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Handtmann A-Punkt Automation marks 25 years in business

September 25, 2014

Handtmann A‐Punkt Automation GmbH, a manufacturer of 5-axis machining centers in Baienfurt, Germany, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The firm was established as A-Punkt Automation GmbH in 1989. Its name changed after being taken over by Handtmann Co. Group. The takeover also changed...

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MK Precision named to Philadelphia 100 list of fastest-growing companies

September 25, 2014

Medical device contract manufacturer MK Precision, Philadelphia, has announced it has earned a spot on the Philadelphia 100, which honors the fastest-growing privately held companies in the greater Philadelphia region. To receive this distinction, a privately held company in the region must...

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Jetcam presents award to NestOne Solutions

September 25, 2014

CAD/CAM software developer Jetcam Intl., Monaco, has announced that it has presented its Best Dealer Award to NestOne Solutions, Duluth, Ga., which serves the sheet metal and composite markets. The award was calculated based on overall sales, support tickets, and number of supported...

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AP&T collaborating with Diversified Tooling Group

September 25, 2014

AP&T, Monroe, N.C., is intensifying its collaboration with Diversified Tooling Group (DTG), a manufacturer of press tools. “The cooperation between AP&T and DTG will offer a full-service hot-stamping tool and die process for forming and cooling simulations, die design, die construction, die...

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Aleris to add aluminum automotive body sheet capabilities in Kentucky

September 25, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Ky. Heat treatment and finishing capabilities will be added, including a new wide cold mill, two continuous annealing lines, and an automotive innovation center. The investment is...

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AIP Aerospace launches Ascent Aerospace

September 25, 2014

Brian Williams, CEO of AIP Aerospace (AIPA), Santa Ana, Calif., has created Ascent Aerospace, a wholly owned unit of AIPA. Ascent Aerospace will be organized into two groups: Ascent Tooling Group (including Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems), a provider of...

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Schuler to supply servo press lines, tryout presses to FAW Volkswagen

September 24, 2014

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has announced that FAW Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. has ordered three press lines with ServoDirect technology and three tryout presses for testing and setting up dies for its facilities in China. The servo press lines will be used mostly to produce car body...

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NanoSteel develops high-hardness alloy for crack-free additive manufacturing

September 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has announced the expansion of its engineered powders business into additive manufacturing. By leveraging its uniform metal matrix microstructures in the laser-sintering process, the company has built a crack-free, fully dense bulk sample. The firm’s...

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Big River Steel breaks ground on Arkansas mill

September 24, 2014

Big River Steel has broken ground in Osceola, Ark., on a $1.3 billion steel mill. Scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the plant is expected to employ more than 500 people. Nucor Steel has filed a federal lawsuit to block the project. Nucor operates two steel mills in the same county where...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping adds fineblanking capabilities

September 24, 2014

Farmington, Conn.-based Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has expanded its capabilities to include fineblanking, suitable for producing complex, ready-to-install, multifunctional parts....

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ABB to join UN network to promote energy efficiency

September 24, 2014

ABB, Zurich, a manufacturer of transformers, electric motors, and variable-speed drives, has announced that it is joining the United Nations Environment Programme’s global action on improving appliance and equipment efficiency. The company will provide expertise on energy-efficient motors and...

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RIA webinar will cover intermediate robotic welding

September 23, 2014

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar on intermediate robotic welding on Sept. 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding will be presented. A robot may weld a preprogrammed position, be guided by machine vision,...

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Superior Tube celebrates 80th anniversary

September 23, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, a manufacturer of precision tubing, celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2014. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power stations, oil and gas extraction, and medicine. Founded in 1934, the company is a pioneer...

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IRMCO adds two staff members

September 23, 2014

Metal forming lubricant manufacturer IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has hired Michael Krocko as field technical engineer and Michael Krueger as sales engineer covering Michigan, northern Indiana, and northern Ohio. Krocko provides support and troubleshooting for the company’s lubricants in the...

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FTI marks 25 years in business

September 23, 2014

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The company incorporated in October 1989 in Oakville, Ont., as a small engineering and consulting company for...

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