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Cut-resistant tube sleeve provides arm protection

September 11, 2014

Wells Lamont Industrial has introduced the KRG cut-resistant tube sleeve. It provides ANSI Level 4 cut resistance, as well as flame-resistant properties. The reusable sleeve is made from Kevlar® and other high-performance materials to withstand multiple launderings and provide comfort and...

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DeWys Mfg. hires manufacturing engineer

September 11, 2014

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has announced the addition of Curtis Kolarik as manufacturing engineer. His first project is to implement a large weldment area to increase throughput of bulky weldments by using a 3-axis welding positioner to decrease welding time. Before...

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A welder’s hands and eyes

September 11, 2014

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Although steady hands and good eyesight are ideal for welding, there are ways to compensate for the inherent lack of either.

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Automatic Feed Co. establishes manufacturing science learning center

September 11, 2014

Automatic Feed Co., a designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation systems, has announced the establishment of the Northwest Ohio Learning Center for Manufacturing Sciences, located within the company’s headquarters in Napoleon, Ohio. The facility serves as the...

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Heavy-duty studs with large-diameter heads clinch permanently into thin metal sheets

September 11, 2014

New PEM® Type THFE™ heavy-duty studs from PennEngineering® clinch permanently into thin metal sheets to provide high-strength attachment. The enlarged head diameter distributes axial tightening force over a wide area to help reduce compressive stress on the host panel, improve pull-through...

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Hand-held unit provides complete resistance welding process control

September 11, 2014

Dengensha America’s new hand-held Weldscope WS-100 controls 15 monitoring functions and three selectable detection ranges. Users can monitor, measure, save, and print out welding current, cycle time, and peak current from numerous types of welding machines, including AC and DC, single- and...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in July

September 11, 2014

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4...

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From the Web: Death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; entire city to be built on stilts

September 10, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles — Ohio politician says death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; an entire city to be built on stilts; working women to outnumber men in Canada, but not in trades; metal shaper builds iconic cars; and another builds rat rods.

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American Crane & Equipment appoints executive VP

September 10, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a Douglassville, Pa.-based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to executive vice president. She joined the company in 2002 and has served as vice president of marketing and information technology for the past six years....

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Press Brake Safety launches service division

September 10, 2014

Press Brake Safety, Punta Gorda, Fla., the exclusive North American installer of Fiessler Elektronik AKAS® laser safety systems, has announced the formation of a full-service division. Press Brake Safety Service will provide complete maintenance, service, and training to customers that are using...

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Mills Products signs contract for Maytag appliance handles

September 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a multiyear agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the...

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Majestic Steel USA named one of the best places to work in northeast Ohio

September 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Majestic Steel USA, a seller of prime, flat-rolled steel products, has been recognized by ERC as one of northeast Ohio's best places to work for top talent. This is the eighth time Majestic Steel has received the NorthCoast 99 Award, in addition to a number of other regional and...

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ESAB Cutting Systems launches redesigned website

September 10, 2014

ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, S.C., has announced the launch of its redesigned website for North America. The new site at www.esab-cutting.com offers extensive information about the company’s cutting products and processes, as well as expanded resources in an easy-to-navigate format. The...

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Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division

September 10, 2014

Stockholm-based Electrolux has announced it is buying the appliances business of General Electric Co., boosting its presence in the North American market. The acquisition is the largest ever for Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. GE confirmed in August that...

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Degreasing solvent is nonflammable

September 10, 2014

Necotek Solutions has developed Necosolv-TB solvent for use as a paint thinner and for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. The low-toxicity, nonflammable solvent is not a hazardous air pollutant. Its kauri-butanol value is 106, with a boiling point of...

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