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SME launches digital learning resource

May 21, 2013

Tooling U-SME, a company of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., has launched Knowledge Edge, an online, multimedia, subscription-based program that presents more than 1,200 e-books and chapters, 700 videos and video clips, and 16,000 technical papers about manufacturing. The...

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Kobe Aluminum to expand in Kentucky

May 21, 2013

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (KAAP) LLC has begun construction on an 87,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its advanced manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., representing $66 million of new capital investment and the addition of 100 new full-time employees. The addition makes room for new...

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Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder - TheFabricator.com

Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder

May 21, 2013

Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, has announced the death of its founder and chairman of the board, William T. (Bill) Phillips. Phillips launched PSI Hydraulics in Detroit in 1967; the two-man operation initially focused...

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SigmaTEK launches new website

May 19, 2013

SigmaTek Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has announced the launch of www.sigmamrp.com. It features product details, events, case studies, and other information related to the company's SigmaMRP™ system. The system manages...

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Colson Caster receives $28,000 from Entergy Arkansas

May 19, 2013

Colson Caster, a provider of caster and wheel products in Monette, Ark., has received a $28,021 incentive check from the Entergy Arkansas Inc. Commercial and Industrial Custom Program for installing insulating blankets on its injection molding machines. "In addition to the energy savings, the...

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ConXtech's steel fab facility earns CWB certification

May 19, 2013

ConXtech® has announced that the manufacturing team at its steel fabrication facility in Hayward, Calif., has been certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). The CWB ensures consistent quality for welded structures built in, or for, the Canadian market. The certification qualifies the company...

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Kammetal fabricates One World Trade Center spire with TRUMPF laser - TheFabricator.com

Kammetal fabricates One World Trade Center spire with TRUMPF laser

May 19, 2013

On May 10, 2013, the spire for One World Trade Center was permanently installed in New York City. The 40-ft. top of the spire was fabricated by Kammetal- Kusack Architectural Metal Inc., an architectural and ornamental metal fabricator based in Brooklyn, N.Y. The spire's glass and stainless...

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Online product configurator aids caster design - TheFabricator.com

Online product configurator aids caster design

May 19, 2013

Caster Concepts Inc. has partnered with PARTsolutions to launch an online product configurator, providing CAD models that can be integrated into engineering designs. The company's catalog of more than 20,000 standard, off-the-shelf products has been converted into an online catalog with 2-D...

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Workholding pins available in 10- to 25-mm diameters - TheFabricator.com

Workholding pins available in 10- to 25-mm diameters

May 19, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 6322 workholding pins in metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant pins are inserted into bores for positioning, with the ball-type shoulder facilitating the insertion into the bore. The tempered, hardened-steel pins are available in diameters from 10 to 25 mm. Type B is...

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Sunstone Components Group signs letter of intent to sell company

May 16, 2013

Sunstone Components Group, a provider of precision metal stamping and insert injection moldings in Temecula, Calif., has signed a letter of intent with Pancon Corp., Stoughton, Mass., to sell substantially all of the company’s assets. Sunstone’s daily operations will continue without...

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Michigan manufacturers recognized for service to community, industry

May 16, 2013

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA), Lansing, Mich., has named the winners of its 2013 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The awards are given to manufacturers in recognition of their dedication to community service and their roles as symbols of positive work being...

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Colorado WaterJet named finalist in Colorado Companies to Watch

May 16, 2013

Colorado WaterJet (CWJ), an abrasive waterjet shape cutting job shop in Berthoud, Colo., has been recognized as a Colorado Companies to Watch finalist. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities,...

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Egan earns Elite Award in west Michigan competition

May 16, 2013

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has been honored with its third Elite Award in West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition. The Michigan Business and Professionals Association (MBPA) named Egan the "Best of the Best" small...

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Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment - TheFabricator.com

Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment

May 16, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has launched two contests as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Victor® brand of cutting and gas control equipment. The "A Cut Above" contest, open to students in cutting, welding, and related programs at secondary and...

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Calculator measures baseline band sawing performance - TheFabricator.com

Calculator measures baseline band sawing performance

May 14, 2013

Simonds Intl. has introduced SnapShot™ to its Cutting Intelligence™ line of analysis tools. The band sawing calculator is a data-driven Microsoft® Excel® tool that identifies and measures the impact of improved productivity and performance on day-to-day band sawing operations...

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