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PCX Aerostructures adds machining capability

June 15, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC has announced the addition of a WFL M65 Millturn machining center at its Newington, Conn., headquarters. The machine serves as a lathe, 5-axis machining center, 3-D CMM, gear shaper, and deep hole drilling machine. It allows for complete machining of complex parts with...

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Centerless grinding wheels help improve stock removal

June 15, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Century45™ centerless grinding wheels, which feature a chemistry that helps improve grain retention, increasing porosity for a given hardness. This allows wheels to have a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade. The wheels are available...

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Customizing your GMAW gun for the job

June 15, 2016

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Being as comfortable as possible on the job is important for mind, body, and productivity. Customizing your GMAW gun for the application can improve your personal comfort and weld quality.

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PPG facility recognized for recycling program

June 15, 2016

PPG has announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 26 tons of materials from the...

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Utility Trailer Mfg. receives TTMA’s Plant Safety Award

June 15, 2016

Utility Trailer Mfg. Co., City of Industry, Calif., a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and trailers, has announced that its Clearfield, Utah, trailer manufacturing plant has received a “Category A” Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers...

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A metal fabricator you can’t pigeonhole

June 15, 2016

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IMS Engineered Products’ revenue has increased by 45 percent during the past five years. How? The fabricator is part of a larger organization, IMS Companies, with diverse revenue streams coming from gear manufacturing, stamping, electrical harness assembly, and more. But IMS’s story of growth really boils down to a straightforward strategy: quick response.

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Lean, large, and keeping pace

June 15, 2016

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Ironform Corp. formed in 2013 after Wynnchurch Capital purchased two large metal fabricators. But Ironform’s story is more about scaling up metal fabrication through acquisition. It’s about adapting the principles of lean manufacturing to custom metal fabrication—on a large scale.

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Pneumatic shears deliver burr-free cuts in metals

June 15, 2016

Kett Tool offers the P-540 double-cut shears for making burr-free cuts in cold-rolled mild steel up to 14 ga., most grades of stainless steel to 20 ga., and aluminum to 0.090 in. thick. Its pistol-grip, 2,200-RPM pneumatic motor runs on a 90-PSI power source, delivering cutting speeds of 180 IPM....

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Scaling up metal fabrication: In support of the front line

June 15, 2016

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General Sheet Metal Works has experienced double-digit growth in recent years. For a $70 million operation, that’s saying something. And yet, the company has few growing pains to speak of—thanks to a new business structure that has made scaling up much easier.

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Quintus to deliver hot isostatic press to Sintavia LLC

June 14, 2016

A Västerås, Sweden-based Quintus Technologies hot isostatic press (HIP) will round out the lineup of equipment in Sintavia LLC’s recently opened 10,000-sq.-ft. metal additive manufacturing (AM) center in Davie, Fla. The model QIH 15L press will give Sintavia serial production capability for...

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MPIF announces PM Design Excellence Award winners

June 14, 2016

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners of its 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition. The grand prize in the automotive-transmission category was awarded to GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn Hills, Mich., for five components—a side gear, two...

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Drake Mfg. Services appoints TECNO.team as Europe sales/service rep

June 14, 2016

Drake Mfg. Services Co. LLC, Warren, Ohio, has established a sales agreement with TECNO.team GmbH. The Stuttgart, Germany-based company will provide sales, marketing, and service support for Drake grinding equipment in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints COO

June 14, 2016

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment, has announced the promotion of Linda Rosati to COO. She joined the company in 2014 as proposal and estimating manager. Before joining Coe, she worked for Ingersoll-Rand and most...

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CE Metal Fabrication expands

June 14, 2016

CE Metal Fabrication, Kalama, Wash., has doubled its size by adding a 10,000-sq.-ft. expansion. Serving companies in the Pacific Northwest, the firm provides crafted metal works for decorative and ornamental projects for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as metal fabrication for food...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. hires corporate controller

June 14, 2016

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), Waterloo, Iowa, has hired Janet Ekstrom as corporate controller. She has more than 34 years of experience in financial and management roles. Ekstrom has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She previously served as controller...

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