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Schuler to supply servo press lines, tryout presses to FAW Volkswagen

September 24, 2014

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has announced that FAW Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. has ordered three press lines with ServoDirect technology and three tryout presses for testing and setting up dies for its facilities in China. The servo press lines will be used mostly to produce car body...

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NanoSteel develops high-hardness alloy for crack-free additive manufacturing

September 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has announced the expansion of its engineered powders business into additive manufacturing. By leveraging its uniform metal matrix microstructures in the laser-sintering process, the company has built a crack-free, fully dense bulk sample. The firm’s...

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Big River Steel breaks ground on Arkansas mill

September 24, 2014

Big River Steel has broken ground in Osceola, Ark., on a $1.3 billion steel mill. Scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the plant is expected to employ more than 500 people. Nucor Steel has filed a federal lawsuit to block the project. Nucor operates two steel mills in the same county where...

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Package increases control for pulsed arc welding

September 24, 2014

Fronius has developed the PMC (pulse multi control) pulse welding package for the TPS/i GMAW power source platform. It provides the welder with access to a variety of synergic characteristics that work with the company’s latest-generation devices. Features include an improved pulse correction...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping adds fineblanking capabilities

September 24, 2014

Farmington, Conn.-based Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has expanded its capabilities to include fineblanking, suitable for producing complex, ready-to-install, multifunctional parts....

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ABB to join UN network to promote energy efficiency

September 24, 2014

ABB, Zurich, a manufacturer of transformers, electric motors, and variable-speed drives, has announced that it is joining the United Nations Environment Programme’s global action on improving appliance and equipment efficiency. The company will provide expertise on energy-efficient motors and...

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Milling machine control includes optional turning functions

September 24, 2014

The TNC 640 milling machine control from Heidenhain includes optional turning functions. Turning operations can be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations can be programmed in plain text, just like...

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Setup package accompanies roll form tooling

September 24, 2014

Roll-Kraft has introduced a new roll form tooling setup package that will accompany all new roll form tooling orders. According to the company, the setup package includes all of the information a user needs to get the tooling up and running the first time. The package includes step-by-step...

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RIA webinar will cover intermediate robotic welding

September 23, 2014

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar on intermediate robotic welding on Sept. 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding will be presented. A robot may weld a preprogrammed position, be guided by machine vision,...

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Superior Tube celebrates 80th anniversary

September 23, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, a manufacturer of precision tubing, celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2014. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power stations, oil and gas extraction, and medicine. Founded in 1934, the company is a pioneer...

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Electric press delivers servo-like performance in automated workcells

September 23, 2014

Schmidt Technology has introduced the ElectricPress 43, designed for integration into automated workcells. The all-electric, modular press works with the user’s control system and safety devices. The press is driven by a DC servomotor coupled to a rack-and-pinion drive. A standard PLC and...

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IRMCO adds two staff members

September 23, 2014

Metal forming lubricant manufacturer IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has hired Michael Krocko as field technical engineer and Michael Krueger as sales engineer covering Michigan, northern Indiana, and northern Ohio. Krocko provides support and troubleshooting for the company’s lubricants in the...

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FTI marks 25 years in business

September 23, 2014

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The company incorporated in October 1989 in Oakville, Ont., as a small engineering and consulting company for...

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Energy Department to provide $2 million to support tall wind turbine tower manufacturing

September 23, 2014

The Energy Department, Washington, D.C., has announced it will give $2 million to two organizations for developing tall wind turbines to harness the stronger winds that occur at higher heights. These projects will support the design and manufacturing techniques to produce towers that are nearly 400...

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Selecting filler metals for stainless steel welding

September 23, 2014

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Q: We're a midsize job shop that manufactures a wide variety of products from various types of metal. Currently we have a project that requires welding 304L to 316L stainless steel and welding both of these alloys to A572 Grade 50 steel. Some of the welds are structural and some are used in...

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