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M&M Mfg. hires VP of commercial business development

March 5, 2010

M&M Manufacturing Co., a Fort Worth, Texas, manufacturer of rectangular, spiral, and round duct pipe and fittings for commercial and residential applications, has hired Larry Cook as vice president of...

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Simufact Eng., Presstec Pressentechnologie form partnership

March 5, 2010

Simufact Eng. GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, a provider of software and services for bulk metal forming, and Presstec Pressentechnologie GmbH, a provider of hydraulic presses and mechanical high-speed...

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AGT, Roboweld sign joint venture

March 5, 2010

AGT of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and Roboweld Inc. of Burnaby, B.C., have signed a joint venture to advance market exposure and adoption of robotic processes in welding and nonwelding manufacturing...

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SME recognizes young leaders

March 5, 2010

SME has announced the winners of the 2010 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Richard E. Morley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. The award, which recognizes people age 35 and younger for...

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Quality Tool adds turret punch/laser

March 5, 2010

Quality Tool Inc., a metal fabrication contract manufacturer based in St. Paul, Minn., has added the Amada® EMLK3610NT turret punch/laser system with servo-electric drive. The machine's customized...

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Globe Specialty Metals reopens Alabama facility

March 5, 2010

Globe Specialty Metals Inc., New York, has reopened its Selma, Ala., silicon metal and ferrosilicon alloys facility, which it had idled during the economic downturn. The company restarted the first of...

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Hydro Aluminum hires regional sales and technical manager

March 5, 2010

Hydro's Metal Markets North America, Linthicum, Md., has added Greg Lea to its commercial team as regional sales and technical manager for the Midwest. Lea comes to the company after operating his own...

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Feralloy Corp. announces personnel changes

March 5, 2010

Carlos Rodrguez Borjas has been promoted to executive vice president and COO of Feralloy Corp., Chicago. For the past 11 years, he has served as general director of Acero Prime, a joint venture of...

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The backbone of America

March 3, 2010

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The phrase "backbone of America" is used to describe various important U.S. entities: the Continental Divide, roads, steel, and small business, to name a few.  Just looking at this list, you can see how interconnected these four examples are. We need roads and steel bridges to cross the...

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Plasma Automation appoints Westway Machinery exclusive sales representative for Eastern Canada

March 3, 2010

Plasma Automation Inc. and sister company, Vicon Machinery LLC, have appointed Westway Machinery Ltd. as their exclusive sales representative servicing Eastern Canada. Westway Machinery Ltd. has...

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Therapy for data overload

March 2, 2010

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This week The Economist put together a special section about how society is overflowing with data. Reading it, I thought it was irony at its best. What better way to cover our data-overload than with a long, drawn-out story bubbling over with … data. The most obvious example of data-overload is...

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Rolling for wind

March 1, 2010

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Wind tower production requires intensive use of the rolling machine. Because of this, selecting the right rolling machine is paramount.

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Going 3-D: A matter of control

March 1, 2010

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Abrasive waterjet has moved beyond flat plate cutting. Today, the jet can move in Z and tilt to cut complex designs out of thick plate, and even tube and barstock.

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill—Part III

March 1, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill,columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance so that the designer ends up with a design that allows him to explore various changes to the size of the overall product while having the component parts stretch or shrink automatically

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Why lean manufacturing won't make you rich — Part II

March 1, 2010

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Manufacturers often believe at least one of three common lean manufacturing misconceptions. Knowing about these misconceptions and understanding why they're not true will help set you on a path to incorporating lean tools into your manufacturing structure.

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