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PCX Aerostructures taps skilled engineering resources with internship program

May 12, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC, Newington, Conn., has announced it is again partnering with Central Connecticut State University to provide paid internships to mechanical engineering students as part of a continued focus on fostering interest in aerospace manufacturing. A PCX internship gives students...

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Methods Machine Tools appoints COO

May 12, 2016

Sudbury, Mass.-based Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, has appointed Jerry Rex as COO. He has been in the manufacturing industry for 40 years, with more than 25 years of management experience. Rex most...

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Orbital wrapper permits plastic film change without entering machine

May 12, 2016

TAB Industries LLC has unveiled new machine guarding on its TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital stretch-wrapping machines. The steel guarding includes a side-access door that allows workers to replace plastic film rolls without entering the interior of the machine. When the door is opened, the...

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Moving beyond the traditional coordinate measuring machine

May 12, 2016

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Coordinate measuring using robust camera technology means that fabricators may no longer have to construct jigs or learn programming software to conduct quality checks of parts.

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D&S Mfg. adds double-initial-pinch angle roll

May 12, 2016

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has acquired a new 308HV4 Carell double-initial-pinch angle roll. The machine increases the company’s roll bending capabilities. While existing fabrication equipment allows D&S to roll parts up to 10 ft. long, the new machine increases the company’s...

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Fiber laser cuts 3-D formed and shaped parts

May 12, 2016

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT-Free, a 5-axis fiber laser machine designed for cutting 3-D formed or shaped parts such as bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies, and stamped or flat sheets. The machine can make cuts very close to each other to allow nesting of parts on a single bent...

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2016 FAB 40 preview: Preparing for a bigger market pie

May 11, 2016

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Revenue growth from 2014 to 2015 was essentially flat, depending on the fabricator's customer mix, but most are predicting busier times ahead.

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Fab2Order acquires Winners Circle Eng.

May 11, 2016

Brownsburg, Ind.-based metal fabricator Fab2Order has acquired Monrovia, Ind.-based Winners Circle Eng., a precision machining company. Fab2Order has moved the machining company, now called Machine2Order, and all of its employees to Fab2Order’s expanded facility. Fab2Order has invested $1.2...

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Acme Mfg. names director of engineering

May 11, 2016

Acme Mfg. Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., a designer and manufacturer of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has hired Dan Sula, MScEng, as director of engineering. Sula has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, flexible...

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Dennen Steel announces staff additions

May 11, 2016

Dennen Steel Corp., a steel parts manufacturing firm in Grand Rapids, Mich., has named Kelly Boeve as CFO. He has 30 years of financial, accounting, and operations experience, including a position as senior corporate financial adviser with DWH LLC. The firm has hired Jamie Natter as director...

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Webinar on May 18 to demonstrate new nesting tools

May 11, 2016

BobCAD-CAM Inc., Clearwater, Fla., will host a webinar on May 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to provide a detailed look at its new CAD-CAM Nesting Standard and Pro add-on modules. The webinar, “Get More Parts out of Every Sheet,” will demonstrate newly available tools and strategies for maximizing...

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Novelis supplies aluminum for 2016 Cadillac CT6

May 11, 2016

Novelis Inc. has announced that its aluminum is used in the new 2016 Cadillac CT6® body. The new mixed-material vehicle construction featured in the CT6 is the first of its kind for General Motors in North America and China. The Novelis plant in Kingston, Ont., supplies GM's Detroit-Hamtramck...

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Robotic nozzle-cleaning station integrates in digital controls infrastructure

May 11, 2016

Tregaskiss has introduced its new TOUGH GUN™ TT3E reamer, a robotic nozzle-cleaning station with digital Ethernet communications to integrate into users’ digital controls infrastructure. The reamer eliminates the need for an analog switch and reduces cabling requirements within the robotic...

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Hardfacing wire creates no hazardous chromium byproducts

May 11, 2016

Eutectic has introduced BoroTec 600 Cr-Free, which it says is the hardest wire with no hazardous chromium byproducts that can be used in a range of steel components subject to severe abrasion or erosion by mineral particles, sand, rocks, and gravel. The wire is engineered with boron carbides in...

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When your GMAW gun's ablazin'

May 11, 2016

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Overheating is a symptom of what could turn into catastrophic gun failure. Striking the right balance between gun size and capacity can increase the efficiency of a welding operation and decrease problems, like overheating, that could damage the equipment.

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