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NIMS awards record number of credentials to manufacturing students, workers in 2015

January 26, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and skill certification body for the metalworking industry, has announced that it awarded a record number of credentials in 2015 to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the industry. Last year NIMS...

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Women in Manufacturing, CWRU partner to bring executive education, training to women

January 25, 2016

National association Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM) and Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management have announced the creation of a Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing, which will provide executive education and training to WiM members in mid- to high-level...

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Tri Tool names CEO

January 25, 2016

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Tri Tool Inc. has announced that Dr. George J. Wernette, president, and Jerri Wernette, executive vice president, have turned over the day-to-day operations of the company to their son George J. (Joe) Wernette III as CEO. He has nearly 30 years of experience at the...

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Murata Machinery hires district sales manager

January 22, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), Charlotte, N.C., has introduced Kenneth Beene as district sales manager, covering Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Beene has 23 years of experience selling forming and fabricating equipment as a manufacturing representative in the region. Before that he...

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Centria Coating Services hires VP

January 21, 2016

Centria Coating Services (CCS), Moon Township, Pa., a provider of custom coil coating services, has appointed Jerry T. Hatley Jr. as vice president. Hatley previously worked at the former Roll Coater Inc., Icon Metal Resources LLC, and International Metals Processing...

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Puris produces largest 3-D printed titanium part

January 21, 2016

Puris LLC, Bruceton Mills, W. Va., a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing, has announced that it has produced what it says is the largest complex 3-D printed titanium part for commercial use. The part, printed using ExOne® binder-jetting technology, was processed to 100 percent...

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Colorado School of Mines receives $2.5M grant to establish 3-D metal printing consortium

January 21, 2016

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., has announced that Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professors Aaron Stebner and Douglas Van Bossuyt have been awarded a $2.5 million Advanced Industries Accelerator grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to establish...

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Solar Atmospheres of California appoints VP of operations

January 20, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of California, Fontana, Calif., has promoted Mike Moffit to vice president of operations. In this role he oversees the day-to-day operations of the heat-treating facility. Moffit has been with the company for 21 years in a variety of departments and served as the quality...

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Norsk Titanium, Premium Aerotec begin joint program for additive-manufactured titanium parts

January 20, 2016

Norsk Titanium AS, Oslo, Norway, has announced that a premier shipment of Airbus A350 XWB test parts manufactured with its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process has been received and finish-machined by Premium Aerotec. The titanium Ti6Al4V sample parts, for which Premium Aerotec...

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FMA report shows fabricators, job shops facing uncertainty

January 20, 2016

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has released the Q4 2015 "Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report." The report looks at small and medium-size job shops and fabricators. The overall sense of this most recent report is that fabricating shops are...

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Advanced Heat Treat celebrates 35 years in business

January 20, 2016

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., Waterloo, Iowa, marks its 35th anniversary in 2016. In 1981, Gary Sharp started the company with 12 investors, two employees, and two UltraGlow® ion nitride units. Today the company provides heat-treat and metallurgical services to companies worldwide. Processes...

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Networking opportunities abound at FMA Annual Meeting

January 20, 2016

Executives in the metal fabricating and processing community will enjoy more than 12 hours of dedicated networking time during The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit and Toll Processing Conference tracks of FMA’s Annual Meeting, Feb. 24-26, 2016, at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego,...

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Wilton marks 75th anniversary

January 19, 2016

Vise manufacturer Wilton® marks its 75th anniversary in 2016. The company was founded in Chicago in 1941 by Hugh W. Vogl, who designed a 4-in. machinists’ vise shaped like a bullet. The vise’s enclosed design keeps lubrication in and contaminants out. The horizontal spindle nut creates an even...

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Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration earns R&D 100 Award

January 18, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) earned top technology product of the year in the process/prototyping category at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference. The award recognizes the companies’ Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) system. The team...

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Caterpillar names group president

January 18, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. has named Denise Johnson, currently vice president with responsibility for the Material Handling & Underground Division, as group president of Resources Industries. The appointment, which follows the recently announced retirement of Group President Ed Rapp, takes effect April 1,...

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