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Rankin Industries hires director of sales

June 9, 2009

Rankin® Industries™, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a manufacturer of buildup and hardfacing products, has added R.L. Baker as director of sales. He is responsible for global sales of the...

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Boeing approves Master Chemical metalworking fluid, emulsion, for areas 5, 6

June 9, 2009

Master Chemical Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced that MicroSol 585, a nonchlorinated, semisynthetic metalworking fluid, and E917, a low-foaming, high-lubricity emulsion, are qualified for areas...

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Promotion provides turntable pallet wrapper at no charge

June 9, 2009

GaleWrap, an ITW Corp. company, has introduced a new program offering the GW-1200™ turntable pallet wrapper at no charge. This promotion is for new business only and requires a 12-pallet annual...

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ASM Intl. adds online phase diagrams

June 9, 2009

The latest update to the ASM Intl. Alloy Phase Diagram Center at www.asminternational.org/materialsinfo includes 1,500 new phase diagrams, including 20 aluminum-titanium binaries and 350 aluminum...

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Bardons & Oliver launches machinery rebuilding, retrofitting pages on Web site

June 9, 2009

Bardons & Oliver, Solon, Ohio, a manufacturer of CNC turning systems and tube and bar cutoff equipment, has launched two new sections of its Web site. The first focuses on machine rebuilding, and the...

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Meta Vision Systems appoints North America sales director

June 9, 2009

Meta Vision Systems Inc., Montreal, a designer and manufacturer of laser- and camera-based systems for automating production processes, has appointed Stephen Thacker as director of sales for North...

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Peddinghaus announces engineering promotions

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced the promotions of two senior engineers at its facility in Bradley, Ill.James Magnuson was named as vice president of R&D. He is responsible for the development of new...

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Laser Mechanisms adds fiber systems manager

June 9, 2009

Laser Mechanisms, Novi, Mich., has added Tom Kugler as fiber systems manager responsible for the ongoing refinement of the company's AccuFiber line of processing heads.Kugler began his career in 1984...

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Linemaster Switch Corporation announces new Web site

June 9, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp., Woodstock, Conn., has launched a new Web site at www.linemaster.com.The site features the company's industrial and medical products, simplified navigation, and an upgraded...

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Siemens receives first U.S. order for wind turbine

June 9, 2009

Siemens Energy, Chicago, has announced its first U.S. order for 33 units of the SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine. Purchased by Minnesota Power, the turbines will be used in the Bison I wind project, located...

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Training seminars address machine, process safeguarding

June 9, 2009

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., will host more than 35 regional U.S. Skill Builder training seminars from June through August of 2009. The one-day training seminars, available for...

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Mate Precision Tooling names new reps, dealers in Latin America

June 9, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has expanded its commitment to the Latin American fabricating market with new sales representatives and dealer appointments and new customer service and marketing...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces production suspension, mill closing

June 9, 2009

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it is suspending production at its Sayreville, N.J., steel mill and closing its rolling mill in neighboring Perth Amboy, N.J. because of lower demand for its...

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Lookin' good ... we think

June 8, 2009

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Journalists, economists, and pundits of all sorts have turned to cautious optimism. Sure, stocks are up from their lows earlier this year, and the numbers out there indicate we're past the recession's trough and on our way up. As just one example, the Institute for Supply...

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Is it time to put a robot in front of a press brake?

June 8, 2009

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North American fabricators have not been as active in adoptingautomated bending cells as their counterparts in other parts of theworld. But that may be changing. These five questions can help afabricator decide how to justify the case for a robotic press brake.

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