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Hypertherm to award plasma cutting systems to North American schools

February 2, 2017

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that its Spark Something Great educational grant program for 2017 will award Powermax45® XP plasma cutting and gouging systems to 10 North American schools. The program, now in its third year, is meant to support the next generation of welders and metal...

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BGL announces sale of Midland Stamping & Fabricating

February 2, 2017

Cleveland-based investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. has announced the sale of Midland Stamping & Fabricating, a Schiller Park, Ill.-based subsidiary of Advanced Alloy Processing and portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, to Speyside Equity.Midland is a provider of metal stamping and...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to increase in February compared with a year ago

February 2, 2017

In February 2017, employment will grow at 57.0 percent of manufacturing firms and decline at 8.1 percent. The resulting net increasing index of 48.9 (57.0 percent - 8.1 percent) suggests slightly faster employment growth in manufacturing than in February 2016 (47.5).In February 2017, employment...

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Renishaw to open new headquarters in Illinois

February 1, 2017

Renishaw Inc. has completed a new, 133,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, Ill., near Chicago. The two-story facility will be the company’s new North American headquarters and also will include space for product development, testing, warehousing, and distribution. A...

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Solar Atmospheres Southeast gains Boeing approval

February 1, 2017

After completing an intensive three-day audit, Solar Atmospheres Southeast, Greenville, S.C., has announced its addition to the Boeing-approved processor listing. The facility has an approved scope of processing that includes the following specifications:BAC 5613 – Heat Treatment of Titanium and...

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AXYZ Intl. launches redesigned website

February 1, 2017

AXYZ Intl., Burlington, Ont., a manufacturer of CNC router and knife cutting systems, has unveiled its redesigned website at www.axyz.com. New features include a page that compares CNC routers, allowing visitors to view a snapshot of each product and see which products are recommended for different...

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Winchester Metals expands manufacturing operation in Virginia

February 1, 2017

Winchester Metals, a steel distribution, processing, and fabrication facility, invested $140,000 in new equipment at its manufacturing operation in Frederick County, Va. As part of its expansion, the company installed a Lincoln Automate 35HS robotic welding system that performs repetitive welding...

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ISM ROB: PMI® at highest level in almost two years

February 1, 2017

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 92nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued today by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Coe Press offers weekend controls retrofit services

February 1, 2017

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced that its Technical Services Team can retrofit the Coe HPR (High Power Retrofit) controls package over a weekend to help customers enhance coil processing line performance. The compact controls system, which offers a single point of entry...

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Coldwater Machine named a Level 1 FANUC integrator

February 1, 2017

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of assembly automation and special machines for the appliance, automotive, and aerospace industries, has been named a Level 1 integrator as part of its strategic partnership with FANUC America Corp. This enhanced status provides Coldwater...

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2016 was record-breaking year for North American robot orders, shipments

February 1, 2017

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that the North American robotics market broke records for orders and shipments in 2016. During the year, 34,606 robots valued at about $1.9 billion were ordered in North America, representing growth of 10 percent in units...

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Machine Concepts extends sales and services to Mexico

February 1, 2017

Machine Concepts Inc., a Minster, Ohio-based builder of metal processing equipment, has announced it has joined with Piecsa, a regional customer sales and service center in Monterrey, Mexico, to expand and provide service to customers in the metal forming industry in Mexico and south Texas. This...

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Survey finds most small manufacturers anticipate growth

January 31, 2017

Gaithersburg, Md.-based Xometry, a provider of a proprietary software platform that offers on-demand manufacturing to a diverse customer base, has released the findings of its first Small Manufacturing Index. The new quarterly index, which aims to take the pulse of small to midsized shops, asked a...

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PetroChoice acquires Miller Industrial Fluids LLC

January 31, 2017

PetroChoice, a provider of petroleum-based lubrication products and services in Fort Washington, Pa., has acquired Miller Industrial Fluids LLC, an Indianapolis-based distributor and blender of lubricants and rust preventives. Through this acquisition, PetroChoice will gain immediate presence in...

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Worldwide collaborative robot market to be worth $95 billion by 2024

January 31, 2017

Transparency Market Research (TMR), Albany, N.Y., has released a research report that predicts the global collaborative robot market, valued at $10.3 billion in 2015, will be worth $95 billion by the end of 2024. During the forecast period of 2016 to 2024, the global collaborative robot market is...

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