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Metal Technology installs 1,200-ton press

July 16, 2014

Metal Technology (MTI) has installed a 1,200-ton press with CNC capabilities at its Albany, Ore., facility. The press expands the company’s deep-draw and forming capabilities in terms of diameter, length of product form, and wall thickness. “The equipment's 84-in. stroke with 122 in. of...

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Murata introduces fiber laser website

July 16, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., a provider of metal fabrication machines and automation, has launched www.fiberlasermachines.com, a new website featuring its fiber laser for sheet metal processing. The site highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber...

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Study finds delivery, pricing, sales support are top three customer expectations for manufacturers

July 16, 2014

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting GroupSM, Claremont, Calif., hypothesized that Amazon and companies like Amazon have had an impact on service demands for manufacturers and distributors. In a recent study measuring the "Amazon Effect," Anderson found that the top three areas in which...

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Samco Machinery appoints electrical control/systems coordinator

July 16, 2014

Roll forming machine manufacturer Samco Machinery Ltd., Toronto, has promoted Bryan George to the position of electrical control and systems coordinator in corporate engineering. George has 17 years of experience in the field. With this appointment, he moves to the electrical engineering area...

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SigmaTEK kicks off 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away

July 15, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, shop floor automation, and manufacturing business automation systems, has announced the kickoff of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away. North American manufacturers, fabricators, and others within the industry can enter for a...

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Alcoa receives R&D 100 Award for automotive bonding technology

July 15, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine in recognition of its Alcoa 951, an enabler for adhesive bonding of aluminum-intensive vehicles (AIVs). The award honors the top 100 technology innovations introduced in the past year across industry, academia, and...

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Jet Edge names Jetstream Cutting Solutions as South Africa rep

July 15, 2014

St. Michael, Minn.-based Jet Edge Inc., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjets for cutting, coating removal, and surface preparation, has selected Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC of Johannesburg, South Africa, as its waterjet systems distributor for Southern Africa. Jetstream Cutting...

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PCI establishes educational fund

July 14, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has announced its official establishment of an educational fund designated for awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers...

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Burr Oak Tool partners with KSM

July 14, 2014

Sturgis, Mich.-based Burr Oak Tool Inc. has entered a partnership with KSM LLC of Smolensk, Russia, making KSM responsible for sales of coil manufacturing machines, tube processing machines, and replacement parts to CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Baltic countries. Burr Oak Tool...

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Whirlpool enters into agreements to acquire majority interest in Indesit

July 14, 2014

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., and Fineldo S.p.A., Milan, Italy, have entered into a binding agreement for the sale of Fineldo's stake in Indesit Co. S.p.A. Whirlpool also entered into binding share purchase agreements with members of the Merloni family for their Indesit shares. Under these...

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U. S. Steel president/CEO applauds U.S. DOC decision on OCTG trade case

July 14, 2014

Pittsburgh-based U. S. Steel Corp. president and CEO Mario Longhi issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's final determination in a trade case on OCTG against nine countries including South Korea. The company — the largest integrated producer of tubular products...

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Optomec receives order for print engine from RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing

July 14, 2014

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec has announced that its LENS® print engine for metal components has been adopted by the Center for Remanufacturing and Resources Recovery (C3R®) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, N.Y. The system at C3R will retrofit 3-D metal printing...

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JTEKT Corp. doubles size of South Carolina facility

July 14, 2014

JTEKT Corp., a producer of bearings, automotive steering systems, and all-wheel-drive couplings, has expanded its Koyo-brand bearing manufacturing facility in Richland County, S.C. The 250,000-sq.-ft. expansion, which provides the company with the capacity to manufacture automotive wheel bearing...

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Electron Beam Eng. earns AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 certification

July 14, 2014

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., an electron beam and laser beam welding company in Anaheim, Calif., has earned AS9100 quality management system certification. The certification adds quality assurance expectations for design, development, and production work that apply specifically to the aviation, space,...

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DeWys Mfg. hires inside sales coordinator

July 14, 2014

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has hired Valerie Klaas as inside sales coordinator. Before joining the company, she attended GVSU and gained inside sales experience in the construction trades. The company provides precision metal fabrication to a variety of clients from office furniture to...

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