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TMK IPSCO begins development of new Canadian facility

March 22, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, is developing a new, 33,000-sq.-ft. pipe threading and service facility in Edmonton, Alb. The plant's production equipment will thread ULTRA™ Premium connections, from 4.5 to 13.375 in. The site also will offer a full line of...

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SigmaTEK announces addition to Southeast region team

March 22, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, has hired Scott Taylor as regional technical manager for its southeastern U.S. region. In this role, Taylor works with manufacturers to optimize the CAD/CAM nesting capabilities of SigmaNEST® software in cutting processes. After attending the University of...

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Schwartz to offer swaging services

March 22, 2012

Schwartz Aviation LLC, Rogers, Ark., has added a line of end forming machines using the elastomeric internal swaging process. The machines produce high-strength, leakproof, internally swaged tubes, according to the company. The elastomeric swaging process consists of a fitting that slips over the...

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Laser Services expands staff

March 22, 2012

Laser Services Inc., a Westford, Mass., job shop providing precision laser cutting, drilling, scribing, etching, and welding services, has announced the hiring of several new team members. The company has added two sales representatives. Phil Kendall, who focuses on OEM and component manufacturing...

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GE opens French door refrigerator factory in Kentucky

March 22, 2012

GE has opened a new factory at the Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., that will manufacture the company’s new product line — a French door, bottom-freezer refrigerator series. The refrigerator line will support 600 new local jobs, according to the manufacturer. The new facility follows the...

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U.S. shipyards receive $9.98 million in grants to strengthen competitiveness

March 22, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $9.98 million in grants will be awarded to 15 small shipyards throughout the U.S. to pay for modernizations that will increase productivity and help the country's small shipyards compete in the global marketplace. The U.S Maritime...

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Global market for industrial laser systems worth $10.1 billion - TheFabricator.com

Global market for industrial laser systems worth $10.1 billion

March 22, 2012

The global market for laser systems for materials processing reached $10.1 billion in 2011, according to a new survey by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. The market is 28 percent ahead of its 2010 volume and 90 percent bigger than in the crisis year 2009. East Asia presently reports...

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OMAX Corp., ICAM collaborate on multiple CAM interfaces

March 22, 2012

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., and ICAM Technologies Corp., Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, are working together to provide manufacturers with NC postprocessing software that connects OMAX and MAXIEM® abrasive waterjet machines with all major CAD/CAM systems. The combination of OMAX's Intelli-MAX®...

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NBT awards 11 grants to community, technical colleges for youth day camps

March 22, 2012

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its 2012 manufacturing camp grant awards. NBT has awarded 11 grants of $1,500 to $2,500 each to community and technical colleges...

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Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center opens Motoman robot lab - TheFabricator.com

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center opens Motoman robot lab

March 22, 2012

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has announced the opening of the Motoman Robot Laboratory at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC). The center received an advanced manufacturing grant this year, allowing it to purchase eight HP3JC robots with NXC100...

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Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China - TheFabricator.com

Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China

March 21, 2012

Aicon has opened a new showroom for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system in Shanghai. Offices and conference rooms are available for presentations, seminars, and training courses. A full-size TubeInspect is installed and ready for use. The system measures tube with multiple...

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Laser Services implements new manufacturing software program

March 21, 2012

Laser Services Inc., a precision laser job shop located in Westford, Mass., has built out new modules in its 2009 MRP software system, E2, resulting in a 95 percent rate for on-time deliveries. Every step in the company's design and production process, from purchase orders to production and...

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Mazak Optonics names East Coast distributor

March 21, 2012

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., has named A.W. Miller as its new distribution partner for 2-D and 3-D laser systems in upstate New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Canada. With headquarters in East Aurora, N.Y., and regional technical centers in the U.S. and Canada,...

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International Sheet Metal Competition winners announced

March 21, 2012

More than 250 sheet metal apprentices from the U.S. and Canada participated in the 40th Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, March 5-9 in Las Vegas, hosted by the International Training Institute (ITI) for the sheet metal and air-conditioning industry. Five categories were open to...

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JMC Steel Group to purchase Atkore's Allied Tube & Conduit facility

March 21, 2012

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase and acquire the real estate, building, equipment, and improvements of Atkore’s Allied Tube & Conduit manufacturing facility, Morrisville, Pa. This facility produced hollow structural sections and ASTM A53 Grade B...

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