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Concept Laser founder recognized for achievements

January 16, 2017

Frank Herzog, founder and president/CEO of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany, the developer of the LaserCUSING 3-D metal printing process, recently was recognized with two awards for his pioneering work and achievements, as well as his entrepreneurial ideas and activity.Herzog was named Best...

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Nukon installs 98-ft.-long fiber laser at Advanced Laser

January 13, 2017

Nukon has installed what it says is the largest fiber laser machine at Advanced Laser in Bells, Tenn. The Nukon NF-PRO series system has a 4-kW IPG resonator and features dual shuttle tables and a footprint of 12 by 98 ft. Nukon is a manufacturer of fiber laser cutting, plasma cutting, oxyfuel...

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Lincoln Electric Employee of the Century dies at 99

January 13, 2017

Welding industry pioneer and Lincoln Electric’s Employee of the Century, Omer W. Blodgett, died on Jan. 11, 2017, at age 99. A world-renowned authority on the design of welded connections, he spent 60 years working at Lincoln Electric, retiring as a senior design consultant. Blodgett became...

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GAWDA offering scholarships for welding career studies 2017

January 13, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Foundation, Hollywood, Fla., is continuing its scholarship program, an initiative that awards tuition assistance funds to young people who are following educational paths that can lead them to careers in the...

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AEC applauds USTR decision to help protect U.S. aluminum industry

January 13, 2017

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has announced its strong support for the new trade enforcement action against the People’s Republic of China announced by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The action seeks to have the World Trade Organization (WTO) address U.S....

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Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit explores forming, joining challenges

January 13, 2017

The 4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2017 returns to Detroit Feb. 22-23, 2017, to showcase and explore resolutions to forming, joining, and surface treatment challenges inherent in lightweighting manufacturing efforts.Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, FCA, Deere & Co., and Volvo are among the...

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Retired Prima Power Laserdyne technical director dies

January 12, 2017

Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems in Champlin, Minn., has announced that laser technology authority Peter G. Thompson died following cardiac arrest on Jan. 4, 2017, at age 69.Recognized worldwide for his expertise in laser processing, Thompson served as technical...

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Custom Rollforming Corp. appoints national accounts manager

January 12, 2017

Custom Rollforming Corp., a member of The Bradbury Group of companies in Moundridge, Kan., has named Collin Peck as national accounts manager. A graduate of Wichita State University, Peck has more than nine years of experience in the metals distribution and manufacturing industry. The company...

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Bradbury hires business development manager

January 12, 2017

The Bradbury Group of companies, Moundridge, Kan., has hired Caner Dogruyol as business development manager, based in Kuopio, Finland. He markets the firm’s roll forming and insulated panel equipment in the Nordic region, eastern Europe, Middle East, and northern Africa. Caner has 16 years of...

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Titan Metal Fabricators names managing director for Engineered Products group

January 12, 2017

Titan Metal Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jeff Thomas as managing director of the Engineered Products division at its headquarters in Camarillo, Calif. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the fabrication of process equipment and 40 years of experience in general management and...

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NAM elects new board, prepares to be powerful voice with new administration

January 12, 2017

The board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., kicked off its new two-year term on Jan. 1. Following an election in which manufacturing issues and manufacturing voters were front and center, the new NAM leaders are poised to be influential voices with...

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Mazak Optonics expands partnership with Modern Machinery Co.

January 11, 2017

Mazak Optonics Corp., a laser cutting system manufacturer in Elgin, Ill., has announced that Modern Machinery Co., an Indianapolis-based distributor, has added Michigan to its service area. The distributor, which has represented the manufacturer’s products for the past 30 years, also serves...

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SMDI recognizes steel advocates with awards

January 11, 2017

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) in Detroit, has presented its third annual Men and Women of Steel Awards to two honorees who are championing the use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS).The Industry Innovator Award was...

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Fairmont Supply launches e-commerce website

January 11, 2017

Fairmont Supply, a distributor of industrial MRO supplies based in Washington, Pa., has launched a new e-commerce website at www.fairmontsupply.com with expanded products and brand resources. Visitors can select and buy a variety of specialty products in the areas of safety, general industrial,...

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Commercial Metals subsidiary acquires OmniSource Corp. recycling facilities

January 11, 2017

Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Owen Steel Co. of South Carolina, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets from OmniSource Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc.The agreement covers seven...

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