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Vision-guided robotics webinar scheduled for June 7

May 29, 2012

The Robotic Industries Association will host a webinar, "Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D)," on June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. It will cover basic techniques in 2-D vision-guided robots and introduce the concepts of XY centroids, part angles, and grip offsets. Robot and vision...

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Stewart EFI expands manufacturing capabilities with new press

May 29, 2012

Stewart EFI LLC, Thomaston, Conn., has added a 200-ton Minster press with a transfer mechanism to expand its offering of metal stamped and assembled precision components. The press allows the company to produce deep-drawn parts up to 5.875 in. deep and blank diameters as large as 8 in. from metal...

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JK Lasers posts free webinar

May 29, 2012

A free webinar that highlights the advantages of fiber and CO2 lasers is available to view on JK Lasers' YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jklasers. "Materials, Applications and Innovations" covers a variety of industrial applications from microcutting stents, spot welding flexure arms, and...

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Felling Trailers to open second location

May 29, 2012

Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., has announced plans to open a second location in Litchfield, Minn., to expand production. The company's headquarters and current production will remain at its Sauk Centre facility. The new facility will bring total production and office space to more than...

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Constellium and Airbus sign multiyear agreement

May 29, 2012

Constellium, Issoire, France, has signed a multiyear agreement with Airbus, estimated at about $2 billion, to support all leading aircraft programs from Airbus and its parent company, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Under the new agreement, Constellium will supply Airbus...

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Stripco to host open house

May 29, 2012

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., and Stripco Inc. will hold an open house at Stripco's facility in Mishawaka, Ind., during the weeks of June 18 and June 25, 2012. The event will showcase Stripco's new 72-in. by 0.375-in. by 60,000-lb. coil-to-coil EPS® line. The line uses water and tempered...

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Bettcher Mfg. expands in Mexico

May 29, 2012

Bettcher Mfg., a metal stamping company in McAllen, Texas, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facilities in Reynosa, Mexico, by 15,000 sq. ft. The project, which is expected to be completed in November, will allow the company to bring additional high-tonnage capability and add three...

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EPIC Systems adds quality, environmental manager

May 29, 2012

EPIC Systems Inc., St. Louis, has announced the hiring of Paul Kirksey as quality and environmental and health services manager. He is responsible for quality control activities in support of projects. Kirksey has more than 24 years of industry experience, including positions in engineering,...

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U.S. durable goods orders up slightly in April; machinery inventories at highest level on record

May 24, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $0.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $215.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up two of the last three months, followed a 3.7 percent March decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.6 percent....

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American Piping Products earns spot in St. Louis Top 150

May 24, 2012

American Piping Products (APP), a piping distributor in Chesterfield, Mo., has earned the 99th spot on the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 150 Private Companies list. APP's revenue has grown from $63 million in 2009 to $150 million in 2011. CFO Matt Danis credits gain in market share and an...

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Murata Machinery USA names Cascade Capital Machine as distributor

May 24, 2012

Charlotte, N.C., metal forming machinery manufacturer Murata Machinery USA, a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, has announced that Cascade Capital Machine, a fabrication machine tool distribution company located in Surrey, B.C., has joined its North American distribution network....

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Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center - TheFabricator.com

Eriez releases video on mobile training, education center

May 24, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has released a new video showcasing the Orange University® mobile training and education center, a 38-ft. Winnebago® equipped with Eriez products for food, pharmaceutical, chemical, processing, plastics, and most manufacturing applications. The two-minute video can...

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association establishes online resource for manufacturers

May 24, 2012

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Washington, D.C., has launched a new resource to help equipment manufacturers and vendors provide financing to their customers. The Manufacturer & Vendor Resource Center, online at www.elfaonline.org/resources/MVRC/, is a starting point for...

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Centria receives Excellence in Manufacturing Award

May 24, 2012

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems in Moon Township, Pa., has announced that its Cambridge, Ohio, facility recently received an Excellence in Manufacturing Award from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The award recognizes the company's commitment to a "green" operation in...

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CCM completes acquisition of Mayville Products segment

May 24, 2012

Craftsman Custom Metals (CCM), Schiller Park, Ill., has acquired the light-gauge metal business of Mayville Products Corp., Mayville, Wis. The addition of the new business meshes with CCM’s existing capabilities and strengthens its presence in the medical, telecom, and aerospace/military market...

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