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Robot systems integration webinar scheduled for July 24

July 10, 2014

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will host a webinar entitled “Best Practices for Robot Integrators—Advanced” on July 24. The webinar, scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT, will explain all the phases of a complete systems integration cycle, discuss the technical and...

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Methods Machine Tools opens technology center in California

July 9, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has opened a new technology center in Anaheim, Calif. The 11,400-sq.-ft. facility supports operations in Southern California, replacing the company’s previous center in Buena Park, Calif. The...

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Timken to invest $22 million in new selling support infrastructure

July 9, 2014

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, is investing $22 million in new customer and sales management tools. Part of the company's previously announced DeltaX Initiative, the new XSell platform leverages the SAP infrastructure Timken deployed enterprisewide over the past several years. It will...

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RIA launches redesigned website

July 9, 2014

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has redesigned its Robotics Online website at www.robotics.org. The site has been updated extensively with a new look and navigation capabilities. The search function has been enhanced, and a “browse by” function allows users to...

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Lincoln Electric licenses NanoSteel’s weld overlay, thermal spray technologies

July 9, 2014

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been granted an exclusive worldwide license to The NanoSteel® Co.’s proprietary steel coatings technology for weld overlay and thermal spray applications. “These unique products provide a level of hardness and abrasion resistance that is superior to chrome...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints manager

July 9, 2014

Stamping producer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has hired Andre Fleury as general manager. He has more than 24 years of plant management, general management, and operations management experience. Fleury previously served as director of operations at Commscope Inc./The Carlyle Group’s...

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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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Four executives honored by Best Practice Institute for key roles in Novelis turnaround

July 8, 2014

Best Practice Institute has honored four senior leaders at Novelis, Atlanta, for the pivotal roles they have played in the turnaround of the aluminum products manufacturer and recycler. The 2014 BPI C-Suite Award is presented to Steve Fisher, senior vice president and CFO, and Nick Madden,...

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Texas Iron and Metal marks 75 years in business

July 8, 2014

Steel and pipe provider Texas Iron and Metal, Houston, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. Established during World War II, the company began supplying stainless steel products to aid the country’s war effort. Today the firm has two offices: its headquarters in Houston and a second...

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Bewo moves to new location in Netherlands

July 8, 2014

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. will move its Netherlands headquarters to Waalwijk in October, after nearly 80 years at its Tilburg location. The move will give the company, a developer and manufacturer of manually operated circular saws and automatic cutting machines for tubes, additional space for...

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Robinson Helicopter adds Avure fluid cell press

July 8, 2014

Robinson Helicopter Co., a manufacturer of civil helicopters in Torrance, Calif., has installed a fluid cell press from Avure Technologies, Columbus, Ohio, for component production. Suitable for low-volume, high-quality sheet metal forming, the model QFC 0.7x1.8-800 Flexform™ fluid cell press...

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SigmaTEK announces promotions

July 8, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has announced several promotions to its product development, operations, and support teams. The employees’ new titles are: Jim Lindsey, director of product developmentBen Klinker, operations...

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AP&T opens R&D center in Sweden

July 8, 2014

AP&T has opened a center for R&D at its newly constructed facility in Ulricehamn, Sweden. The facility is used to develop, test, and demonstrate tools, presses, automation equipment, and control systems. It also is used for testing different methods for finishing work, such as laser cutting of...

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PPG launches online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings

July 8, 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group, Pittsburgh, has announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is available online in a digital, downloadable format at www.ppgideascapes.com. The digital binder features updated catalogs, product brochures, and data sheets...

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NN Inc. to establish new corporate headquarters in Tennessee

July 8, 2014

Metal bearing component manufacturer NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has purchased the SunTrust Bank Building in Johnson City for use as its new corporate headquarters. At about 60,000 sq. ft., the facility provides a new base of operations for the company’s current corporate staff, with additional...

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