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May manufacturing technology orders down

July 14, 2014

May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $351.93 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO program), was down 10.0 percent from April and down 17.5...

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Hypertherm announces changes to leadership team

July 10, 2014

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced two leadership changes. Aaron Brandt assumes the role of vice president of engineering, while Hidde van Hoeven becomes business team leader for mechanized plasma. Brandt oversees the...

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Registration opens for Pipe & Tube Houston 2014

July 10, 2014

The Tube & Pipe Association International® (TPA), Rockford, Ill., and the International Tube Association (ITA), Germany, are joining forces to host their fourth world-class conference devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes, scheduled for Sept. 16-18, 2014,...

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American Photonics adds engineering staff

July 10, 2014

American Photonics Co., a Sarasota, Fla.-based manufacturer of precision infrared optics and specialty coatings, has announced the addition of Dennis Kessler and James Lee to its engineering staff. Kessler and Lee bring more than 30 years of manufacturing and design experience to the company....

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Mills Products names quality manager

July 10, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a producer of hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the appliance and automotive industries, has appointed David Sampson as quality manager for its North American operation. A Six Sigma leader, Sampson comes to the company after working at the...

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DoALL hires VP—integrated sawing solutions for DGI Supply division

July 10, 2014

DoALL Co. has rehired Darren Garbutt as vice president—integrated sawing solutions for its DGI Supply distribution division. In this newly created role, he is responsible for development of comprehensive integrated supply systems for customers that rely heavily on band sawing as their primary...

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Robot systems integration webinar scheduled for July 24

July 10, 2014

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will host a webinar entitled “Best Practices for Robot Integrators—Advanced” on July 24. The webinar, scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT, will explain all the phases of a complete systems integration cycle, discuss the technical and...

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Methods Machine Tools opens technology center in California

July 9, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has opened a new technology center in Anaheim, Calif. The 11,400-sq.-ft. facility supports operations in Southern California, replacing the company’s previous center in Buena Park, Calif. The...

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Timken to invest $22 million in new selling support infrastructure

July 9, 2014

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, is investing $22 million in new customer and sales management tools. Part of the company's previously announced DeltaX Initiative, the new XSell platform leverages the SAP infrastructure Timken deployed enterprisewide over the past several years. It will...

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RIA launches redesigned website

July 9, 2014

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has redesigned its Robotics Online website at www.robotics.org. The site has been updated extensively with a new look and navigation capabilities. The search function has been enhanced, and a “browse by” function allows users to...

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Lincoln Electric licenses NanoSteel’s weld overlay, thermal spray technologies

July 9, 2014

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been granted an exclusive worldwide license to The NanoSteel® Co.’s proprietary steel coatings technology for weld overlay and thermal spray applications. “These unique products provide a level of hardness and abrasion resistance that is superior to chrome...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints manager

July 9, 2014

Stamping producer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Andre Fleury as general manager. He has more than 24 years of plant management, general management, and operations management experience. Fleury previously served as director of operations at Commscope Inc./The Carlyle Group’s...

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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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Four executives honored by Best Practice Institute for key roles in Novelis turnaround

July 8, 2014

Best Practice Institute has honored four senior leaders at Novelis, Atlanta, for the pivotal roles they have played in the turnaround of the aluminum products manufacturer and recycler. The 2014 BPI C-Suite Award is presented to Steve Fisher, senior vice president and CFO, and Nick Madden,...

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Texas Iron and Metal marks 75 years in business

July 8, 2014

Steel and pipe provider Texas Iron and Metal, Houston, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. Established during World War II, the company began supplying stainless steel products to aid the country’s war effort. Today the firm has two offices: its headquarters in Houston and a second...

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