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Azco announces acquisition by Burns & McDonnell

December 14, 2016

Appleton, Wis.-based Azco Inc., an industrial and fabrication contractor, has announced its acquisition by Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo. Azco offers construction services; metal fabrication services; and production of carbon steel, stainless, chrome-moly, and alloy pipe. According to Burns &...

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Aerospace 3-D printing market to grow at 55.85 percent CAGR to 2020

December 14, 2016

Pune, India-based ReportsnReports has released a forecast that predicts the global aerospace 3-D printing market will grow at a CAGR of 55.85 percent from 2016 to 2020. The aerospace components segment accounted for the maximum market share during 2015 and will continue to dominate the aerospace...

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MTI partners with LIFT to deliver largest linear friction welding machine to Detroit

December 13, 2016

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), South Bend, Ind., has announced it will develop North America’s largest linear friction welding machine (in terms of force capacity and tooling envelope) for LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow—for use in lightweight metals R&D projects, based in...

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Sciaky to deliver industrial-scale metal 3-D printer to Airbus

December 13, 2016

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, has announced that Airbus will take delivery of an Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) 110 system in December 2016. The aircraft manufacturer will...

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Synalloy to acquire Marcegaglia’s stainless pipe and tube operations

December 13, 2016

Synalloy Corp., a Richmond, Va.-based company that produces stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals and distributes seamless carbon pipe and tubing, has announced that, through its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, it has signed a definitive agreement to...

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Optomec receives order for controlled-atmosphere hybrid 3-D printer

December 13, 2016

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3-D printed metals, has announced that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has ordered a Lens 3-D metal hybrid controlled-atmosphere system. The powder-fed, directed energy deposition...

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GE takes controlling acquisition of two additive equipment companies

December 13, 2016

GE has agreed to acquire a 75 percent stake in Concept Laser GmbH of Lichtenfels, Germany, allowing GE to take full ownership over the next several years. The company, which manufactures powder bed-based laser additive manufacturing machines, has more than 200 employees. It has locations in China...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology opens learning facility on Ohio campus

December 12, 2016

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has opened the Next Generation Welder Learning Facility on its Troy, Ohio, campus. The more than 16,000-sq.-ft. building began hosting classes in late October 2016. The new facility features three classrooms that seat up to 120 students and contain...

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Pate Sheet Metal to close

December 12, 2016

Pate Sheet Metal, a welding and metal fabrication shop in Lumberton, N.C., has announced it is closing its doors after 37 years in business. Founded in 1979, the firm once employed as many as 20 people. Currently the company employs founder Gene Pate, one assistant, and an office...

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Camfil APC Americas appoints VP

December 12, 2016

Jonesboro, Ark.-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. He is responsible for the manufacturing, technical, and training facility in Jonesboro, as well as North and South American sales operations for the company's...

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Flat steel market to be worth $757.15 billion by 2026

December 8, 2016

In its report "Flat Steel Market by Type (Sheets & Strips, Plates), End User (Building & Infrastructure, Automotive & Other Transport, Mechanical Equipment), and Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2026,” MarketsandMarkets, Pune,...

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Denso Products and Services America names director of OE sales

December 8, 2016

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc., Long Beach, Calif., an automotive components sales, remanufacturing, and distribution company, has named David H. Williams as director of original equipment sales, marketing, and strategic planning. Williams joined the company in 2013 as manager of the...

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TRUMPF opens technology and laser center in Silicon Valley

December 8, 2016

Laser system manufacturer TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser center in Santa Clara, Calif. This location in Silicon Valley puts the application laboratory for laser processing, micro applications, and coating technology close to customers and partners from a variety of industries, in...

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MIE Solutions names solutions consultant

December 8, 2016

MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, Calif., a supplier of software products for integrating business data for the manufacturing community, has hired Sefan Toubia as solutions consultant. In this position, he delivers service and support to end users implementing, converting to, using, and operating MIE...

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Minnesota business owners call for middle-skill job support from Washington

December 8, 2016

A delegation of Minnesota business leaders have traveled to Washington, D.C., to call on Congress and the incoming Trump administration to support middle-skill jobs. The fly-in of employers from 25 states and the District of Columbia was organized by Business Leaders United for Workforce...

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