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Schuler opens demonstration center in China

September 13, 2016

Göppingen, Germany-based press and die manufacturer Schuler has opened Servo TechCenter Tianjin, a technology center for forming systems in Tianjin, China. The demonstration and reference center offers automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies from the sheet metal processing sector...

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Icon Aircraft to open Mexico factory

September 12, 2016

Icon Aircraft, Vacaville, Calif., has begun construction of a 300,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tijuana, Mexico, expected to open in November 2016. The factory, which will manufacture composite airframe components, is expected to employ more than 1,000...

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MEC named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for third time

September 12, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies as part of the Inc. 5000 list. MEC has been named to the list by achieving 73 percent growth over three years, placing the company at No. 3,977 among the...

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CNH Industrial enters mini-excavator alliance with Hyundai Heavy Industries

September 12, 2016

CNH Industrial, London, has announced an exclusive agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the production and development of mini-excavators. CNH Industrial will have the opportunity to produce mini-excavator models of up to 5 tons at its plants and source OEM models greater than 5 tons. The...

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Burr Oak Tool forms partnership with Sistemi Meccanici Industriali

September 12, 2016

Burr Oak Tool, a Sturgis, Mich.-based provider of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has announced the formation of a partnership with Italy-based Sistemi Meccanici Industriali (SMI). SMI manufactures tube processing machines designed for...

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Oberg Industries partners with Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering on additive manufacturing research

September 8, 2016

Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of complex tooling and precision machined or stamped metal components in Freeport, Pa., and the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have formed a two-year partnership in which Oberg will have full-time employees on-site to manage technical...

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IRMCO offers lubricant testing program

September 8, 2016

IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has announced the development of IRMCO iTool™, a lubricant testing process evolved from the cup drawing process originally developed at the Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming by Dr. Taylan Altan. Using blanked materials supplied by the customer, the...

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OMCO adds custom welded tube capability

September 8, 2016

Wickliffe, Ohio-based custom roll former OMCO has announced that it now has custom welded tube manufacturing capability. The company’s new 200-ft.-long mill is highly automated, permitting the manufacture of highly processed standard-shaped tubes and custom profiles to fit specific requirements....

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Hydrostatic pipe machine to test beyond the standard API grades

September 8, 2016

Fives has installed a hydrostatic pipe tester at the Vallourec plant in Düsseldorf-Rath, Germany. Pipe testing machines at tube plants are designed to help reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. The test hold time is varied to suit the specific standard to which the pipe is...

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Nickel alloy welding consumables market expected to rise to $5.87 billion by 2024

September 8, 2016

Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research has released “Nickel Alloy Welding Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024,” a report that states that the global nickel alloy welding consumables market will exhibit a 6.6 percent CAGR...

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Ci Metal Fabrication adds six employees

September 8, 2016

Ci Metal Fabrication, a custom industrial metal fabricator in Meridian, Miss., has announced the addition of six new employees. Trevor Bunyard, Andrew Driver, Frank Davidson, Chris Winstead, and Jack Weir have been hired as fitters/welders responsible for positioning, aligning, and welding...

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Miller, Hobart to host Welding and Heating Technology Conference Sept. 21

September 8, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart, in conjunction with E.H. Wachs, will host the third annual Welding and Heating Technology Conference at the ITW Welding Technology Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. This free event will feature educational seminars with keynote speakers, panel and roundtable...

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Pferd to host Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7

September 8, 2016

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, occurring on the first Friday in October, meant to inspire the next...

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USITC announces determinations concerning cold-rolled steel flat product imports

September 7, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has announced its determinations in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, India, Korea, Russia, and the U.K., which the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are...

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United Performance Metals welcomes two new staff members

September 7, 2016

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has announced the addition of two new staff members.Joe Angelillo has joined the inside sales team as account manager. Madison Mutlu has joined the marketing...

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