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Schuler to provide two laser blanking lines to Daimler

June 22, 2015

Schuler, located in Göppingen, Germany, has received an order for two laser blanking lines from Daimler AG for its Mercedes-Benz facility in Kuppenheim, Germany. The two lines cut blanks out of a moving sheet metal coil, which then are formed into car body parts in subsequent steps. Fiber...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes Kronos, MSC Industrial Supply as sponsors

June 19, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM co-producers have welcomed back Kronos and MSC Industrial Supply as sponsors for a second consecutive year. Both companies recently pledged their support to this national movement. Kronos renewed its Silver sponsorship, and MSC Industrial Supply renewed its Bronze...

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Germany’s ebm-papst energy scouts journey to U.S. on green mission

June 19, 2015

Energy scouts from ebm-papst in Mulfingen, Germany, recently completed a one-week visit to the U.S. The students spent time at the company’s U.S. subsidiary—ebm-papst Inc. in Farmington, Conn.—where they presented their expertise to colleagues and shared their experiences with more than 200...

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Fabricated Products Inc. reaches 1.5 million safe hours

June 19, 2015

Fabricated Products Inc. (FPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Doe Run Co., has achieved 1.5 million hours without a lost-time accident. This milestone, reached in May 2015, represents more than 16 years of safe work at its Casa Grande, Ariz., facility and 10 years of safe work at its Vancouver,...

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ARaymond expands in Michigan while marking 150th anniversary

June 19, 2015

ARaymond has invested more than $12 million in building and equipment to expand its Rayconnect Inc. manufacturing operations in Rochester Hills, Mich. The plant produces quick-connect fittings for fluid-handling systems for the automotive, heavy truck, recreational, off-road vehicle, and industrial...

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Drill developed to machine stainless steels, titanium alloys

June 19, 2015

OSG has introduced the EXOCARB® WDO-SUS drills. They are designed to combat the common issues that occur when machining stainless steels and titanium alloys, such as work hardening, elongated chips, low thermal conductivity, and welding on the tool. The drill features MEGA COOLER™ coolant...

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Ergodyne to host 18th annual golf tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

June 18, 2015

Safety products provider Ergodyne, St. Paul, Minn., will host its 18th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn., on July 20, 2015. This fundraiser brings together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from all over the...

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Women in Manufacturing launches community chapter in Chicago

June 18, 2015

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), Cleveland, has launched a community chapter in Chicago. The newly established chapter will host an event in downtown Chicago on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carnivale restaurant. WiM Illinois is directed by Beth Falls, employee benefits...

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Wilson Tool names VP of global marketing

June 18, 2015

Wilson Tool Intl. has hired Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing. He leads the company’s strategic marketing, new product and service development, and branding initiatives worldwide and also is responsible for sales in South America and Southeast Asia. Landgraf brings more...

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Siemens expands Frontier Partner program for manufacturing-focused start-ups

June 18, 2015

Siemens, Berkeley, Calif., has announced the expansion of the start-up Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The program grants manufacturing-focused start-ups access to the PLM software, its...

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NACCO Materials Handling Group announces dealer network restructuring

June 18, 2015

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. (NMHG), Cleveland, has announced that pending the completion of proposed transactions among Gregory Poole Equipment Co., Dougherty Equipment Co. Inc., LiftOne LLC, VBS Inc. Material Handling Equipment, and Briggs Equipment Inc. and execution of dealer agreements,...

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Daihen Inc. (OTC) to open second Mexico office

June 18, 2015

Tipp City, Ohio-based Daihen Inc. (OTC), a manufacturer of arc welding equipment including robots and peripheral devices, will open an office and demonstration center in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, on July 7. The office—the company’s seventh in North America—will include a live demonstration...

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Water-based polymer sealants provide protective topcoat on most metals

June 18, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers two all-purpose water-based sealants formulated to provide a protective topcoat on most metal surfaces. CLEARLOK® clear urethane sealant is a heavy-duty, urethane polymer sealant that forms a hard, glossy protective coating. It works well on black oxide finishes...

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Formtek-Maine adds turning center

June 18, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing and press feed equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Okuma LB4000 turning center. The machine is the fourth CNC turning center used to manufacture parts for the...

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Fisker Automotive and Technology Group to open facility in California

June 18, 2015

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group (FATG) has announced it will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Mareno Valley, Calif., near the company headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. The plant will produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for worldwide sale. At the start of...

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