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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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Hybrid heat exchanger eliminates flat surfaces on which particulate can settle

April 21, 2016

Fluorotherm Polymers Inc. has introduced the Fluorotherm® hybrid frame heat exchanger for ultrapure and aggressive chemical heating and cooling. The product has been designed for use in pickling and temperature control of acid baths in the steel, pipe, wire, and galvanizing industries. The...

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT named Best New Welding Product Supplier

April 20, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, a U.K.-based manufacturer of weld purging equipment, has been named a winner in the Welding World Awards presented by the Association of Welding Distributors. The company won in the category of Best New Welding Product...

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Filter products help extend life of hydraulic lubrication system components

April 20, 2016

Eaton has launched its line of EasyFit™ exchange filter elements for power generation, oil and gas, steel and metal, marine, and mining applications that require filtering of abrasive fluids, cooling lubricants, or water-based fluids. The products fit into many styles of filter systems. The...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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AEM launches election-themed app to educate voters on manufacturing issues

April 20, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has launched a new smartphone game through its I Make America campaign to engage and educate voters on manufacturing issues this election season. The I Make America (IMA) Game is available to download for free through the Apple Store,...

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LIFT helps launch manufacturing career program at Louisville, Ky., high school

April 19, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced the launch of “Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways” in Kentucky. Doss High School, Louisville, Ky., in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a...

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Mobile storage units offered

April 19, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has released a 60-in. mobile workstation and a 30-in. steel storage chest and cabinet. Both units are constructed of reinforced angle iron frame and feature 5-in. industrial casters. The workstation offers a 22-in. multiposition metal peg wall for storing frequently used items....

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Welding fume extraction system available with storage filters or cartridge filters

April 19, 2016

Ult AG offers the SRA 1200 extraction and filtration system in different models and in conjunction with Flextractor extraction arms for the removal of hazardous, dry welding fumes in nonexplosive air mixtures. The system is available as a storage filter or cartridge filter unit, depending on...

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Software release brings sheet, tube fabricators closer to Industry 4.0

April 18, 2016

Lantek has announced Release 2016 of its Lantek Factory software for producing parts for sheet metal, tubes, and profiles. According to the company, the software’s new functionality takes producers closer to Industry 4.0 for manufacturing. Advanced automatic geometry recognition for multiple...

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Sinterite renews ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

April 18, 2016

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has announced the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation through May 2019, allowing the furnace-maker to continue to perform certified calibrations for furnace users. The accreditation is with the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB), based in...

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Magnetic tool levels, aligns steel plates

April 18, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced the MagPress for leveling and aligning steel plates or press beam. Offering 1,100 lbs. of hold force, the tool allows the user to remove highs/lows by placing the magnet on low, prying on high, and welding with the other hand. With this method, the user can align...

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National Academy of Engineering presents 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize to WPI

April 18, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as the winner of the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The award recognizes the WPI Plan, a project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership,...

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Automatic guided cart follows smart tape that can be repositioned

April 18, 2016

Handling Specialty has produced a customized automatic guided cart for a truck-body builder that required specific application details and safety options. The cart uses laser guidance to move along a predetermined path set by smart tape—a series of QR codes printed and laid on the floor. The...

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