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Toolkit covers brazing, cutting, welding needs

July 8, 2014

Uniweld offers The Wurks™, which includes the tools necessary to work on just about any automotive, general home maintenance, plumbing, or welding project. Available in three different styles, the all-purpose outfit is packed in a toolbox with a compartmented accessory tray. Included in every...

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NN Inc. to establish new corporate headquarters in Tennessee

July 8, 2014

Metal bearing component manufacturer NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., has purchased the SunTrust Bank Building in Johnson City for use as its new corporate headquarters. At about 60,000 sq. ft., the facility provides a new base of operations for the company’s current corporate staff, with additional...

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Ferrous powders introduced for wear parts production

July 8, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., a designer of nanostructured steel materials, has introduced a portfolio of ferrous powders designed to extend steel’s capabilities in near-net-shape wear parts for highly abrasive environments. These new alloys feature hardnesses of more than 1,400 HV, wear resistances below...

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Women in Manufacturing Summit 2014

September 29-October 1, 2014
  • Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • The 4th annual Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT will be held in Schaumburg, IL September 29 – October 1, 2014. This annual SUMMIT is geared toward women who have chosen careers in manufacturing and want to share perspectives and network with others in the industry. SUMMIT 2014 is expected to attract more than 200 professional women in manufacturing with titles ranging from production to CEO.

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    Terex Material Handling to deliver two Demag cranes to M-Con Pipe and Products

    July 8, 2014

    Terex Material Handling, Cleveland, has received an order for two Demag double-girder overhead cranes from M-Con Pipe and Products Inc., Ayr, Ont. Each crane spans 72 ft. and lifts 17.6 tons. The cranes are being added to eight other Demag cranes already in use at M-Con Pipe and...

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    Downsizing can be a killer

    July 8, 2014

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    All businesses of all sizes want to save money and be as lean as possible. However, if taken too far, some cost-cutting measures can have unwelcome consequences and cause a shop to go under.

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    Consumables Corner: Combating overheating in work clamps

    July 8, 2014

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    Q: I weld in a large pressure vessel shop and use many welding processes, including SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and SAW. Regardless of the process, our work clamps always get very hot. We’ve even had some arcing from the ground clamp. We have welded several grounds to the workpiece to remedy this problem,...

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    Automatic slag removal table eliminates production interruptions

    July 8, 2014

    Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations to help eliminate production interruptions and reduce labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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    EuroBLECH 2014 presents “Champions in Sheet Metal Working” online competition

    July 7, 2014

    EuroBLECH 2014, the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Exhibition, is presenting a new online competition to recognize high standards, best practices, innovation, and excellence in sheet metal working. The competition, called “Champions in Sheet Metal Working,” will have one winner in each...

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    ERP add-on helps ensure production workers have most current document versions

    July 7, 2014

    Global Shop Solutions offers the Version Management System (VMS). It is an add-on to the patented Document Control™ ERP module, which attaches documents to jobs and work centers electronically. It offers several new document security features to help ensure production workers have the most...

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    MEC names VP of strategy, capital, and continuous improvement

    July 7, 2014

    Fabricating company Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a supply chain partner for OEMs, has hired Chad Mitts as vice president of strategy, capital, and continuous improvement. He has nearly 20 years of leadership and manufacturing experience. Mitts served most recently as...

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    Fluid recycling system cleans coolant without stopping production

    July 7, 2014

    A new brochure from Eriez® HydroFlow® features the SumpDoc® mobile, inline fluid and recycling system. It provides quick cleaning and rejuvenation of a machine’s coolant without causing a production stoppage. The six-page brochure offers a complete overview of the equipment, its features,...

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    BMW Group to build plant in Mexico

    July 7, 2014

    The BMW Group, Munich, has announced plans to build a new plant near San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The $1 billion investment is expected to create 1,500 jobs, with production to begin in 2019. Planned annual capacity is 150,000 units. The company also currently is building a plant in the state of...

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    Communication protocol offered with rotary encoder series

    July 7, 2014

    Leine & Linde, available in North America through Heidenhain Corp., offers the use of Siemens Drive-CLiQ communication protocol in its inductive 600 absolute rotary encoder series. The Ethernet-based protocol interfaces with Sinamics control systems. It has a speed of 100 Mbit/s and a cycle time...

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    Survey reports manufacturers, distributors expect to add jobs during next 12 months

    July 7, 2014

    According to the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor, nine out of 10 executives at small and midsize manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months, and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period. In addition, two-thirds reported that they...

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