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Carr Lane Workholding System Allows 5-Axis Part Access

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFJD4384Dk4[/embed] Carr Lane has introduced a new workholding system to allow 5-axis part access through the multi-part assembly. The CL5 quick-change system features a subplate, a riser, and a top tooling vise to allow for fast workpiece changes. The riser lifts the unit above the fixture plate to provide better tool and change options, and the riser is...

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Power Transmission Distributors Association Names 2014 President and Leaders

The Power Transmission Distributors Association elected its 2014 board of directors and Manufacturer Council at the recent PTDA Industry Summit in Palm Desert, Calif. Ken Miko, director strategic accounts for Cleveland-based bearing distributor BDI, will become PTDA's president in 2014. He succeeds Chris Bursack, director of marketing for ISC Companies Inc., in Plymouth, Minn. Miko has been...

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MTConnect Announces Leadership Team Changes

The MTConnect Institute announced that a new board of directors chairman and leadership team will be named at the board's annual meeting next month. Courtney Hill, CJ Hill Consulting Services president, will be named president and chairman of the board on Dec. 11 at the the board's annual meeting.  Hill has experience working as a general manager for GE Aviation in manufacturing and...

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Mitsubishi Offers CNC Cloud Backup

Mistubishi Electric Automation (MEA) is now offering a service to back up customer CNC machine tool information on the cloud. The service is designed to give manufacturers an opportunity to access sensitive, integral programming and storage data from their CNC machine tools from a remote location at any time. This access can help in the event of an emergency or a machine breakdown, but can also...

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World Oil and Gas Pipe to Grow from Unconventional and Offshore Applications

Credit: Collins Pipe Worldwide demand for oil and gas pipe is forecast to grow by more than 5 percent per year through 2017, reaching 55 metric tons, according to Freedonia Group. The research analyst, in its latest World Oil & Gas Pipe study, notes that growth in oil and gas pipe demand is expected to come from developing regions, as well as from new development activity in unconventional energy...

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Canadian Aerospace Manufacturer to Invest in Facility, Create Jobs

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has announced a five year investment plan to expand its Quebec operations and focus on "intelligent manufacturing" in its turbine engine production. P&WC will invest $275 million into its Longueuil manufacturing facility. While some of the money will go to assembly, including extensive use of automation, much of the money will develop P&WC's precision machining...

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Siemens Updates CAM Software With Synchronous 2D Technology

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuMI8dYe2Go[/embed] Siemens PLM has released the latest iteration of its NX CAM software with advanced multi-tool machining capabilities. The NX 9 includes many technological advances over previous versions of the software, including enhanced freeform design functions and synchronous 2D technology for 2D machining, as well as increased productivity...

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$4.7B 2014 Desalination Market for Pumps, Valves, Filters, and Chemicals

The market for pumps, valves, filters, and chemicals for use in water desalination will exceed $4.7 billion in 2014. This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Co. in aggregating forecasts for a number of its market reports. Product 2014 Revenue ($ Millions) Water Treatment Chemicals 700 Pumps 500 Valves 350 Liquid Macrofiltration 90 Cartridges 60 Sedimentation and Centrifugation 50...

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Airbus Sees Uptick in Aircraft Production Through 2032

Airbus has increased its 20-year forecast for the global airline industry from last year based on accelerated Asia-Pacific investment in new vehicles. Airlines will buy 29,220 planes, including 28,350 passenger jets, to meet 4.7 percent in annual traffic growth through 2032, John Leahy, Airbus COO for customers, recently announced to investors. The figure is 2.6 percent higher than the forecast...

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Virginia High Schoolers Enter College Machining Program

Virginia high schools have partnered with a local community college to help introduce interested students to hands-on machining training. Pittsylvania County high school students will now be able to apply to work in the Danville Community College precision machining technology degree program. Students accepted to the program will be able to participate in courses and accrue lab training...

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