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TCI Precision Metals, Fastenal form distribution agreement

September 20, 2013

TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., has announced an agreement with Fastenal Co., Rockford, Ill., to distribute TCI's machine-ready blanks through its more than 2,600 stores, printed catalog, and website. The blanks available through Fastenal include 6061 aluminum, 304 stainless, and 316...

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Vincennes University, Hurco partner to provide students with machining technology

September 20, 2013

Hurco Companies Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, have formed a partnership to advance manufacturing education in Indiana. Students pursuing a degree in precision machining technology...

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Schuler awarded major order from Turkey

August 26, 2013

To expand its rail division, the Turkish company Karabük Iron & Steel Industry and Trade Inc. (Kardemir) has placed an order with Schuler worth more than 90 million euros for a line to produce railway wheels. It is the largest single order the press manufacturer has received in its 174-year...

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Future Products adds vertical machining center

August 14, 2013

Future Products, Clawson, Mich., a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, has added a new Roku-Roku HC-658 high-precision vertical machining center to its metal punch facility in Cadillac, Mich. The hybrid vertical machining center features capabilities for machining...

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GSM Industrial acquires assets of Schugt Mfg.

July 30, 2013

GSM Industrial, Lancaster, Pa., a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products, has acquired the assets of Schugt Mfg., a precision CNC machining shop in Dover, Pa. The acquisition allows GSM to expand its machining capabilities. As part of the deal, five Schugt employees,...

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Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center - TheFabricator.com

Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center

July 22, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc., Mount Prospect, Ill., has announced the opening of its Tool Engineering Center (TEC) and plant expansion in New Berlin, Wis. The 55,000-sq.-ft. expansion has more than doubled the size of the facility, which manufactures solid carbide drills, replaceable carbide...

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DallasWaterjet offers waterjet cutting for north Texas

July 16, 2013

DallasWaterjet has been established in Plano, Texas, to offer 5-axis waterjet cutting, machining, and fabrication services for customers throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and north Texas. The company also provides brake forming, welding, spot welding, and finishing of many traditional and...

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Schwarze-Robitec adds drilling, milling center

June 25, 2013

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec has invested 1 million euro in its new drilling and milling center at its headquarters in Cologne, Germany. In one clamping, the system can machine up to 30 tons of heavy components on five sides. The machine is operated from a cockpit, with...

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Formtek adds turning center

June 20, 2013

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, as part of a comprehensive plan to expand its manufacturing capabilities, has taken delivery of a new Mazak 500M slant-bed turning center. The lathe increases the company's turning capabilities up to 36 in. dia. and 118 in. long. The new machine is intended to add capacity...

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Laboratory Testing Inc. announces two promotions

June 10, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., a provider of tensile, impact, hardness, fracture toughness, and stress rupture testing in Hatfield, Pa., has announced the promotions of Glenn Derstine to senior technical adviser for mechanical testing and machining and Brandon McVaugh to destructive testing manager for...

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Walter announces personnel changes

June 3, 2013

Walter USA, a manufacturer of cutting tools in Waukesha, Wis., has announced the appointment of Kim Seidelman to managing director and Jeff Kraez to national sales director. Seidelman joined Walter through the Valenite integration in 2010 as the director of sales for key accounts. He started his...

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Matsuura Machinery opens U.S. subsidiary

May 13, 2013

Matsurra Machinery Corp., Japan, has opened a U.S. subsidiary, Matsuura Machinery USA, in St. Paul, Minn., to import machines and service customers. A grand opening will take place May 14 at 11:00 a.m., followed by an open house on May 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register for the grand...

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Walter launches redesigned website

May 7, 2013

Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned website at www.walter-tools.com/us featuring more information and services. It embodies the company's integrated Toolshop rapid ordering system to help simplify and speed up ordering of the company’s cutting tools for milling, drilling,...

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Future Products marks 50 years in business

May 1, 2013

Future Products, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Irvin F. Swider purchased the business in April 1963, initially manufacturing punch and die buttons. Originally an eight-man operation, the company quickly added staff and...

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Diehl Steel adds plate mill

April 18, 2013

Diehl Steel, Cincinnati, has installed a new plate mill that allows the company to custom-machine steel material up to 30 in. wide by 50 in. long by 12 in. high. The company now can machine larger sizes of tool steel, alloy steel, high-speed steel, carbon steel, powder-metal product, and stainless...

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