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Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing welcomes Alcoa as newest member

February 10, 2015

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a research consortium that brings together businesses, Virginia universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center, has announced that Alcoa has joined the organization. As an Organizing Industry Member, Alcoa, a provider of lightweight...

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Combilift announces $50 million investment in new manufacturing facility

February 10, 2015

Combilift Ltd., based in Monaghan, Ireland, has announced it will invest $50 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. Most of the new jobs will be for skilled technicians and design engineers; another...

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Bunting Magnetics names Latin America representative

February 10, 2015

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Ventura Process Equipment Co. as a representative in Latin America. Based in Georgia with offices in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Mexico, the company provides equipment for...

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Wirefab purchases fiber laser cutting machine

February 9, 2015

Worcester, Mass.-based Wirefab Inc., a manufacturer of wire and metal-based products for restaurant equipment manufacturers, bakeries, OEMs, and display industries, has purchased a new TRUMPF® 1030 fiber laser cutting machine. The machine allows the company to cut up to 0.5-in.-thick...

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VMZINC products used in new French aeronautic museum

February 9, 2015

VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of the Umicore group, Raleigh, N.C., has announced the use of its products in the new aeronautic museum, Aeroscopia, located at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport in southwest France....

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Kion North America appoints additional dealership territory to Tri-Lift NC

February 9, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer Tri-Lift NC Inc. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Tri-Lift NC also operates locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Roanoke, Va. The dealer continues...

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Next-generation skilled-welder training program set to launch

February 9, 2015

Milwaukee-based Super Steel has partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) to launch a collaborative welder skills development program to train and place the next generation of manufacturing talent in welding careers. This program is a part of the HCCW Welder Training...

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HK Laser & Systems announces new staff member

February 9, 2015

HK Laser & Systems, Lombard, Ill., has hired Rob Collins as the eastern regional sales manager for lasers and press brakes. Involved in the machine tool and manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, he was the former national laser sales manager at Murata Machinery USA Inc. Collins has...

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PTR’s job shop adds EBW system, expands metallographic lab

February 9, 2015

PTR-Precision Technologies Inc., Enfield, Conn., has added an electron beam welding (EBW) system to its job shop. The small-chamber system allows fast throughput with short pumping cycles and multistation fixtures for small components and high volumes. The system, which has full 5-axis CNC with...

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Wolf Robotics joins collaboration to advance computer-aided robotics for welding

February 9, 2015

Wolf Robotics LLC, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced its participation in a collaboration of industry leaders working with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to make advancements in the area of computer-aided robotics for welding (CAR-W). CAR-W is a software technology that strives...

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Güdel appoints account manager for powertrain systems

February 9, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Güdel Inc., a supplier of linear-motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots, and components, has appointed Craig Kemp as account manager, powertrain systems. Kemp leads all U.S. powertrain systems sales efforts and provides North American sales support to Güdel...

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Two PPG Industries coatings named best of 2014 by Architectural Record

February 9, 2015

PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has announced that its DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings for architectural metal have been selected as best new products of the year in the Finishes and Surfacing category in Architectural Record magazine’s annual competition. Both...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.1 percent in 2014

February 9, 2015

December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.89 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 32.7 percent from November and up...

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TMW modifies expansion plans to adapt to new opportunities

February 6, 2015

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), a toll processor of flat-rolled metals, has announced that the growth of eco pickled surface (EPS) technology has forced the company to reconsider its plans to open a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the Big River Steel mill currently under construction....

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North American robotics market has strongest year ever in 2014

February 6, 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2014, an increase of 28 percent in units and 19 percent...

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