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EWI establishes new forming center

November 26, 2012

EWI has launched the EWI Forming Center in Columbus, Ohio, established to focus on sheet metal forming and forging processes. Under the leadership of Director Ron Brown of EWI, Chairman Taylan Altan of The Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming (OSU-CPF), and Technical Director Hyunok...

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AT&F upgrades equipment

November 26, 2012

AT&F, a custom steel fabricator in Cleveland, has made upgrades to one of its large rolling systems. Improvements include a new leveling system, PLC upgrade, new gearbox, and electrical panel upgrade. The leveling system is designed to improve accuracy, while the gearbox handle more torque...

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ITT Corp. to add manufacturing plant

November 26, 2012

The ITT Corp., White Plains, N.Y., has announced plans for a $22 million expansion in Seneca Falls, N.Y. The company will add a 75,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and increase the size of its R&D laboratory. The expansion is expected to create 50 jobs. ITT is a diversified manufacturer of...

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Bridge City Steel adds laser cutting system

November 26, 2012

Bridge City Steel, Portland, has added an Amada FOM2 4222 NT 6-kW laser for cutting mild steel up to 1.25 in. thick, aluminum up to 0.625 in. thick, and stainless steel up to 0.75 in. thick. It features a power-saving Eco mode and water-assist cutting. The shuttle table has a cutting surface of...

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Rolls-Royce expands Virginia manufacturing operations

November 26, 2012

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce has begun constructing a new manufacturing facility at Rolls-Royce Crosspointe in Prince George County, Va. The company is investing $136 million to develop an Advanced Airfoil Machining Facility (AAMF), which will create 140 new jobs. The new facility will...

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TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep

November 26, 2012

Fabricating machinery producer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has hired Christopher Gildehaus as Northwest direct sales representative. In this role, he is responsible for machine tool and power tool sales activity in the Northwest, specifically Northern California and northern Nevada. A...

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Welders compete at the Daytona 500 Speedweek for spot on TeamUSA

November 26, 2012

Three young welders have advanced from the AWS/SkillsUSA U.S. Invitational Weld Trials, held at FABTECH 2012, to compete at the SkillsUSA TeamUSA Weld Finals in February. The competition will be held as part of Speedweek at the 2013 Daytona 500. The three finalists are Tanner Tipsword (Wyo.),...

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Texas ProFab Corp. names new president - TheFabricator.com

Texas ProFab Corp. names new president

November 26, 2012

Texas ProFab Corp., Carrollton, Texas, has named Vivek Gupta as president. For the past nine years he served as managing director, overseeing the company's manufacturing operations. Gupta earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and an MBA...

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Schuler supplies servo press to Feintool Group

November 26, 2012

Schuler, Canton, Mich., has installed a 12-station, custom servo press at the Feintool Group's Nashville facility, extending its drive train capabilities. The 1,600-ton press, with an 18-ft. bed, complements Feintool's existing equipment, including a 2,000-ton press. The new press is designed for...

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Coherent, SigmaTEK announce agreement

November 17, 2012

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., and SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, have entered into an agreement enabling Coherent to provide SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software on its new META platform of laser cutting machines. According to the companies, the agreement brings together SigmaTEK's...

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ESAB partners with Kuka Robotics

November 17, 2012

ESAB, Florence, S.C., has announced a partnership with Kuka Robotics, Shelby Township, Mich., to create products and services for robotic arc welding customers. ESAB is a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. Kuka robots are used for material handling, machine...

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Cascadia Metals to install Herr-Voss Stamco cut-to-length line

November 17, 2012

Cascadia Metals Ltd., Delta, B.C., has purchased a cut-to-length line from Herr-Voss Stamco, to be installed at Cascadia's Brandon, Manitoba, facility. The line will include a Herr-Voss Stamco Precision Leveler®, which will process material from 0.024 to 0.135 in. thick. It also will include a...

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IFH expands production capacity for hydraulic oil reservoirs, fuel tanks

November 17, 2012

The IFH Group Inc., a metal fabricator and manufacturer of hydraulic oil reservoirs and custom fuel tanks in Rock Falls, Ill., has completed its second major expansion, increasing the company’s overall square footage from 106,000 to more than 121,000 under one roof. The most recent addition...

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MidWest Materials marks 60 years in business, invests in equipment, technology

November 17, 2012

Steel service center MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has completed a multimillion-dollar technology, equipment, and facility investment project. The announcement was part of the company's 60th anniversary celebration. MidWest Materials was co-founded by Joseph Koppelman in 1952 in a one-room...

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Michigan Roll Form moves to new plant

November 17, 2012

Michigan Roll Form Inc. has moved to a new, 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Commerce, Mich., doubling the floor space it had at its previous location in Fraser, Mich. The expansion will add new jobs in manufacturing and engineering. After acquiring TruTech in 2010, the company expanded its customer...

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