals entering the manufacturing workforce. MSSC is a training...

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Association for Manufacturing Excellence launches AME Values Veterans program

March 19, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Rolling Meadows, Ill., held a kickoff symposium for its AME Values Veterans (AMEV2) program on March 14 at DMG Mori, Hoffman Estates, Ill. The program is designed to teach U.S. employers how to recapitalize their workforce by recruiting, hiring,...

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Italian Trade Agency announces call for papers, scholarship support from SME Education Foundation

March 19, 2014

In support of the Italian Trade Agency’s call for papers for the 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards, the SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to the top winners. The IMTTA program is a competition asking upper-level students attending premier North American universities to...

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