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900-degree-F walk-in oven holds weldments at temperature before welding

August 11, 2016

Grieve’s No. 1037 is a 900-degree-F, high-temperature, walk-in oven that is appropriate for holding weldments at temperature before welding at a customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 108 in. wide by 120 in. long by 115 in. high. 300 KW are installed in INCOLOY®-sheathed tubular...

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AWS releases new technical standards

August 10, 2016

Miami-based American Welding Society (AWS) has released two new technical standards. AWS C2.20/C2.20M:2016, Specification for Thermal Spraying Zinc Anodes on Steel Reinforced Concrete, covers the application of zinc thermal spray coatings to steel-reinforced concrete using arc and flame spray...

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NIS names TotalNano as authorized distributor

August 10, 2016

Avenel, N.J.-based nanolubricant manufacturer Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS) has named New Jersey-based TotalNano as an authorized distributor. TotalNano represents coatings and sealers with nanoparticles, designed to adhere to the surfaces of a variety of materials and protect them from...

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Beckwood Press appoints engineering manager

August 10, 2016

Beckwood Press Co., Fenton, Mo., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems, and sheet hydroforming equipment, has promoted Adam Strein to engineering manager. He has been part of the company’s engineering team since 2012 and has more than seven years of experience designing...

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Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco supplies multiblanking line to Metals USA

August 10, 2016

Andritz Herr-Voss Stamco Inc., Callery, Pa., part of international technology group Andritz, has supplied a turnkey multiblanking line to Metals USA, Horicon, Wis. The line, with an incoming coil capacity of 50,000 lbs., processes material ¼ in. thick by 72 in. wide. The line includes two...

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Bring home the gold with an Olympic-worthy team

August 10, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

Have you been watching the 2016 Olympic games? If so, you have witnessed some examples of teamwork at its best. All teams are not the same. Some are dynamic and successful, and others have the makings for disaster. How is your job shop team?

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Heavy-duty shrinker/stretcher offered

August 10, 2016

Woodward Fab offers the Model WFSS-SD shrinker/stretcher that features a heavy, reinforced cast-iron frame to prevent deflection and make the tool faster. The tool’s working 3-in. throat depth reaches deeper. Designed for use with up to 18-ga. mild steel and 1/16-in. aluminum, the tool is...

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Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions breaks ground in Kentucky

August 10, 2016

Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), a subsidiary of Kobe Steel Ltd., has broken ground on a production facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The plant will manufacture and sell aluminum bumper beam material and car frame material for the automotive industry in the U.S. Fabrication...

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American Punch launches new website

August 10, 2016

American Punch Co., Euclid, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.americanpunchco.com. It features the company’s line of punches, dies, and shear blades for the metalworking and structural steel industries. A custom search function allows visitors to search for tooling by part number,...

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Rolled media vacuum filter system fills central system need

August 10, 2016

Eriez® HydroFlow® has improved and simplified the design of its rolled media vacuum filter system. It eliminates the need for multiple filters, frees up floor space, and offers high performance and reliability, the company says. The central system is designed for continuous service with...

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Local efficiency versus global objectives in metal fabrication

August 9, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Metal fabricators are swimming in data these days. The trick is collecting the right data and focusing on what matters: global objectives (shortened total manufacturing time) instead of local efficiency (inches per minute at a specific machine).

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Pilz Automation Safety opens North Carolina office

August 9, 2016

Canton, Mich.-based Pilz Automation Safety has opened a new services delivery office in Charlotte, N.C. The office will offer safety consultants and engineers and will act as a center for smaller topic- and customer-specific training. The company's products include sensor technology, electronic...

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Hot stamping training event scheduled for Sept. 22 and 23

August 9, 2016

The Grundig Akademie Group will host NAFTA Training Center for Hot Stamping Technology, the 4th PHS Suppliers Forum, on Sept. 22 and 23, 2016, in Plymouth, Mich. Experts in the press hardening technology (PHT) industry sector will introduce state-of-the-art technology, share background...

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Job costing software for small to midsized companies introduced

August 9, 2016

Dynamic Systems Inc. has developed CheckMate Job Tracking, a bar code technology job costing software program designed for small to midsized companies that need a way to track labor and materials against jobs. The software allows job data to be broken down into tasks, employees, or departments....

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UPS report shows smart operations are key to manufacturing excellence

August 9, 2016

Traditional lean and Six Sigma practices are insufficient to address the complexities of modern industrial manufacturing, and companies are turning to smart operations, which use pervasive data collection, advanced analytics, technology investments, and deeper collaboration with partners to prepare...

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