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Truth on the shop floor

April 13, 2015

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Global welding products market is expected to reach $23.78 billion by 2020

April 13, 2015

Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., has released "Welding Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 -2020.” According to the report, the global welding products market, valued at $17.47 billion in 2013, is expected to reach $23.78 billion...

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Daihen opens Midwest office in Iowa

April 13, 2015

Daihen Inc., a subsidiary of Daihen Corp., manufacturer of arc welding equipment including robots and peripheral devices, has opened a new office and demonstration center in Davenport, Iowa. The facility—the company’s sixth in North America—includes a live demonstration area for its...

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Constellium unveils its newly expanded automotive structures facility in Michigan

April 13, 2015

Constellium N.V. has opened a newly expanded plant in Van Buren, Mich. The facility produces customized automotive structures and features advanced prototyping and development capabilities. The 210,000-sq.-ft. expansion project has doubled plant manufacturing capacity. The $40 million...

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Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center opens in North Carolina

April 13, 2015

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina has officially dedicated the new, $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center at the Olympic Community of Schools in southwest Charlotte. The 2,839-sq.-ft. center was initiated by a founding grant of $80,000...

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Die clamping system maintains absolute press brake die alignment

April 13, 2015

Wila USA has introduced the new V-Lock® die clamping system. A self-seating groove has been added to the tang of all New Standard®, American, and American Vintage® dies with V-openings of 2.362 in. and smaller. This feature is combined with a new generation of clamping pins to be provided with...

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ABB opens new automation and power service office in Louisiana

April 13, 2015

ABB has opened a new local service office in Sulphur, La. The office provides services and support for the company’s automation and power portfolio, including control systems, instrumentation, analytical products, low-voltage drives, and power systems and products. Staffed with engineering,...

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Jet Edge receives second Manufacturing Excellence Award

April 13, 2015

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has received its second I-94 West Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Excellence Award. The award recognizes businesses and organizations in the manufacturing and industrial services sectors that achieve excellence in service and...

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Black liquid topcoat retains color, gloss in changing environments

April 13, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON® polyester urethane (SPU) coating, a mid-gloss black liquid topcoat engineered to maintain and control color and gloss on metal finishes in changing coating-application environments. The two-component topcoat consistently...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in February

April 13, 2015

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $304.74 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 10.6 percent from January's...

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Metrology products combine scanning sensor with collaborative robot technology

April 13, 2015

Perceptron has introduced the AUTOSCAN® COLLABORATE-GAGE™ and AUTOSCAN COLLABORATIVE-CMM™ metrology systems, combining the Helix smart sensor, VECTOR® analysis software, and collaborative robot technology. The collaborative robot is designed to allow direct interaction with a production...

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Automatic band saw monitors cutoff jobs for accuracy

April 13, 2015

The Jupiter CN band saw from Pat Mooney Saws pivots from 0 to 60 degrees to set up a miter cut in seconds, the company states. The control can store 99 cutting jobs while minimizing scrap, states the manufacturer. Cutoff programs are managed via the control keypad. The user inputs the desired...

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Hougen: New Two Speed Mag Drill

Hougen Manufacturing Inc.

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The new HMD905 magnetic drill from Hougen Manufacturing is packed with power and new features not seen on other Hougen drills. The new model offers a major performance improvement to the mid-range line of Hougen magnetic drills. The HMD905 fills the gap with great power to weight ratio by giving steel fabricators more strength and torque while still maintaining the small lightweight footprint.

Women in Manufacturing files as national trade association

April 10, 2015

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and inspiring women in manufacturing, now is officially its own 501(c)6 national trade association. WiM originated in 2011 as a networking group powered by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)....

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Wildeck certified as approved fabricator for Clark County, Nev.

April 10, 2015

Wildeck Inc., a manufacturer of storing, lifting, and guarding products in Waukesha, Wis., has been certified to fabricate structural steel products for use in Clark County, Nev., and other jurisdictions accepting the comprehensive TG-1 quality systems requirements. To be recognized and...

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