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Black liquid topcoat retains color, gloss in changing environments

April 13, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON® polyester urethane (SPU) coating, a mid-gloss black liquid topcoat engineered to maintain and control color and gloss on metal finishes in changing coating-application environments. The two-component topcoat consistently...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in February

April 13, 2015

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $304.74 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 10.6 percent from January's...

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Metrology products combine scanning sensor with collaborative robot technology

April 13, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the AUTOSCAN® COLLABORATE-GAGE™ and AUTOSCAN COLLABORATIVE-CMM™ metrology systems, combining the Helix smart sensor, VECTOR® analysis software, and collaborative robot technology. The collaborative robot is designed to allow direct interaction with a production...

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Automatic band saw monitors cutoff jobs for accuracy

April 13, 2015

The Jupiter CN band saw from Pat Mooney Saws pivots from 0 to 60 degrees to set up a miter cut in seconds, the company states. The control can store 99 cutting jobs while minimizing scrap, states the manufacturer. Cutoff programs are managed via the control keypad. The user inputs the desired...

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Hougen: New Two Speed Mag Drill

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The new HMD905 magnetic drill from Hougen Manufacturing is packed with power and new features not seen on other Hougen drills. The new model offers a major performance improvement to the mid-range line of Hougen magnetic drills. The HMD905 fills the gap with great power to weight ratio by giving steel fabricators more strength and torque while still maintaining the small lightweight footprint.

Women in Manufacturing files as national trade association

April 10, 2015

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in manufacturing, now is officially its own 501(c)6 national trade association. WiM originated in 2011 as a networking group powered by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)....

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Wildeck certified as approved fabricator for Clark County, Nev.

April 10, 2015

Wildeck Inc., a manufacturer of storing, lifting, and guarding products in Waukesha, Wis., has been certified to fabricate structural steel products for use in Clark County, Nev., and other jurisdictions accepting the comprehensive TG-1 quality systems requirements. To be recognized and...

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D&S Mfg. adds bridge mill

April 10, 2015

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and weldments, has announced the installation of an Okuma MCR-A5CII bridge mill in the recently completed 9,300-sq.-ft. addition at its plant in Black River Falls, Wis. The machine has a table capacity of 200 by 100 in. and...

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Morin hires two regional sales managers

April 10, 2015

Bristol, Conn.-based single-element metal wall and roof panel system manufacturer Morin, a Kingspan Group company, has named Jeff Held as regional sales manager Rocky Mountains and Bob Mohr as regional sales manager Northwest. Held has more than 30 years of experience, having served as regional...

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Metalast Surface Technology changes name to Chemeon Surface Technology

April 10, 2015

Metalast Surface Technology, a business-to-business provider offering hard-material surface engineering technology, now operates under the name Chemeon Surface Technology. The name change “formalizes a shift in the company’s vision to advance the world’s focus on environmentally...

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Going the nontraditional route

April 10, 2015

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The manufacturing industry is focusing plenty of attention on millennials as companies try and entice them to consider manufacturing careers. These companies might be better off looking at other industries, where workers might be looking for a career change.

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Lewis-Goetz acquires Action Industrial Group

April 10, 2015

Lewis-Goetz, Pittsburgh, has acquired Action Industrial Group, a South Carolina-based fabricator and distributor of fasteners, gaskets, hose products, and industrial construction tools and supplies. The acquisition adds seven Southeast locations to the Lewis-Goetz footprint, as well as considerable...

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Kuka opens new aerospace facility in France

April 10, 2015

Kuka Systems Aerospace has opened a new R&D and production facility for advanced automation systems in Le Haillan, France. The plant manufactures multifunction end effectors for robotic processes used in aircraft assembly. The company acquired the French operation Alema Automation, a...

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Future engineers create Rube Goldberg machines for Goodyear's STEM Career Day

April 10, 2015

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, has issued a $15,000 challenge to students in grades 6 to 12 to design a Rube Goldberg™ machine using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles to fill a Goodyear blimp. The challenge, which offers up to $4,000 to the high school...

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Concept Laser installs additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool

April 10, 2015

Concept Laser, Grapevine, Texas, has installed an M2 cusing multilaser metal additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool of Arvada, Colo., a precision machine shop serving the aerospace, aeronautics, defense, energy, medical, and semiconductor industries. The system is equipped with a new...

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