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Quaker Chemical launches website for fire-resistant hydraulic fluids

December 11, 2014

Quaker Chemical has introduced a new website at www.quintolubric.com for the QUINTOLUBRIC® fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. The site lists Quaker’s Fluid Power products by hydraulic fluid category: HFA (high water content fluids), HFC (water glycol fluids), and HFD (synthetic water-free...

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The Burtek Group announces acquisition of Process Fab Inc.

December 11, 2014

The Burtek Group, Chesterfield, Mich., has acquired Process Fab Inc. (PFI), based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The acquisition brings together spaceflight and aerospace suppliers Votaw Precision Technologies Inc. and PFI under the Burtek portfolio. The Burtek Group, which comprises Burtek...

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Timken world headquarters receives LEED Gold certification

December 11, 2014

The Timken Co., which manufactures bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, and chain and offers power system rebuild and repair services worldwide, has announced that its world headquarters building in North Canton, Ohio, has earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council®....

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Sigma Labs signs technology cooperation agreement

December 11, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.-based Sigma Labs Inc., a developer of in-process, nondestructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies, has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Additive Industries B.V. Based in the Netherlands,...

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Seco/Warwick modernizes furnace lines at Seat Components

December 10, 2014

Seco/Warwick, Świebodzin, Poland, currently is completing the modernization of the first of two pusher furnace lines for automotive components at Seat Components in El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. The project began in March 2014. The first modernized line is finishing the final testing...

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Sequa Corp. names president/CEO of Precoat Metals business

December 10, 2014

Diversified industrial company Sequa Corp., Orangeburg, N.Y., has promoted Gerard M. Dombek, current president of its Precoat Metals business, to president and CEO. Precoat Metals is a U.S.-based supplier of metal coating products for the consumer goods, packaging, appliance manufacturing,...

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Lucifer Furnaces delivers heat-treating furnace to Precision Solutions

December 10, 2014

Warrington, Pa.-based Lucifer Furnaces, a manufacturer of heat-treating furnaces and industrial ovens, has delivered a Red Devil RD8-KHE24 furnace to Precision Solutions, Richmond, Utah, a machine shop specializing in custom tooling. The dual-chamber unit has working dimensions of 12 by 14 by 24...

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Miyachi America donates laser marker to Workshops for Warriors

December 10, 2014

Miyachi America Corp., a manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems based in Monrovia, Calif., has donated an LMF2000 fiber laser marker along with related safety equipment to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit organization that provides vocational...

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The Systems Group names president

December 10, 2014

The Systems Group (TSG), El Dorado, Ark., a group of companies engaged in fabrication, plant maintenance, and construction for steel mills, foundries, metal processing plants, petrochemical plants, and manufacturing facilities, has announced the appointment of Lee Morgan as president. He...

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IDC reveals worldwide manufacturing predictions for 2015 and beyond

December 10, 2014

Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp. (IDC) recently hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2015 Predictions web conference, providing organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends and new developments that might be on the horizon. "IDC...

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Coldwater Machine appoints Solid State Joining Center director

December 10, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., a builder and integrator of equipment for industrial component manufacturing in Coldwater, Ohio, has appointed Robert Rich as director of its Solid State Joining Center, dedicated to the development of technologies such as friction welding to address the challenges of joining...

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Metal Sales & Service changes name to Metalwërks

December 10, 2014

Metal Sales & Service Inc., a manufacturer and contractor of architectural metal cladding and ornamental metals in Kennett Square, Pa., has changed its name to Metalwërks®. The name change is part of an evolving brand strategy that includes a revised website at www.metalwerksusa.com, a new logo,...

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Beckhoff North America names president

December 10, 2014

Automation system provider Beckhoff Automation has announced that Aurelio Banda will become president of North American operations at Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, Minn., effective Jan. 1. The subsidiary’s current president, Graham Harris, will assume a regional management role as part of a...

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Researchers convert CO2 and slag into valuable resource

December 10, 2014

Researchers at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the byproduct of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), is used in such products as plastic, paper, rubber, and paint. "We are...

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USW president expresses concern about WTO decisions on U.S. countervailing duty measures

December 10, 2014

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard has expressed deep concern with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body and especially its continuing interference in the administration of U.S. trade remedy laws through interpretations of WTO agreements. According to Gerard,...

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