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GMTA names project manager

June 8, 2016

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), a supplier of machine tools, lasers, and parts washers in Ann Arbor, Mich., has appointed Dan Thomas as project manager. Thomas is responsible for the end-to-end coordination of the project flow at GMTA, from initial contact through commissioning of...

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Laser marking system incorporates all necessary equipment in one machine

June 8, 2016

LNA Laser Technology has introduced the model MP2 diode-pumped, solid-state (DPSS) laser marking system. This all-in-one system is suitable for applications that require high resolution but not high-speed throughput. The system features a DPSS laser, laser beam scanning optics (galvanometer),...

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Die Science: Fundamentals of drawing

June 8, 2016

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Columnist Art Hedrick goes back to basics about drawing, offering a comparison of drawing and casting, an explanation of flow and control.

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Epic Systems adds staff member for shop logistics

June 8, 2016

St. Louis-based Epic Systems Inc. has hired Ryan Smith for the shop logistics role. In 2014 Smith interned at Epic in the process and mechanical group. As an intern he primarily assisted mechanical engineers with a liquid blending process system project for a local food processing plant. Smith...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expands for third consecutive month

June 8, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the third consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 84th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued June 1 by Bradley J....

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Scissor lift/tilt tables keep workpieces within reach

June 8, 2016

Verti-Lift offers scissor lift tables with tilt capabilities for product positioning. Integrating the height adjustment of a scissor lift with tilt functions helps ensure that workpieces are always within reach of the operator. Lifting capacities of 2,000 to 4,000 lbs. and tilt angles up to 60...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: Five essential stamping rules for component designers

June 7, 2016

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Over the years I have received many requests from readers asking for suggestions and advice for particularly challenging stamping applications. Some of the issues can be addressed through creative tool design; some can’t. Some stampings by design make it virtually impossible to satisfy all the...

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JMC Steel Group changes name to Zekelman Industries

June 7, 2016

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries, a value-added metal processor, is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma, and Energex Tube. Each of these business units...

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TCI Precision Metals announces death of longtime employee John Martinez

June 7, 2016

TCI Precision Metals, a producer of precision machine-ready blanks from aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys in Gardena, Calif., has announced the death of longtime employee John Martinez on May 24, 2016. Martinez joined the company in September 1978. Over his 38 years with TCI, he...

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Safety glasses offered with new options

June 7, 2016

Ergodyne has added more than three dozen new frame and lens options to its Skullerz® eye protection line. Included are safety glasses with new Kryptek® camouflage patterns, additional frame options featuring clear and smoke lenses with proprietary Fog-Off™ antifog technology, and a new lens...

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Mitutoyo announces grand opening of M3 Solution Center in North Carolina

June 7, 2016

Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., a provider of measurement and inspection systems, has announced the relocation and grand opening of the M3 Solution Center in Huntersville, N.C. This 7,700-sq.-ft. facility offers product demonstration, assistance with application challenges and metrology...

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Intelligrated names sales engineer, central regional sales and operations

June 7, 2016

Intelligrated®, an automated material handling systems provider, has promoted Chris Hillman to the position of sales engineer for its central regional operations. Based in Mason, Ohio, the central operation serves companies located in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and West...

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Coordinate Metrology Society adds new Education Zone to 2016 CMSC

June 7, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Murfreesboro, Tenn., has announced the rollout of a new Education Zone (EZ) in addition to its Measurement Zone at the 2016 Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC). These specialized areas are designed to engage audiences through creative daily...

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Bystronic to introduce new fiber laser at open house June 15-16

June 7, 2016

Bystronic Inc. will introduce the new ByStar Fiber laser cutting machine with Fiber 6000 laser source to the North American market at its open house, June 15-16, 2016, in Elgin, Ill. The laser is designed for users that want to cut their entire range of orders on the fiber laser, from stainless...

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Wand developed for GMAW/GTAW weld cleaning system

June 7, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Surfox™ Wand, compatible with the Surfox 304 GMAW/GTAW weld cleaning system. The wand, which features an ergonomic handle, is articulated for a wide range of motion. Its quick-change system allows the user to change accessories and clean larger...

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