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Motoman appoints president and CEO

September 16, 2008

Motoman Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has named Steve Barhorst as president and COO. He succeeds Craig Jennings, whose departure after nearly 19 years comes at a time when the company is shifting to a global...

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Bradbury doubles size of trim shop plant

September 16, 2008

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil handling equipment for the metal construction industry, has doubled the size of its dedicated trim shop plant. This...

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Main Steel names general manager of Commerce facility

September 16, 2008

Main Steel Polishing has named Mike Folley as general manager of its location in Commerce, Calif. He replaces Gene Harsma, who retired after serving as general manager for more than 20 years.Folley...

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Innovation Matrix opens office in Japan

September 16, 2008

Innovation Matrix Inc., San Jose, Calif., a distributor and system integrator of automation applications, recently opened its new office in Kobe, Japan. The company says the office allows it to better...

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Morton Manufacturing Co. acquires YSD

September 16, 2008

Morton Manufacturing Co., Libertyville, Ill., has acquired all the assets of YSD LLC. Morton provides metal safety gratings and flooring for industrial, OEM, railroad freight car, and locomotive end...

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De-Sta-Co appoints president of automation

September 16, 2008

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has promoted Leo McAuliffe to president of automation. McAuliffe is responsible for managing the company's global automation platform, which includes operations in...

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LIA conference addresses laser safety

September 16, 2008

Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., will present the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®), an event that addresses all aspects of laser safety, March 23-26, 2009, at John...

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Mayville Engineering to purchase assets of Fabricating Specialists

September 16, 2008

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), a contract manufacturer in Mayville, Wis., has acquired the assets of Fabricating Specialists LLC, a manufacturer of formed tubular components and assemblies for the...

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Roll-Kraft upgrades FEA system

September 16, 2008

Citing increased demand for finite element analysis (FEA) services in the roll forming and tubing industries, Roll-Kraft has announced upgrades to its current system. Updates included integration of a...

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Industrial Metal Supply launches 3-D laser cutting and fabrication division

September 16, 2008

Industrial Metal Supply Co., Sun Valley, Calif., has created a new business unit that will provide six-axis, 3-D laser cutting and fabrication services to the company's customer base of design and...

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Red Bud to host coil processing seminar

September 16, 2008

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio, Nov. 18. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling,...

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Weiler Corp. announces staff appointments

September 16, 2008

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has promoted Chris Weiler to president and COO and added Jim McDaniel as vice president of sales and marketing.Weiler is responsible for sales, marketing, and operations....

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HFI Tube and pipe mills

Increasing efficiency of HFI tube and pipe mills

September 16, 2008

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Manufacturing welded tube and pipe efficiently requires controlling several variables. The material type, gauge, edge condition, tooling setup, and weld heat are just a few of the factors that quality control managers, mill supervisors, and operators must pay attention to in their efforts to...

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Weld training

But anybody can weld, right?

September 16, 2008

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Welding is a craft that requires both proper training and practice. Training your welders can have a very positive effect on your operation. A well-trained welder is more likely to produce high quality welds efficiently and weld safely. He also may be more satisfied with his job and stick around longer

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Minisensors

Sensors evolve to meet new errorproofing role

September 16, 2008

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Having the right sensors in your operation can make the difference between poor- and high-quality production. Today's sensors have evolved dramatically to fit tight spaces and accomplish more tasks than earlier versions. New technology merging sensor and vision systems is allowing manufacturers to have the best of both in a single device.

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