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Filters help EDMs run at peak efficiencies

July 14, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG), a division of MC Machinery Systems Inc., offers Van-TG premium high-performance filters for EDM users.The 5-micron filters now are available in 0.5 to 1.5 microns...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process...

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SPC system inspects tight-tolerance parts, calibrates gauge blocks

July 14, 2009

The Heidenhain ND 287 inspection system combines a Certo length gauge with an ND 287 digital readout (DRO) equipped with SPC. Common applications include inspection of parts with tight tolerances and...

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Cut-resistant gloves available in 24 styles

July 14, 2009

Showa Best Glove offers more than 24 styles of cut-resistant hand and arm protection, including Best's Zorb-IT®, T-Flex®, D-Flex®, and Nitty Gritty®gloves and Showa's Atlas® and...

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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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