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Manufacturing communities program ready for second round

December 12, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Commerce wants to reach out to more communities in an effort to boost the manufacturing economy.

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Aluminum Workshop: New wire brand may mean new parameters

December 12, 2014

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Q: When I run out of aluminum gas metal arc welding (GMAW) wire and buy a different brand, it doesn’t seem to weld as smoothly. Is there that much of a quality difference among brands? A: While there may be a difference in quality, you may be experiencing something else entirely. If you’ve...

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Aquasol acquires Dissolvo

December 12, 2014

The Aquasol Corp., North Tonawanda, N.Y., a manufacturer of water-soluble welding consumables, has announced its acquisition of Dissolvo® LLC from the CMC Group Inc. Dissolvo pioneered the use of water-soluble paper for fabrication of purge dams in the early 1970s and markets various...

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EPA pushes for new ozone regulation

December 12, 2014

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The Environmental Protection agency wants to reduce ozone-causing emissions levels even though the current regulations haven't been fully put into effect.

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Pass it on

December 12, 2014

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Ron Covell’s 50-year career manually building autobodies for street rods, dragsters, and motorcycles is impressive, to say the least. But he doesn’t plan on hoarding all of the expertise he’s garnered over the years. His latest passion, of the last 20 years anyway, has been sharing information in his traveling workshops to current or up-and-coming autobody enthusiasts. It’s what he hopes is his longest and most impactful legacy.

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Cadence Aerospace appoints CEO

December 12, 2014

Cadence Aerospace, Newport Beach, Calif., has hired Ron Case as CEO. He replaces Larry Resnick, who continues as chairman. Case most recently served as CEO of Synchronous Aerospace and as CEO of Senior Aerospace’s Aerospace Structures Group. His 32-year career in the aerospace industry also...

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Boeing selects Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust for 777X jetliner engines

December 12, 2014

Nacelle manufacturer Aircelle (Safran), Le Havre, France, will produce titanium exhaust systems for the new 777X commercial jetliner. The exhaust systems will equip the jetliner’s two GE9X turbofan engines from GE Aviation, providing the benefits of lower mass and increased heat resistance....

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One metal fabricator, two value streams

December 12, 2014

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For decades Nu-Way Industries operated with a conventional management structure. In recent years, managers at the Des Plaines, Ill., fabricator discovered that the two kinds of orders the company processed, engineered to order and make to stock, really called for two distinct value streams, each operating under a different business model.

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Aluminum Workshop: Preheating aluminum

December 12, 2014

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Q: What preheat temperature should I use when welding aluminum? I’ve heard different numbers, and I know they can’t all be right. A: Let me begin with a bold statement: If you have the right equipment, you never need to preheat when welding aluminum. I have gas tungsten arc-welded (GTAW)...

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Sequencing system offers welding operators step-by-step instructions

December 12, 2014

The Weld Sequencer from Lincoln Electric allows welders to view each weld in the operational sequence pictorially and log results automatically. The welding power source parameters, such as voltage, wire feed speed, and waveform mode, are set for each discrete weld. The software includes...

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TimkenSteel awards $245,000 in scholarships

December 11, 2014

The TimkenSteel Charitable Fund, Canton, Ohio, has awarded the first class of TimkenSteel scholars with $245,000 in scholarship funds. The eight high school seniors, all children of TimkenSteel Corp. employees, will use the funds for the academic pursuit of their choice at any accredited...

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Diversified Machine Systems’ community outreach provides nearly 13,000 meals

December 11, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), designer and manufacturer of 3- and 5-axis CNC routers and large-format machining centers, recently hosted a Springs Rescue Mission Neighbors Act food and clothing drive and held a silent auction at its company Christmas party to...

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Quaker Chemical launches website for fire-resistant hydraulic fluids

December 11, 2014

Quaker Chemical has introduced a new website at www.quintolubric.com for the QUINTOLUBRIC® fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. The site lists Quaker’s Fluid Power products by hydraulic fluid category: HFA (high water content fluids), HFC (water glycol fluids), and HFD (synthetic water-free...

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Robotic welding cells serve as entry point to automated welding

December 11, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced Auto-Mate™ pre-engineered robotic welding cells, designed for first-time buyers of welding automation. Delivered in two to four weeks, the systems serve as an entry point for new buyers to implement automated welding. The Auto-Mate 5 is a single-zone...

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The Burtek Group announces acquisition of Process Fab Inc.

December 11, 2014

The Burtek Group, Chesterfield, Mich., has acquired Process Fab Inc. (PFI), based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The acquisition brings together spaceflight and aerospace suppliers Votaw Precision Technologies Inc. and PFI under the Burtek portfolio. The Burtek Group, which comprises Burtek...

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