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Program simplifies filter selection for hydraulic applications

August 6, 2015

Bosch Rexroth has developed Filter Select, a filter-sizing program that allows users to input various parameters such as fluid type, fluid viscosity, system temperature, and micron rating to evaluate the pressure drop across its filters. The program can be used to easily determine the appropriate...

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Manufacturing Day Builds Futures for Many

August 5, 2015

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Manufacturers who open their doors for Manufacturing Day 2015 are not only educating their communities about career opportunities, they also may discover a new employee or two.

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Omegasonics’ ultrasonic cleaning systems receive CE Marking

August 5, 2015

Simi Valley, Calif.-based Omegasonics, a global supplier of ultrasonic cleaning systems, has announced that two of its cleaning units for the 3-D printing market now have CE Marking certification, making them eligible for sale in the EU. The CE Marking signifies that the 187-gal. SST4030 and...

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Caster models app has built-in, configurable 3-D CAD

August 5, 2015

Colson Group USA, a manufacturer of caster and wheel products, has launched the Caster CAD 3D mobile app. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the app, designed for iOS devices, allows users to configure, preview, and download digital caster models and eliminates the need for bulky paper catalogs....

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Epic Systems to mark 20 years in business with anniversary celebration Aug. 28

August 5, 2015

Epic Systems Inc. will hold an anniversary celebration on Aug. 28 at its modular process and distillation system manufacturing facility in St. Louis to celebrate its 20th year in business. Founded as an automation consulting and design engineering company in 1995, the firm has grown to almost...

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Cost estimating software enhanced with 3-D CAD feature recognition

August 5, 2015

MTI Systems Inc. has launched Costimator® Version 14. Enhancements in this latest version of the cost estimating software include 3DFX, an automated feature recognition function (AFR); enhanced cost models; and new cost/profit report and SQL Server 2014 compatibility. The AFR add-on recognizes...

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Energy-saving powertrain parts cleaner requires no compressed air

August 5, 2015

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCVac, a dry cleaning system for powertrain components that does not use compressed air. According to the company, the system also provides significant energy savings and requires minimal working chamber maintenance. Using vacuum suction technology, the equipment...

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Sciaky Inc. reaches structured reseller agreement with EFESTO LLC

August 5, 2015

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. and a provider of metal 3-D printing systems, has announced that it has entered into a structured reseller agreement with EFESTO LLC, Superior Township, Mich., that includes the sale of its electron beam additive...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group merges two U.S. offices to centralize sales, service, production

August 5, 2015

Niles, Mich.-based Fontijne Grotnes Group has merged Fontijne Grotnes Inc. and Fontijne Formitt Inc. into a single sales, service, and manufacturing location. As of Aug. 1, all U.S. employees are based in the Niles facility. According to Jacob van Balen, executive vice president of Fontijne...

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Manufacturing Day 2015 welcomes returning sponsors NTMA and Kelly Services

August 4, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM co-producers have announced that the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and Kelly Services have renewed their sponsorships of the movement. NTMA renewed its Silver sponsorship, and Kelly Services renewed its Bronze sponsorship. Manufacturing Day sponsors...

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AGA releases galvanized steel studies videos

August 4, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced two new additions to its Galvanized Steel Studies (GSS) initiative. In June, the AGA visited two sites in North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas Airport parking decks and the Metrolina Greenhouses. Each Galvanized Steel Study is a video...

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Survey shows manufacturers fail to take full advantage of technology

August 4, 2015

While manufacturers remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, a majority fail to either implement or leverage important technological advancements that can help them capitalize on the recovery, according to a new survey from Sikich LLP, a professional services firm. Sikich surveyed 116...

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4 tips on avoiding property tax sticker shock

August 4, 2015

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Planning for your next commercial property tax assessment boils down to having the right information at the right time, and using the right strategy.

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Organizational energy

August 4, 2015

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To attain high organizational energy, a company’s people need to be aware of the environment in which the company operates, and have the fitness and will to improve.

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Wallover hires regional sales manager

August 3, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a provider of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Taylor Patterson as a regional sales manager. He is responsible for sales of all company products throughout Indiana. Based in Indianapolis, Patterson brings more than five years of...

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