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Hoist designed for simple, direct integration

August 12, 2014

Terex Material Handling’s Demag DC-ProDC chain hoist units feature direct control and are designed for simple, direct integration into facilities. Applications include raising and lowering lifting doors and furnace lids at high ambient temperatures. The hoists also can be used to refurbish an...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Tools for proofreading

August 12, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis explains why proofreading is not just the domain of copy editors and how a CAD software function can help with the proofing job.

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Rolled Alloys certified to AS9120A

August 11, 2014

Los Angeles-based Rolled Alloys, a supplier of stainless, nickel, and titanium alloys in various mill product forms, has achieved AS9120A certification, covering quality management system requirements for aviation, space, and defense suppliers. The Los Angeles facility is the first of the...

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Goodhart Sons opens new pipe fabrication facility

August 11, 2014

Steel fabricator and installer Goodhart Sons Inc. has opened a new pipe fabrication facility at its Lancaster, Pa., headquarters. Creation of the facility, located in existing space previously used for machining and metal fabrication, was driven by customer demand for additional pipe fabrication...

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DeWys Mfg. hires inside sales and marketing coordinator

August 11, 2014

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has hired Bridgette Clock as inside sales and marketing coordinator. Clock is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in marketing. DeWys Mfg. provides precision metal fabrication to clients in industries such as office furniture and commercial...

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Production band saw monitors cutting force, adjusts speed and feed accordingly

August 11, 2014

Kasto Inc. had introduced the KASTOwin line of band saws designed for production sawing of solid material, tube, and profiles. Available in five models, the machines combine ball screw feed with linear guides in conjunction with a SmartControl that stores cut jobs by the user’s part number....

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Vidmar supports Wounded Warrior Project at IMTS 2014

August 11, 2014

Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) and its Vidmar® unit are teaming up once more to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) this September. At IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, Vidmar will make a donation for each name signed on its “Warrior Wall.” The company hopes to get 550 signatures on...

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The Material Works, SES partner to supply EPS systems to steel mills

August 11, 2014

The Material Works Ltd., Red Bud, Ill., has designated SES LLC, Alliance, Ohio, as the newest authorized supplier of environmentally friendly pickling lines incorporating patented Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) technology. SES will design and build automated EPS pickling lines for both integrated and...

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Manufacturing technology orders rise in June

August 11, 2014

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 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 up 12.6 percent from May, but down 2.1...

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Compact fiber laser marking/machining system integrates into production line

August 11, 2014

Technifor’s TF450 50-W fiber laser system integrates into a production line and, according to the manufacturer, marks twice as fast as the 30-W version. The laser beam vaporizes material to create an unalterable marking and is suitable for deep engraving of steel, stainless steel, aluminum,...

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Machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM

August 11, 2014

Designed for 3- to 5-axis machining of medium to large production lot sizes, Kern’s Ultra Precision EVO CNC machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM, along with quick acceleration and feed rates. A polymer concrete monoblock frame absorbs forces and vibrations. The machine...

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Third annual Manufacturing Day set for Oct. 3

August 11, 2014

An estimated 1,500 manufacturing events across the country will mark the third annual Manufacturing Day, taking place Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role manufacturing plays both in local communities and in the nation. The 2013...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Northern Illinois Steel Supply

August 11, 2014

Metal service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has acquired all of the capital stock of Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co., a value-added distributor and fabricator of steel and nonferrous metal products, primarily structural steel components and parts, located in Channahon, Ill....

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The Metal Shop installs tube laser with nesting software

August 11, 2014

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom fabricator in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has purchased a Mazak FabriGear tube laser with a maximum capacity of 6 in. in the largest dimension. It handles tubes up to 26 ft. long and has a full 5-axis head and built-in tapping. The company also has installed SigmaTube...

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Permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line introduced

August 11, 2014

ALFRA USA, a subsidiary of Alfred Raith, Hockenheim, Germany, has introduced a permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line. A nonelectric magnetic base allows the drill to adhere to materials as thin as 20 ga. and drill with conventional annular cutters. Residual magnetism allows for positioning...

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