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Water-soluble film resists organic solvents

August 19, 2015

Cortec® offers EcoSol®, a water-soluble, biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film suited for various packaging applications. Bags, sachets, or pouches created from this film protect a variety of products during delivery, including detergents and cleaners, degreasers, concrete additives,...

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Diagnostic system allows filtration units monitoring via website

August 19, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has introduced a web-based system for dust collection diagnostics. The GoldLink™ system monitors four preset analog inputs and 16 preset digital inputs. Designed for facilities that do not have building management systems, it is suitable for companies with...

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NN Inc. announces definitive agreement to acquire Precision Engineered Products

August 18, 2015

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a diversified industrial company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Precision Engineered Products Holdings Inc. (PEP). PEP, Attleboro, Mass., is a global manufacturer of precision, customized systems serving the medical, electrical, transportation,...

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Morris South partners with Southern Virginia Center of Manufacturing Excellence

August 18, 2015

Morris South, a division of Morris Group Inc., has formally partnered with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME), located in South Boston, Va., to support the advancement of manufacturing in Virginia and surrounding states....

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Houghton Intl. announces addition to international executive leadership

August 17, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Marcello Boldrini as senior vice president of Houghton Intl. and president of Global Metals. In this newly created position, he assumes global leadership of the company’s specialty product lines...

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Miniature linear encoder designed for vacuum applications

August 17, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. offers Numerik Jena’s LIK 2 optical linear encoder series, suitable for high- and ultrahigh-vacuum applications in which motion feedback is required inside the vacuum chamber. This small, noncontact encoder system, designed for environments with 10-9 mbar of pressure, has an...

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Oberg Industries breaks ground on expansion project in Pennsylvania

August 17, 2015

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has started construction of a multifunction facility on its Sarver, Pa., campus. The expansion will give the firm more than 80,000 sq. ft. of additional floor space to expand its...

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Clausing Industrial opens new headquarters in Michigan

August 17, 2015

Clausing Industrial has constructed a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Kalamazoo, Mich. The facility, equipped with fiber-optics Internet and communication technology, houses an inspection and testing area, as well as a clean warehouse to store a large inventory of machine tools ready for immediate...

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What to look for in railing and frame welding fixtures

August 17, 2015

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Welding fixtures, an important component of the fabrication process, have come a long way. Today’s fixtures make railing and frame welding easier, safer, more productive, and cost-efficient.

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Sandvik Coromant hosts manufacturing academy for New Jersey students

August 14, 2015

Cutting tool supplier Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., recently teamed up with New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J., and Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J., to host the Young Manufacturers Summer Academy (YMSA). The academy gave local students an inside look at and...

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A call for the metal fabricating industry to shape up

August 14, 2015

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When metal fabricating shop owners and managers call for skilled workers, are they ready to accept bright and talented workers? In many cases, they aren't, and that's not doing the industry any favors.

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Lampin appoints customer service rep

August 14, 2015

Uxbridge, Mass.-based Lampin, an employee-owned precision manufacturing service provider, has named Lori Dzivasen as customer service representative. Dzivasen has nearly 30 years of customer service experience, having worked in both the legal and medical industries....

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Ficep appoints regional sales manager

August 13, 2015

Ficep Corp., Forest Hill, Md., has hired Tim McFadden as regional sales manager. He will work closely with Capital Machine Technologies in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and with Ficep’s Sales Manager Peter Janes in New Mexico. McFadden previously worked for Airgas as advanced cutting systems...

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Quality Industries adds two managers

August 13, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., a metalworking company based in La Vergne, Tenn., has named Mike Swift as production manager for its Tennessee operations and Ricky Chaney as plant manager in Denton, Texas. Swift has 35 years of manufacturing experience with companies including Hillenbrand, Ingersoll...

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Survey predicts 3-D printing’s effect on manufacturing

August 13, 2015

Stratasys Direct Mfg., Valencia, Calif., has released “3D Printing’s Imminent Impact on Manufacturing,” an industry report highlighting current and impending trends in 3-D printing. The report is based on an independent survey of 700 designers, engineers, and executives, 40 percent of...

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