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Service Stampings adds portable CMM to quality department

December 10, 2014

Service Stampings Inc., a Willoughby, Ohio-based short-run metal stamping manufacturer and steel fabricator, has added a FAROArm to its quality department. The portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is intended to increase the throughput of the quality department's statistical process...

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Longtime H & H Tube manager retires

December 10, 2014

H & H Tube, Vanderbilt, Mich., has announced the retirement of Production Manager Don Forman, effective at the end of 2014, after more than 40 years with the company. Forman plans to leave the Tube & Pipe Association International®’s Extrusion, Drawing & Tube Reducing (EDTR) Council at the same...

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MultiCam marks 25th anniversary

December 9, 2014

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, marks its 25th year in business in 2014. The firm was founded as Machine Automation Technology by Ken Koelling, who began building complete, customized CNC systems. Today the company offers CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and...

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Metcam completes, implements nine kaizen project

December 9, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has announced its completion of nine process improvements since it began its kaizen initiative in early 2014. Kaizen, which is Japanese for “good change,” is a business philosophy of continuous...

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Oxlean Mfg. announces $2.1 million expansion in Louisiana

December 9, 2014

Oxlean Mfg. will invest $2.1 million to expand and modernize its steel fabrication facility in Walker, La. The company, which is retaining 27 existing jobs, will create 73 new jobs at the facility and 122 indirect jobs. The project will include the installation of advanced robotic technology,...

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Economic growth continues in 2015, says forecast

December 9, 2014

Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2015, according to projections in a semiannual economic forecast issued by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM). In the forecast, purchasing and supply management executives share their expectations for a...

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SME names executive director/CEO

December 9, 2014

SME, Dearborn, Mich., has named Jeffrey M. Krause as its executive director and CEO, effective Dec. 15. In this role, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, while also leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders. Since...

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Reading Bakery Systems to expand in Pennsylvania

December 9, 2014

Reading Bakery Systems has announced plans to double the size of its oven manufacturing facility in Robesonia, Pa. The expansion will bring the plant to 38,000 sq. ft., with space for manufacturing and assembly, cutting, and...

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FNA Group’s OEM Industries Division to open Wisconsin manufacturing plant

December 8, 2014

The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has announced plans for a new $3 million manufacturing, distribution, and R&D facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 176,000-sq.-ft facility, which will create more than 100 jobs, will be used to manufacture pressure washers...

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AutoForm and Engineering Technology Associates settle die design software patent disputes

December 8, 2014

AutoForm Eng. GmbH, Wilen b. Wollerau, Switzerland, and Engineering Technology Associates Inc., Troy, Mich., have reached a global settlement of their patent disputes and entered a consent judgment, ending a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit initiated by AutoForm against ETA. The respective...

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Laser processing market worth $17.36 billion by 2020

December 8, 2014

According to the new market research report "Laser Processing Market by Application (Cutting, Drilling, Marking), Laser Type (Gas, Solid, Fiber Laser), Machine Configuration (Moving, Fixed beam), Vertical (Machine Tooling, Automotive), Geography - Global Forecast to 2020,” published by...

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K.L. Jack & Co. partners with toy drive for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

December 8, 2014

Industrial fasteners and supplies distributor K.L. Jack & Co., Portland, Maine, has partnered with the Steven Delano Memorial Fund Holiday Toy Drive to provide toys, gifts, and donations for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, also located in Portland. The drive continues through Dec. 18, or...

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Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in....

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Alcoa unveils next-generation aluminum materials through new manufacturing technology

December 8, 2014

Alcoa, based in Pittsburgh, has unveiled Micromill™ continuous casting technology for producing aluminum sheet. The patented process changes the microstructure of the metal, allowing the production of an aluminum alloy for automotive applications that has 40 percent greater formability and 30...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.8% in 2014

December 8, 2014

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 35.0 percent from September and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of...

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