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3-D laser metal printing device introduced

September 11, 2014

Fonon has unveiled the new 3D FUSION™ system for 3-D laser metal printing. This additive manufacturing technology can be used in the medical, manufacturing, defense, aerospace, and high-technology engineering and electronics sectors. The digitally driven additive manufacturing process fuses...

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DeWys Mfg. hires manufacturing engineer

September 11, 2014

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has announced the addition of Curtis Kolarik as manufacturing engineer. His first project is to implement a large weldment area to increase throughput of bulky weldments by using a 3-axis welding positioner to decrease welding time. Before...

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Automatic Feed Co. establishes manufacturing science learning center

September 11, 2014

Automatic Feed Co., a designer and manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding automation systems, has announced the establishment of the Northwest Ohio Learning Center for Manufacturing Sciences, located within the company’s headquarters in Napoleon, Ohio. The facility serves as the...

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Hand-held unit provides complete resistance welding process control

September 11, 2014

Dengensha America’s new hand-held Weldscope WS-100 controls 15 monitoring functions and three selectable detection ranges. Users can monitor, measure, save, and print out welding current, cycle time, and peak current from numerous types of welding machines, including AC and DC, single- and...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in July

September 11, 2014

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4...

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From the Web: Death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; entire city to be built on stilts

September 10, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles — Ohio politician says death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; an entire city to be built on stilts; working women to outnumber men in Canada, but not in trades; metal shaper builds iconic cars; and another builds rat rods.

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Mills Products signs contract for Maytag appliance handles

September 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a multiyear agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the...

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Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division

September 10, 2014

Stockholm-based Electrolux has announced it is buying the appliances business of General Electric Co., boosting its presence in the North American market. The acquisition is the largest ever for Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. GE confirmed in August that...

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Degreasing solvent is nonflammable

September 10, 2014

Necotek Solutions has developed Necosolv-TB solvent for use as a paint thinner and for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. The low-toxicity, nonflammable solvent is not a hazardous air pollutant. Its kauri-butanol value is 106, with a boiling point of...

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Broadwind Energy announces $14 million in new tower orders

September 10, 2014

Broadwind Energy Inc., Chicago, has announced the receipt of $14 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wis., and Abilene, Texas,...

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SAE Intl. seeks aerospace engineers for additive manufacturing standards committee

September 9, 2014

Recognizing that additive manufacturing is an emerging technology within the aerospace industry, SAE Intl., Warrendale, Pa., is seeking additional participants for its task group which is discussing standardization approaches for process-dependent metallic materials. The group will meet on Sept....

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Kelly Welding Corp. announces new ownership

September 9, 2014

Kelly Welding Corp., a provider of flame cutting, welding, stress relieving, sandblasting, and Blanchard grinding services in Milwaukee has announced that it is operating under new ownership. As the new owner, David Weaver has extensive experience running manufacturing companies, including a...

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Okay Industries VP named as a NAPW 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

September 9, 2014

The National Association of Professional Women has named Donna C. Rutola, vice president of Okay Industries Inc., New Britain, Conn., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year in recognition of her leadership in medical device manufacturing. Rutola oversees many key departments at Okay...

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IBC Engineered Materials to provide castings to Lockheed Martin for F-35 Lightning II

September 9, 2014

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has announced that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, IBC Engineered Materials Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has been selected by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to provide cast components for the electro-optical targeting system (EOTS) on the F-35...

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80-W laser added to metal tag printer

September 9, 2014

InfoSight Corp. has announced the availability of a laser upgrade on its 2800 series metal tag printers. The 2886 laser printer now is available with an 80-W laser. The laser is designed to speed up the tag’s print time for users whose processes have changed and who require faster...

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