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Dallas Industries purchased by Advanced Feedlines LLC

December 10, 2009

Dallas Industries has announced its purchase by Advanced FeedLines LLC, a new management firm specializing in pressroom equipment. The announcement was made by Dallas president and managing partner of Advanced FeedLines, Joseph Gentilia. Gentilia confirmed, "We foresee no major changes in our...

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All I want for Christmas is ...

December 9, 2009 | By Vicki Bell

Jobs—especially good paying jobs that can't be exported. Well, that's almost all. I also want world peace and an end to hunger and homelessness. Then there's the climate. Oh, all right, I guess I want more than jobs, but it's beginning to look as though jobs—which...

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Of GM, chainsaws, rattlesnakes, and risk

December 8, 2009 | By Kate Bachman

There's something eerie about a prediction that comes to pass. When Fritz Henderson was announced as Rick Waggoner's replacement as GM's CEO on March 30, a business blog headline read Fritz Henderson May Not Last Long at GM. The blog, by John Gapper, associate editor and chief...

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ISM Semiannual Economic Forecast: Manufacturing growth expected in 2010

December 8, 2009

Economic growth in the U.S. will resume in 2010, said the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2009 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for 2010 are for the positive conditions experienced in the second half of 2009 to continue in manufacturing, while the...

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Cleaning station designed for hand-held GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the HRP-3V nozzle cleaning station, designed for welding shops using hand-held GMAW guns. The system can be used with any GMAW gun brand and all sizes of nozzles and contact tips.The station with pneumatic reamer is designed to reduce operator downtime. When...

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Cleaning station designed for robotic GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the AE-SC2CV nozzle cleaning station with pneumatic reamer, designed for manufacturers using robotic GMAW guns. The system can be used with all brands of robotic GMAW guns and various sizes of nozzles and contact tips.When fully equipped, the system is designed...

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Torches work with all GMAW robots, including hollow-wrist-style

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced TBi-Industries' robotic welding torches. The air-cooled and water-cooled torches range in capacity from 250 to 550 amps and are designed to work with all GMAW robots, including hollow-wrist-style systems.Complete systems include a torch neck, collision safety...

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Support grows for presidential action on Pratt factory closure

December 7, 2009

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed the unanimous support of Connecticut's Congressional delegation in the fight to prevent Pratt & Whitney from closing a pair of aircraft factories in Connecticut and eliminating more than 1,000 high-skilled...

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NAM says EPA endangerment finding will hurt manufacturers' competitiveness

December 7, 2009

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy & Resources Policy Keith McCoy issued the following statement today on the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) final "endangerment finding" declaring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a danger to the public health and welfare of...

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Looking for leadership

December 4, 2009 | By Dan Davis

If you didn't notice Emerson Electric Co. David Farr's comments made before the Thanksgiving break, take note now. The CEO voiced what's on the minds of plenty of manufacturing company leaders and managers."Washington is doing everything in their manpower, capability, to destroy U.S....

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Punching holes in aerospace manufacturing theories

December 4, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Unison Industries, an aerospace partsmanufacturer, found out that a metalfabricator can offer a lot to theirmanufacturing efforts.

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More good signs for manufacturing

December 3, 2009 | By Eric Lundin

The mood in manufacturing seemed to shift sometime during the summer. Granted, it couldn't have gotten much worse from the spring, but at least the dark mood didn't last any longer than it did. The PMI, an index compiled by the Institute for Supply Management, broke through 50 percent in August....

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Finishing off oxide layer problems

December 3, 2009 | By Dan Davis

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind.,had a 0.25-in. part that forced them tochoose between stamping and laser cutting tofabricate the part. Luckily, the companydiscovered an oxidation removal machine thathelped to make laser cutting with oxygen thelogical choice for the job.

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Synthetics take on tough jobs

December 3, 2009 | By Dale Elenteny

Synthetic lubricants now can take on a greater variety of stamping applications.

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Integrated diamond cutting head introduced

December 3, 2009

Barton Mines Company, a supplier of waterjet abrasives and waterjet replacement parts, has introduced the TRIDENT2 integrated diamond cutting head.The TRIDENT2 combines all the advantages of an integrated diamond design with the versatility of a replaceable orifice.According to the company,...

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