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Aleris to add aluminum automotive body sheet capabilities in Kentucky

September 25, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Ky. Heat treatment and finishing capabilities will be added, including a new wide cold mill, two continuous annealing lines, and an automotive innovation center. The investment is...

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AIP Aerospace launches Ascent Aerospace

September 25, 2014

Brian Williams, CEO of AIP Aerospace (AIPA), Santa Ana, Calif., has created Ascent Aerospace, a wholly owned unit of AIPA. Ascent Aerospace will be organized into two groups: Ascent Tooling Group (including Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems), a provider of...

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Schuler to supply servo press lines, tryout presses to FAW Volkswagen

September 24, 2014

Schuler AG, Göppingen, Germany, has announced that FAW Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. has ordered three press lines with ServoDirect technology and three tryout presses for testing and setting up dies for its facilities in China. The servo press lines will be used mostly to produce car body...

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NanoSteel develops high-hardness alloy for crack-free additive manufacturing

September 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has announced the expansion of its engineered powders business into additive manufacturing. By leveraging its uniform metal matrix microstructures in the laser-sintering process, the company has built a crack-free, fully dense bulk sample. The firm’s...

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Big River Steel breaks ground on Arkansas mill

September 24, 2014

Big River Steel has broken ground in Osceola, Ark., on a $1.3 billion steel mill. Scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the plant is expected to employ more than 500 people. Nucor Steel has filed a federal lawsuit to block the project. Nucor operates two steel mills in the same county where...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping adds fineblanking capabilities

September 24, 2014

Farmington, Conn.-based Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has expanded its capabilities to include fineblanking, suitable for producing complex, ready-to-install, multifunctional parts....

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ABB to join UN network to promote energy efficiency

September 24, 2014

ABB, Zurich, a manufacturer of transformers, electric motors, and variable-speed drives, has announced that it is joining the United Nations Environment Programme’s global action on improving appliance and equipment efficiency. The company will provide expertise on energy-efficient motors and...

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RIA webinar will cover intermediate robotic welding

September 23, 2014

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar on intermediate robotic welding on Sept. 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding will be presented. A robot may weld a preprogrammed position, be guided by machine vision,...

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Superior Tube celebrates 80th anniversary

September 23, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, a manufacturer of precision tubing, celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2014. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power stations, oil and gas extraction, and medicine. Founded in 1934, the company is a pioneer...

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IRMCO adds two staff members

September 23, 2014

Metal forming lubricant manufacturer IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has hired Michael Krocko as field technical engineer and Michael Krueger as sales engineer covering Michigan, northern Indiana, and northern Ohio. Krocko provides support and troubleshooting for the company’s lubricants in the...

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FTI marks 25 years in business

September 23, 2014

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The company incorporated in October 1989 in Oakville, Ont., as a small engineering and consulting company for...

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Energy Department to provide $2 million to support tall wind turbine tower manufacturing

September 23, 2014

The Energy Department, Washington, D.C., has announced it will give $2 million to two organizations for developing tall wind turbines to harness the stronger winds that occur at higher heights. These projects will support the design and manufacturing techniques to produce towers that are nearly 400...

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DuPont Protection Technologies announces winners of Glove Innovation Awards

September 23, 2014

DuPont Protection Technologies, Richmond, Va., has announced the winners of the 2014 DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards in conjunction with the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in San Diego. The awards recognize innovative glove designs from Kevlar licensees. Winning glove...

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Muns Group marks 25 years in business

September 22, 2014

Muns Group Inc., a piping and mechanical construction company in Beech Island, S.C., celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1989 the company now has a 14,000-sq.-ft. fabrication shop and a 3,800-sq.-ft. administration building that house what has grown into three separate...

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Sciaky to provide turnkey EBAM system to Lockheed Martin Space Systems

September 22, 2014

Sciaky Inc., Chicago, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing systems, has received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Bethesda, Md., to provide a turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system for use...

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