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Hypertherm offers free plasma cutting curriculum and grant program

May 19, 2015

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has made all 10 hours of its AWS SENSE-approved curriculum available for free download to teachers. “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” covers the plasma cutting process, common...

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BrassCraft Mfg. names director, OEM and international sales

May 19, 2015

BrassCraft Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products in Novi, Mich., has announced the promotion of Anthony (Tony) W. Achatz as director, OEM and international sales. With more than 10 years of industry experience, he most recently served as national sales manager, OEM/special...

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Ambrell appoints president/CEO

May 19, 2015

Induction heating system manufacturer Ambrell, Scottsville, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Anthony Mazzullo as president/CEO and a director on the company’s board, effective May 26. He succeeds Interim CEO Tom Giglia, who now assumes a critical role focused on leading the aggressive...

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Design, prototype, production services offered for hydroformed parts

May 19, 2015

Excella Technologies provides part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. The company focuses on fluid-carrying and structural parts for such industries as agriculture, construction, commercial truck, and automotive, using stainless, mild, and...

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LED light fixture rated for paint spray booths

May 19, 2015

The EPL-48-2L-LED-G2 explosionproof LED light fixture from Larson Electronics is approved for use in paint spray booths. It is equipped with two second-generation, 28-W lamps, producing 7,000 lumens. This fixture, which carries a T6 temperature rating, is approved for Class 1 Division 1 Groups...

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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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Thybar Corp. hosts Sen. Cullerton to hear concerns of local manufacturing businesses

May 18, 2015

Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal products in Addison, Ill., recently hosted a visit from Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton. During the visit, the company raised concerns common to many other Illinois employers, which Cullerton promised to discuss with leaders of the Illinois...

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J.L. Becker appoints Southeast sales rep

May 18, 2015

Heat-treating equipment manufacturer J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Ray Monahan as its Southeast sales representative. His territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. For the past 16...

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Graymills immersion parts washer to be featured on “How It’s Made”

May 18, 2015

Graymills Corp., a Chicago-based manufacturer of pumps and parts washers, will be featured in the Science Channel series “How It’s Made.” The episode, to be broadcast on June 11 at 9:00 p.m. EST, demonstrates the production of an immersion parts washer. Viewers are taken through the steps...

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AZZ Galvanizing wins Most Distinguished designation from AGA

May 18, 2015

AZZ Galvanizing Services, Fort Worth, Texas, has won Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards in five categories from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA). The company’s Jackson, Miss., location was recognized as Most Distinguished for its work at the Lazy Magnolia Brewery in Kiln,...

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Arctic Cat to invest $27 million in Minnesota operations

May 18, 2015

Arctic Cat Inc., Minneapolis, has announced plans to invest nearly $27 million in its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn. The company will invest about $26 million in its Thief River Falls facility for a new paint line and other facility improvements that are...

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AK Steel receives Deal Maker of the Year Award from the Association for Corporate Growth

May 18, 2015

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products in West Chester, Ohio, has received a Deal Maker of the Year Award from the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) for the company's $690 million acquisition of Severstal Dearborn LLC, Dearborn, Mich. The...

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New version of sheet metal forming software released

May 18, 2015

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has released FormingSuite 2015 for sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the automotive, aerospace, consumer product, and electrical/electronic industries. The software introduces new technologies to stamping simulation and...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. hires buyer

May 18, 2015

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. has appointed Andrew DeWys as its new buyer. He is the second generation in the family business, continuing a 40-year tradition in precision sheet metal fabrication. In this role, he is responsible for the supply chain, which includes purchasing and supplier...

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Diode lasers handle brazing, soldering

May 18, 2015

The Hamburg Rofin macro group has introduced the DF series of fiber-coupled, high-power diode lasers for such industrial tasks as hardening, brazing, soldering, and coating. The DF 060 HP has an optical output power of 6 kW. Inside the diode laser, multiple diode laser modules—each providing...

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