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QualiChem water-based cutting fluid approved by Bombardier

February 5, 2015

QualiChem, Salem, Va., has received full Bombardier approval for Xtreme Cut 250C water-based cutting fluid. The approval, BAMS 569-001, includes Classes A, C, and D for lubricants and coolants. The multimetal, semisynthetic fluid, formulated for use on a variety of ferrous and nonferrous...

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Yaskawa Motoman announces partnerships with teams for Amazon Picking Challenge

February 5, 2015

Dayton, Ohio-based Yaskawa Motoman has selected Rutgers University’s PRACSYS Lab, The University of Texas Nuclear Robotics Group (NRG), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Autonomous Robotic Collaboration Lab (ARC) to receive a Motoman® dual-arm robot, which will be deployed for the Amazon...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate up in manufacturing, down in services in February

February 5, 2015

In February, manufacturing hiring activity will increase and the service-sector hiring rate will drop compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2015. In February, for the 11th...

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Wallover adds regional sales manager

February 4, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has named David Custis as a regional sales manager responsible for covering northern Missouri, southern Illinois, and Iowa. Based in St. Louis, Custis has more than 12 years of outside sales...

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Beckwood to supply rubber pad forming hydraulic press to sheet metal fabricator

February 4, 2015

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has been contracted to supply a 400-ton hydraulic rubber pad forming press to a U.S.-based sheet metal fabricator for the forming of parts for the aerospace, medical device, electronics, and transportation industries. Scheduled for completion in June, the...

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AkzoNobel powder coating in use at JCB

February 4, 2015

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has announced that its Interpon Align powder coating has been selected by construction and agricultural equipment-maker JCB, Staffordshire, U.K., for its latest-generation Fastrac 4000 series of tractors. The coating is used on the tractor’s engine cover. In the...

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Ford adds 1,550 workers to support F-150

February 4, 2015

As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150®, the company is adding 1,550 new jobs in Q1 2015. Of the new jobs, 900 are allocated for Kansas City Assembly and 500 will be added between Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified, with the remaining 150 jobs going to Sterling Axle. These jobs...

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Spirol Europe earns ISO 9001:2008 recertifications

February 4, 2015

Spirol Europe has announced that both Spirol Industries Ltd., Corby, England, and Spirol SAS, Reims, France, have been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 by the British Standards Institution. The three-year certifications apply to the manufacture and distribution of precision-engineered fasteners,...

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Tech Air to acquire Prest-O-Sales, Prest-O-Peconic

February 3, 2015

Danbury, Conn.-based Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Prest-O-Sales & Service Inc. (POS) and Prest-O-Peconic Inc. (POP). Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air...

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Perceptron to acquire two European metrology companies

February 3, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a provider of noncontact 3-D machine vision systems for industrial measurement, inspection, and robot guidance applications, has reached an agreement to acquire Coord3 Industries SRL, a midmarket designer and builder of CMMs based in Turin, Italy. In addition, the...

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nuFaktory LLC adds principal

February 3, 2015

Springfield, Mass.-based nuFaktory LLC, an application service provider of 3-D printing and related technologies in digital manufacturing, has announced the addition of Jerry Jasinowski as its newest principal. Jasinowski served previously as president and CEO of the National Association of...

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Arku Maschinenbau appoints co-managing director

February 3, 2015

Arku Maschinenbau GmbH, a global manufacturer of levelers and coil handling equipment, has appointed Marcus Bartle to the newly created position of co-managing director. He serves in an operations role supporting Managing Shareholder Albert Reiss. Bartle joined the company in 2012 as manager of...

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Unison to deliver tube bending machinery to Supercraft

February 2, 2015

Unison has won an order for tube bending machinery from precision aerospace engineering company Supercraft for the expansion of operations at its new manufacturing facility in Brough, U.K., in preparation for contracts recently secured from aerospace customers. The order comprises an Evbend...

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Solar Atmospheres of California obtains SAFRAN/SNECMA approval

February 2, 2015

Fontana, Calif.-based Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) has attained an approved supplier status for SAFRAN/SNECMA. SCA has received approval for several heat-treatment processes. The approved processes include stress relieving, solution heat treatment, normalizing, homogenization annealing,...

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Manufacturing Day 2014 smashes all participation goals

February 2, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2014 exceeded all expectations, with events extending far beyond Oct. 3 to officially wrap up on Dec. 12. A total of 1,679 events were held across North America, in all 50 states, three Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico. For the first time, more than a dozen virtual events...

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