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FabTech Supply expands into new services

June 13, 2016

FabTech Supply, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based manufacturer of enclosure hardware, has announced the expansion of its metal fabrication services. By expanding its manufacturing base of high-volume OEM parts, the company will provide metal fabrication services, including welding, bending, shearing, and...

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Sluggish economy puts pinch on manufacturing technology orders

June 13, 2016

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report for March 2016 showed that orders for April 2016 were down 27.5 percent from the same month a year ago, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year to date, orders still were down 16.6 percent compared to the same...

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Rigaku LIBS analyzer achieves MIL-STD-810G certification

June 10, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, a provider of hand-held and portable spectroscopic analyzers in Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its hand-held laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer, KT-100™ Katana™, has been certified to MIL-STD-810G and given an IP54 rating for use in wet...

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Mitutoyo announces grand opening of renovated M3 Solution Center in California

June 10, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., based in Aurora, Ill., has announced the grand opening of the newly renovated M3 Solution Center in City of Industry, Calif. This nearly 35,500-sq.-ft. facility offers product demonstrations, assistance with application challenges and metrology equipment, and product and...

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at www.hypertherm.com. Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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Dorner appoints regional sales manager for Michigan, northern Ohio

June 10, 2016

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., has appointed Michael Goodall as a regional sales manager covering the area of northern Ohio and Michigan. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Goodall most recently worked for Habasit as sales manager of specialty belts and components and...

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CNCs simplify setup of automated cells

June 10, 2016

With the Sinumerik 828 CNC family, Siemens offers a method for connecting robots to machine tools. Different types of robots designed by different manufacturers can be connected to machines equipped with the CNCs using the Sinumerik Integrate Run MyRobot/EasyConnect interface to perform...

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Nucor, JFE Steel form joint venture to supply automotive market in Mexico

June 9, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corp. of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to supply that country's automotive market. The plant is expected to cost $270 million and have a capacity of 400,000 tons per year of...

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Movable-frame press offers up to 200 tons of pressing power

June 9, 2016

Dake Corp. offers the PMM 200MD movable-frame press. It delivers up to 200 tons of pressing power, making it suitable for assembly and straightening applications. The hydraulically operated frame and cylinder allow for a variety of movements to accommodate large pieces of metal. The 5.5-HP...

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Dengensha America adds sales engineer, senior engineer

June 9, 2016

Resistance welding equipment manufacturer Dengensha America, Bedford, Ohio, has named Brandon Malec as sales engineer and Hideyuki Taguchi as senior engineer. Malec is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Engineering in technology and management degree. He has interned at...

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Intelligrated hires senior sales manager, western regional sales and operations

June 9, 2016

Intelligrated®, a Cincinnati-based automated material handling equipment provider, has appointed Mark Jordan as senior sales manager for its western regional operations, based in the company’s Ontario, Calif., district office. Jordan has more than 20 years of material handling automation...

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Dana Holding Corp. recognized by Spartan Motors for supplier excellence

June 9, 2016

Maumee, Ohio-based Dana Holding Corp. has earned the Spartan Diamond Award for supplier excellence from Spartan Motors Inc. This award recognizes Spartan's top-performing key supply chain partners. Dana was recognized for dedication to quality, on-time delivery, total cost control, and...

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Fabricators weigh in on the new overtime rules

June 9, 2016

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“Fabricating Update” subscribers were asked to share their thoughts on the new overtime rules for exempt employees that will take effect Dec. 1. Employees who responded welcome the action. Employers are not so happy about it. And one respondent questions the government’s motive behind the new rules.

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Plate cutting machine is very compact

June 9, 2016

Voortman Steel Machinery has introduced the very compact V302 plate cutting machine. The unit can be delivered with a plasma cutting torch, an oxyfuel torch, or a plasma/oxyfuel combination. Features include high-definition plasma cutting, Voortman Height Control, Extensive Hole Performance, a...

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How equipment can help relieve the skilled-worker shortage

June 9, 2016

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If you need more workers and you’re having a difficult time finding them, perhaps you should explore equipment options that can mitigate the need for more help. For example, some welding tables can eliminate the need for extra hands.

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