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Bosch Rexroth landing pages provide access to case studies, technical articles

November 13, 2014

Drive and control technology provider Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has updated its U.S. website with individualized landing pages for nearly 50 articles related to drive and control technologies. The home page, located at www.boschrexroth-us.com/stories, features a user-friendly layout...

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Coldwater Machine Co. announces 2014-15 engineering scholarship recipients

November 13, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a builder of equipment for discrete manufacturing, has announced the recipients of its 2014-15 engineering scholarships totaling $12,000. They are administered through the Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) at the Lake Campus of Wright University....

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Clean air booths highlighted in brochure

November 13, 2014

The Micro Air® clean air booth brochure includes facts and specs on the entire line of booths from 8 by 8 by 8 ft. to 16 by 8 by 8 ft. and custom sizes from 4 to 120 ft. wide. Diagrams and photos show various applications and configurations. The modular booths can be customized for a specific...

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Still Building America: An ironworker in Manhattan

November 13, 2014

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Up first in this series of articles about young tradesmen and -women in the U.S. is 19-year-old Justin Nover, an ironworker in Manhattan who is continuing the family tradition in the trades.

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Nesting software updated with enhanced features

November 13, 2014

Magestic Systems offers TruNEST 2015 nesting software for such applications as laser cutting, CNC punching, plasma cutting, waterjet cutting, and oxyfuel torch cutting of metal and heavy plate. The new version introduces a new user interface and enhancements to features such as reduced pierce...

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Metcam sends 100 employees to FABTECH

November 12, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has sent 100 employees to FABTECH® 2014, which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center this week. The company, which holds the distinction of having the most registrants from a single company...

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Shop drawings—how much information do you need?

November 12, 2014

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Just how detailed do shop drawings have to be? That depends on several factors, including whether you are doing the work in-house or sending it out.

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Liquid protein concentrate serves as base substance for oil-free cooling lubricants

November 12, 2014

Gelita AG, together with an automotive part supplier and an industrial college in Eberbach, Germany, has developed NOVOTEC® CL 800, a liquid protein concentrate that serves as a raw material for oil-free cooling lubricants. According to the manufacturer, metal processing fluids based on this...

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Environmental control booth offers HEPA-level filter performance

November 11, 2014

Tri-Mer has introduced the Tri-Flow environmental control booth, designed for plant areas where dirty and/or noisy tasks need to be confined to their own workspace. The booth provides HEPA-level filtration performance and has a MERV 16 rating. It is 99.999 percent efficient on particles 0.5 micron...

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Eagle Mfg. announces expansion in West Virginia

November 11, 2014

Eagle Mfg. has announced the planned expansion of its operations in Wellsburg, W.Va. The $10 million project will include an expanded plastics warehouse, as well as a new metal fabrication...

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CCAT accepting applications for 2015 Manufacturing Technical Assistance Program

November 10, 2014

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., is accepting applications for the 2015 Manufacturing Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) through Dec. 31, 2014. Manufacturing companies with less than 100 employees, including start-ups, are invited to submit project...

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J.L. Becker installs car bottom furnaces

November 10, 2014

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has installed two furnace systems for a domestic alloy manufacturer. The first is a retrofit of an existing 6- by 32- by 3-ft. car bottom furnace with a complete insulation reline, upgraded pulse-fired combustion system with...

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The Harris Products Group welcomes Sen. Rob Portman on Manufacturing Day

November 10, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, recently visited The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, to observe Manufacturing Day. One of the reasons Portman selected the company for a visit was its recent award from IndustryWeek magazine as one of the Best Plants in North America. Portman talked about the...

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Does outsourcing HR make sense?

November 10, 2014

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Outsourcing helps to keep shop floors busy all over the world, but the philosophy also might be feasible for some front-office activities, too, such as human resources. In fact, given the constant changes associated with employment law and the challenges of hiring workers, companies need good HR input, and outsourcing is a quick way to achieve that.

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Felling Trailers announces personnel changes

November 10, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc., Sauk Centre, Minn., has announced three changes to its staff. Nathan Uphus, who was an inside trailer sales coordinator, now is Southeast territory manager. He joined the company in the final assembly department 16 years ago. Former Trailer Parts Sales Coordinator Jake...

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