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Shaffer Metal Fab adds new equipment

February 24, 2017

Sidney, Ohio-based Shaffer Metal Fab, a contract manufacturer providing sheet metal fabrications, machined components, and powder coating, has added new equipment. This increased capacity is in response to growth from the core industries the company serves, including lighting, recreational...

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In defense of diversification in metal fabrication

February 24, 2017 | By Tim Heston

In 2008 a Shelby, N.C., fabricator cranked out armored plate like there was no tomorrow. Then the defense contracts ended, and tough times ensued. But after almost shutting its doors, the plant has since been transformed into a diversified metal manufacturer.

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Point-of-use panel maintains purity in nitrogen, CO2 incubators

February 24, 2017

CONCOA has introduced the 55S series high-purity, point-of-use panel, designed to provide pressure control and isolation in CO2 and nitrogen incubator applications. The panel offers final line pressure control and individual isolation for up to four streams of CO2 and nitrogen, allowing it to...

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Wall Colmonoy names commercial director, European headquarters

February 23, 2017

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Nathan Stroud as commercial director for its Wales-based European headquarters. Stroud joined the company in February 2013 as distribution channel manager, and later was promoted to...

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Brochure highlights eight manufacturing technologies

February 23, 2017

Amada Miyachi America has published a brochure that features its eight manufacturing technology systems, focusing on their capabilities and typical applications.The literature also details how the firm’s applications laboratory experts employ a sample qualification process to help determine the...

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John Deere opens strategic technology office at Iowa State University

February 22, 2017

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced the opening of a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, Ames, Iowa. Teams working at the Deere ISU location will focus on developing integrated systems for the company’s Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry...

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Bulldog Steel Fabrication begins building expansion

February 22, 2017

Bulldog Steel Fabrication LLC, a supplier of steel fabricated parts and components, has begun work on a 15,000-sq.-ft. building expansion in Madison, Ga. The expansion, to be located at the north end of the firm’s existing 50,000-sq.-ft. facility, will house welding and painting operations.The...

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American Cladding Technologies launches business in Connecticut

February 22, 2017

American Cladding Technologies has launched in East Granby, Conn., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Joining Technologies. Previously the laser cladding division of Joining Technologies, the new laser metal deposition company will be fully operational by April 1. The firm will offer hardfacing...

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Messe Düsseldorf unveils single brand name for wire, cable, and tube events

February 21, 2017

Chicago-based Messe Düsseldorf has announced that the brand name “Join the best – worldwide” will in the future include all of the international events in its wire, cable, and tube portfolio. This brand unites 10 international trade fairs: wire and Tube China in Shanghai, wire and Tube India...

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LSP Technologies sells laser peening system to Guangdong University

February 21, 2017

Dublin, Ohio-based LSP Technologies Inc. has announced the sale of its 200-W Procudo® laser peening system to the Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) in Guangzhou, China. The sale also includes paired workcell and robotic part manipulation equipment. GDUT will use the system to conduct...

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Phoenix Specialty Mfg. marks 110 years in business

February 21, 2017

Phoenix Specialty Mfg., a fourth-generation, family-owned company in Bamberg, S.C., will celebrate its 110th anniversary with a celebration for employees, customers, local and state dignitaries, and media on March 23. The company was founded in New York in 1907 as a short- and medium-run washer and...

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Meritor earns Diamond Supplier Award from Navistar

February 21, 2017

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for the commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced it is one of 34 suppliers to earn Navistar's Diamond Supplier Award, which recognizes the top 2 percent of Navistar's supply chain....

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Hermle Machine to host dual-training event March 2

February 21, 2017

Precision machine tool builder Hermle Machine Co. will host an informational event on the German-style dual-training program to help close the manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. The event will take place March 2, 2017, at the company’s Franklin, Wis., facility.According to a Deloitte LLP study,...

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You can’t make all customers happy all of the time

February 21, 2017 | By Nick Martin

Custom fabricating shops see all kinds of jobs, large and small. Flexibility is important. But when a small job results in multiple changes that require a revised quote and the customer isn’t happy, it might be better to let the job go. Yes, you need to please customers, but you also need to make money.

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Ajax TOCCO expands aftermarket sales resources

February 20, 2017

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a manufacturer of induction heating and melting equipment in Warren, Ohio, has appointed three aftermarket sales engineers. Emil Weatherbee is responsible for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has spent several years in the foundry...

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