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Titanium 2009 scheduled for September

June 9, 2009

International Titanium Association's (ITA's) 25th Annual Conference, the only yearly event dedicated to the titanium industry, is slated for Sept. 13–16, 2009, in Hawaii.The conference brings together executives from the major titanium companies and international experts across the supply...

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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 company's consumables and automation equipment.Baker has served as western regional manager of alloy sales...

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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 5 and 6 of the Boeing process spec BAC5008. Area 5 approval includes machining of nonsealant and...

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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 machine film commitment. Free spare parts for wearable items are provided, and the machine and film...

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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 ternaries. New ternary phase diagrams have been added for the Industrial and Heat Resistant category...

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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 second on CNC retrofit and control retrofit projects.The machine rebuild section, at...

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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 America.Before joining the company, Thacker was director of sales for StockerYale...

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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 machine concepts.Jim Sutliffe was named as vice president of engineering. He manages all daily...

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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 as an applications engineer at Photon Sources®, where he worked with CO2 lasers and Nd:YAG...

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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 technical products...

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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 near Center, N.D. The first 16 turbines are planned for installation in 2010; the remaining 17 units...

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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 a fee, are designed to educate plant personnel on the requirements and methods of machine and...

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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 initiatives.Grupo Disma-mex, a Mate dealer in Mexico since 1997, continues to sell its products...

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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 products resulting from the downturn in the economy. The company said these actions are expected...

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Lookin' good ... we think

June 8, 2009 | By Tim Heston

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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