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Mazak Optonics partners with new Southeast region distributor

November 19, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has partnered with ProMac Technologies, Charlotte, N.C., as its new Southeast region distributor. The company, which serves manufacturers and job shops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, will focus on Mazak’s full line of CO2 and fiber laser...

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Aluminum Workshop: Searching for 4043 yield and tensile strengths

November 19, 2014

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Q: I have been trying to find the yield and tensile strengths for 4043 filler metal, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. Can you help me? Why is this data so hard to find? A: Believe it or not, the data exists. Weld metal data for virtually all aluminum filler metals was developed in the 1960s....

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Peak Rock Capital affiliate acquires Main Steel Polishing

November 19, 2014

An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, has acquired the business of Main Steel Polishing Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill., a processor and polisher of stainless steel, aluminum, and nickel alloys, from Shale‐Inland. Main Steel’s products are used in...

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AMTI announces staff changes

November 19, 2014

Houston-based Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. (AMTI), a distributor of nickel-alloy and stainless steel tube and bar, has hired Steve Martinez as warehouse operator and has promoted Denna Gatewood to director of quality assurance. Martinez is responsible for creating an ergonomic intervention plan...

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Arc welding robot delivers extra-long reach

November 19, 2014

The new Motoman® MA3120 arc welding robot features an extra-long reach arm that reduces the need for tracks. Available in floor-, wall-, and ceiling-mounted configurations and suitable for multiple robot layouts, the robot has twice the payload of the previous MA3100 model. The robot has a...

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Lincoln Electric acquires RealWeld Systems

November 19, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has acquired the assets of the privately held live arc welding training system manufacturer RealWeld Systems Inc. and the associated intellectual property from EWI. RealWeld Systems' RealWeld Trainer™ product offers...

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Press brake display moves on beam to correct bending location

November 19, 2014

Haco has introduced a new concept for press brake controllers: SyncView, a dynamic display located on the beam that moves horizontally to the correct bending location. The tablet screen is positioned automatically where the workpiece is being worked on by the operator, allowing the operator to...

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Aluminum Workshop: Welding steel to aluminum—Is it feasible?

November 19, 2014

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Q: I’m building a horse trailer and I need to join some aluminum parts to the steel frame. Can I use arc welding to do this? A: Surprisingly, yours is a very common question that I feel should be addressed. While solid-state joining processes like friction stud welding and flash butt welding can...

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Weiler Corp. launches new website as part of new brand identity

November 18, 2014

Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative that includes a new brand identity, facility expansion, increased staffing, and new training tools. To support the...

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Wall Colmonoy names managing director for European headquarters

November 18, 2014

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Steph Curtis as managing director for its European headquarters in Swansea, Wales. He joined the company in January 2014 after spending 30 years in strategic, operational, and...

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United States Steel establishes new management structure

November 18, 2014

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has announced that by Jan. 1, 2015, its reporting segments – North American Flat-Rolled, Tubular, and U. S. Steel Europe – will be realigned. The North American Flat-Rolled realignment will include the creation of enterprisewide commercial entities...

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Timken acquires Revolvo Ltd.

November 18, 2014

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co. has reached an agreement with Eriks NV to acquire the assets of Revolvo Ltd., Dudley, U.K. Revolvo makes and markets ball and roller bearings for industrial applications in process and heavy industries. The company's split roller bearing housed units are used by...

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Frost & Sullivan report predicts three-fold increase in 3-D printing revenues by 2025

November 18, 2014

Three-dimensional printing has become one of the premier disruptive technologies transforming traditional industrial models and sparking a new industrial revolution, according to Frost & Sullivan, a business growth strategist in Mountain View, Calif. The possibility of 3-D printing’s evolution...

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Agricultural trailer wins Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014

November 18, 2014

The winner of the Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014 is a chassis for an agricultural trailer designed for reduced weight and improved safety. The design reduced the chassis weight by more than 20 percent — from 1,150 lbs. to 903 lbs. — and made it safer. The two trailer prototypes...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. announces two staff appointments

November 18, 2014

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., a manufacturer of products and services for welding, metal forming, and cold spray applications, has appointed Steve Renaud to the new position of vice president of operations and named Jim Komar as general manager, Machinery Division. Renaud has nearly...

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