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Cannistraro to consolidate, relocate to Boston

September 20, 2016

Massachusetts-based mechanical construction firm J.C. Cannistraro LLC has announced plans to relocate and consolidate its manufacturing and warehousing operations from Wilmington, Watertown, and Stoughton to Boston’s Seaport District. The relocation is expected to be complete in September 2017....

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Quick-change cylinder locks offer static holding force up to 50,000 lbs.

September 20, 2016

Tooling Technology LLC has announced the release of Segen quick-change cylinder locks for tool changeover in stamping, welding, robotics, automation, automotive, and machining applications. The high-strength locks offer static holding force ratings up to 50,000 lbs. The company reports it has...

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Slice of Stainless breaks ground on building expansion

September 19, 2016

Slice of Stainless, a provider of stainless and nickel sheet for the aerospace, medical, and manufacturing industries, has broken ground on an expansion project that will nearly double the size of its Cincinnati headquarters to 55,000 sq. ft. The finished facility, which will cover almost 6 acres,...

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Air monitoring system controls network of room ventilation systems

September 19, 2016

Kemper has introduced the Kemper Connect concept, based on automatic communication between the AirWatch air monitoring system and room ventilation systems or extraction systems using a decentralized wireless network. The air monitoring system controls room ventilation systems automatically using a...

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SafanDarley names Fox Machinery Associates as distributor

September 19, 2016

Netherlands-based electrical and hydraulic press brake manufacturer SafanDarley BV has expanded its network of distributors in the U.S. with the addition of Fox Machinery Associates. The distributor serves the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and West...

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AM General receives automotive manufacturing certification

September 19, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., has announced that several of its facilities now are registered to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for manufacturing commercial vehicles. This registration certifies that the company's commercial assembly plant, its warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., and...

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Miles ahead with design & welding

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

Fed up with waiting on his welding subcontractor, an owner of a landscape design company regained control and gets a creativity boost by learning how to weld.

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Wheatland Tube files duty evasion allegation

September 19, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube and pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has filed an allegation of duty evasion with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Wheatland Tube claims duty evasion of...

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Mate Precision Tooling names sales manager for Latin America

September 19, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has appointed Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin America sales manager. Harrison has a strong background in building sales teams in Mexico and Latin America for a variety of tooling and machine manufacturers,...

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Waterjet pumps deliver 90,000 PSI

September 19, 2016

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc. has introduced the KMT Streamline® PRO-III 90,000-PSI series waterjet pump in 125- and 60-HP models. New features include a patented metal-to-metal seal design and patented SUPRAlife metal canister to protect UHP seals. The pumps accommodate a range of applications,...

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Rockford Systems appoints VP of marketing

September 19, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has hired Carrie Halle as vice president marketing. She has more than 25 years of B2B marketing experience, as well as global experience in planning, branding, product management, segmentation, and...

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Evolving robotic welding fume extraction

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

RoboVent’s Spire filtration system for robotic welding applications endeavors to be the small, easy-to-use, and relatively hands-off version of its predecessor.

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Turkish Machinery Group participates in IMTS

September 19, 2016

Turkish Machinery Group recently participated for the first time in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. Sixteen Turkish companies exhibited their products, and the Turkish Fluid Power Association and Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association also...

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When weld prep matters

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

A welding and fabrication company specializing in large-diameter pipe found that a switch in its grinding consumables made all the difference in safety, productivity, and weld quality.

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Wire brushes, grinding wheels, and flap discs, oh my!

September 19, 2016 | By Rick Hopkins

Do you know the difference between a wire brush, a grinding wheel, and a flap disc? Knowing this can help ensure you are spending more time welding and less time cleaning and making repairs.

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