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80-W laser added to metal tag printer

September 9, 2014

InfoSight Corp. has announced the availability of a laser upgrade on its 2800 series metal tag printers. The 2886 laser printer now is available with an 80-W laser. The laser is designed to speed up the tag’s print time for users whose processes have changed and who require faster...

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FABTECH to raise funds for Workshops for Warriors

September 9, 2014

FABTECH® has launched a charitable fundraising campaign in connection with FABTECH 2014, to be held Nov. 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs in the manufacturing sector. The 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign...

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Dot peen marker can be hand-held or machine-integrated

September 9, 2014

The Micro Mark compact dot peen marker from Kwik Mark Inc. is suitable for hand-held applications, as well as on-machine integration. The 3- by 5- by 6-in. head size offers a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field. Additional I/O with logic streamlines connection with other machinery and allows importing...

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Standex acquires Enginetics

September 8, 2014

Salem, N.H.-based Standex Intl. Corp. has acquired Enginetics Corp., Huber Heights, Ohio, a producer of aircraft engine components serving the U.S. and European aviation markets. The acquisition will enable the Standex Engineering Technologies Group to expand its relationships with OEMs and...

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Gortite, Gortrac join six companies to create manufacturer of dynamic equipment protection

September 8, 2014

Industrial protection producer A&A Mfg., New Berlin, Wis., has selected a new trade name and brand mark, as Gortite and Gortrac have combined with the organization’s other six companies to create the new business entity Dynatect. With seven manufacturing plants and two distribution locations...

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World’s first 3-D-printed car to be live printed, assembled during IMTS

September 8, 2014

History will be made when the world’s first 3-D-printed car drives out of McCormick Place in Chicago on Sept. 13. The vehicle will be printed over 44 hours during the six-day IMTS—The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 and then rapidly assembled by a team led by Local Motors....

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Heavy-duty parts cleaner is biodegradable

September 8, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers Safe Scrub® ST heavy-duty cleaner for removing oil and surface soils from metal parts. The biodegradable liquid cleaner can be used on parts before or after processing. It emulsifies oil from iron and steel parts, and then holds the oil residues in solution to...

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Felling Trailers hosts online auction of purple trailer to benefit pancreatic cancer research

September 8, 2014

Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., is conducting its second online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit cancer research and support. The trailer, painted metallic purple, will be auctioned online until Sept. 19 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Tredit Tire donated the wheels and...

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Cambridge Engineered Solutions expands operations to five countries

September 8, 2014

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, Cambridge, Md., has expanded international operations, adding new representatives in five countries to sell and service its metal conveyor belts, filtration, and wire cloth products. Polymer now serves as the company’s exclusive representative in Russia. With...

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Lift unit simplifies gas cylinder exchange

September 8, 2014

Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) has introduced the Quic-Release horizontal cylinder lift model QR-CL-H for transporting and changing gas cylinders. The unit lifts and lowers M through J gas cylinders to help reduce the chance of operator strain or back injury during cylinder exchange. Once secured, the...

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Enjoying the good times; prepared for the other times

September 5, 2014

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The U.S. economy appears to be chugging along with no real obvious obstacles in the near future. Having said that, metal fabricators are ready should an economic slowdown emerge. Two major recessions in a decade will do that to a company.

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AIT forms strategic partnership with Elbit Systems of America

September 5, 2014

Plano, Texas-based Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), a global industrial automation and tooling company delivering fully integrated plant floor systems to the aerospace industry, has announced its strategic partnership with Elbit Systems of America to assume responsibility of some of Elbit...

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Modular multiplexor connects up to 250 devices

September 5, 2014

Heidenhain offers TTL, inductive, and analog interface modules for its MSE 1000 modular multiplexor, allowing for connection of up to 250 devices and the acquisition of measured values via Ethernet. The unit allows the user to plug in nearly any type of gauge and collect all data on numerous...

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Reel connects to any welding machine

September 4, 2014

Hannay Reels offers the power or rewind SWCR series reels, suitable for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead. A declutching arbor and nonsparking ratchet assembly prevent damage when reverse winding. A cable stop should be...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed month of hiring expected in September

September 4, 2014

In September hiring rates will increase in the manufacturing sector and drop in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2014. For the sixth straight month,...

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