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CCAI national scholarship applications now being accepted

February 9, 2016

CCAI, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship program. The goals of the program are to help fund education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry, stimulate interest in finishing, and to encourage finishing curriculum....

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Wireless laser receiver works with alignment system

February 9, 2016

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microgage wireless laser receiver as an option for use with the Microgage Pro laser alignment system. The wire-free receiver is suitable for checking such geometric alignments as equipment straightness, gantry flatness, machinery squareness, rail and guide...

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Automated surface finishing machine handles complex-geometry components

February 9, 2016

Rosler Metal Finishing USA LLC has introduced the Surf Finisher, an automated surface finishing machine for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing, and polishing of delicate, high-value components with complex geometries. According to the company, the machine offers fully automatic dry or wet...

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Software offers springback compensation in tube hydroforming

February 8, 2016

AutoForm Engineering GmbH offers AutoForm Hydro 2016 software for rapid tool design for tube hydroforming processes and simulation of these processes. It includes new functionalities for springback compensation after bending and hydroforming operations. The bending compensation is achieved...

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C.I. Hayes installs pusher furnace for brazing, heat treating

February 8, 2016

C.I. Hayes, Cranston, R.I., a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a model BA-M atmosphere pusher furnace for brazing and general heat treating of stainless steel materials for a dedicated processor of select cutlery product lines. The furnace is equipped with a rigid chain indexing drive,...

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Mill Steel Co. consolidates Building/Painted Products division to new Indiana location

February 8, 2016

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Mill Steel Co., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has moved its Building/Painted Products Midwest operations from its Jeffersonville, Ind., plant to its recently acquired service center in Anderson, Ind. Mill Steel expects to complete the division’s move by the...

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Turnkey packages prewired for plasma, laser cutting

February 8, 2016

Osai has introduced CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for CNC plasma cutting, laser cutting, and milling. The packages are completely digital, with Ethercat servo drives and brushless motors (230 or 400 V) that are prewired and configured for plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting systems; milling...

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Apex Tool Group names CEO

February 8, 2016

Apex Tool Group LLC, a provider of industrial hand and power tools based in Sparks, Md., has named James J. Roberts as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Thomas Wroe Jr., previous CEO and chairman of the board, will continue to serve on the board of directors as executive chairman....

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Metal Cutting Specialists, Houston Water Jet earn ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 8, 2016

Houston-based companies Metal Cutting Specialists and Houston Water Jet have both earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. Metal Cutting Specialists provides saw cutting services, while Houston Water Jet offers waterjet...

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Weld Revolution names director, business development

February 8, 2016

Spring, Texas-based Weld Revolution LLC, a provider of torches that employ a rotating arc welding process, has appointed Bryan George as director, business development. He is responsible for identifying and leading strategic business development and implementing commercial strategies and strategic...

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Ceramic centering pins for welding withstand extreme mechanical stress

February 8, 2016

Doceram has expanded its Cerazur line of centering pins made of blue ceramic. The pins, used to fix the sheets and assemblies in automated welding lines, have a service life that is up to 40 times longer than hardened metal pins, according to the company. The ceramic material, made of...

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Commercial Metals Co. receives air permit for Oklahoma micromill

February 8, 2016

Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has received a new source air permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. This permit authorizes CMC, from an environmental air quality perspective, to construct a micromill in Durant, Okla. The company, which manufactures, recycles, and...

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Manufacturing technology orders grew in December, but market remains flat

February 8, 2016

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4 percent compared to the prior, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. For all of 2015, the year's total orders were down 17.4 percent compared to 2014. While the...

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Morgan Advanced Materials publishes white paper on aluminum processing

February 8, 2016

U.K.- based Morgan Advanced Materials has published a white paper identifying current trends in primary and secondary aluminum processing. The paper examines the current state of the aluminum market with reference to annual growth and future production. The market has an average annual growth...

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Tower storage system available in three designs

February 8, 2016

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG offers the Unitower tower storage system in three designs: Unitower for the storage of bar materials; Unitower B for sheet metal, flat products, and containers; and Unitower C, a compact universal store for bars and sheets. The modular systems are available as...

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