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CMS, UNC Charlotte receive NIST AMTech grant

June 24, 2015

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) have received an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The grant is...

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Shell Lubricants announces Platinum Sponsorship of Manufacturing Day

June 24, 2015

Shell Lubricants has announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor of Manufacturing Day™ 2015. This is the third straight year that Shell Lubricants has sponsored Manufacturing Day, and its second year as the exclusive Platinum Sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to...

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Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI) names global quality manager

June 24, 2015

Stevensville, Md.-based Michigan Manufacturing Intl. (MMI) has named Praburaman Rengaramanujam as global quality manager. In this role, he is responsible for quality systems at all MMI locations. Rengaramanujam has 14 years of experience in the quality assurance industry, specializing in quality...

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Kenmode adds to engineering and sales management team

June 24, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has added two senior managers. Harry Dickerson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. In this role, he oversees the firm’s tool design-and-build program and all engineering functions. Before joining the company, he operated...

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Machine punches holes in opposing walls of tubing

June 24, 2015

Multicyl Inc.® offers a double horizontal tube punching machine. The unit punches holes in the opposing walls of a tube or extrusion. Both holes are positioned and aligned correctly every time and punched in seconds, the company...

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Samco appoints electrical services coordinator

June 24, 2015

Roll forming equipment manufacturer Samco Machinery Ltd., Toronto, has promoted Jim Harmer to electrical services coordinator. He coordinates all electrical development activities, including project planning, scheduling, work assignments, and reporting on electrical department metrics and...

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Delcam adds more than 80 technical tips to website

June 24, 2015

Delcam has created a section for technical tips on the website for its FeatureCAM feature-based programming software. More than 80 tips are listed in the new section, which is located at www.featurecam.com/techtips/. The tips aim to help users with all aspects of programming with FeatureCAM,...

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Curveballs in a small fabricating shop

June 24, 2015

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Diversity is essential for a small shop’s viability. It also can make for some interesting jobs that require ingenuity and produce beautiful work.

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NBT awards grants for 24 summer manufacturing camps

June 24, 2015

Rockford, Ill.-based Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), has awarded $50,000 in grants to community and technical colleges nationwide that host summer manufacturing camps for students 12 to 16 years old. A complete listing...

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Annular core cutters resist impact, stress

June 24, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned its line of annular core cutters to have a mix of high-speed steel and aluminum (M2Al), providing more resistance to impact, stress, and deformation. The SST core cutter is uncoated, made with a surface treatment that reduces heat transfer. The IceCut...

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CCAT announces $1.67 million contract with U.S. Air Force

June 24, 2015

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has announced a $1.67 million contract with the U.S. Air Force. The contract, which is being awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, provides funds for applied research on noncontact metrology technologies used...

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TRUMPF Ltd. names managing director

June 24, 2015

Annette Doyle will take on the role of managing director of TRUMPF Ltd., Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, effective July 1. In this role, she is responsible for business operations in the U.K., including customer service, technical training, product sales, and...

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Automatic strip end welding machine introduced

June 24, 2015

Straus-Artys Corp. has introduced a strip end welding machine with automatic strip cutting, strip positioning, and welding. The machine control enables parameter setting of starting, main, and end current flows. The integrated formula management allows fast repetitive welding of different kinds of...

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Lean manufacturing in producing square, retangular tubing

June 24, 2015

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Tube and pipe mills conventionally use a set of tooling for every tube or pipe diameter, and the tools are mounted to opposing stands. Cage forming provides an alternative forming process that uses a single set of tools.

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Rivet guns offered

June 24, 2015

S-B Industries offers pneumatic-hydraulic riveters. The BZ103A sets up to 0.1875-in. rivets in all materials. The BZ123A sets up to 0.25-in. structural rivets in all materials. Each riveter has a built-in vacuum system that carries the spent rivet mandrel back to an oversized collection tank....

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