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Heavy-duty regulators provide argon flow capacity up to 55 SCFH

January 10, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the 20 series single-stage flowmeter regulators, which provide argon flow capacity up to 55 SCFH. The regulators are available in multiple scales for use with a variety of shielding gases to cover most GMAW and GTAW applications. The heavy-duty,...

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PennEngineering’s ATLAS Products division wins Fastenal Supplier Award

January 10, 2017

The ATLAS® Products division of PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has won a first-place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®, a Winona, Minn.-based distributor of threaded fasteners. The award in the Direct Ship class of Fastenal’s annual Supplier Scorecard program recognizes outstanding...

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LaserCoil forms strategic alliance with Bradbury

January 10, 2017

Napoleon, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has entered into a strategic alliance with The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment. Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil-fed laser blanking systems to Bradbury’s...

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Magna develops ultralight door module

January 10, 2017

Detroit-based automotive supplier Magna Intl. Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. DOE and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 percent mass savings compared to an average current production door. The door was...

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Miro Mfg. to expand in Wisconsin

January 10, 2017

Miro Mfg. Inc., a Waukesha, Wis., metal fabricator serving the power generation and lawn and garden markets, has announced plans to expand into an existing 19,700-sq.-ft. building. The renovated facility is expected to open in May 2017, creating 10 to 15 jobs. The company currently employs 48...

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Praesidian Capital exits $8.5 million investment in Arc Machines

January 10, 2017

New York-based Praesidian Capital, a provider of senior and subordinated capital for small and midsized businesses, has exited its $8.5 million investment in Arc Machines Inc., a Pacoima, Calif., manufacturer of automated orbital welding equipment. The investment was made initially to support a...

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Brochure highlights cutting, welding equipment capabilities

January 10, 2017

Amada Miyachi America has published a brochure highlighting its eight manufacturing technologies, including cutting, welding, marking, sealing, and bonding, focusing on equipment capabilities and typical applications. The literature details how the company’s applications laboratory experts employ...

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A check list for a plasma cutting table retrofit

January 10, 2017 | By Chris Kuzma

When considering a retrofit to an older plasma cutting table, a fabricator needs to consider equipment location, state of table components, the types of shielding gases and consumables that might be needed with a technology upgrade, and any possible training that may be needed.

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Application provides real-time production data via cellphones, tablets

January 10, 2017

AP&T has introduced Smart Device Connection, an application that makes data from the production line’s control system available in real time in cellphones and other connected devices, giving the user full control over the production process. The unit uses the same user interface (LOGOS) as the...

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GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3-D printers

January 9, 2017

Cincinnati-based GE is accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The company will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs to develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing. Enabling educational institutions to...

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Contour bevel machine handles material up to 153 ft. long

January 9, 2017

Controlled Automation has introduced the isoMAX contour bevel machine, suitable for plate up to 23 ft. wide and 153 ft. long.The machine is equipped with up to two Orbital™ contour bevel plasma stations and up to four oxyfuel...

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One Equity Partners acquires Anvil Intl.

January 9, 2017

Middle-market private equity firm One Equity Partners, with offices in New York and Chicago, has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Anvil Intl., an Exeter, N.H.-based manufacturer of pipe fittings and system components, from Mueller Water Products. Anvil sells Anvil, Beck,...

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AT&F upgrades Wisconsin facility

January 9, 2017

AT&F has announced recent upgrades to its Manitowoc, Wis., facility, including a new plasma and oxyfuel cutting table with a 5-axis beveling head and improvements to a large-capacity boring bar. In addition to the equipment upgrades, the firm has added a certified weld inspector. The new cutting...

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OSHA issues final rule to lower beryllium levels

January 9, 2017

A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a material that can cause lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction, and shipyards will require...

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Fiber laser cutting system features carbon fiber carriage, synthetic granite frame

January 9, 2017

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. High-dynamic linear motors help ensure a 15 percent increase in productivity compared with conventional drive systems, states the company. It has a variety of automation modules, and CNC proprietary management increases accuracy in...

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