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TRUMPF Inc. names president/CEO, senior VP

July 3, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has announced that Peter Hoecklin has assumed the role of president and CEO. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business...

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Spreading the word about metal fabricating

July 2, 2014

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Metal fabricators fear that a negative image is preventing the next generation from considering manufacturing as a career choice. What's the best way to combat that? Let metal fabricators share their stories. They love their profession, and as a result, they can help others to love fabricating as well.

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Three NBT summer manufacturing camps supported by partnership with Kelly Services

July 2, 2014

This summer, three of the 24 camps funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., Rockford, Ill., have been made possible by a partnership with Kelly Services®, Troy, Mich. The sponsored camps will be conducted at Henry Ford...

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Mobile application added to simulation software

July 2, 2014

Spring Technologies offers its NCSIMUL® Machine and NCSIMUL Player 9.2 simulation software with the new WYSIWYC® (What You See Is What You Cut) mobile system. Using this system, shop floor operators and managers can interact remotely, in 3-D and in real time using touch controls, with one or...

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CNC for vertical knee mills features simplified navigation system

July 2, 2014

Heidenhain offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWRG2 CNC for vertical knee mills. It is programmed via plain-language user prompts that are accompanied by 3-D graphic Help forms that describe each cycle step. The CNC maintains the same programming language as the original MILLPWR while incorporating the new,...

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Low-profile vise provides extended work area

July 2, 2014

Jergens Inc. will exhibit the new Fixture Pro™ multiaxis vise at IMTS. It features a low profile to provide an extended work area above the vise for increased Z travel. The wide-jaw vise is available with standard mounting, as well as the company’s modular Drop & Lock™ version for 5-axis...

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Overhead crane monitoring service collects data continuously

July 1, 2014

TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring and reporting service from Konecranes features continuous data collection to provide customers with a clear view of crane usage. It allows overhead crane maintenance to be planned according to actual usage. The service is suitable for any heavy-duty overhead crane...

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Uniweld releases training video covering oxyacetylene tip selection

June 30, 2014

:Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has released a new HVAC training video from its series of informative technical shorts. Available for viewing here, the video focuses on tip selection for an oxyacetylene torch. The video discusses the factors that go into selecting the right tip,...

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S&S Technical expands engineering/production facility

June 27, 2014

S&S Technical, a provider of custom fluid and gas transfer systems, has announced the expansion of its engineering and production facility in Alpharetta, Ga. Production at the new plant is scheduled to begin in August...

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Midwest Eng. Systems named as Future 50 company

June 27, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has been awarded placement on the 2014 Future 50 list for the first time by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE). The...

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FAB 40: Springs Fabrication and the ice house

June 27, 2014

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Springs Fabrication has humble beginnings, stereotypical of many successful American businesses. As it turns out, there's a reason that's a stereotype.

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Renewable, biobased solvent removes industrial-grade complex greases

June 27, 2014

Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has introduced Elevance Clean™ 1200, a degreasing and VOC-exempt solvent for industrial degreasing in such applications as heavy manufacturing and transportation MRO. The renewable, biobased solvent, produced from natural oils, removes industrial-grade complex...

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Welding clips, clamps handle applications up to 400 amps

June 27, 2014

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. offers battery, kelvinized, and welding clips and clamps for applications up to 400 amps. The high-amperage clips incorporate a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle and a high-impact, glass-filled nylon clip body. Each bus bar in the clips is designed to ensure...

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FAB 40: Thinking as owners at D&S Manufacturing

June 27, 2014

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At D&S Manufacturing, the books are open, employees know how to read them, and they use this information when dreaming up new ways to improve.

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Fab 40: Impulse Manufacturing tackles downtime with data

June 27, 2014

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You can't improve something you don't measure. Impulse Manufacturing wants to cut down the time between jobs—specifically, between the last good part of the previous job to the first good part of the next job.

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