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Automated Precision appoints senior VP, global sales and marketing

November 23, 2016

Rockville, Md.-based Automated Precision Inc., a global provider of coordinate measurement systems for the metrology industry, has appointed Song Chung as the new senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Chung previously worked for 20 years at Perceptron, where he most recently served...

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Talan Products named one of fastest-growing companies in northeast Ohio

November 23, 2016

Cleveland-based metal stamper Talan Products Inc. has been named to Crain's Cleveland Business‘s 2016 list of the 52 fastest-growing companies in northeast Ohio. The award recognizes Talan's sales growth of 35 percent from 2014 to 2015, with annual revenue totaling between $40 million and $50...

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Roll-up and laser weld module fabricates round sheet metal wrappers

November 23, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the availability of its roll-up and laser welding module for fabricating clothes washer and dryer drums and baskets and other round sheet metal wrappers. The system can be modified to suit customer requirements.The modular process automates the production of...

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Beckwood, Triform redesign website

November 22, 2016

Fenton, Mo.-based Beckwood and Triform have redesigned their website at www.beckwoodpress.com and www.triformpress.com. It offers an education center with articles, videos, and application stories about the latest forming technologies.The site also offers in-depth information about metal and...

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Weld Systems Integrators named as master distributor and importer for Tecna

November 22, 2016

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI), Warrensville Heights, Ohio, has been named as a master distributor and importer for Tecna SpA, a manufacturer of resistance spot welding machinery, portable weld guns, test and measurement accessories, and spring-driven tool balancers.WSI is a manufacturer and...

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Eriez names director of export sales

November 22, 2016

Eriez®, an Erie, Pa.-based provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Andrew Goldner to director-export sales. He rejoined the company in 2012 as export market development...

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Filter bag, housing manufacturer finds faster cutting process for aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel

November 22, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

When industrial filter and filter housing manufacturer Filter Technology Inc. had one too many late and substandard shipments of steel components, it took matters into its own hands and started cutting pipe and making plate components using a band saw and machining centers. Then its staff went to FABTECH and saw a Soitaab plasma machine with a bed for flat parts and chucks for pipe.

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Static eliminator preps parts for painting, packaging

November 22, 2016

Exair’s new Ion Air Jet™ removes static electricity, contaminants, and dust from parts before shrink-wrapping, packaging, printing, painting, or finishing. It has attained the CE and UL marks and is RoHS-compliant. New design features include a metal-armored, high-voltage cable to protect...

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Linetec names inside sales manager

November 22, 2016

Wausau, Wis.-based paint and anodize finisher Linetec has appointed Michael Bridenhagen to lead the inside sales and customer service team. Bridenhagen has more than 20 years of experience in sales and management roles, most recently serving as sales manager for Eastbay Inc./Footlocker.com. He also...

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Automated CAM program added to coil-fed laser blanking systems

November 22, 2016

LaserCoil Technologies LLC has announced the addition of LaserCoil CAM to its coil-fed laser blanking systems, automating the importing of part profiles for optimized nesting and laser cutting. The program accommodates single and multiple cutting heads, as well as peripheral automation, such as the...

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FABTECH® 2016: Closing the loop

November 21, 2016 | By Tim Heston

When it came to new technology, FABTECH didn't disappoint. But this year, one theme dominated: closing the loop--or improving the entire process, from the initial quote to the final shipment.

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DeWys Mfg. partners with local school to increase STEM education

November 21, 2016

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. and several regional businesses and manufacturers have announced a partnership with Kenowa Hills Public School, Grand Rapids, Mich., for the new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lab program. The lab, located within DeWys’ secondary...

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Failure modes and solutions for ID scarfing tools

November 21, 2016 | By Mike Nelson

Scarfing tools are prone to chipping and breakage caused by mechanical vibrations and thermal shocks. Understanding the causes of these problems is the first step in extending scarfing tool life.

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CMC Steel Fabricators to acquire Associated Steel Workers fabrication business

November 21, 2016

CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Seguin, Texas, has announced plans to acquire Hawaii-based Associated Steel Workers Ltd.’s steel fabrication business, which manufactures, delivers, and installs uncoated black rebar and related materials.The deal is expected to close in January 2017.CMC, a...

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Tube mill uses direct forming to produce square, rectangular tubes

November 21, 2016

Fives has introduced the OTO HSU (hollow shape universal) tube mill, designed to produce square and rectangular tubes for the construction industry. The mill produces HSU tubes through direct forming, skipping the traditional step of constructing round tubes and then squaring them.The line...

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