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Forecast predicts economic growth in manufacturing to continue through 2016

May 19, 2016

Economic growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2016, according to the "Spring 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast" from the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Fifty percent of respondents from...

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Cleanliness inspection system provides all-in-one scan

May 19, 2016

Olympus has launched the CIX90 technical cleanliness control system. It provides cleanliness inspection with an intuitive interface that provides step-by-step guidance to users. The dedicated turnkey system is optimized for fast, accurate, and reproducible particle detection that delivers...

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More investment needed in shop classes in schools, says FMW Fasteners survey

May 19, 2016

According to the latest business survey from FMW Fasteners, an online provider of anchor products, nuts, bolts, socket products, and screws based in Houston, its customers are calling for more investment in shop classes. Seventy percent of the 300 survey participants said there's not enough...

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Cambridge Architectural mesh creates facade for certified green garage

May 19, 2016

A combination of three stainless steel mesh patterns woven by Cambridge Architectural, based in Cambridge, Md., envelop the exterior facade of the new 700-space parking garage at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. The $20 million project is expected to be one of the first parking...

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Welding information management system monitors welds in real time

May 19, 2016

Miller Electric has introduced Insight Centerpoint™ welding information management system, which communicates in real time with an automated welding cell’s power supply and robotic welding arm via Ethernet. The software also can be applied to power supplies from other manufacturers with the...

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The ability to multitask—a gift and a curse

May 19, 2016

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Times have changed. We live in the information and stimulation age. Many things vie for our attention, and it can be difficult to focus on a single activity or life plan. Is that good or bad? Here’s Josh Welton’s take, based on his own experience.

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgrade features manual nesting improvements

May 19, 2016

Hypertherm has announced ProNest® 2017 CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. Manual nesting improvements have been added, including drag array, anchor part to cursor, and automatic bumping functionality. The software fills parts with different colors based on a designated attribute...

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Caliper set simplifies critical quality control measurements

May 18, 2016

TigerStop has introduced TigerSPC, a configurable caliper set designed to help simplify critical quality control measurements for parts up to 16 ft. long. Accurate to +/- 0.006 in., it has snap-on jaws to accommodate end-to-end, miter-to-miter, hole-to-hole, hole-to-center, and hole-to-end...

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ET Seminar Committee names winner of Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence

May 18, 2016

The Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence has been presented to current ET Seminar Committee Chairman Craig Werner. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the ET Seminar Committee, Wauconda, Ill., is given to an aluminum extrusion industry professional who has demonstrated outstanding qualities...

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Guide highlights standards for safety-related pneumatics

May 18, 2016

Aventics has published a manual titled Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics that covers key topics in the implementation of directives and standards for safety-related pneumatics using examples, circuit diagrams, and products. The 48-page guide covers topics such as international directives...

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Acme Mfg. Co. receives presidential E Star Award for continued export success

May 18, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has presented Acme Mfg. Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., with the President’s E Star Award for exports. The award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In a...

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Amada Miyachi America opens new headquarters in California

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has opened its new headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. The $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11...

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Device stacks empty pallets

May 18, 2016

Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Inc., has added product to the Pallet Return Device (PRD) line. The product now can be used anywhere that empty pallets are stacked. The stand-alone unit is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses. The operator lifts...

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GTAW machine’s touch-start feature controls, identifies weld location

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has announced that its MAWA-300A pulsed micro GTAW machine now features a touch start feature that controls and identifies weld location. The unit is suitable for welding small coils and terminals, bus bars, and covered wires as found in the automotive, medical, battery,...

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Wet electrostatic precipitator offers fine particulate control

May 17, 2016

Bionomic Industries Inc. has launched the HEI™ wet electrostatic precipitator system for fine particulate control. The system incorporates discharge electrode technology that can be sized to specific applications and concentrates a high intensity ionizing corona in strategic areas within the...

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