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A new kind of skilled workforce

July 28, 2014

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The need for skilled worker continues unabated, but the issue has many wrinkles of complexity. For one, technology has changed the nature of the job.

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Hypertherm adds cities to 2014 live training tour

July 28, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has added several new cities to its 2014 live training tour on advanced cutting topics. Cities added are Dallas-Fort Worth; Tulsa, Okla.; Atlanta; and Houston. The 8-hr. workshops are offered at no charge...

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Jet Edge named finalist for 2014 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

July 28, 2014

Minnesota Business magazine recently named Jet Edge, a St. Michael, Minn.-based manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation, and coating removal, as a finalist for the 2014 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. Jet Edge is one of three manufacturers...

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Marmon/Keystone acknowledges top suppliers

July 28, 2014

Marmon/Keystone recently held its annual Supplier Recognition Day in Butler, Pa., to commemorate the quality performance of suppliers in 2013. Forty-eight multinational supplier representatives qualified for the celebration. Eight suppliers received the Perfect Performance Awards for achieving...

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Monomoy Capital Partners acquires the Continental-Midland Group

July 28, 2014

Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity fund, has acquired Cont-Mid Group LLC and Tiffin Holdings LLC (CMG) from the Kaminski family, which has owned and operated the business for the past 10 years. CMG is a manufacturer of custom-engineered metal fasteners, cold-formed parts,...

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Houghton hires director of global M&A and strategic planning

July 28, 2014

Metalworking fluids and services provider Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has hired Raymond Kelly as director of global merger and acquisition and strategic planning. He leads the company’s M&A efforts for the metalworking and adjacent business segments. Kelly has more than 23 years of...

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Safety industry raises more than $200K at charity golf tournament

July 28, 2014

Safety products provider Ergodyne, based in St. Paul, Minn., hosted its 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ on July 14 at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn. Bringing together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from all over the country, the safety...

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Workstation combines multiple assembly operations

July 28, 2014

The Creform® Corp. has developed a new workstation that combines multiple assembly operations into single units, eliminating unnecessary steps for assemblers. The system includes individual workstations that are serviced by material handlers. They are built so each assembler has everything...

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CMMS schedules maintenance through automated meter reading

July 28, 2014

Production Process has released the ProductionACE/CMMS, an entry-level CMMS with companion run-hour and cycle count meters that connect to production and auxiliary equipment. The system identifies when maintenance is near due and due based on user-set limits for run hours and cycle count for...

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Brochures assist selection of metal detection, magnetic separation equipment

July 28, 2014

Through its Orange University® educational program, Eriez® offers a series of “How to Choose and Use” brochures designed to assist readers in selecting and using the appropriate equipment to conquer their toughest metal contamination and material handling challenges. Topics include...

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Compact cutting systems equipped with CO2 or fiber laser

July 28, 2014

Knuth has introduced the Laser-Jet 1512 and 2512 laser cutting machines. The compact cutting systems can be equipped with either a CO2 or fiber laser. Parts can be produced individually and unloaded directly at the machine. In addition, a sheet of material that has been used for a single part can...

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Machine delivers double-sided deburring in one pass

July 28, 2014

CS Unitec’s Rolei BE 5 deburring machine performs double-sided deburring of stainless steel and aluminum sheets up to 0.2 in. thick in a single pass with no additional treatment. Two abrasive flap wheels rotate in opposite directions to grind both sides of the metal as it passes through. The...

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A matter of asking the right questions

July 28, 2014

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Some purchasers may view a fabricated metal product as a commodity, and if it’s a simple enclosure or flat piece-part, it may well be. But they’re not buying products, really. They’re buying expertise, both in fabrication and in capacity management.

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Refurbishing servo-drive triaxis transfer systems cost-effectively

July 28, 2014

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Upgrade transfer systems’ controls, drives, and bearings without complete replacement with a refurbishment. An appliance-maker had new rail connections, new wireless electrical connection methods for part tracking, electronic torque monitoring, and new kinetics drives installed as part of its press modernization program at 75 percent of the cost of new transfers.

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New Machine, Same Tooling

July 28, 2014

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In planning the recent expansion,it was important to the company that it be able to continue using its large pre-existing inventory of punching tooling.

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