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Alliance for American Manufacturing Joins Manufacturing Day as a Gold Sponsor

July 30, 2013

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing Day™ 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. Manufacturing Day 2013 is a grass-roots effort by U.S. manufacturers to...

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Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom - TheFabricator.com

Hexapod micropositioning system provides motion with 6 degrees of freedom

July 30, 2013

PI (Physik Instrumente) has introduced a lower-cost hexapod to its family of parallel positioning devices. It produces motion in all 6 degrees of freedom (XYZ, pitch, yaw, and roll) and features a freely programmable center of rotation. The new H-820 was developed for applications that require...

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Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses - TheFabricator.com

Self-contained downdraft tables require no external exhaust hoses

July 29, 2013

Extreme Air downdraft tables from Micro Air® Clean Air Systems are self-contained, powered downdraft tables that do not require external exhaust hoses, offering flexibility and portability without the need for ducting. The tables are designed for welding, grinding, soldering, sanding,...

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Parts washers offered in three feature levels - TheFabricator.com

Parts washers offered in three feature levels

July 29, 2013

Kafko Intl. has introduced a line of Oil Eater Flex Line parts washers that include ready-to-use units with basic, premium, and professional level features. The water-based systems have a modular design, interchangeable features, and add-on options. Each includes 6 gal. of ecofriendly Oil Eater...

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Chirch Global Mfg. LLC relocates in Illinois

July 29, 2013

Chirch Global® Mfg. LLC, a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications, has moved from McHenry, Ill., to a new 30,000-sq.-ft. building in Cary, Ill. The company reports that the move lowers its fixed costs and brings it closer to many local customers....

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Dielectric adds fabrication equipment for expanded capabilities

July 29, 2013

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a provider of custom plastic and nonferrous metal parts, subassemblies, and finished products, has added an initial-pinch power roller to its line of fabrication equipment. The roller allows the company to process and roll smaller components to tighter...

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Beloit Precision to expand in Wisconsin

July 29, 2013

Metal fabricator Beloit Precision, Beloit, Wis., has received approval from the Beloit City Council to purchase 3.3 acres of land for an 18,000-sq.-ft. addition. The company serves the automotive, electronics, telecommunication, medical, and military industries....

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External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications - TheFabricator.com

External-mix spray nozzles designed for pressure-fed applications

July 25, 2013

Exair has introduced external-mix spray nozzles that atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Available in round or flat patterns, they are suitable for use in applications requiring high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cp. They combine liquid and compressed air to create a...

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Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads - TheFabricator.com

Gun crown enables honing of multiple tool sets without changing gun heads

July 25, 2013

Vapormatt has developed a programmable gun crown for use with its Tiger and Tiger+ wet blast systems. It increases the number of recipes that can be programmed for the edge preparation of tooling, enabling multiple tool sets to be honed and polished using the same inline system without the need...

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Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts

July 25, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has expanded its line of full-grip jaws to 24 in. dia. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force for thin-walled parts and distribute the gripping pressure over the workpiece surface to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw...

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Battery-operated marking system transports by hand - TheFabricator.com

Battery-operated marking system transports by hand

July 25, 2013

The Flymarker Pro mobile dot peen marking system from Equipment Sales Co. features a compact size and weighs 10 lbs. Equipped with a magnet and battery, the portable power package creates deep, durable markings at high speeds, the company states. The markings are readable after a coating...

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Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal - TheFabricator.com

Lubricant storage, dispensing system customizable with containers up to 500 gal

July 24, 2013

The IFH Group offers a lubrication storage and dispensing system that features two 65-gal. containers and one 130-gal. container, plus three-way product diverter valve assemblies, individual pumping systems, and 10-micron filters. The diverter valves, in combination with the individual pumping...

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MachineTools.com launches new platform with machine model database

July 24, 2013

MachineTools.com, an online and mobile marketplace for new and used machinery and tooling, has launched the first redesign of its website since its creation in 1999. The new site features a 160,000-model database, which includes specs, manufacturer information, and for sale listings, as well as...

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Jefferson Southern to expand in Georgia

July 24, 2013

Jefferson Southern Corp., a Tier 1 supplier of structural steel parts to Honda, has announced plans for a $22.8 million expansion of its production facility in Rockmart, Ga. The expansion will add 81,000 sq. ft. to the plant, as well as new presses and an expanded recycling system, creating 40 new...

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GFPE partners with Siemens to provide advanced STEM training

July 24, 2013

The Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE), a state-chartered, not-for-profit organization that works with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE) to promote innovative educational programs, has partnered with Siemens Industry Sector in the U.S. to develop advanced educational courses...

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