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Trilogy Machinery appointed exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers

December 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers, punching machines, and CNC machines. The companies have been in cooperation since 2009. Allen Kao, president of Sunrise Fluid Power of Taiwan, said, “We are thrilled with the progress...

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Powered walkie stacker has 3,000-lb. capacity

December 24, 2014

The PowerStak model PPS-3000-AS stacker from Presto Lifts offers 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24-in. load center. A two-stage telescopic mast enables it to lift loads up to 125 in., allowing it to service racks up to 10 ft. high. Forward- and reverse-drive switches are located on both sides of...

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Elliott signs agreement to distribute LVD Strippit machines in Canada

December 23, 2014

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a supplier of metalworking machinery in Oakville, Ont., has partnered with LVD Strippit to distribute its line of metal fabricating equipment, such as laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears, and midlevel automation systems. Elliott...

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Fabral names plant manager

December 23, 2014

Fabral, a provider of metal roofing and wall panels for architectural, commercial, post-frame, industrial, transportation, and agricultural applications, has appointed Jonathan Williams as plant manager at its Lancaster, Pa., facility. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and 15...

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Ball Corp. names leader of global metal beverage packaging

December 23, 2014

Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball Corp. has hired Erik Bouts as senior vice president of the corporation and COO of global metal beverage packaging, effective Feb. 1. He will be based in Zurich. Bouts most recently was president of Owens-Illinois, Europe. Before that he was CEO at The Glidden Co., a...

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Forecast 3D celebrates 20 years in business

December 23, 2014

Forecast 3D, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3-D printing and short-run manufacturing service provider, marks its 20th anniversary. In 1994 co-founders and brothers Corey and Donovan Weber started the business in their garage with a single stereolithography 3-D printer. They built prototypes and...

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A new year and a better image for manufacturing

December 22, 2014

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As 2015 approaches, manufacturing's image is in pretty good shape, all things considered.

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Heung IL USA to build first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina

December 22, 2014

Heung IL USA Corp., a subsidiary of South Korea-based Heung IL Industrial Co. Ltd., will open its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Statesville, N.C., creating 30 full-time jobs. The company will invest $2.3 million in the facility, which will be co-located on the grounds of the existing Doosan...

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TRUMPF expands to Querétaro, Mexico

December 19, 2014

In response to increased sales in Mexico, Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc. has opened a facility in Querétaro. The location allows faster response times for spare parts, sales support, and service technicians. Sofia Cardenas, facility supervisor of the new warehouse, said, “As an...

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Sioux Corp. receives Pillar of the Industry Award

December 19, 2014

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., has received the Pillar of the Industry Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for its dedication and support of the U.S. manufacturing industry and the I Make America campaign. Sioux was one of only 34 companies nationwide to receive the award. The...

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Demand for synthetic formulations surges in global metalworking fluids market

December 19, 2014

Booming end-user markets, especially in Asia, are driving the global metalworking fluids market. As industrial production increases in China, India, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and Southeast Asian countries, regulations on wastewater treatment and disposal are compelling end users to optimize the use...

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Caterpillar announces officer retirement, appoints new vice president

December 19, 2014

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc., a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives, has announced the retirement of vice president Jim Johnson and the appointment of a new Vice President, Raymond Chan....

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Is the production meeting a relic of the past?

December 19, 2014

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In today's manufacturing world where more is done with less, many metal fabricators don't see the need for a daily production meeting. It's one more example of manufacturers adjusting to the times because of lack of time.

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Aleris to sell extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama

December 19, 2014

Aleris, Cleveland, a privately held, global provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aluminum extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama Inc., a Japanese building products and extrusions...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Surface modeling techniques

December 18, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis guides the reader through some of the CAD tricks necessary to create a 3-D model of a series of drill bits.

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