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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design alignment

July 21, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of how to use CAD to address the inclusion of a flat-head screw and a countersink in a 3-D design..

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Horizon releases corporate video

July 20, 2015

Horizon, East Dundee, Ill., has released the first video in a new series introducing the inner workings of the metal stampings manufacturer. Each film will highlight one of the company’s capabilities. The company plans to release a new video every four to eight weeks, as well as a series of...

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Society of Women Engineers names president

July 20, 2015

The Society of Women Engineers, Chicago, has named Colleen Layman, vice president and power-water management director of HDR, as president. A registered professional engineer, Layman has 20 years of experience in engineering, and she has been involved with SWE more than 15 years. She is...

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Anchor Fabrication acquires Abby Mfg.

July 20, 2015

Anchor Fabrication LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas-based metal fabricator serving the rail, industrial, heavy truck, oil and gas, and logistics industries, has announced the acquisition of Abby Mfg., a metal fabrication business based in Walnut, Miss. From three facilities in Mississippi, Abby serves...

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Isel Inc. expands to Ohio

July 20, 2015

Lubricant manufacturer Isel Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio. The facility provides local distribution to customers in the Northeast and Midwest. The lubricants are formulated, blended, and packaged at both facilities via the...

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CB Fabricating finds success giving people second chances

July 20, 2015

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Indiana fabricator continues to grow thanks to technology and a small, dedicated staff. The small shop may prove the merits of giving people a second chance. It’s not just moral. For CB Fabricating, it’s not just moral; it’s good business.

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Fume extraction system connects to capturing elements or external systems

July 17, 2015

ULT AG has introduced the LAS 160 laser fume and dust extraction and filtration system. The low-noise device can be equipped with suitable capturing elements such as hoods and extraction arms, or it can be connected to external systems for automated operation via a D-Sub interface. The system...

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Titan Metal Worx certified to ISO 9001:2008

July 16, 2015

Machining and fabrication services provider Titan Metal Worx, Fort Wayne, Ind., has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The scope of the compliance registration includes the design and manufacture of burn plates, machined components, wire harnesses, and fabricated weldments. The scope of...

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Cloud-based software helps simplify complex project portfolio management

July 16, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions has released version 5.8 of its KeyedIn Projects software for project and program management. The software’s integrated Report Writer includes filtering options to view data in new ways and can schedule and e-mail reports automatically. Users can drill down into dashboard...

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Matheson to build second air separation unit in Los Angeles area

July 16, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has announced plans to build a second large-capacity air separation unit (ASU) in the Los Angeles area. The company is a provider of industrial, welding, and safety supplies; medical, specialty, and electronic gases; gas-handling equipment; purification systems;...

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From the Web: Luring a $100 million facility; R2D2; fab lab; and metals make American manufacturing

July 16, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Ohio community hoping to land metal fabricating plant; fabricated R2D2 rolls into Comic Con; FMA, Harper College collaborate on fab lab; Pittsburgh (and 11 other U.S. cities) poised for manufacturing growth; and 3-D printing and the Cardinals

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GM invests $1.4 billion in Arlington, Texas, plant upgrades

July 16, 2015

In its largest single plant investment in the U.S. this year, General Motors has announced it will invest $1.4 billion in improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant, Arlington, Texas, for the production of full-size SUVs. The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with a new paint...

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Knowing and appreciating the craft of metal fabrication

July 15, 2015

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The recipe for precision metal fabrication includes technology and craft. We hear a lot about the technology, but not so much about the craft.

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Zontec hires sales and marketing leaders

July 15, 2015

Cincinnati-based Zontec Inc., an international developer of SPC software, has added David Kennard as sales manager and Travis Nipper as marketing manager. Kennard has more than 10 years of sales experience in various industries including transportation and construction and more than six years of...

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Wallover Oil hires chemist

July 15, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., a Strongsville, Ohio-based producer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Michael Wojtalewicz as chemist. He served most recently as an analytical lab senior technician at BASF. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Baldwin Wallace...

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