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Shop Solutions: Gas-Shielded Flux-Cored Wire Cures Shop's Weld Cracking

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


In four decades, Weldall Manufacturing (Waukesha, WI) has grown from a one-man operation in a rented room to a full-service metal fabrication and metal processing manufacturer. The job shop specializes in medium to large weldments—some as large as 200,000 lb (90,000 kg)—for customers in industries that include power generation, wind energy, nuclear power, construction equipment, mining, and railcar fabrication. Full Article

Hurco Announces Acquisition of Two Machine Tool Companies

Press Release - Hurco


Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies for the worldwide metal cutting market, announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it acquired substantially all of the assets of U.S.-based Milltronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a Milltronics CNC Machines (Milltronics). Full Article

Osborn Moves North American HQ to Richmond, IN

Press Release - Osborn


RICHMOND, Ind. – July 2015 – Osborn, the world’s leading supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds and buffs, recently moved its North American headquarters to Richmond, Ind.At its new headquarters, Osborn expects to create more than 30 new jobs. Along with its current 180,000-ft2 Richmond facility, Osborn plans to construct a 7,400-ft2 addition in late 2015. Full Article

Shop Solves Machining Problems with Creative Cutting Tools

Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora


Taking the approach that “you need to be able to think like a tool,” Sonic Tools has provided customers with some truly innovative solutions. If you’ve ever counted the wasted time of your tool changes... Or watched impatiently as a ballnose end mill made pass after pass as it cut a contour, on part after part after part... Or thrown out another expensive tool after what seemed like too few cycles, then you’ve probably reached out to a custom tool manufacturer such as Sonic Tools (Ashland, VA). Full Article

Shops Migrate to Higher Value Parts Making

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Following the money trail is a police-drama honored way of sorting out the usual suspects in solving a crime. Keeping an eye on the money is also a good strategy for shops looking to remain competitive, as well as a bigger payday. Today, adopting five-axis machine technology is a tried and true method of producing more complex workpieces with higher value in both the raw and the machined states. Full Article

Manufacturing Hub LIFT Announces First Project

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


A Detroit based group that’s part of an initiative of the Obama administration to speed development of advanced manufacturing announced its first project. It involves iron alloys and reducing the amount of metal needed to make parts. Full Article

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