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Solar Atmospheres invests $2 million in large vacuum furnace

January 23, 2017

Solar Atmospheres has placed an order for a large, horizontal-loading, 10-bar vacuum furnace with advanced cooling technology, built by sister company Solar Mfg. Inc. The furnace, which will have a 6-ft.-dia., 6-ft.-deep graphite and carbon fiber composite (CFC) hot zone, will be used for the heat...

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Drawbridge-shelf style cart design provides flexibility in material handling

January 23, 2017

Creform Corp. has introduced a drawbridge cart designed to be towed by an NSI AGV. It is built so the AGV can tunnel underneath, and it features an A-HPL hitch that accepts the tow pin of the AGV unit. Four of the five shelves tilt up. This is suitable for a sequential operation that requires...

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Dallas Industries delivers two complete feed lines to Adient

January 19, 2017

Dallas Industries, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls, has delivered two complete feed lines, along with two reels and retrofit coil guide rolls for existing systems, to the Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) facility in Athens, Tenn. Both new...

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Stainless Sales Corp. equipment auction scheduled for Feb. 2

January 19, 2017

The assets of Stainless Sales Corp., Addison Ill., will be sold at an auction hosted by PPL Group, Northbrook, Ill. Theater-style bidding for all of the equipment will start at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at 2301 Windsor Court, Unit B, in Addison. Included in the live and online auction will be steel coil...

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Mobile fixturing table offered

January 19, 2017

Trick-Tools has introduced the Rhino Cart mobile fixturing station, which combines the BuildPro welding tabletop with a mobile cart. The 48- by 30-in., nitride-treated steel top features a black oxide finish and is reversible if one side is damaged.The package comes with a 66-piece fixturing kit,...

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Laser marking systems accommodate variety of laser markers

January 18, 2017

Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the availability of its multiposition, servo-rotary index laser marking systems that allow loading/unloading of completed parts while others are being marked. Single-swipe cycle start with integrated safety light curtains during indexing helps ensure a high level...

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NBT awards 15 scholarships

January 18, 2017

Fifteen students pursuing careers in manufacturing earned $1,500 or $2,500 toward their postsecondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA), Elgin, Ill. For the spring 2017 semester, NBT awarded manufacturing...

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MFG.com report assesses expected impact of Trump policies on U.S. manufacturing

January 18, 2017

Marietta, Ga.-based MFG.com, an online manufacturing marketplace, has released the report, “How Will President Trump’s Policies Affect U.S. Manufacturing?” Based on a survey of both buyers (OEMs) and suppliers (small to midsize manufacturers) in the MFG.com marketplace, the report gauges the...

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ITA Grant Committee accepting 2017 STEM scholarship applications

January 18, 2017

The Northglenn, Colo.-based International Titanium Association (ITA) Grant Committee now is accepting applications for four individual academic scholarships in 2017. The scholarships are open to students who plan to enroll in a full-time science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)...

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Max Weiss Co. hires sales estimator

January 18, 2017

Milwaukee-based Max Weiss Co., a provider of custom metal bending, forming, and fabricating, has hired Maxwell Furstenau as sales estimator.Furstenau brings an extensive knowledge of materials, plus machining and engineering processes, to his front-end project interaction with customers. He...

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Hannover Fairs USA to co-locate tradeshows with FABTECH

January 18, 2017

Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary, today announced that it has formed a partnership with the owners of FABTECH (FMA, SME, AWS, PMA, and CCAI) to co-locate the Industrial Automation North America and Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA North America) tradeshows...

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Engine-powered forklifts designed for operator comfort

January 18, 2017

UniCarriers Americas Corp. now offers the TCM/UniCarriers Smart Machine series of internal combustion engine-powered forklifts in Latin America. The forklifts are powered by a GCT K21 gasoline engine or an Isuzu C240 diesel engine, making them suitable for applications in manufacturing,...

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Sintavia develops exclusive process for printing F357 aluminum

January 17, 2017

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC, Davie, Fla., has developed full end-to-end parameters for producing AM parts in F357 aluminum, as well as other aluminum-silicon alloys, for use in precision manufacturing. The firm’s proprietary process for printing F357 aluminum powder was...

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Survey shows U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about revenue growth in 2017

January 17, 2017

While manufacturers across the U.S. are generally optimistic about revenues for 2017, small manufacturers are far more optimistic than larger manufacturers by more than a 2-to-1 margin. That is one of the findings from the 2017 "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey," conducted by the Leading Edge...

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KLN Mfg. announces closure

January 17, 2017

KLN Mfg. has announced plans to close its 275,000-sq.-ft. facility in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2017. The plant manufactures furniture for military barracks, universities, and hospitals. Related companies KLN Steel Products Co. and its Dallas-based parent company AGS Enterprises Inc., which...

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