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MC Machinery Systems launches new website

April 2, 2014

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has launched a new website at www.mcmachinery.com, designed for mobile device accessibility and increased functionality. In addition to tech videos and machine specifications, the site offers news updates, technical articles, case histories, guest...

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Samco Machinery forms business alliance with Vaptech

April 2, 2014

Toronto-based Samco Machinery Ltd. has announced the formation of an alliance with Vaptech, Sofia, Bulgaria. The companies report they plan to foster a culture of advanced technological exchange and quicker product development in each other’s geographic areas. Vaptech is a manufacturer of...

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Metl-Span architectural panels used in Godfrey Hotel Chicago construction

April 2, 2014

Metl-Span has provided insulated metal panels for use in the construction of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago. Chosen for their clean, modern tailored look, the CFA panels allowed for the installation of weather barrier, insulation, and vapor barrier with one product. The company provided 60,000...

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Gojo, Hanna Motorsports team to raise importance of healthy hands

April 2, 2014

Gojo Industries Inc., Akron, Ohio, producer of PURELL® Advanced instant hand sanitizer and skin health and hygiene products for away-from-home settings, has announced its return to U.S. drag strips as Hanna Motorsports jet-car racing team's title sponsor to promote healthy hands for automotive...

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Tool- and diemakers in short supply ... where does the fault line lie?

April 2, 2014

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A recent discussion on FMA’s LinkedIn site centered around the current shortage of tool- and diemakers. The problem is expected to worsen with time as older workers retire and not enough Gen Yers (Are we still on "Y"?) are ready to don their aprons. “If I tried to hire a tool- and diemaker... Continue Reading

Fine Tubes appoints technical/quality director

April 2, 2014

Fine Tubes, a Plymouth, U.K.-based manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes, has announced the appointment of Phil Adderley as technical and quality director. In this role, he has overall responsibility for quality assurance and compliance, quality control, and technical and laboratory...

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Combi announces strategic partnership with Motion Control Robotics

April 2, 2014

Canton, Ohio-based Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, and Motion Controls Robotics, Freemont, Ohio, a provider of robotic automation systems, have announced a strategic partnership to integrate robotic pick-and-place technology with ergonomic...

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Aleris acquires Nichols Aluminum

April 2, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions in Cleveland, has completed the acquisition of Nichols Aluminum LLC, a producer of aluminum sheet for the transportation, building and construction, machinery and equipment, consumer durables, and electrical industries in North America....

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Sample kit helps engineers find appropriate bearing material

April 2, 2014

The dry-tech® box from igus® Inc. is a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right bearing material for their applications. The box contains a set of card overlays that filter the bearing choices by criteria. The sample box includes an array of iglide® bearings, from iglide...

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Corrosion-resistant materials designed for laser sintering

April 2, 2014

EOS has introduced titanium Ti64ELI and stainless steel 316L for additive manufacturing, designed for processing on the manufacturer’s EOSINT M 280 metal laser sintering system. The titanium light metal alloy is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible. Parts made of this material have a...

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Start/stop technology reduces hydraulic press energy consumption

April 2, 2014

AP&T has introduced a frequency drive system in its hydraulic presses to help save energy — similar to the start/stop function found in modern vehicles. The system controls the speed of the electrical engines, which then control the load-sensing hydraulic system found in the company’s...

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Draw-wire unit covers up to 98.43 ft.

April 2, 2014

The Leine & Linde WDS series draw-wire length measurement unit from Heidenhain provides up to 98.43 ft. of position data for lifts, factory doors, hoists, and gantry systems. The unit can be used with either absolute or incremental rotary encoders. The draw-wire unit’s measuring length is...

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Vertical storage system operates in 250 sq. ft.

April 2, 2014

The Vidmar® STAK system stores and retrieves heavy, bulky items vertically, up to 18 ft. high, with an adjustable racking system comprising removable, adjustable pallets and a captive lifting and handling device. According to the company, the system can operate fully in as little as 250 sq. ft....

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Worthington Industries to acquire Steffes Corp.’s tank manufacturing division

April 1, 2014

Worthington Industries Inc., a diversified metals manufacturing company in Columbus, Ohio, has reached an agreement to acquire the tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp., Dickinson, N.D. The steel tanks are used primarily for oil and saltwater storage. The addition of the facility, which...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating recognized by Wabash National

April 1, 2014

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has received a Platinum Award from Wabash National Corp. in recognition of its excellence in supply chain delivery, quality, cost, and innovation. Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., is a producer of semitrailers and...

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