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Rotary hand stamps serve as alternative to single hand stamps

July 17, 2014

Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. Inc. has reintroduced an improved model of the single-wheel rotary stamp. The balanced rotary hand stamp is made of high-grade tool steel, heat-treated for severe usage. Each stamp features a rotating-type wheel engraved with numbers or letters. The user selects the...

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Muller operating as part of Signode Industrial Group

July 17, 2014

ITW Muller, Chicago, a manufacturer of load containment systems, has been renamed as Muller after its acquisition by the Carlyle Group and now operates as a stand-alone business under the Signode Industrial Group. The company’s products are sold under the Muller brand, as well as Yellow...

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Bosch grant supports STEM curricula in three Pennsylvania schools

July 17, 2014

Drive and control technology providers Robert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., have announced the latest Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and match) – important foundations for today’s students as they prepare for careers...

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Vacuum pump designed for pick-and-place of small parts

July 17, 2014

Piab offers patented COAX® technology in a new small-sized ejector called piPUMP™ Micro. COAX is an energy-efficient ejector technology based on a multistage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air. A configurator tool on the company’s website allows users to select the vacuum...

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Stratasys completes acquisition of Solid Concepts

July 16, 2014

Stratasys Ltd., a provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing systems based in Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel, has completed its acquisition of Valencia, Calif.-based Solid Concepts, a provider of additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, cast urethanes, injection molding,...

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Study finds delivery, pricing, sales support are top three customer expectations for manufacturers

July 16, 2014

Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting GroupSM, Claremont, Calif., hypothesized that Amazon and companies like Amazon have had an impact on service demands for manufacturers and distributors. In a recent study measuring the "Amazon Effect," Anderson found that the top three areas in which...

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SigmaTEK kicks off 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away

July 15, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, shop floor automation, and manufacturing business automation systems, has announced the kickoff of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away. North American manufacturers, fabricators, and others within the industry can enter for a...

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Conveyor moves metal scrap of all shapes, thicknesses

July 15, 2014

Prab offers the new Quick Return (QR) horizontal motion conveyor for moving scrap away from a press or other cutting and stamping operations. The redesigned conveyor features a single drive that allows it to fit into existing pits. Its push/pull motion propels material forward without vibration...

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Whirlpool enters into agreements to acquire majority interest in Indesit

July 14, 2014

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., and Fineldo S.p.A., Milan, Italy, have entered into a binding agreement for the sale of Fineldo's stake in Indesit Co. S.p.A. Whirlpool also entered into binding share purchase agreements with members of the Merloni family for their Indesit shares. Under these...

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Optomec receives order for print engine from RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing

July 14, 2014

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec has announced that its LENS® print engine for metal components has been adopted by the Center for Remanufacturing and Resources Recovery (C3R®) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, N.Y. The system at C3R will retrofit 3-D metal printing...

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JTEKT Corp. doubles size of South Carolina facility

July 14, 2014

JTEKT Corp., a producer of bearings, automotive steering systems, and all-wheel-drive couplings, has expanded its Koyo-brand bearing manufacturing facility in Richland County, S.C. The 250,000-sq.-ft. expansion, which provides the company with the capacity to manufacture automotive wheel bearing...

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DeWys Mfg. hires inside sales coordinator

July 14, 2014

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has hired Valerie Klaas as inside sales coordinator. Before joining the company, she attended GVSU and gained inside sales experience in the construction trades. The company provides precision metal fabrication to a variety of clients from office furniture to...

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Sheet marking system fits into turret punch press

July 14, 2014

Wilson Tool Intl. has released SmartMark®, which the company says is the first ink-jet sheet marking system that fits into a turret punch press. The ink-jet printer can be loaded directly into the C station of most thick-turret machines. Using a combination of the company’s SmartMark Writer...

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May manufacturing technology orders down

July 14, 2014

May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $351.93 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 down 10.0 percent from April and down 17.5...

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Catalog features cooling, blowoff products

July 14, 2014

Exair has released a new 168-page catalog of products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity challenges. It features new products that can help companies conserve compressed air and reduce noise levels. Eighty percent of the product...

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