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ATS to hold technology and networking event April 30 and May 1

April 8, 2015

Advanced Technology Sales & Service Inc. will hold a two-day technology and networking event at its Greensboro, N.C., headquarters on April 30 and May 1, 2015. In addition to showing the newest metal fabrication and machining technology, the event will provide networking opportunities for OEMs and...

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Volkswagen AG to add 130,000 sq. ft. to expansion in Tennessee

April 8, 2015

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany, has announced plans to add a 130,000-sq.-ft. body shop expansion to its $900 million factory expansion in Chattanooga, Tenn. The additional expansion will add $18 million to the cost of the project. The company expects the overall expansion to add 2,000 jobs...

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Oberg Industries selects director of human resources

April 8, 2015

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies in Freeport, Pa., has announced that Joseph G. O'Brien has joined the company as director of human resources. In this position, he supervises the HR teams at the Freeport location and the...

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Nasmyth Group opens regional headquarters in California

April 8, 2015

Nasmyth Group, Coventry, U.K., a supplier of precision engineering, products, and services, has opened a new regional North American headquarters in Burbank, Calif. The 25,000-sq.-ft. facility is adjacent to Nasmyth TMF. The firm has 12 businesses in the U.K., U.S., and India serving the...

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Kone Corp. acquires Advanced Elevator Technologies and Continental Services

April 8, 2015

Kone Corp., Lisle, Ill., has acquired elevator repair and maintenance firms Advanced Elevator Technologies of Boston and Continental Services LLC of Defuniak Springs, Fla. Kone is a provider of escalators and...

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Searchable database presents additive manufacturing machine pricing

April 8, 2015

Senvol, a New York-based firm that conducts analytics exclusively for the additive manufacturing industry, has expanded the Senvol Database, a 3-D printing database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials, to include machine pricing information. The database is accessible...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Quality shines bright at MACO

April 7, 2015

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The recession nearly killed MACO Incorporated, a fabricator and machine shop in rural western North Carolina. But it survived thanks to some introspection and a new focus on quality certification.

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Manufacturers remain optimistic despite growing concerns about strong U.S. dollar

April 7, 2015

Although the potential impact of the strong dollar is causing uncertainty, optimism among U.S. industrial manufacturers regarding the direction of the domestic economy continues to rise, according to the Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US, New York. The broad sense of optimism about...

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Brochure highlights metalworking fluid recycling, management equipment

April 7, 2015

Eriez® HydroFlow® offers a 12-page brochure highlighting its metalworking fluid recycling and management equipment. The literature is divided into five sections: fluid recycling systems, filtering and removing solids, removing tramp oil, controlling concentration, and complete fluid filtration...

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Washing machine nearly eliminates labor time for cleaning greasy, dirty parts

April 7, 2015

Walther Trowal offers the TRT 83x37 washing machine, which automatically removes thick layers of lubricants like grease, as well as other contaminants, from the surface of disassembled equipment components that must be perfectly clean before they can be reused for the repair and overhaul of...

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C-frame mother carts corral manual carts

April 6, 2015

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new C-style corral mother cart that can move one or two daughter carts weighing up to 2,000 lbs. total. The daughter carts are manually pushed into the mother frame and secured with a frame-mounted flip-down lock. The mother cart and daughter carts...

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Ventilation system keeps fumes from re-entering workplace

April 6, 2015

Kemper America offers the CleanAir Tower for ventilation in welding environments. The unit removes polluted air and dust; filters it; and returns clean, purified, safe-to-breathe air to the welding workplace. It is designed for use where the recommended local extraction of fumes at source is not...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes Silver and Bronze Sponsors for 2015

April 3, 2015

The roster of Manufacturing DaySM 2015 sponsors recently grew by three: the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) have renewed their Silver sponsorships for a third consecutive year, and Women in Manufacturing (WiM) renewed its Bronze...

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Self-centering 5-axis vise offers compact footprint

April 3, 2015

5th Axis® Inc. has introduced the V75100 self-centering 5-axis vise. The compact unit is suitable for all 5-axis machining operations, and its small footprint allows it to be used for smaller 4- and 5-axis mills. The vise delivers 4,000 lbs. of clamping force at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. It...

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