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The Systems Group names president

December 10, 2014

The Systems Group (TSG), El Dorado, Ark., a group of companies engaged in fabrication, plant maintenance, and construction for steel mills, foundries, metal processing plants, petrochemical plants, and manufacturing facilities, has announced the appointment of Lee Morgan as president. He...

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IDC reveals worldwide manufacturing predictions for 2015 and beyond

December 10, 2014

Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp. (IDC) recently hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2015 Predictions web conference, providing organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends and new developments that might be on the horizon. "IDC...

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Coldwater Machine appoints Solid State Joining Center director

December 10, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., a builder and integrator of equipment for industrial component manufacturing in Coldwater, Ohio, has appointed Robert Rich as director of its Solid State Joining Center, dedicated to the development of technologies such as friction welding to address the challenges of joining...

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Metal Sales & Service changes name to Metalwërks

December 10, 2014

Metal Sales & Service Inc., a manufacturer and contractor of architectural metal cladding and ornamental metals in Kennett Square, Pa., has changed its name to Metalwërks®. The name change is part of an evolving brand strategy that includes a revised website at www.metalwerksusa.com, a new logo,...

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Press brake bends variety of parts

December 10, 2014

The TruBend 5130 press brake from TRUMPF handles a variety of parts. Whether parts are large or small, complex or simple, the patented ACB® measuring technique helps ensure that bending angles are correct from the start, the company states. Programming can be performed with TruTops Bend...

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Beckhoff North America names president

December 10, 2014

Automation system provider Beckhoff Automation has announced that Aurelio Banda will become president of North American operations at Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, Minn., effective Jan. 1. The subsidiary’s current president, Graham Harris, will assume a regional management role as part of a...

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Researchers convert CO2 and slag into valuable resource

December 10, 2014

Researchers at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the byproduct of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), is used in such products as plastic, paper, rubber, and paint. "We are...

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USW president expresses concern about WTO decisions on U.S. countervailing duty measures

December 10, 2014

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard has expressed deep concern with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body and especially its continuing interference in the administration of U.S. trade remedy laws through interpretations of WTO agreements. According to Gerard,...

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Aluminum Workshop: Determining aluminum metallurgy

December 10, 2014

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Q: Most of my aluminum welding involves the repair of components my customers bring me. How do I know which alloy they are made of and which filler metal to use? A: This is a good question and one to which there is no easy answer. There is no quick, cheap test that will tell you which aluminum...

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Service Stampings adds portable CMM to quality department

December 10, 2014

Service Stampings Inc., a Willoughby, Ohio-based short-run metal stamping manufacturer and steel fabricator, has added a FAROArm to its quality department. The portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is intended to increase the throughput of the quality department's statistical process...

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Laser cutting system is modular, upgradable

December 10, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Optiplex Nexus 3015 CO2 laser cutting system for shops requiring a laser with performance features at an economical initial investment. The compact, flexible-design system is available in single fixed table, manual table, or automated two-pallet...

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Longtime H & H Tube manager retires

December 10, 2014

H & H Tube, Vanderbilt, Mich., has announced the retirement of Production Manager Don Forman, effective at the end of 2014, after more than 40 years with the company. Forman plans to leave the Tube & Pipe Association International®’s Extrusion, Drawing & Tube Reducing (EDTR) Council at the same...

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Engineer, weld, fabricate, test, and perfect

December 10, 2014

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Rando Productions juggles various projects from various customers—TV shows, commercials, theme park attractions—and each has its own timeline. It’s all one-off, nonrepeat work. Sound familiar?

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Stringer bead brush designed for minigrinders

December 10, 2014

Weiler has introduced Roughneck® stringer bead weld cleaning brushes specifically for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders. Designed to perform surface preparation, root-pass weld cleaning, and interpass weld cleaning on small angle grinders, the brushes feature a high knot count and a short trim length....

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2-D laser cutting machine includes 8-kW fiber laser

December 10, 2014

TRUMPF offers the TruLaser 5030 2-D fiber laser cutting machine, available with an 8-kW TruDisk laser for increased productivity when processing medium and thick sheet metal. The machine can process complex contours and thin sheets while minimizing the cost per part, the company states. The...

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