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August manufacturing technology orders up slightly

October 13, 2014

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 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 0.4 percent from July but down 6.0...

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Hydropneumatic tool enables vertical installation of blind threaded inserts

October 13, 2014

The new Atlas® RIV949 hydropneumatic tool from PennEngineering® eliminates the need to reposition workpieces from their typical horizontal orientation when installing blind threaded inserts. The tool allows users to install all types of Atlas steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and brass inserts in...

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Global shifts in economies make U.S. manufacturing significantly more cost-effective

October 13, 2014

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For decades U.S. manufacturers looking to increase profits and remain competitive have moved plants and jobs offshore. Changing global economics have made doing so much less attractive. The U.S. is gaining cost advantages as other regions lose theirs.

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Plasma and oxyfuel: A productive combination

October 13, 2014

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Gaining flexibility to match individual plate fabrication requirements using both mechanized oxyfuel and plasma cutting can make plate cutting far more efficient. As these technologies advance, fabricators can produce their parts smarter, faster, with the highest quality, and at lower cost. Regardless, the choice to use these technologies on separate machines or on one system is as individual as the application requirements.

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How 2 green lubricant-makers landed on auto OEMs’ A-lists

October 13, 2014

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Gain insight into the arduous process of getting the official stamp of approval as a supplier to the automakers by reading how two green lubricant suppliers landed on the A-list.

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Weld shop 101

October 13, 2014

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According to the American Welding Society (AWS), there will be a shortage of approximately 290,000 welders in the U.S. by 2020. Education doesn’t fall on the shoulders of just high schools, community colleges, and technical programs, it also rests with industry professionals who have the space, equipment, and the expertise on staff to demonstrate the best practices. Arming educators with this information will only help make the next generation of welders that much stronger. For those of you who are in areas where getting hands-on training for industry leaders isn’t possible, here are a few questions educators tend to ask.

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Every day should be Manufacturing Day

October 11, 2014

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Manufacturing Day has come and gone, but if metal fabricators really want to see people forget the old stereotypes associated with manufacturing, they should take every opportunity to welcome the general public into their facilities--not just waiting for one special day out of the year.

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Wabash National recognizes Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as top supplier

October 10, 2014

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as the winner of its 2014 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award. The award recognizes Lafayette’s excellent service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive solutions for...

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Nu-Way Industries hires executive VP, sales and marketing

October 10, 2014

Contract metal fabricator and assembler Nu-Way Industries, Des Plaines, Ill., has announced the appointment of Joe Fijak as executive vice president, sales and marketing. He has more than 30 years of experience in high-tech and mechanical systems industries. Fijak has worked on division...

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Lincoln Electric hosts Girl Scouts for STEM learning event

October 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio for a STEM learning program on Oct. 4, designed to introduce many of the girls to the welding and manufacturing fields. Girl Scout Cadettes in grades 6, 7, and 8 met with some of the women who help run Lincoln...

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AME announces scholarship winners

October 10, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the winners of the 2014 Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. The scholarship—an initiative supported by AME’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Inc.—is awarded to...

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TRUMPF names VP of technical service

October 10, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a provider of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has promoted James Rogowski to vice president, technical service. He is responsible for technical services and training for the company’s machine tools installed across...

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Camfil APC appoints global executive VP

October 9, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment, has appointed Alan O'Connell as executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He has served with Camfil APC's parent company, the Camfil Group, Stockholm, for more...

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U. S. Steel names VP of international trade and global public policy

October 9, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has appointed Debbie Leilani Shon to vice president - international trade and global public policy. Based in the company’s Washington, D.C., office, she is responsible for the company's international trade strategy, manages all trade enforcement actions, and...

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TimkenSteel to build $40 million facility in Ohio

October 9, 2014

North Canton, Ohio-based TimkenSteel, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has announced its decision to locate an advanced quench-and-temper facility in northeast Ohio. The $40 million facility, which will be fully operational within two years, will perform heat-treat...

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