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SafanDarley names Fox Machinery Associates as distributor

September 19, 2016

Netherlands-based electrical and hydraulic press brake manufacturer SafanDarley BV has expanded its network of distributors in the U.S. with the addition of Fox Machinery Associates. The distributor serves the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and West...

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AM General receives automotive manufacturing certification

September 19, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., has announced that several of its facilities now are registered to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for manufacturing commercial vehicles. This registration certifies that the company's commercial assembly plant, its warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., and...

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Miles ahead with design & welding

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

Fed up with waiting on his welding subcontractor, an owner of a landscape design company regained control and gets a creativity boost by learning how to weld.

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Wheatland Tube files duty evasion allegation

September 19, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube and pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has filed an allegation of duty evasion with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Wheatland Tube claims duty evasion of...

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Mate Precision Tooling names sales manager for Latin America

September 19, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has appointed Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin America sales manager. Harrison has a strong background in building sales teams in Mexico and Latin America for a variety of tooling and machine manufacturers,...

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Waterjet pumps deliver 90,000 PSI

September 19, 2016

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc. has introduced the KMT Streamline® PRO-III 90,000-PSI series waterjet pump in 125- and 60-HP models. New features include a patented metal-to-metal seal design and patented SUPRAlife metal canister to protect UHP seals. The pumps accommodate a range of applications,...

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Rockford Systems appoints VP of marketing

September 19, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has hired Carrie Halle as vice president marketing. She has more than 25 years of B2B marketing experience, as well as global experience in planning, branding, product management, segmentation, and...

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Evolving robotic welding fume extraction

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

RoboVent’s Spire filtration system for robotic welding applications endeavors to be the small, easy-to-use, and relatively hands-off version of its predecessor.

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Turkish Machinery Group participates in IMTS

September 19, 2016

Turkish Machinery Group recently participated for the first time in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. Sixteen Turkish companies exhibited their products, and the Turkish Fluid Power Association and Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association also...

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When weld prep matters

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

A welding and fabrication company specializing in large-diameter pipe found that a switch in its grinding consumables made all the difference in safety, productivity, and weld quality.

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Wire brushes, grinding wheels, and flap discs, oh my!

September 19, 2016 | By Rick Hopkins

Do you know the difference between a wire brush, a grinding wheel, and a flap disc? Knowing this can help ensure you are spending more time welding and less time cleaning and making repairs.

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Welding torch is water-cooled

September 19, 2016

The D/F Pistol Grip Gun is water-cooled inside and out. The slip-in contact tip is held by an adapter that is threaded into the water-cooled body to help increase contact tip life. The copper gas cup also is threaded into the front water-cooled nozzle assembly. The torch can run 0.035- to 1/8-in....

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NAM survey shows regulations, health care costs are manufacturers’ top concerns

September 16, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released the results of its Q3 2016 "Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey," which reveals manufacturers' concerns about rising health care costs and regulatory compliance. “Manufacturers continue to grapple not just with global...

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Additive manufacturing increases its presence at IMTS

September 16, 2016

Ten years ago a metal fabricator could visit the biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago and have the opportunity to view some of the latest press brake and laser cutting technologies. It wasn’t FABTECH®, but the tradeshow still had a decent collection of machine...

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Amada Miyachi America announces mobile-friendly website

September 16, 2016

Monrovia, Calif.-based Amada Miyachi America Inc. has redesigned its website at www.amadamiyachi.com for responsiveness to mobile devices. The site highlights the company’s resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and...

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