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MagneGas fuel selected for railroad accident repair

February 14, 2017

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that its MagneGas2® was the fuel of choice for metal cutting and repairs on a recent refurbishment project by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The LIRR experienced an accident in January 2017 on a section of railroad in Brooklyn, N.Y., that impaired much...

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BLM Group USA appoints North American sales director

February 14, 2017

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has named Andrew Dodd as North American sales director. Dodd has more than 34 years of experience in the laser fabrication and integration business. Before joining the firm, he served as North American...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 14, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Power-Tech videos highlight 8-kW laser cutting head

February 14, 2017

Power-Tech, based in Walcz, Poland, has released videos at its youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/eaglelasers, featuring its Eagle eVa 8-kW cutting head. With the cutting head, the company’s iNspire series of laser cutting machines can cut with power up to 12 kW. The head cuts at 460 FPM...

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Bidirectional AGV swivels for use in space-restricted areas

February 14, 2017

Creform Corp. has developed a one-vehicle bidirectional model FH-B350090 AGV system for an automotive powertrain assembly manufacturer. The AGV has three pickup points and 22 dropoff points in the manufacturer’s facility. The vehicle incorporates a powered conveyor deck that holds pallets of...

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Weld purging system removes oxygen from pipe within minutes

February 13, 2017

The QuickPurge® tube, pipe, and pipeline weld purging system is available from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®. The system is inserted into a tube or pipe and inflated, restricting the area that is to be welded and removing the oxygen within minutes. According to the company, a 36-in.-dia....

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Schuler sells technology center in China to Feintool

February 13, 2017

The Schuler Group, Göppingen, Germany, has sold its technology center in Tianjin, China, to Feintool, based in Lyss, Switzerland. Within the year, Feintool plans to expand production capacity of precision components for the automotive industry in Tianjin using Schuler presses. Feintool will retain...

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Kloeckner Metals Flat Rolled Group moves to larger facility in Illinois

February 13, 2017

Metals distributor Kloeckner Metals Flat Rolled Group, previously located in Chicago, has expanded and moved into a new, 106,000-sq.-ft. facility in University Park, Ill. The company’s value-added products include carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Tony Munno, Flat Rolled Group general...

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OSF HealthCare partners with Tekmill for health care product design, manufacture

February 13, 2017

OSF Saint Francis Inc., Peoria, Ill., has joined forces with Tekmill, a contract design engineering, rapid prototyping, and small-scale manufacturing company located in Champaign, Ill., on the campus of the University of Illinois Research Park, and become a shareholder in the company. “... our...

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Vortec releases white paper about vortex tube technology

February 13, 2017

Cincinnati-based Vortec has published a five-page white paper that discusses the basic operation of vortex tube technology and explains its proper application in heating and cooling applications. The paper, available at www.vortec.com, highlights how vortex tubes, with no moving parts, create hot...

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United Performance Metals opens facility in Hungary

February 13, 2017

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced the opening of a new, 10,764-sq.-ft. specialty metals distribution, sales, and processing facility in Budapest, Hungary. The facility, certified to ISO 9001 and AS9120 Rev A, is the company’s third location outside of the U.S. Additional...

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Hilco Global, Prestige Equipment to conduct sale of manufacturing operation

February 13, 2017

Hilco Industrial and Hilco Real Estate Acquisitions (both operating companies within Hilco Global) have joined forces with Prestige Equipment Corp. to offer for immediate turnkey sale the former power generator housing, wind turbine tower, and pressure vessel manufacturing facility and real estate...

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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PIT Weld U graduates first class of general welding students

February 13, 2017

The first class of students to attend Performance Instruction and Training’s PIT Weld U Powered by Miller Welders course have completed the 176-hour course.The new course covers welding safety and includes three primary skill sets: metal cutting, GMAW, and GTAW. Students will be ready for state...

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Two-component repair product fixes all types of metals

February 13, 2017

Stronghold Coatings has introduced PlasticMetal, a two-component repair technology that can be mixed in various ratios for small and medium repairs to many types of metal. The resin and powdered metal system can be mixed in small quantities in thicknesses to suit particular application...

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