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GKN Aerospace adds tube bending machines for complex parts

August 11, 2009

GKN Aerospace has installed Unison all-electric, combined left- and right-hand bending machines at its wing component operation in Filton, U.K. The machines are used to fabricate highly precise, complex tubular parts in batches usually less than 20 parts. Typical applications might be parts with as...

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M.K. Morse names director of supply chain management

August 11, 2009

The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio, a manufacturer of saw blades, has promoted John Sweeney to director of supply chain management. He directs the recently organized Supply Chain Management Group, which consists of multiple departments that bring together demand planning, procurement, quality,...

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SMP installs polisher/grinder

August 11, 2009

Specialty Metals Processing Inc. (SMP), a toll processor of nonferrous metal in Stow, Ohio, has installed a custom-built, 72-in.-wide wet sheet/plate polisher and precision grinder.The machine features CNCs, special lighting, and a 240-in.-long vacuum chuck table. It can polish or precision-grind...

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Katana Industries installs surface prep systems

August 11, 2009

Katana Industries Inc., Burlington, Ont., has installed a Wheelabrator 10-ft. plate machine and a Wheelabrator full-recovery airblast room at its wind generation manufacturing facility in Columbus, Neb. The company produces 262.5- and 295.3-ft. steel tubular wind towers.After the plate steel...

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M&M installs Mazak laser system

August 11, 2009

M&M Manufacturing Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has installed a Mazak Hypergear 2D FMS laser cutting system. The machine is used primarily by the company's Precision Products Division, and also used by its residential products division for production of prefab HVAC components.The laser has automatic...

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RBI Tech Support to host seminar

August 11, 2009

RBI Tech Support, Red Bud, Ill., will host a coil processing seminar at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 20. Attendees will learn about blanking, multiblanking, leveling, slitting, and the SCS(R) and EPS(R) processes for hot-roll black material, as well as how to...

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D&S Mfg. provides scholarshiops for girls' engineering program

August 11, 2009

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has presented scholarships for the STEPS for Girls summer program to two local students from Black River Falls Middle School. Jessa Ammann and Kyleigh Nandory were selected, based on merit, by a panel of their teachers."Through partnership with our community's...

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Roll-Kraft launches new Web site

August 11, 2009

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, recently launched a new Web site at www.roll-kraft.com.Features include an instant request-for-quote button and Dr. Resolve, who writes a "prescription" for solutions to problems with tube and pipe and roll forming applications. The site also includes customer testimonials...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. adds business development manager

August 11, 2009

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has added Dennis Horoschak as business development manager responsible for the southeastern U.S.Horoschak has more than 25 years of sales, engineering, and marketing experience for several companies. He served most recently as director-Chrysler Global Sales...

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Pratt & Miller wins French race

August 11, 2009

Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, New Hudson, Mich., won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race June 14 in France. The Pratt & Miller GT1-Champion Corvette Racing Team, which is run by the company on behalf of General Motors, uses FAROArm measurement equipment in the design, quality control, and...

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FABTECH 2009 poised to provide solutions when recovery begins

August 11, 2009

Many economists are predicting that the recession will end and the economy will begin to rebound by the end of 2009. Scheduled for the middle of the fourth quarter, the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM, is timed to provide manufacturers with the latest tools,...

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AIDA-Mexico opens in Monterrey

August 11, 2009

AIDA Engineering de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (AIDA-Mexico) has been established in Monterrey, Mexico, to provide direct sales, service, and technical support to the Mexican metal forming industry.The company provides full service and parts support for AIDA, Manzoni, and Rovetta equipment, as well...

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Waukesha Tool & Stamping acquires Parkview Metal Products

August 11, 2009

Waukesha Tool & Stamping, Sussex, Wis., has acquired Parkview Metal Products, Lake Zurich, Ill. With the acquisition, the companies will combine and form Waukesha Metal Products.The acquisition adds fabrication and robotic welding to Waukesha's capabilities while expanding its stamping and...

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Flame-Spray Industries engineers receive inventor award

August 11, 2009

Three engineers from Flame-Spray Industries Inc., Port Washington, N.Y., and one Ford Motor Co. retiree have received the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's 36th National Inventor of the Year award at a ceremony held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in...

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DISA/Wheelabrator merge, announce new name

August 11, 2009

DISA and Wheelabrator have merged, and their parent organization has announced a new name: Norican Group. The company, located in Herlev, Denmark, will continue to build, develop, and promote the DISA brand (molding technology) and the Wheelabrator brand (surface preparation) and will use Norican...

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