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NOXON Automation opens first U.S. manufacturing facility

December 3, 2015

Germany-based NOXON® Automation has announced plans to open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, NOXON Automation USA LLC, in Morrisville, N.C. A sales and distribution office is already open, and the manufacturing site is expected to open in early 2016. The company offers a variety of...

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Bohler-Uddeholm names Illinois sales rep

December 2, 2015

Elgin, Ill.-based Bohler-Uddeholm, a manufacturer of tooling materials suitable for metal forming and stamping dies, has named Kevin Dumont as sales representative in Illinois. Dumont has three years of experience with the company and recently graduated from its sales apprentice program. He...

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Constellium to build automotive structure manufacturing facility in Georgia

November 30, 2015

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced plans to construct a new facility in Bartow County, Ga., for the manufacture of aluminum automotive structures. Construction of the plant—a $20 million investment by Constellium and a $12 million investment by developer Seefried Properties—will...

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Ultraform Industries takes delivery of 400-ton servo press

November 25, 2015

Ultraform Industries Inc., a metal forming company in Romeo, Mich., has taken delivery of its first Aida 400-ton servo press. Production is slated to begin in January 2016. The servo can run forward and reverse without stopping and restarting, producing equal tonnage in both directions. It does...

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Coe Press Equipment ships first of four straighteners/reels to Metal Flow

November 18, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has shipped the first of four orders for new straightener/reel combinations to Metal Flow, Holland, Mich., a provider of deep-drawn stamped components to the automotive industry. Each of the sets consists of a model 350, 18-in. power straightener...

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Miro expands stamping capabilities with 600-ton press addition

November 16, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has expanded its stamping capabilities with the addition of a 600-ton Brown Boggs straight-side press. The machine features a 54- by 84-in. bed, 29-in. shut height, and full air cushion. The company offers a full-service, on-site toolroom, as well as...

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Wallover Oil appoints new regional sales manager

November 12, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named J. Creal Waddell as regional sales manager responsible for sales in Kentucky and Tennessee. Based in Bowling Green, Ky., Waddell earned a bachelor’s degree from Western...

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Quintus supplies deep-draw press to Whitcraft Group

November 11, 2015

Quintus® Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, has received an order for a hydroform deep-draw press from the Whitcraft Group. The 11,600-PSI, high-pressure press will advance the production of jet engine sheet metal parts and assemblies at Whitcraft’s Eastford, Conn., facility and will serve as a...

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Nidec Minster becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

November 9, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., a manufacturer of material forming presses and automation equipment based in Minster, Ohio, has received the RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. To become certified, the company completed a rigorous process that included an on-site audit and testing of key personnel....

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Altair adds metal forming, forging software to Altair Partner Alliance

November 5, 2015

Troy, Mich.-based Altair has announced that Metal Forming Research Corporation has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) with its forging software, Advisor for Metal Forming Process and Design Expert (AFDEX). Originally developed to analyze the forging process, the software now has expanded...

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Gemco Mfg. achieves ISO 9001:2008 recertification

November 3, 2015

Southington, Conn.-based Gemco Mfg. Co. Inc. has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. The company manufactures precision four-slide and progressive-die stampings, wire forms, and...

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Sixty-three percent of tool and die shops plan to hire apprentices

November 2, 2015

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results Inc. (HRI) have completed the fourth Automotive Tooling Barometer (The Barometer), sponsored by Die Cad Group and Expert Tech. The Barometer, which focused on the impending talent gap within the industry, indicated that the...

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AP&T approves fire-resistant hydraulic oil for press hardening

October 27, 2015

AP&T has announced its approval of Quaker's QUINTOLUBRIC® 888 fire-resistant hydraulic oil for use in its presses. The company has tested the synthetic oil in its press hardening lines to determine its effect on hydraulic components and gaskets. "The oil works at least as well in our lines...

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Schuler graduates first class of apprentices at Cedual training center in Mexico

October 27, 2015

At Schuler’s Cedual vocational training center in Puebla, Mexico, the first group of apprentices have received their leaving certificates. The newly qualified industrial and tool mechanics all passed their German Chamber of Commerce and Industry exam. They are the first skilled workers in Mexico...

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The Timken Co. named as winner in Humantech’s Find It – Fix It Challenge

October 23, 2015

The Timken Co. has been named a winner in the ninth annual Find It – Fix it Challenge® sponsored by Humantech Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. The awards recognize effective workplace solutions that increase productivity, improve worker morale, and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The Timken...

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