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Mettler Toledo launches ecofriendly approach to measurement equipment

January 13, 2015

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has introduced the GreenMT program, which measures energy and resource usage to determine a company’s global carbon footprint. The program has spawned an EcoDesign initiative that targets the full product life cycle. Specific goals are to lower energy, reduce...

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Industrial Innovations supplying die lube-spray application systems to Van-Rob

January 12, 2015

Grandville, Mich.-based Industrial Innovations, a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment for operation in metalworking industries including metal forming, die casting, machining, and stamping, has announced that Van-Rob Inc., an automotive manufacturer for the design and manufacture of...

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Inductotherm Group expands worldwide operations into Italy

January 12, 2015

Inductotherm Group, Rancocas, N.J., a supplier of thermal processing equipment to industry, has opened a new group company, Inductotherm Group Italy S.r.l., in Turin, Italy. “We will now be able to provide service and parts support for induction heating and welding equipment to Italian...

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Manufacturing technology orders dip in November, 2014; 2014 up 2.6 percent compared to 2013

January 12, 2015

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $378.06 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 15.5 percent from October and...

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President Obama announces new manufacturing innovation hub in Knoxville, Tenn.

January 12, 2015

President Obama has announced the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at boosting advanced manufacturing, fostering U.S. innovation, and attracting well-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. A Knoxville-area-based consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, universities, and...

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AMT names VP of manufacturing technology

January 12, 2015

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has named Tim Shinbara as vice president – manufacturing technology. He has extensive experience in industry engineering, manufacturing technology, and additive manufacturing technology. His predecessor, Paul Warndorf, assumes the...

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ALMMII to open Detroit innovation acceleration center Jan. 15

January 12, 2015

ALMMII, the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, will hold a grand opening at its innovation acceleration center at 1400 Rosa Parks Blvd. in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The 100,000-sq.-ft. facility is part of a national network of research...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed hiring outlook at beginning of 2015

January 12, 2015

In January, manufacturing hiring activity will increase, and the service-sector hiring rate will drop marginally compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2015. In January, for...

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ITEC announces installation of world’s largest tube and open profile cutting machine

January 9, 2015

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, has announced the installation of a 24-in.-capacity TTM Laser S.p.A. FL600 3-D tube and open profile laser cutting machine with 60-ft. processing capacity at Steel and Pipe Supply, Manhattan, Kan. According to ITEC, the machine is the largest of its...

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Spirol receives 2014 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

January 9, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Spirol Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of engineered components for fastening and joining in Windsor, Ont., has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM has 2,300 North American suppliers, and Spirol is one of 80 companies to receive the...

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Intelligrated launches redesigned spare parts procurement website

January 9, 2015

Cincinnati-based Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has launched a redesigned spare parts procurement website at www.ontimeparts.com. The site offers a new design and improved back-end integration to connect customers with an inventory of more than 75,000 OEM and...

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Ford retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 9, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of longtime Technical Instructor Chuck Ford following 51 years of service. In addition to sharing his extensive welding knowledge with thousands of students over the years, Ford served as a member of AWS (past...

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T. J. Snow personnel certified as resistance welding technicians

January 8, 2015

Five service techs at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T. J. Snow Co., plus CEO Tom Snow, recently became among the first in the U.S. to receive the certified resistance welding technician (CRWT) designation offered by the American Welding Society (AWS). A 100-question exam tests applicants’...

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Baker retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 8, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of Librarian and Editor Martha “Marty” Baker following 38 years of service. Baker was responsible for the Hobart Institute website, www.welding.org. She also worked on The World of Welding quarterly magazine,...

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Distributed manufacturing could be the next industrial revolution, says report

January 8, 2015

Distributed manufacturing (DM)—local, small-scale, rapid design and production—comes from the ability to engineer and make few parts as cheaply as many, rather than high-volume, centralized manufacturing. Currently thousands of products from trinkets to automobiles use DM. However, it's not the...

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