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LIFT helps launch manufacturing career program at Louisville, Ky., high school

April 19, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced the launch of “Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways” in Kentucky. Doss High School, Louisville, Ky., in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a...

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Mobile storage units offered

April 19, 2016

Milwaukee Tool has released a 60-in. mobile workstation and a 30-in. steel storage chest and cabinet. Both units are constructed of reinforced angle iron frame and feature 5-in. industrial casters. The workstation offers a 22-in. multiposition metal peg wall for storing frequently used items....

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Welding fume extraction system available with storage filters or cartridge filters

April 19, 2016

Ult AG offers the SRA 1200 extraction and filtration system in different models and in conjunction with Flextractor extraction arms for the removal of hazardous, dry welding fumes in nonexplosive air mixtures. The system is available as a storage filter or cartridge filter unit, depending on...

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Software release brings sheet, tube fabricators closer to Industry 4.0

April 18, 2016

Lantek has announced Release 2016 of its Lantek Factory software for producing parts for sheet metal, tubes, and profiles. According to the company, the software’s new functionality takes producers closer to Industry 4.0 for manufacturing. Advanced automatic geometry recognition for multiple...

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Sinterite renews ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

April 18, 2016

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has announced the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation through May 2019, allowing the furnace-maker to continue to perform certified calibrations for furnace users. The accreditation is with the Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (LAB), based in...

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Magnetic tool levels, aligns steel plates

April 18, 2016

Magswitch Technology has introduced the MagPress for leveling and aligning steel plates or press beam. Offering 1,100 lbs. of hold force, the tool allows the user to remove highs/lows by placing the magnet on low, prying on high, and welding with the other hand. With this method, the user can align...

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National Academy of Engineering presents 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize to WPI

April 18, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as the winner of the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The award recognizes the WPI Plan, a project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership,...

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Automatic guided cart follows smart tape that can be repositioned

April 18, 2016

Handling Specialty has produced a customized automatic guided cart for a truck-body builder that required specific application details and safety options. The cart uses laser guidance to move along a predetermined path set by smart tape—a series of QR codes printed and laid on the floor. The...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: A review of animation tools to improve the work flow for moviemaking

April 18, 2016

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Columnist Gerald Davis reviews methods for creating animations. The use of dedicated software is discussed.

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General Magnaplate to close California facility

April 18, 2016

Engineering coatings company General Magnaplate Corp. has announced it will close its Ventura, Calif., facility and will serve West Coast customers from its Arlington, Texas, and Linden, N.J., operations. The firm cites difficult business conditions created by the state of California and the...

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AMT donates 3-D printer package to Primoris Academy

April 15, 2016

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has presented a MakerGear 3-D printer to Primoris Academy, Westwood, N.J., to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and to interest more students in careers in...

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Manufacturers not doing enough to protect against cyberthreats, report finds

April 15, 2016

Manufacturers and distributors, like companies in other industries, face mounting cybersecurity risks. Still, some don’t do enough to address the issue and protect intellectual property and sensitive data and information, according to a new industry report from professional services firm Sikich...

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Transystems to open fifth Idaho facility

April 14, 2016

Transystems has announced plans to invest $1 million in a facility in Rupert, Idaho. The company will move the semitruck-trailer manufacturing portion of its business from Twin Falls, Idaho, to the new facility, where production is expected to begin in summer 2016. It will employ 15 to 20 people....

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Restored citizens, veterans benefiting from central Ohio's TAPP Project

April 14, 2016

Restored citizens preparing for re-entrance into society after incarceration often have a difficult time locating gainful employment, even when they have marketable skills. Today's manufacturing industry faces an acute shortage of skilled, entry-level employees, and these restored citizens could...

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Clarcor Industrial Air brings back DustHog brand

April 14, 2016

Clarcor Industrial Air, Overland Park, Kan., which now includes the United Air Specialists business, has announced it will bring back the DustHog® brand with a new logo. The brand has not been in active use for a decade. The line of dust collection equipment features such media technologies as...

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