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Orbital ATK plant in Mississippi produces 500th large-scale rocket structure

April 21, 2016

Orbital ATK Inc., a manufacturer of space, defense, and aviation systems, has announced that its Iuka, Miss., manufacturing plant has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles. Since its establishment in 1998, the Large Structure Center...

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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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AHSS remains fastest-growing automotive material, says SMDI

April 21, 2016

Over the past three years, the amount of AHSS used each year in automotive applications has been 10 percent higher than forecast by Ducker Worldwide, says the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). According to “Metallic...

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Hybrid heat exchanger eliminates flat surfaces on which particulate can settle

April 21, 2016

Fluorotherm Polymers Inc. has introduced the Fluorotherm® hybrid frame heat exchanger for ultrapure and aggressive chemical heating and cooling. The product has been designed for use in pickling and temperature control of acid baths in the steel, pipe, wire, and galvanizing industries. The...

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Plate beveler creates bevels up to ¾ in. wide

April 21, 2016

Heck Industries has introduced the model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling for weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. tool uses a 4-HP motor to create bevels up to ¾ in. wide at 5 to 6 FPM. Features include variable angle, trigger operation, and available...

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Self-clinching nuts install in ultrathin sheets with minimal footprint

April 21, 2016

New PEM® Type SMPP™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® install permanently in ultrathin stainless steel sheet assemblies that have limited space for attachment hardware. With 0.065-in. height and 0.220-in. dia., they provide a minimal footprint in stainless steel sheets as thin as 0.025...

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Running stringers—an exercise in utility

April 20, 2016

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Repeating certain exercises is a fundamental part of learning a skill. Running stringers is one such exercise for anyone learning to weld. It also helps to listen to the instructor explain how it’s done.

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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PTM Corp. completes building addition

April 20, 2016

PTM Corp. has completed a 29,600-sq.-ft. addition to the west end of its Plant 1 in Fair Haven, Mich. The company has invested more than $2.7 million into the project, which includes a 15-ton bridge crane and a 550-ton AIDA mechanical press. The addition is designed for future expansion to the...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT named Best New Welding Product Supplier

April 20, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, a U.K.-based manufacturer of weld purging equipment, has been named a winner in the Welding World Awards presented by the Association of Welding Distributors. The company won in the category of Best New Welding Product...

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Filter products help extend life of hydraulic lubrication system components

April 20, 2016

Eaton has launched its line of EasyFit™ exchange filter elements for power generation, oil and gas, steel and metal, marine, and mining applications that require filtering of abrasive fluids, cooling lubricants, or water-based fluids. The products fit into many styles of filter systems. The...

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Economic impact study shows continued strength of domestic aluminum industry

April 20, 2016

A new study shows the continued importance of the U.S. aluminum industry to the national economy. Research conducted by economic research firm John Dunham & Associates found that the domestic aluminum industry directly employs nearly 161,000 workers and contributes more than $75 billion to the...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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Report focuses on challenges, market opportunities in U.S. steel sector

April 20, 2016

Global law firm White & Case and global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in collaboration with Debtwire, a fixed income intelligence service, have released “Losing strength: US steel industry analysis,” a publication that captures the latest developments and market...

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Soldering products introduced

April 20, 2016

Forney Industries offers a line of soldering items that includes nearly 130 products. Packaging is color-coded for plumbing, electrical, general, and specialty work. The product line also offers lead-free options, comprised of silver and other environmentally friendly and recyclable...

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