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DHA Filter makes dust cartridges pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 25, 2014

Jacksonville, Fla.-based DHA Filter has announced it will partner with Komen North Florida to spread breast cancer awareness to the U.S. manufacturing community. For the month of October, the company will replace its blue helix pleat stabilizers — which lock the pleats of the dust cartridge —...

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MK Precision named to Philadelphia 100 list of fastest-growing companies

September 25, 2014

Medical device contract manufacturer MK Precision, Philadelphia, has announced it has earned a spot on the Philadelphia 100, which honors the fastest-growing privately held companies in the greater Philadelphia region. To receive this distinction, a privately held company in the region must...

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AIP Aerospace launches Ascent Aerospace

September 25, 2014

Brian Williams, CEO of AIP Aerospace (AIPA), Santa Ana, Calif., has created Ascent Aerospace, a wholly owned unit of AIPA. Ascent Aerospace will be organized into two groups: Ascent Tooling Group (including Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems), a provider of...

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Vegetable-based straight oils formulated for severe cutting, grinding operations

September 25, 2014

QualiChem has introduced the Eqo-Max series of low-viscosity, vegetable-based straight oils. They are designed to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, oxidative stability, and high-pressure performance. Developed for severe cutting and grinding applications, they are suitable for use on...

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Shock-absorbing casters reduce factory noise levels from carts

September 25, 2014

Caster Concepts offers CasterShoX™ shock-absorbing casters. According to the manufacturer, the casters help reduce factory noise levels from carts by as much as 15 dbA (90 percent) and reduce shock loads by up to 80 percent. They can be used with no major modification to carts, since the...

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ABB to join UN network to promote energy efficiency

September 24, 2014

ABB, Zurich, a manufacturer of transformers, electric motors, and variable-speed drives, has announced that it is joining the United Nations Environment Programme’s global action on improving appliance and equipment efficiency. The company will provide expertise on energy-efficient motors and...

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IRMCO adds two staff members

September 23, 2014

Metal forming lubricant manufacturer IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has hired Michael Krocko as field technical engineer and Michael Krueger as sales engineer covering Michigan, northern Indiana, and northern Ohio. Krocko provides support and troubleshooting for the company’s lubricants in the...

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Energy Department to provide $2 million to support tall wind turbine tower manufacturing

September 23, 2014

The Energy Department, Washington, D.C., has announced it will give $2 million to two organizations for developing tall wind turbines to harness the stronger winds that occur at higher heights. These projects will support the design and manufacturing techniques to produce towers that are nearly 400...

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Sciaky to provide turnkey EBAM system to Lockheed Martin Space Systems

September 22, 2014

Sciaky Inc., Chicago, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing systems, has received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Bethesda, Md., to provide a turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system for use...

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Stainless steel flat nozzle resists corrosion

September 22, 2014

Exair’s new 1-in., high-power stainless steel flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat, 1-in.-wide airstream with a 16-oz. blowing force when mounted 12 in. from the target. Designed to fit into tight spaces, the nozzle is made of Type 316 stainless steel to withstand corrosive, high-temperature...

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Vacuum clamping system allows creation of various welding fixtures

September 19, 2014

Förster welding systems GmbH offers the Vacufix® vacuum clamping system in connection with the Ergofix® ergonomic manipulator. The clamping system allows the creation of different welding fixtures for sheet metal structures using a single kit. It features patented high-temperature vacuum...

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SEMA awarded federal grant to increase exports of automotive aftermarket products

September 19, 2014

Diamond Bar, Calif., trade organization SEMA, which represents the automotive specialty equipment market, has been awarded part of a $2.2 million federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and China. The...

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K&S Tool, Die and Mfg. marks 40th anniversary with new name, new website

September 19, 2014

K&S Tool, Die and Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., celebrates its 40th year in business in 2014. To mark the event, the company has changed its name to K&S Mfg. Inc. The firm also has launched a new website at www.ksmfg.com to reflect its position as a vertically integrated contract metals...

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Marlin Steel installs automated welding machine

September 19, 2014

Marlin Steel has added a Versaweld CSR102-1230-3-MFDC NC jig welding system from Ideal Welding Systems to its facility in Baltimore. The medium-frequency, automated welding machine supports welding in three dimensions. Its rotating heads can weld along curved or irregular shapes. The robotic...

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VMG launches program to train veterans to start metal fabricating businesses

September 19, 2014

Veterans Manufacturing Group (VMG) has launched as an organization to train and help U.S. military veterans start their own employee-owned metal fabricating business with donated machine tools. The program will offer veterans paid training in the methods and techniques associated with...

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