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Advanced Heat Treat celebrates 35 years in business

January 20, 2016

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., Waterloo, Iowa, marks its 35th anniversary in 2016. In 1981, Gary Sharp started the company with 12 investors, two employees, and two UltraGlow® ion nitride units. Today the company provides heat-treat and metallurgical services to companies worldwide. Processes...

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Networking opportunities abound at FMA Annual Meeting

January 20, 2016

Executives in the metal fabricating and processing community will enjoy more than 12 hours of dedicated networking time during The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit and Toll Processing Conference tracks of FMA’s Annual Meeting, Feb. 24-26, 2016, at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego,...

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Wilton marks 75th anniversary

January 19, 2016

Vise manufacturer Wilton® marks its 75th anniversary in 2016. The company was founded in Chicago in 1941 by Hugh W. Vogl, who designed a 4-in. machinists’ vise shaped like a bullet. The vise’s enclosed design keeps lubrication in and contaminants out. The horizontal spindle nut creates an even...

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LIFT project to focus on computer analytics to predict titanium performance

January 19, 2016

The third technology project announced by Detroit-based LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) will focus on titanium. Lead partners on the project—GE Aviation and The Ohio State University—will focus first on advancing computer analytics to better understand and predict the performance of...

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Kilgore Economic Development Corp. invests in welding education

January 19, 2016

Kilgore Economic Development Corp., Kilgore, Texas, has contributed $80,000 to buy state-of-the-art equipment at the new dual-credit welding facility in Kilgore High School. The dual-credit program is a natural complement to another KEDC workforce initiative, the Advanced Technology Center,...

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EMS Inc., Automated Precision Inc. announce reseller partnership

January 19, 2016

EMS, a provider of 3-D scanning and 3-D printing systems in Tampa, Fla., and Automated Precision Inc. (API) have announced a formal reseller partnership to distribute API’s laser tracker metrology products in the U.S. EMS will resell API’s OmniTrac2 and Radian products and will add the...

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Commercial Metals announces promotions

January 19, 2016

Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co., a manufacturer, recycler, and marketer of steel and metal products, has promoted Barbara R. Smith to the position of COO and Mary A. Lindsey to the position of vice president/CFO. Smith has been the company's senior vice president and CFO since May...

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Cincinnati Incorporated names regional sales engineer in Canada

January 19, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of laser cutting and metal fabricating equipment, has named Alejandro Chavez as regional sales engineer for all Canadian provinces except British Columbia, which is covered by the direct-sales representative in Seattle, Wash. Chavez has 13 years of...

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ABB appoints executive VP for U.S. Electrification Products business

January 19, 2016

Power and automation technology provider ABB has announced that Franklin Sullivan has assumed the role of executive vice president for its Memphis, Tenn.-based Electrification Products division in the U.S. In addition, he assumes commercial leadership for the division across North America (Canada...

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Ideal Welding Systems names president/GM

January 18, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Ideal Welding Systems L.P., a subsidiary of Ideal-Werk, Lippstadt, Germany, has announced the appointment of Christian Kloeckner as president/general manager. Kloeckner has more than 20 years of international experience in the welding industry, which includes sales of large...

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Cincinnati Incorporated, Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration earns R&D 100 Award

January 18, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) earned top technology product of the year in the process/prototyping category at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference. The award recognizes the companies’ Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) system. The team...

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Caterpillar names group president

January 18, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. has named Denise Johnson, currently vice president with responsibility for the Material Handling & Underground Division, as group president of Resources Industries. The appointment, which follows the recently announced retirement of Group President Ed Rapp, takes effect April 1,...

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New aluminum forming method can cut car chassis weight in half

January 18, 2016

AP&T is cooperating with Raufoss Technology, Hydro Aluminium, and the SINTEF research institute to develop a new method for forming of aluminum sheet. The method will enable passenger cars to be manufactured with a significantly lower weight than today, which will enable greatly reduced fuel...

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AP&T receives distinction for outstanding know-how in press hardening

January 18, 2016

AP&T has received the University of Kassel's new distinction for outstanding knowledge in press hardening: the Certificate of PHS Team Excellence. The distinction recognizes APT’s training of its employees in press hardening over the past year. More than 160 of AP&T's approximately 450...

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TWI friction stir welds ODS steel

January 15, 2016

As part of its core research program into the friction stir welding of steel, U.K.-based research, technology, and engineering organization TWI has welded a number of samples of oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) steels. These specialized alloys have been developed to deliver excellent strength...

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