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Fronius names regional sales manager for Northeast

July 18, 2016

Fronius USA, Portage, Ind., has promoted Wes Doneth to regional sales manager for the Northeast. He joined the company in 2008 as tech support manager for the Perfect Welding Division. In 2013 he moved into sales and held the position of area sales manager for Michigan and Indiana. Doneth has a...

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Northeast Ohio student wins SkillsUSA national welding competition

July 18, 2016

Connor Roberts, a high school student from Willoughby-Eastlake Tech Center in Willoughby, Ohio, took home the gold medal from the SkillsUSA Championships held June 22-23, 2016, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Roberts will receive a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 210 MP...

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Epic Systems, Boy Scouts team up for STEM workshop

July 18, 2016

Manufacturing engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. recently teamed up with the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for a mini-engineering event. The workshop, held at Epic’s fabrication and manufacturing engineering facility in South Saint Louis, Mo., had more than...

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Metal fabrication is a communication business

July 18, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Most view metal fabrication as a technology business. But custom fabricators are complex, albeit usually small businesses. In such complex environments, good communication can make things a lot easier.

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Cadence Inc. moves into new Wisconsin facility

July 18, 2016

Cadence Inc. has completed its move into a new, 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The company is a single-source manufacturing partner for medical device, diagnostics, industrial, and automotive companies worldwide, with core capabilities in precision and microstamping, multislide...

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BeAM Machines establishes operations in Kentucky

July 18, 2016

BeAM Machines Inc., a European manufacturer of metal 3-D additive manufacturing machines using laser-metal deposition (LMD) technology, has established operations in Hebron, Ky. Machines for the U.S. market are manufactured at one of Fives Machining’s U.S. machine tool facilities. BeAM also...

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Ajax Tocco names GM – aftermarket sales

July 18, 2016

Warren, Ohio-based Ajax Tocco Magnethermic® Corp., a manufacturer of induction heating and melting equipment, has hired Joe Hawkins as general manager of aftermarket sales. He has more than 20 years of induction melting and heating experience. Hawkins began his career with Lectrotherm in 1991...

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Filter delivers HEPA performance with MERV 16 rating

July 18, 2016

Tri-Mer Corp.’s Tri-Flow Compact filter technology for submicron particulate and fumes has a MERV 16 rating and is designed to deliver HEPA filter-quality performance. According to the manufacturer, the system provides two to three times more filtration area than filter bags with efficiencies...

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Lubrication control system controls dispensing to a fraction of a drop

July 14, 2016

Unist offers Quantum™ minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) technology. The system interfaces directly to machines to digitally control lubricant dispensing down to a fraction of a drop. Using the system with the company’s spindle kit allows through-spindle MQL. Since the system supports up to...

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DENSO invests in Battle Creek, Mich., plant, receives grant for training

July 13, 2016

Global auto supplier DENSO is investing more than $37 million in machinery and equipment to expand automation at its DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc. (DMMI) facility in Battle Creek. The investment supports localization of component manufacturing for several customers. The Michigan Strategic...

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Pliers instantly adjust to hold large or small workpieces

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the new Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The pliers have a four-position adjustment so the user can adjust the jaws for holding capacities from ¼ to 3 in. The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to...

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Magnets hold stock using inside and outside edges

July 13, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced inside/outside angle magnets. Depending on the setup of each substructure, either the inside or outside surface of the magnets can be used. For inside welds, the magnets hold stock from the outside; for outside welds, they hold stock from the inside. The...

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Workshops For Warriors receives Motorola foundation grant

July 12, 2016

San Diego-based Workshops For Warriors, a nonprofit school empowering veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training and certification, has received a grant for $40,000 as part of the Innovation Generation Grant program from the Motorola Solutions...

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Arcam subsidiary secures financing for new powder manufacturing plant

July 12, 2016

Additive manufacturing equipment supplier Arcam AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has announced that its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal has established a financing arrangement with Investissement Quebec to build a new powder plant. The plant is intended to allow the company to address the...

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MSC executive vice chairman/former CEO dies

July 12, 2016

MSC Industrial Supply Co. has announced that Executive Vice Chairman/and former Chief Executive Officer David Sandler died July 11 at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of David," said MSC President and CEO Erik Gershwind. "His accomplishments at MSC were...

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