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Inert atmosphere tempering furnace reaches 1,400 degrees F

January 12, 2017

Grieve has developed No. 1041, a 1,400-degrees-F inert atmosphere tempering furnace currently used for heat-treating at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions are 48 by 72 by 48 in. 120 kW are installed in nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame, while a 9,600-CFM,...

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Retired Prima Power Laserdyne technical director dies

January 12, 2017

Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems in Champlin, Minn., has announced that laser technology authority Peter G. Thompson died following cardiac arrest on Jan. 4, 2017, at age 69.Recognized worldwide for his expertise in laser processing, Thompson served as technical...

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Custom Rollforming Corp. appoints national accounts manager

January 12, 2017

Custom Rollforming Corp., a member of The Bradbury Group of companies in Moundridge, Kan., has named Collin Peck as national accounts manager. A graduate of Wichita State University, Peck has more than nine years of experience in the metals distribution and manufacturing industry. The company...

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Bradbury hires business development manager

January 12, 2017

The Bradbury Group of companies, Moundridge, Kan., has hired Caner Dogruyol as business development manager, based in Kuopio, Finland. He markets the firm’s roll forming and insulated panel equipment in the Nordic region, eastern Europe, Middle East, and northern Africa. Caner has 16 years of...

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How Carl, Jackie, and Wally began their welding careers

January 12, 2017 | By Vicki Bell

How did you find yourself where you are in your career? Are you happy with your profession and your current job? At least three individuals in the welding industry can answer “yes” to both parts of that last question. Read about their career journeys.

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Titan Metal Fabricators names managing director for Engineered Products group

January 12, 2017

Titan Metal Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jeff Thomas as managing director of the Engineered Products division at its headquarters in Camarillo, Calif. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the fabrication of process equipment and 40 years of experience in general management and...

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R&D Update: Predicting springback when bending AHSS and aluminum alloys, Part II

January 12, 2017 | By Aanandita Katre, Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: This article is Part II of a two-part series. Part I, which appeared in the November/December 2016 issue, discussed the challenges of determining Young’s modulus, one of the most important parameters for springback prediction.

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NAM elects new board, prepares to be powerful voice with new administration

January 12, 2017

The board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., kicked off its new two-year term on Jan. 1. Following an election in which manufacturing issues and manufacturing voters were front and center, the new NAM leaders are poised to be influential voices with...

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Portable electrode welding machine withstands harsh environments

January 12, 2017

EWM AG has introduced the Pico 160 cel puls portable electrode welding machine. Weighing about 10 lbs., the unit can be used for vertical-down CEL welding and GTAW pulse welding for the 230-V lighting main. The machine features a splash-proof housing made of plastic and aluminum and a transparent,...

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Measurement technology modules integrate into EtherCAT I/O system

January 12, 2017

The new ELM series EtherCAT measurement technology modules from Beckhoff directly integrate into the modular EtherCAT I/O system and can be seamlessly combined with the company’s portfolio of more than 500 EtherCAT terminals. The modules feature new metal housings that optimize shielding and...

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Mazak Optonics expands partnership with Modern Machinery Co.

January 11, 2017

Mazak Optonics Corp., a laser cutting system manufacturer in Elgin, Ill., has announced that Modern Machinery Co., an Indianapolis-based distributor, has added Michigan to its service area. The distributor, which has represented the manufacturer’s products for the past 30 years, also serves...

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Fairmont Supply launches e-commerce website

January 11, 2017

Fairmont Supply, a distributor of industrial MRO supplies based in Washington, Pa., has launched a new e-commerce website at www.fairmontsupply.com with expanded products and brand resources. Visitors can select and buy a variety of specialty products in the areas of safety, general industrial,...

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SMDI recognizes steel advocates with awards

January 11, 2017

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) in Detroit, has presented its third annual Men and Women of Steel Awards to two honorees who are championing the use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS).The Industry Innovator Award was...

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Commercial Metals subsidiary acquires OmniSource Corp. recycling facilities

January 11, 2017

Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Owen Steel Co. of South Carolina, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets from OmniSource Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc.The agreement covers seven...

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Controls package allows management of feed and straightener functions, setups

January 11, 2017

Coe Press Equipment’s new SyncMaster™ base controls package for integrated press lines allows operators to manage feed and straightener functions, setups, and diagnostic reviews from a single touchscreen. The controls package for integrated coil feed lines allows operators to control many of...

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