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System purifies metal finishing rinse water

February 13, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers the Ion Exchange system to purify rinse water for reuse in metal finishing systems. It is suitable for process lines using room-temperature blackeners, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate processes. The system allows the user to operate a metal finishing process...

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Industrial robot controller footprint made 25 percent smaller

February 12, 2015

ABB Robotics has unveiled the second generation of its IRC5C compact controller. With a footprint of 12.2 by 17.7 by 17.4 in., the new model is up to 25 percent smaller than the original compact model and 87 percent smaller than the standard cabinet controller. Features include an enhanced...

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From the Web: Warning for chocoholics; love locks; doggie business; robot revolution

February 12, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Metal in your chocolate; a new spin on locks; fabricating for dog owners; a traveling CNC mill, and a manufacturing revolution.

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Primetals Technologies receives FAC for heat treatment equipment at Borusan Mannesmann

February 12, 2015

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for heat treatment equipment installed in the company´s new ERW pipe mill in Baytown, Texas. The equipment is used to quench and temper oil country tubular goods (OCTG). The...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires marketing analyst

February 12, 2015

Sandmeyer Steel Co., a producer of stainless steel and nickel-alloy plate products in Philadelphia, has appointed Kathleen Carr to the newly created position of marketing analyst. In addition to traditional market development work, she is involved with the company’s customer service initiative,...

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Universal collet chuck holds 0.0001-in. runout

February 12, 2015

Widia has introduced a universal, high-precision collet chuck for use in such operations as milling, drilling, reaming, and tapping. It maintains a runout accuracy of 0.0001 in. at 3xD. The chuck allows the continued use of standard ER collets while upgrading to precision collets. Thick chuck...

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Welding technician and welding technologist—what’s the difference?

February 12, 2015

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Technician, technologist—just semantics, or is there a marked difference between the two? In welding, there is a definite difference.

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NBT announces 2015 summer manufacturing camps

February 12, 2015

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the locations of its 2015 summer manufacturing camps. Campers design and build a product, experiencing the start to finish satisfaction of creating something...

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Portable magnetic drill offers high power-to-weight ratio

February 12, 2015

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released a new model of portable magnetic drill, the HMD905. It maintains a small, lightweight footprint while offering a high power-to-weight ratio. The drill features a mag drill pilot light. Built into the base of the magnet, the LED allows the operator to line up the...

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USW applauds U.S. effort to address Chinese export subsidies

February 11, 2015

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard made the following comments after the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. is pursuing consultations with China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding certain export subsidies. The effort stems from a filing made...

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ABB Robotics announces customer certification program

February 11, 2015

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., has developed a customer certification program that allows customers to take classes to become a certified robot maintenance technician and/or a certified robot programmer. Instruction, hands-on training, and qualification assessments are conducted at each of the...

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Self-clinching captive panel screws serve as alternatives to spring-loaded versions

February 11, 2015

Patented PEM® Type PFHV™ self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering® serve as alternatives to conventional spring-loaded versions. These no-spring steel fasteners integrate a captive screw to minimize loose parts and eliminate the potential risk for damage to internal components...

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Evana Automation receives contract for two turnkey assembly, test lines

February 11, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, has received a contract to supply two turnkey assembly and test systems to a global Tier 1 automotive supplier. The semiautomated lines will be used for the...

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AJW Architectural Products to expand in Texas

February 11, 2015

AJW Architectural Products, New Windsor, N.Y., has announced the selection of Comfort, Texas, as the site for its new manufacturing/warehouse facility. The first phase of the project will be a 150,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing/office/warehouse facility. This phase will employ about 120 people in...

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Weld Mold marks 70 years in business

February 11, 2015

Weld Mold Co., Brighton, Mich., celebrates 70 years in business in 2015. Founded by Matt Kiilunen in 1945, the company manufactures high-alloy welding electrodes, as well as cored-wire and solid-wire products, from NiCrMo and high-chrome hotwork alloys to high-nickel and cobalt alloys to chrome...

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