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Hexagon Metrology annual conference scheduled for June

March 28, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., will hold its annual HxGN LIVE conference June 3-6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas. Titled "Great Stories Start Here," the conference is designed for PC-DMIS software users, presenting new trends in design, measurement, and visualization...

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SigmaTEK Systems to hold annual productivity seminar series

March 28, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing automation systems, has announced that its SigmaTEK Academy will take place May 14-15, 2013, in Cincinnati. The seminar brings together fabricators, cutting machine suppliers and OEMs, manufacturing software...

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Marmon/Keystone's Cleveland branch earns ISO certification

March 28, 2013

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has announced that its Cleveland service center has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is a wholesale distributor of tubular products, inventorying more than 15,000 sizes and grades of carbon, alloy, stainless, and aluminum tubular and bar products....

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Impulse Manufacturing launches website

March 28, 2013

Impulse Manufacturing, Dawsonville, Ga., a supplier of metal fabrication products and services, has launched a new website at www.impulsemfg.com. It features an overview of the company’s capabilities and quality processes. Visitors can research the company's metal fabrication services in website...

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Metals Technologies purchases Hess Industries equipment

March 28, 2013

Siemens' Metal Technologies business unit has purchased the equipment and technology from Hess Industries Inc., Niles, Mich. This purchase gives Siemens the full capability to repair and calibrate BFI ShapeMeter rolls in the North American market. The purchase includes roll test stands,...

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Custom Welding & Metal Fabricating adds paint booth

March 28, 2013

Custom Welding & Metal Fabricating, Waite Park, Minn., has added a paint booth to its current fabrication capabilities. The 30- by 120-ft. booth has a 28-ft. ceiling. The $1 million investment allows the company to move painting processes in-house to complement its cutting, shearing, rolling,...

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Ophir-Spiricon achieves accreditation for calibration of laser measurement instruments

March 28, 2013

Ophir Photonics, a provider of precision laser measurement equipment in North Logan, Utah, and a Newport Corp. brand, has announced that Ophir-Spiricon is now ACLASS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard that recognizes the technical competence of laboratories to carry out...

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Solar Atmospheres to donate vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility - TheFabricator.com

Solar Atmospheres to donate vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

March 28, 2013

In commemoration of ASM Intl.'s 100th anniversary, Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., will donate a vacuum furnace to ASM for use in its Teaching Lab at its headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio. The $250,000 furnace, expected to ship in June, will allow students to perform a variety of...

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Industrial Innovations installs lube management system at Tier 1 stamping plant

March 28, 2013

Industrial Innovations, Wyoming, Mich., has announced the installation of its plantwide lubrication management system at a Tier 1 automotive stamping facility in Ohio. The system comprises a Triple Pro-Mix 5 system capable of mixing a lubricant at three different ratios simultaneously and four...

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Outokumpu Stainless Bar to build new plant in South Carolina

March 26, 2013

Metal fabrication company Outokumpu Stainless Bar, which serves the transportation, aerospace, and oil and gas industries, has announced plans to build an $18 million facility in Richburg, S.C. The 60,000-sq.-ft. plant is expected to be up and running by late 2013, creating 20 jobs....

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FMA announces 2013 Safety Award winners

March 26, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2013 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. The awards, sponsored by property and casualty insurance company CNA, recognize company members of FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) that have demonstrated a...

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East Coast Metal Fabrication to expand in Nova Scotia

March 26, 2013

East Coast Metal Fabrication has announced plans for a major capital upgrade and modernization of its fabrication operation in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The company has received a provisionally repayable loan of $600,000 from Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. (ECBC), a federal Crown corporation in Canada...

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Laboratory Testing launches new website

March 26, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pa., has launched a new company website at www.labtesting.com. The updated website includes a tabbed section highlighting the capabilities and services of LTI Metrology, the company’s calibration and dimensional inspection division. A quick service form...

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Durable goods orders rose 5.7 percent in February, largely due to gains in transportation

March 26, 2013

New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $12.4 billion or 5.7 percent to $232.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 3.8 percent January decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.5 percent....

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Washtenaw student to represent U.S. in welding competition

March 25, 2013

Alex Pazkowski of Saline, Mich., a student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., will represent the U.S. in Leipzig, Germany, in the welding competition during the biennial WorldSkills Competition, July 2-7, 2013. A member of SkillsUSA, the Leesburg, Va., organization that represents...

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