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Okuma-Developed Capability Enables HMC to Perform Turning

Okuma America Corp. recently announced the availability of Turn-Cut as a programming option for its horizontal machining centers (HMC) to cut bores and diameters with circular or angular features - or both - thus eliminating the need for special-purpose machinery such as lathes, fixtures, components, or special tooling. The technology isn't brand new. YouTube videos of machine shops using...

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Siemens Opens Valve Positioner Assembly Facility in Pennsylvania

Siemens Process Instrumentation has christened its new U.S. Valve Positioner Configuration Center in Spring House, Pa. Part of Siemens' 40,000-square-foot facility in Spring House, it will assemble the company's Sipart PS2 electropneumatic valve positioners (pictured). Siemens says the new center will better support its valve market activities amid growth in the power generation, chemical, food...

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Manufacturing Day: The American Manufacturing Story Old and New

[embed]https://vimeo.com/76359264[/embed]   For Manufacturing Day 2013, I headed to Brentwood, N.Y., to visit Thuro Metal Products, a contract manufacturer for the commercial automotive, aerospace, and industrial products industries. David Thuro, company president, welcomed representatives from industry groups like the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) and students from the area to...

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Valve Industry Association Says Hiring Is Up, and Outreach to the Young Continues

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) says the valve industry is bullish on its hiring outlook. An employment report released at its just-held 75th anniversary annual meeting indicates that more than half of about 100 responding member companies are seeing domestic hiring increases of up to 5 percent in 2013, while nearly one-fifth of members are expecting employee growth of up to...

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Manufacturing Day Represents Opportunity for Industry to Take Back the Narrative

Industries across the country are welcoming visitors into their factories today to give people a real look at 21st-century manufacturing. Students, veterans, and other community members will tour facilities where they will witness first-hand the importance of high-tech manufacturing and the bright career paths it can offer job seekers. Studies of America's skills gap have shown the country is...

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Standard for Process Control and Electronic Equipment Receives First Update in 25 Years

After more than three years of effort, a widely used standard for the protection of industrial process control hardware in corrosive environments has been updated for the first time in more than 25 years, and extended to include IT and datacom equipment. Cover of document describing ISA-71.04, published in 1985. Credit: ISA Together with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the...

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Manufacturing Day Machining Company Round-Up

Factories across the country will celebrate Manufacturing Day tomorrow by opening their doors to the public so that job-seekers and students can get a close look at the realities of 21st century American industry. Manufacturing Day spotlights the industry and the career potential it represents to the next generation of workers. The manufacturing workforce is aging (as shown in the adjacent...

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MT Ambassadors Promote Manufacturing Careers

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, is introducing a new video entry in its Smartforce outreach program to promote its team of MT Ambassadors. MT Ambassadors are manufacturing technology students who promote careers in manufacturing to students and others interested in industry production jobs. The video explains that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)...

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Engineering & Design

Tube, Pipe, Valve, Fittings Group Fights LEED Adoption in Federal Buildings

The International Association of Plastics Distribution, a trade group supporting manufacturers and distributors of plastic pipe, tube, and fittings, is opposing the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) potential adoption of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building standards, concerned that it can lead to deselection of plastics materials in government...

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HyperMAXX Software Optimizes Cutting During Operation

Open Mind has released an update to its hyperCAD software to expand roughing options and tighten performance. The hyperMAXX high-performance cutting software features modifications that improve toolpath design and maintain optimal feedrates. By avoiding sharp turns or changes in directions, modifying cutting speeds based on material geometry, and factoring chiprate into cutting path, hyperMAXX...

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