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Bluff Mfg. receives industry award

January 22, 2016

Bluff Mfg. has earned the Most Valuable Supplier Award for 2016 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. In addition to...

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Marlin Steel earns CNA's Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award

January 22, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has received the Risk Control Leadership in Safety Award from commercial insurance writer CNA. CNA’s Risk Control unit assessed Marlin’s safety training, OSHA compliance, return-to-work procedures, fire safety and protection, and first aid procedures. At the...

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Murata Machinery hires district sales manager

January 22, 2016

Murata Machinery USA Inc. (Muratec), Charlotte, N.C., has introduced Kenneth Beene as district sales manager, covering Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Beene has 23 years of experience selling forming and fabricating equipment as a manufacturing representative in the region. Before that he...

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MSCI awards $766,500 in scholarships in 2015

January 21, 2016

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), a nonprofit association based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., that serves the metals industry, awarded scholarships worth $766,500 to 342 member company families in 2015. The scholarship program is administered through MSCI’s 32 chapters throughout the...

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DeWys Mfg. adds riveting capabilities

January 21, 2016

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added an Orbitform model B-310 orbital riveter to its facility in Marne, Mich. This gives the company additional permanent-fastening capabilities to complement PEM® and POP® rivets fastening. The new orbital riveter uses cold forming to form rivets using...

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Centria Coating Services hires VP

January 21, 2016

Centria Coating Services (CCS), Moon Township, Pa., a provider of custom coil coating services, has appointed Jerry T. Hatley Jr. as vice president. Hatley previously worked at the former Roll Coater Inc., Icon Metal Resources LLC, and International Metals Processing...

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Puris produces largest 3-D printed titanium part

January 21, 2016

Puris LLC, Bruceton Mills, W. Va., a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing, has announced that it has produced what it says is the largest complex 3-D printed titanium part for commercial use. The part, printed using ExOne® binder-jetting technology, was processed to 100 percent...

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Colorado School of Mines receives $2.5M grant to establish 3-D metal printing consortium

January 21, 2016

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., has announced that Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professors Aaron Stebner and Douglas Van Bossuyt have been awarded a $2.5 million Advanced Industries Accelerator grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to establish...

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Solar Atmospheres of California appoints VP of operations

January 20, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of California, Fontana, Calif., has promoted Mike Moffit to vice president of operations. In this role he oversees the day-to-day operations of the heat-treating facility. Moffit has been with the company for 21 years in a variety of departments and served as the quality...

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Mid-Park opens stamping plant in Kentucky

January 20, 2016

Mid-Park Inc., a manufacturer and fabricator of metal products, has opened SST Morgantown, a stamping facility operating under Mid-Park’s SST division in Morgantown, Ky. The new plant offers stamping capabilities up to 800 tons, as well as production CNC, tool and die, and threading...

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Northern States Metals names CEO

January 20, 2016

Youngstown, Ohio-based Northern States Metals, a provider of custom-made extruded aluminum products, has appointed Jeff Gwinnell as president and CEO. Gwinnell most recently served as president/ CEO of Avtron and Axia Inc. He also spent seven years at McKinsey & Co. as senior manager. Gwinnell...

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Norsk Titanium, Premium Aerotec begin joint program for additive-manufactured titanium parts

January 20, 2016

Norsk Titanium AS, Oslo, Norway, has announced that a premier shipment of Airbus A350 XWB test parts manufactured with its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process has been received and finish-machined by Premium Aerotec. The titanium Ti6Al4V sample parts, for which Premium Aerotec...

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Coordinate Metrology Society launches certification program for laser tracker users

January 20, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced the availability of a level-two certification program for laser tracker users at its upcoming 2016 conference. This hands-on, device-specific performance examination is for portable laser tracking systems used for...

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Genesis Systems Group names VP of ICESA Systems

January 20, 2016

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has promoted Sean Patton to vice president - resistance spot welding and OEM business development for Genesis ICESA Systems, San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico. Patton, who has been with Genesis ICESA since its formation in...

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FMA report shows fabricators, job shops facing uncertainty

January 20, 2016

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has released the Q4 2015 "Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report." The report looks at small and medium-size job shops and fabricators. The overall sense of this most recent report is that fabricating shops are...

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