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Deere named among World's Most Ethical Companies for ninth consecutive year

March 10, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co., a provider of agricultural equipment, products, and services, is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere® Institute, which annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a...

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Torch-cleaning station cleans torch components with granulate blast

March 10, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the JetStream, a particle jet torch-cleaning station that cleans consumables with a high-velocity blast of granulate. Particle jets clean all torch components (nozzle, tip, gas baffle) without mechanically gripping the torch. The torch fits through slits...

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Kennametal named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for fourth consecutive year

March 9, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc., a provider of wear-resistant products, application engineering, and services, has announced that it has been named for the fourth consecutive year among the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization that focuses on defining and...

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Welding table is double-hardened for long life

March 9, 2015

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced the Professional Extreme 750 welding table. Constructed from premium through-hardened steel, the welding table is finished with a plasma nitride treatment, resulting in a double-hardened case that prolongs the life of the table surface, protects against stroke...

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The Genesis Movement launched to strengthen Illinois manufacturing

March 9, 2015

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), in partnership with the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, has launched The Genesis Movement, a new approach to strengthen the Illinois manufacturing sector and its workforce. The Genesis Movement provides tools and strategies that promote...

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Study reinforces idea that pace of engineering is accelerating

March 6, 2015

Which issues cause the biggest headaches for today’s engineers around the world? According to a new global study by business information provider IHS, Englewood, Colo., the pressure to work faster, the threat caused by institutional knowledge drain, and challenges posed by environmental...

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AME announces 2015 Dr. Sherrie Ford Scholarship recipients

March 6, 2015

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the seven recipients of the 2015 winter/spring term Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. “These select few represent the bright future of manufacturing in America,” said AME...

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Proto Labs wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award

March 5, 2015

Prototype and low-volume production parts manufacturer Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has been awarded a 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award by corporate growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. In its 11th year, the awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders...

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Aerospace materials market worth $18.5 billion by 2019, says report

March 5, 2015

The aerospace materials market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 percent between 2014 and 2019 to reach $18.5 billion in terms of value, according to MarketsandMarkets, Dallas. The firm’s report, “Aerospace Material Market by Type (aluminum alloys, steel alloys, titanium alloys, super...

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Filter removes contaminants to 0.01 micron

March 5, 2015

The .01 Micron SuperStar filter from Walmec North America is designed to remove vapors and contaminants to 0.01 micron, resulting in clean, dry, compressed air. The four-stage filtration system, which offers flows of 50, 75, and 100 SCFM, can handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. It performs...

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The Superior way to implement lean manufacturing

March 5, 2015

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Editor Eric Lundin interviews two individuals who were key in establishing product flow at Superior Tube Co. Inc., tracing the big steps the company took to go from a conventional push system to a lean pull system.

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate to tick up in manufacturing, services in March

March 5, 2015

In March, hiring activity in the manufacturing and service sectors is expected to increase compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) bLeading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2015. In March, for the 12th straight...

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Ursviken hires national sales manager

March 4, 2015

Ursviken Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Michael Rose as national sales manager. He has an extensive background in the fabrication industry and worked for a major machinery builder of fabrication equipment for the last 15 years. Rose has sales knowledge and application experience in the pole...

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Metcam extends services to prototype fabrication for R&D

March 4, 2015

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, now is offering R&D services, including test unit (prototype) fabrication, for major manufacturers. The company’s metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware...

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Matheson air separation unit fully operational in Arizona

March 4, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has announced that its new, large-capacity air separation unit (ASU) in Mesa, Ariz., is fully operational. The ASU produces gaseous oxygen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and liquid argon for manufacturing industries such as steel, fabrication, medical, and...

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