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AP&T marks 50 years in business

January 15, 2015

AP&T celebrated 50 years as a sheet metal forming equipment manufacturer in 2014. The company’s story began in 1964, when Stig Gunnarsson and Jan Merlander founded VIBAB, a press tool manufacturer, in Blidsberg, Sweden, and Bertil Åberg founded Lagan Press in Lagan, Sweden. In 1970 two Lagan...

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NN Inc. makes organizational changes to Metal Bearing Components Group

January 15, 2015

NN Inc., a diversified industrial company in Johnson City, Tenn., has announced that the Metal Bearing Components Group has reorganized its portfolio into two distinct business units: Global Rollers Division and Global Ball Division. The company also announced four newly created positions...

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William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School renews NIMS accreditation

January 15, 2015

William M. Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln, R.I., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its machine technology program. This accreditation reaffirms the school’s pledge to uphold national industry metalworking standards as set forth by NIMS, further enabling the program to...

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Uniweld undergoes factory expansion and shop floor automation upgrades

January 15, 2015

Uniweld, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has expanded its factory floor with the addition of new Takamazproduction machines and company staff. The firm also has increased factory production through the implementation of new shop floor automation procedures. Recent upgrades permit more control of...

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From the Web: Research in 3-D; how manufacturing can gain momentum in 2015; training success stories

January 15, 2015

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Sandvik boosts 3-D printing research; one way U.S. manufacturing can gain momentum; training success stories, and introducing young students to metalworking.

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Metro Alloys achieves ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence

January 15, 2015

East Point, Ga.-based Metro Alloys Inc., a buyer, processor, and broker of industrial scrap metals, has announced its inclusion in the Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) Circle of Safety Excellence™, an industrywide initiative focused on improving operational safety for recycling businesses....

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JWM names VP of sales and marketing

January 15, 2015

JWM, Port Washington, Wis., has named Rob Polich as vice president of sales and marketing. The company represents the John Wood Co., a provider of water storage tanks, ASME pressure vessels, and custom fluid handling systems, and Modern Equipment Co., a provider of aluminum melting and holding...

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Icon Machine Tool named as distributor for Messer Cutting Systems

January 15, 2015

Icon Machine Tool has announced the addition of Messer Cutting Systems’ plasma, oxyfuel, and large-plate processing equipment to its metal fabrication equipment product lines. The machines are suitable for shipbuilding, rail, agriculture, job shop, structural steel, and precision fabrication...

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Fabrication minus the relaxation

January 15, 2015

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No-niche southwest Florida fabricator grows big in small time frame

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Press brakes handle complicated, sensitive bends

January 15, 2015

Kaast Machine Tools’ HPB press brakes are designed for complicated, sensitive, high-speed single or multiple bending. They feature a user-friendly CNC and low-cost hydraulic maintenance, the company reports. Repetitive bending is obtained via synchronized cylinders and valves. Axis...

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Hypertherm named a Best Company to Work For in New Hampshire

January 15, 2015

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced its selection as a Business New Hampshire magazine Best Company to Work For in the state of New Hampshire. This is the 12th year Hypertherm has earned the honor, the most of any company in...

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CAM software offers new interface and nesting engine

January 15, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 18 of its Expert CAM and nesting software. It features a new interface, a new nesting engine, and automatic sheet processing for punching machines. The user interface is designed to reduce the mouse movements a user has to perform during day-to-day...

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Ionbond demonstration center installs Vapormatt wet blasting machine

January 15, 2015

Ionbond, a provider of hard, wear-resistant, and low-friction coatings, has installed a Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine at its demonstration center in Switzerland. The machine is designed for use by small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities to help enhance...

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The one collar of the knowledge worker

January 15, 2015

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Technological devices are changing the world, but in a very human way. It may not be about what technology can do. Instead, it may be about how technology changes our lives.

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Redefining shipbuilding and fabricating with new plasma cutting equipment

January 15, 2015

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Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, added a plasma cutting machine to its fabricating operations, which helps it to make more of its own parts without relying on subcontractors that don't always meet delivery dates.

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