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Mobile workstation lifts loads up to 500 lbs.

August 26, 2014

Unidex Inc. offers a new portable, electric workstation. It features a 12-V battery-powered base unit for lifting loads up to 500 lbs. from a lowered height of 0 in. to a raised height of 48 in. standard or 96 in. telescoping. The workstation, which has earned CE Marking, is fitted with...

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Automated inclined magazine added to carbide circular cold saw

August 26, 2014

Behringer has added an automated inclined magazine to its HCS-90E carbide circular cold saw. The saw now meets high-production demands while minimizing the need for operator attendance, the company states. The fully automatic machine is designed for cutting ferrous material at 90 degrees in...

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Consumables Corner: Lowering weld hardness in SAW

August 26, 2014

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Q: We manufacturer dual submerged arc welded (DSAW) pipe for API use. Some jobs require that the weld hardness be below 250 Vickers. We are having trouble meeting that requirement. What can we do? A: Weld hardness restrictions generally are found in pipelines designated for sour service and are...

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USITC releases decision on import of OCTG

August 25, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Washington, D.C., has determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam that the U.S....

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Drive system for hydraulic presses reduces energy consumption

August 25, 2014

Schuler has developed a drive system for hydraulic presses that can reduce energy consumption by up to 60 percent compared to conventional lines. According to the company, the technology, called Efficient Hydraulic Forming (EHF), offers energy savings and optimizations in all operating phases...

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Jason Inc. combines with Quinpario Acquisition Corp.

August 25, 2014

Quinpario Acquisition Corp. has announced the completion of its business combination transaction to acquire Jason Inc., a global family of manufacturing businesses within the finishing, seating, components, and automotive acoustics markets. As part of the transaction, Quinpario has changed its name...

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Incremental tube forming process shapes high-strength pipe materials

August 25, 2014

Dortmund Technical University and transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH have cooperated to develop incremental tube forming, a step-by-step shaping of a tube end or tube that allows processing of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength materials. Straight tubes can be formed into increasingly complex shapes,...

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Spring-loaded plunger assemblies serve as positioning pins for sliding components

August 25, 2014

PEM® Type PTL2™ spring-loaded plunger assemblies from PennEngineering® serve as positioning pins to move racks, slides, access panels, and consoles to new positions without tools. A lockout feature in the standard product line keeps the fastener’s spring-loaded plunger fully retracted until...

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Laser cutting system designed for plate applications

August 25, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Super Turbo-X laser cutting system featuring its new Preview 3 control, suitable for plate applications. The machine features a hybrid design, easy-access table, proprietary vibration-dampening frame, and integrated laser resonator. The constant beam...

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Consumables Corner: Choosing a filler metal supplier with critical welds in mind

August 25, 2014

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Q: What should we look for when choosing a filler metal supplier for critical welds, such as those in the power generation industry? A: For critical applications, you need to find a supplier with a long track record in understanding the needs, developing products, and creating solutions for that...

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Resilience Capital Partners makes equity investment in Hynes Industries

August 22, 2014

Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm focused on investing in and improving lower midmarket companies in a variety of industries, has announced an investment in Hynes Industries Inc. and Hynes Kokomo LLC, which will operate as a newly formed platform company that will...

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Manufacturing Leadership Awards accepting nominations for 2015

August 22, 2014

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), Mountain View, Calif., has announced that nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards are open. The awards honor companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. In addition, the...

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Hypertherm names market manager for Mexico operations

August 22, 2014

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has named Takeshi Yamamoto as market manager for its operations in Mexico. He also is responsible for leading the expansion of the company’s waterjet and integrated cutting systems business within...

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Chief Fabrication to open powder coating operation in Nebraska

August 22, 2014

Chief Fabrication, a division of Chief Industries Inc. in Grand Island, Neb., will open a newly built powder coat facility in August 2014. Once in full production, the facility will be one of the largest powder coat operations in the country, according to the manufacturer. The facility will...

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Cimcool metalworking fluid approved for use at Boeing

August 22, 2014

Cimcool Fluid Technology has announced that CIMTECH® 320Z with InSol™ Technology, a synthetic metalworking fluid, has been approved under Boeing BAC5008 RevU. The fluid is designed for heavy-duty machining of nonferrous and ferrous metals, including 6000 and 7000 series aluminum, stainless...

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