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Etco launches metal stamping microsite

February 14, 2013

Etco Inc., Bradenton, Fla., has launched a metal stamping microsite at www.etco.com that contains information on manufacturing processes behind metal forming and stamping. The site outlines the company's history and highlights its new capabilities after several years of upgrades and investments,...

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ATW Companies relocates operations, hires account executive - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies relocates operations, hires account executive

February 14, 2013

ATW Companies has relocated its Metalform gun magazine manufacturing operation from New Britain, Conn., to its Warwick, R.I., facility for consolidation with ATW’s firearms and defense capabilities, which include precision CNC machining, metal injection molding (MIM), laser cutting,...

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Machine tool industry around the world solidifies recovery

February 14, 2013

During 2012 machine tool manufacturers saw a leveling off of their output, which dipped 1 percent compared to 2011. Thus, they stabilized their recovery over the previous two years from the 2009 drop, when total world output fell by one-third. The statistics are cited in the 2013 World Machine...

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Compact automatic welding machine delivers high working speed - TheFabricator.com

Compact automatic welding machine delivers high working speed

February 14, 2013

CEMSA S.p.A. has introduced a new model in the Roboseam line of CNC machines for automatic resistance welding of sinks and similar products. The compact machine delivers a working speed higher than previous models. Simplified Windows® programming makes the machine suitable for applications...

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Survey shows 91 percent of manufacturers experiencing problems recruiting qualified employees

February 13, 2013

A new survey of 199 metalworking manufacturers published by One Voice, the joint federal advocacy program of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), underscores the severity of the skilled worker shortage. The manufacturers, who...

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Electronic pressure switch suitable for hostile environments

February 12, 2013

SOR Inc. has introduced an electronic pressure switch that offers supplemental continuous output of either 4 to 20 mA or 1 to 5 VDC. The 805QS is a compact, loop-powered pressure switch suitable for hazardous locations and hostile environments where space is limited. It supports applications that...

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3-D welding table converts to any desired configuration

February 12, 2013

Kemper America offers a new 3-D welding table for single production pieces or series production. The table converts into any desired configuration quickly, even during work process, providing precise clamping options. A T-slot system built into every table surface piece lets the user create...

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NAM launches growth agenda for manufacturing resurgence

February 12, 2013

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today released A Growth Agenda: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America, which sets a roadmap for economic growth and enhanced competitiveness for manufacturers. Manufacturers are hopeful that the President will discuss these pro-growth...

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Cutting Edge Laser establishes new website

February 12, 2013

Cutting Edge Laser, Seattle, has released a redesigned website at www.celmfg.com highlighting its sheet metal fabrication services. A newsletter service updates customers on current events in the sheet fabrication industry. In addition, a blog provides up-to-date information on changes in the...

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SAF-West adds press brake for architectural metal fabrication

February 12, 2013

With the recent installation of a new, 175-ton, 240-in. AccurPress precision press brake, SAF-West, Redding, Calif., now can supply the architectural market with 20-ft. formed sheet metal parts. The company also offers shearing, welding, and routing services. Based in Atlanta, SAF is an...

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Clark Fixture Technologies adds sales account manager

February 12, 2013

Clark Fixture Technologies, a manufacturer of check fixtures for bent tube, wire, and formed hose in Bowling Green, Ohio, has hired Chris Smith as a sales account manager. Smith's initial responsibilities include servicing the current customer base within the U.S....

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AAM to invest more than $100 million in Michigan

February 11, 2013

American Axle & Mfg. Holdings Inc. (AAM), Detroit, has announced plans to invest more than $100 million in its manufacturing facility in Three Rivers, Mich. The investment will include the installation of new production lines, multiple assembly stations, paint line modifications, additional...

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Columbia Marking Tools names reps for Midwest, New England

February 11, 2013

Columbia Marking Tools, a designer and manufacturer of marking tools and systems in Chesterfield, Mich., has appointed manufacturers' representatives for the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. Gene Kennepp of Systems and Components Inc. in Antioch, Ill., is responsible for northern...

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KMC completes plant acquisition, expansion

February 11, 2013

Kickhaefer Mfg. Co. (KMC), a metal stamping and fabrication company, has announced the acquisition of a new facility and the completion of an expansion to its current facility in Port Washington, Wis. The company plans to add 20 employees. The new, 52,000-sq.-ft. facility has been expanded and...

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ConXtech's structural steel fabrication factory passes AISC audit for fourth time

February 11, 2013

ConXtech's manufacturing team has passed its 2013 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Certified Building Fabricator audit. The highly automated steel fabrication facility in Hayward, Calif., passed the annual audit with zero nonconformances and no suggestions for improvement from the...

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