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Bull Moose Tube purchases sprinkler pipe mills

July 13, 2016

Bull Moose Tube, a subsidiary of North American manufacturing group Bull Moose Industries, has announced that it has purchased sprinkler pipe mills that will be incorporated into two of the company’s existing manufacturing operations. The first is scheduled to be added to its Trenton, Ga.,...

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How to gild your safety record

July 13, 2016

Talan Products has consistently reduced its safety incident rate since 2006. That it has manufactured for 1,600 days without a lost-time accident is no accident. It is the result of a deliberate development of an omnipresent safety culture. Other manufacturers often ask, “How do you do it?” The manufacturer shares its safety secrets, including establishing a safety culture, learning from near-misses, using sensors, and tracking safety metrics.

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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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High-speed stamping quenches thirst for beverage cans

July 13, 2016

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All of the components of a beverage can are stamped in a high-speed press. The process of producing two-piece beverage cans starts with the blanking and forming of a cup from a large aluminum coil. Today’s most advanced cupping presses can run a 14-out die up to 350 strokes per minute (SPM), producing up to 4,900 cans per minute. Would soda beverages be as popular if they could not be packaged in a portable, singular, recyclable can made inexpensively by a high-speed stamping process? Some unique challenges and critical factors for press work in high-speed can stamping include high operating speeds, dynamic balancing, and off-center loading. Here are some ways to handle stamping at (almost) the speed of light--and takeaways for slower operations.

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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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Fastenal adds SPEEDWRAP brand fasteners to its iHub warehouse

July 12, 2016

The Fastenal Co., an industrial distributor in Racine, Wis., has added Speedtech’s SPEEDWRAP® brand products to its iHub warehouse located in Indianapolis. Earlier this year Speedtech announced Fastenal’s decision to offer its customers the hook and loop and specialty fasteners. Also being...

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Small-scale cutting: The next frontier

July 12, 2016

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Many of today’s cutting applications require surgical-like precision to produce small, intricate parts. Technological advancements in waterjet and laser cutting are making these processes even more attractive to fabricators in a variety of industries.

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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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Toolots unveils headquarters and expanded warehouse

July 12, 2016

Toolots Inc., a provider of factory-direct industrial machinery, tools, and technology, has unveiled its headquarters in Cerritos, Calif. The recently renovated and expanded 114,000-sq.-ft. facility features a large warehouse and a showroom for equipment display. The headquarters will be...

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MFG.com hires chief marketing officer

July 12, 2016

MFG.com, Marietta, Ga., an online manufacturing marketplace, has hired Chris Mitchell as chief marketing officer (CMO). Mitchell is experienced in digital and e-commerce marketing, especially in building online applications and marketplaces. He founded or co-founded several Internet startups and...

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Panel bender offers single-sequence loading/unloading

July 12, 2016

Prima Power has introduced the BCe Smart 2220 panel bending machine. Its large working table allows loading and unloading in a single sequence, and the machine does not require skilled operators. With the machine’s barcode reader and ATC system, setup is automatic, takes place in masked time, and...

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Stamper powers up to do the heavy lifting

July 12, 2016

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Stamping manufacturer StampSource brought in more than $3 million worth of work—a 25 percent revenue increase—with a capital investment of two heavy-duty feeders and three high-tonnage presses. It was the largest expansion in the company’s 66-year history.

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Compact saw designed for heavy-duty applications

July 12, 2016

The new KKS 500 series saw from framag combines a compact design with a heavyweight frame for use in heavy industry and forging applications. The hydraulic pipework and electrical cables are integrated in the machine bed for protection from damage. The remaining machine components are simple to...

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Applying sheet metal forming principles to plastic

July 12, 2016

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Anytime the inside radius or material thickness varies, there will be a change in the bend deduction. This is just as true when bending plastic as it is when bending sheet metal.

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