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Absolute Machine Tools Opens Chicago-Area Technical Center

Machine tool manufacturer Absolute Machine Tools has opened a technical center in the greater Chicago metropolitan area to centralize many of the company's business divisions. The Elgin, Ill., technical center opened at 2456 Millennium Drive houses Absolute Machine Tools' business administration and sales business divisions on the private side of the center, while the public side of the center...

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Engineering & Design

Ceramic Membranes Hold Promise for Tough Separation Processes

Global water scarcity, rising water pollution, and industrialization and economic development around the world, plus the demand for high water purity, have contributed to the growth of membrane-based water and wastewater treatment technologies used for water recycling, regeneration, and reuse in the municipal and industrial markets. Polymeric membranes comprising either flat sheets or hollow...

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Global Membrane Filtration Market Will Surpass $25 Billion in 2017

Freedonia Group, the Cleveland-based market research firm, forecasts the global membrane filtration market will break $25 billion in 2017, on 9.2 percent annual growth. The firm's World Membrane Separation Technologies study takes into account microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultrafiltration equipment and global water/wastewater, food and beverage processing, and pharmaceutical and medical...

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Turning Machines Hybridize to Increase Options and Capabilities

Today's turning centers are designed for extreme precision machining as in the case of Swiss-type machines, or for heavy duty cutting from multi-axis tools on variable spindles. But modern turning centers are often constructed to perform multiple operations, including milling, cutting, and sanding to enhance cycle-time reduction and high-volume production. While they have been around for a number...

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Engineering & Design

Water Equipment and Consumables Market for Power Plants to Top $20 Billion

Credit: Desalitech The water process equipment market among power plants worldwide will total $21 billion in 2014. McIlvaine Co., the specialty research company, forecasts traditional (fossil fuel-based), nuclear, wind, and solar power plant operators to spend this amount for hardware and consumables to move, treat, and monitor water. These include expenditures of $8 billion for valves, $4...

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MK Precision Targets the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry

In a focused attempt to improve its standing in the medical device market, precision CNC manufacturer MK Precision has launched a campaign to specify its talents in the industry, starting with the release of a video providing insight into its process and people. The MK Precision video showcases various MK Precision employees, from shop floor machinists to quality managers, highlighting their...

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Makino Develops Underwater EDM Drill

Makino has developed a water-based machine to take advantage of EDM hole drilling technology for faster machining of aerospace parts. The Electrical Discharge Blades and Vanes (EDBV3) machine uses specially designed 2-axis tool approaches and quick-change tool magazines to rapidly drill holes in blade and vane workpieces for aerospace applications. The EDBV3 uses EDM (electrical discharge...

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EPA Updates Emission Standards for Oil and Gas Storage Tanks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks. They phase in deadlines for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions, starting with higher-emitting tanks first. Storage tanks that emit 6 or more tons of VOCs a year must reduce emissions by 95 percent. Today's rule establishes two emission control deadlines:...

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Fives Completes MAG Americas Acquisition

The previously reported acquisition of MAG Americas by French industrial engineering group Fives is complete, the company has announced. The acquisition of MAG Americas includes three global brands, Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, and Forest Liné, with over 1,000 employees based in the U.S., France, Canada, China, South Korea, and Russia. Fives has also obtained the technology patents of these...

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Makino Vertical Machining Centers Provide Rigid Machining for Aerospace Applications

Machine tool manufacturer Makino has released two new vertical machining centers designed for fast metal removal in aerospace applications. The F8 and F9 vertical-spindle machining centers are constructed to perform high-precision operations on aluminam and titanium aircraft parts using high-power spindles and rigid tooling. The units ship with a 10,000 rpm spindle, or with an optional upgrade to...

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