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American Metal Roofs donates roof for veteran’s memorial in Michigan

September 15, 2016

American Metal Roofs, Flint, Mich., has donated the roofing materials for the Veterans Bell Memorial in Montrose, Mich. The memorial honors active-duty veterans, as well as reservists and National Guardsmen.What started out as a tribute by Charlie Emmendorfer of CRE Welding in Montrose to honor his...

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OMCO Roll Forming

September 15, 2016

By: Coe Press Equipment

OMCO Roll Forming has grown tremendously in the last decade by diversifying into new markets. Smart, high-quality processes enabled by key partners such as COE Press Equipment have led to OMCO’s success. Watch the OMCO story and how COE has helped the company continually perform well for its customers.

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Changing the hierarchy and file names within CAD assemblies

September 15, 2016 | By Gerald Davis

Columnist Gerald Davis provides file organization and renaming guidance, so that the CAD operator doesn’t make a needless mistake that can boost frustration and reduce modeling efficiency.

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Combination fiber laser/punch processes metals up to 0.25 in. thick

September 15, 2016

TRUMPF’s TruMatic 6000 fiber laser/punch combination machine offers laser cutting, punching, forming, and engraving of sheet metal up to 0.25 in. thick. It is designed for scratch-free processing, while a laser output control system helps ensure quality when cutting delicate curves and tight...

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Study reveals largest end users of waterjet cutting machines through 2020

September 14, 2016

According to a new market study released by London-based Technavio, the global waterjet cutting machine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8 percent through 2020. Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on engineering tools, said, “The forecast period is likely to...

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Compact robots made for restricted-space applications

September 14, 2016

Comau offers two new robots—Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80—for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly, and pick-and-place. Both are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The...

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Coldwater Machine hires VP of sales and marketing

September 14, 2016

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. has hired Daniel Barry as vice president of sales and marketing. He has more than 25 years of capital equipment and automation experience in a variety of industry sectors. Before joining the company, Barry formed WEMA Vogtland America LLC in 2010, a U.S....

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Find the Best Fit: Automated Nesting & Laser Fabrication

Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:00 PM

By: Autodesk Inc.

This webinar is designed for the person that nests and then CNC cuts sheet metal parts, with a laser or other method. Learn how to save time and effort by eliminating the need to touch and edit every profile. Learn how automated CNC programming can optimize your tooling head automatically. Connect with your MRP or ERP system to manage material needs with your nests, and prioritize jobs as needed. Generate reports on the whole process.

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Meritor donates $5,000 to American Red Cross for Louisiana flood relief efforts

September 14, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Denham Springs, La., which was hard-hit by flooding in August. An estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses were damaged in the southeast Louisiana town of 10,000 people.The company is a...

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Moving additive manufacturing forward

September 14, 2016 | By Tim Heston

EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, which opened in 2015, has resources covering all seven major categories of additive manufacturing. But having access to the technology and equipment in-house is just half the story. The other half involves experts in design, materials, processes, and quality all working together to move additive technology forward.

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AEC joins China Trade Task Force

September 14, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has joined the China Trade Task Force (CTTF), an organization aimed at addressing structural imbalances in the global aluminum market that it attributes to Chinese government policies. AEC joins Century Aluminum and the United Steel Workers as...

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Winning new business in custom metal fabrication

September 14, 2016 | By Tim Heston

It can take a long time for a prospect to become a major customer, and of course there are no guarantees. This makes building a diverse customer base easier said than done. Through rebranding and restructuring, one custom fabricator in Minnesota aims to change this.

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TRUMPF founds venture capital company

September 14, 2016

TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, a manufacturer of sheet metal processing equipment and industrial lasers based in Ditzingen, Germany, has founded TRUMPF Venture GmbH, a venture capital company for funding technology startups. The aim of the company is to fund promising young companies that want to play a...

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Coldwater Machine partners with Ohio State for vaporizing foil actuator welding project

September 14, 2016

Coldwater Machine Co., a Coldwater, Ohio-based manufacturer and integrator of assembly automation and machines for the automotive, appliance, energy, and aerospace industries, has been selected as a manufacturing and collaboration partner to help commercialize The Ohio State University’s...

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Catalog features GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

September 14, 2016

D/F has released a new product catalog featuring its GMAW and GTAW equipment.The literature also highlights accessories and...

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