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Fabrisonic receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

January 30, 2014

Fabrisonic LLC, Columbus, Ohio, a provider of equipment and services related to the patented ultrasonic additive manufacturing process, has received a 2013 Performance Excellence Award from the Boeing Co. The award is granted annually to suppliers for superior performance and outstanding service....

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EVS Metal marks 20th anniversary

January 30, 2014

EVS Metal Inc., Riverdale, N.J., a supplier of custom-fabricated sheet metal, integration, machined parts, and engineering services, marks 20 years in business in 2014. Incorporated by Scott Berkowitz and Joe Amico in 1994 to provide industrial rack mount enclosures for the growing PC market,...

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Earth may not be flat, but the economy is

January 30, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

You no doubt have heard many experts weigh in on the economy, and you may have heard the 2014 State of the Union address, which focused a lot on economic conditions. Yes, we want to know what others think, what the trends are, and where experts think we are headed. But those who weigh in seem to...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA receives Nadcap recognition

January 30, 2014

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA), located in Hermitage, Pa., has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for supplying vacuum heat treating and brazing of metals. Nadcap accreditation is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies companies that manufacture quality product. The...

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Rigid Global Buildings releases company video

January 30, 2014

Rigid Global Buildings, a Houston-based manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings, has released a company video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxZimIMOi2Q highlighting how the firm operates. The video covers the company’s services in metal building acquisition, including assignment of a...

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Sustaining metal fabricating success

January 30, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Metal fabricators can’t find the right manufacturing talent. Customers are more demanding. The current workforce is overworked. How can fabricating companies keep up? The FABRICATOR’s Editorial Advisory Board has some suggestions.

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Your friend, the STEP file

January 30, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis reviews the STEP file and how it can be used to interact with customers in a more complete way.

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Days in the lives

January 30, 2014 | By Dick Kallage

To find time to dedicate to continuous improvement activities, a metal fabricator should have a good idea what employees do every day before assigning additional tasks.

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How to get rich—slowly

January 30, 2014 | By Tim Heston

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s 2013 Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey suggests that people can find fulfilling careers—especially monetarily—if they are willing to learn the trade and acquire additional skills during their careers.

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Plex appoints CFO

January 30, 2014

Plex, a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturers in Troy, Mich., has announced the appointment of Don Clarke to the position of CFO. Most recently serving as CFO at Eloqua, Clarke's experience includes raising growth capital, multiple IPOs, and roles as both president and CFO. He has a...

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The factory worker stigma

January 29, 2014 | By Tim Heston

The factory worker—that is, the skilled technician—makes the products others have researched and engineered, and you can’t have a domestic manufacturing industry without them.

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Pass-through blasting unit blasts leading, trailing edges of work area

January 29, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 1212 pass-through blaster. It features a blast width and height of 12 by 12 in. The redesigned unit's blast wheels are arranged to blast leading and trailing edges of the work area. It also incorporates starters with phase loss and imbalance...

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H.C. Starck's Newton facility awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants

January 29, 2014

H.C. Starck's plant in Newton, Mass., has been awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants. The implementation of a world-class manufacturing program with 5S, Six Sigma, and lean techniques yielded significant improvements in the facility’s manufacturing operations, increasing product quality,...

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Growth in auto industry to drive demand for permanent magnets

January 29, 2014

The global market for permanent magnets is expected to reach $31.18 billion by 2020, driven in part by growth in the global automobile industry, according to a new study, “Permanent Magnets Industry Trends and Market Segment Forecasts to 2020,” by Grand View Research Inc., San Francisco....

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Coolant recycling system

Coolant recycling system extends life of coolants, wash water

January 29, 2014

Prab's Guardian coolant recycling system is designed for operations with industrial coolant or wash water reservoirs. According to the manufacturer, the system reduces waste fluids up to 90 percent by recycling used coolants. Free-floating and mechanically dispersed tramp oils are reduced to...

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