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NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Steel to GM



PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 21, 2016—NanoSteel®, a leader in nanostructured steel materials, today announced the delivery of its first advanced high strength steel (AHSS) to General Motors for initial testing. Designed to provide automakers with a new standard in material performance, the sheet steel is poised to accelerate vehicle lightweighting initiatives focused on affordably meeting rising global fuel-economy regulations. Full Article

For Honda, NSX Is More Than Image

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Honda Motor Co. is using the new NSX super car to experiment with manufacturing Full Article

Shining a Light on Mold Repair and Refurbishing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Out front at Absolute Laser Welding Solutions (Sterling Heights, MI), there was a sign advertising for two welding positions. It was easy to see why the sign was up. Inside, the 40 × 80' (12 × 24-m) shop was busy. A large oven, capable of generating heat up to 1200°F (650°C) was operating. A mold was being assembled. Welding was taking place at different workstations. Absolute Laser Welding Solutions, or ALWS, has been in business since early 2013 and its workload keeps expanding. As the name implies, ALWS emphasizes laser welding Full Article

ESAB Launches Rebel, A Multi-Process Welding System That Provides Industrial Quality Arc Performance



Florence, SC – ESAB today introduced the Rebel EMP 215ic, a 120V-230V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multi-process arc performance, location flexibility, lightweight portability and a groundbreaking operator interface. A unique sMIG (“smart MIG”) function enables users to begin MIG welding – with an extremely stable arc – just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. Unlike competitive units, there is no need to enter information for shielding gas mix. Full Article

OMCO Adds Three Roll Forming Lines to Southeast Facility; Triples Workforce at Plant

Press Release - OMCO


OMCO, the largest manufacturer of custom roll formed parts in the United States, has announced the expansion of its Talladega, Alabama, facility. Three new roll forming lines have been installed at the plant, increasing OMCO’s corporate-wide capacity to over 50 active roll forming mills. The facility was acquired along with the purchase of Weaver & Sons, Inc. in August of 2014. Since the acquisition, the plant’s workforce has more than tripled. 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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