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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 14-15

February 15, 2017

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold its sixth annual open house and technology show, Morris Madness, March 14-15, 2017, in Roselle, Ill. The event will feature CNC machine tools and live metal cutting demos from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group in addition to displays of...

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NIMS, LIFT, and Ivy Tech release new skills credentials

February 15, 2017

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)—one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech Community College are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to fill the largest number of open...

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SMP appoints president

February 15, 2017

Specialty Metals Processing (SMP), Stow, Ohio, a processor of stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and specialty metals, has named Bob Wilson as president of the company. Wilson has spent his entire career in the metals industry, most recently serving as president of Penn Ohio Metals. Prior to...

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Schuler sells technology center in China to Feintool

February 13, 2017

The Schuler Group, Göppingen, Germany, has sold its technology center in Tianjin, China, to Feintool, based in Lyss, Switzerland. Within the year, Feintool plans to expand production capacity of precision components for the automotive industry in Tianjin using Schuler presses. Feintool will retain...

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OSF HealthCare partners with Tekmill for health care product design, manufacture

February 13, 2017

OSF Saint Francis Inc., Peoria, Ill., has joined forces with Tekmill, a contract design engineering, rapid prototyping, and small-scale manufacturing company located in Champaign, Ill., on the campus of the University of Illinois Research Park, and become a shareholder in the company. “... our...

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Vortec releases white paper about vortex tube technology

February 13, 2017

Cincinnati-based Vortec has published a five-page white paper that discusses the basic operation of vortex tube technology and explains its proper application in heating and cooling applications. The paper, available at www.vortec.com, highlights how vortex tubes, with no moving parts, create hot...

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Hilco Global, Prestige Equipment to conduct sale of manufacturing operation

February 13, 2017

Hilco Industrial and Hilco Real Estate Acquisitions (both operating companies within Hilco Global) have joined forces with Prestige Equipment Corp. to offer for immediate turnkey sale the former power generator housing, wind turbine tower, and pressure vessel manufacturing facility and real estate...

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Two-component repair product fixes all types of metals

February 13, 2017

Stronghold Coatings has introduced PlasticMetal, a two-component repair technology that can be mixed in various ratios for small and medium repairs to many types of metal. The resin and powdered metal system can be mixed in small quantities in thicknesses to suit particular application...

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Knapheide Mfg. to expand manufacturing operations

February 10, 2017

The Knapheide Mfg. Co., Quincy, Ill., a provider of work-ready vehicles, has announced plans to expand its operations with a new manufacturing building. “We have identified opportunities for the business to diversify, both with the products we offer and the markets we serve,” said Bo Knapheide,...

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Welding bench captures fumes at the source

February 10, 2017

RoboVent has released a new, larger version of its CrossFlow table. The all-in-one welding bench and source-capture system provides ample room for a variety of manual welding applications while keeping weld fumes out of the breathing zone. The table comes in 4- and 5-ft.-wide models, with space...

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Management in the metal fabrication industry

February 9, 2017 | By Aaron Continelli

Just as shop floor workers require special skills, shop managers do so as well. Here is an overview of management duties and what employers in the metal fabrication industry are looking for in managers.

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What shop owners really look for in employees

February 9, 2017 | By Vicki Bell

Metal fabricating covers a wide range of technical skills. What shop owners are looking for in new hires depends on the shop’s processes and the services it provides. In this post, three shop owners share some new-hire criteria.

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DeWys Mfg. celebrates 40th anniversary

February 9, 2017

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. marks 40 years in business in 2017. The company was founded in 1977 in a small, red barn as a producer of fireplace inserts. Today the firm is a 90,000-sq.-ft. contract manufacturer with 160 customers.The company offers precision sheet metal, contract...

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BMI completes sale of large component fabricator and machine shop

February 9, 2017

BMI Mergers & Acquisitions has announced the sale of The Rose Corp. to Edmund Gaffney of Haverford, Pa. As part of the transaction, The Rose Corp. also sold its Mark Metals steel sales and service division. The Rose Corp., Reading Pa., a privately owned contract manufacturing steel fabrication...

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70-W LED light mounts on existing beams

February 8, 2017

Larson Electronics has released a 70-W, explosionproof LED light fixture mounted on an adjustable beam clamp to simplify mounting on existing beams. The EPL-LP-70W-LED-HDBC-20-EPP weatherproof fixture comes with an adjustable aluminum mount that makes it suitable for industrial applications,...

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