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Mecco Marking & Traceability names sales manager

July 22, 2014

Mecco Marking & Traceability, Cranberry Township, Pa., has promoted Bill Holtzman to sales manager. Mecco is a provider of laser and dot peen marking systems. Holtzman, a graduate of Allegheny College, has been with the company since 2010. He served previously as sales engineer and laser product...

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The complex reality of business spending

July 22, 2014

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Business spending is a complex animal, and it's difficult to sum it up in a few charts.

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United Performance Metals’ West Coast branch reaches safety milestone

July 22, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its West Coast branch in La Mirada, Calif., has marked six years without a lost-time injury. The West Coast branch was first established in 2008 with a facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. In 2011 the branch grew into a...

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From the Web: Blacksmithing, 3D printing, and an immigration nightmare stymies a shop’s growth

July 22, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Immigration nightmare stymies company’s growth/job creation; imagination an important tool in blacksmith’s arsenal; ultimate use of 3D printing; fabricator gives in many ways; and veterans trade combat helmets for welding helmets.

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Carpenter Technology partners with Alvernia University on science camp

July 22, 2014

For the third year Carpenter Technology Corp. has teamed up with Alvernia University to offer 150 Reading, Pa., middle-school students a free, weeklong immersion into the world of science, dubbed the Project Exploration Science Institute. Students in grades seven through nine from 30 different...

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Parts leveler's new control simplified for novice users

July 22, 2014

Arku’s new control for the FlatMaster® parts leveler enables novice users to produce dead-flat, stress-free metal parts on the first try nearly every time by entering as few as two values: the material type and thickness. An operator interface of touchscreen icons uses a database of material...

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Mills Products hires materials manager

July 22, 2014

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Mills Products, a metal forming company producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed Kristy Johnson as materials manager. Before joining the company, Johnson worked for 19 years at Maremont Exhaust in...

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Noncontact scanning probe designed for high accuracy

July 22, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the HP-O noncontact scanning probe for high-accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The probe delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts without a loss of accuracy, reports the...

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Evana Automation ships 24-station assembly/test system to Tier 1 auto supplier

July 22, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a lean, 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of drive line and drive train systems. The flexible, semiautomated system assembles and tests two different automobile power transfer units with 100 percent...

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Electrically heated cabinet oven heat-treats titanium

July 22, 2014

Grieve has developed No. 965, a 1,350-degrees-F, electrically heated cabinet oven used for heat-treating titanium. The unit’s workspace is 24 by 24 by 24 in. Nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame deliver 30 kW to heat the oven, while a 1,300-CFM, 1.5-HP alloy...

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Safety laser scanners help increase safety monitoring flexibility

July 22, 2014

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced OS32C-4M safety laser scanners. The Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 13.12-ft. safety range, 49.21-ft. warning zones, and a 270-degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and body entry detection. The scanners can be mounted...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Severstal Columbus

July 21, 2014

Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Severstal Columbus LLC mini-mill, located in Columbus, Miss., from OAO Severstal. The acquisition expands Steel Dynamics' annual steel shipping capacity to 11.0 million tons — an...

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Gas apparatus innovator Loren Charles Smith dies

July 21, 2014

Loren Charles Smith, a well-respected innovator in the gas apparatus industry, died June 25 in Gainesville, Ga. He worked at The Harris Products Group from 1991 to 2012 as a senior project engineer. Smith’s career with The Harris Products Group was a second act in his life. He officially...

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Hexagon acquires Vero Software

July 21, 2014

Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies based in Stockholm, has acquired U.K.-based CAM software provider Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable...

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Dallas Industries appoints Zimmerman McDonald Machinery as representative

July 21, 2014

Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls in Troy, Mich., has appointed Zimmerman McDonald Machinery Inc., St. Louis, to represent the company in Missouri, Kansas, and southern Illinois. Dallas Industries’ press feed and coil handling equipment...

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