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Bunting adds advisory board member

Bunting Magnetics Co. appointed Kevin Bowen to its advisory board. The board meets quarterly to provide insight on the company’s strategic growth plan and initiatives. Bowen brings a wealth of corporate strategic development and manufacturing expertise to the company. His manufacturing career spans more than 40 years, most of which was spent at Coperion K-Tron.… Continued

Emag opens laser welding lab

Emag Llc announced the grand opening of its new Laser Welding Laboratory this past June at its Farmington Hills, Mich., location. The lab offers customers process development and prototyping for laser welding of powertrain components, state-of-the-art equipment, skilled experienced lab personnel and individual consulting for all laser welding needs. The addition of the laboratory allows… Continued

Amada Miyachi opens new headquarters

Amada Miyachi America Inc. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters this past April. The new $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11 application-specific product demonstration labs, a state-of-the-art training room, a technology showroom as well as a manufacturing facility with a 1,400-sq.-ft. Class 10000 clean room and six customer test… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires robotic integrator

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Vizient Mfg. Solutions, a privately held robotic integrator specializing in custom engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. Vizient is headquartered in Bettendorf, Iowa, and has operations in Brazil. Annual sales are approximately $40 million. The company will help diversify Lincoln’s end market exposure and broaden… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman announces GM, Mexico

Yaskawa Motoman named Germán Villalobos general manager of Yaskawa Mexico. Villalobos will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico and the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico. He brings nearly two decades of experience in industrial robotics to the company. Most recently, Villalobos was the head of robotics… Continued

DustHog Brand Relaunched

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, United Air Specialists, part of Clarcor Industrial Air, relaunched its DustHog brand with an updated logo. Clarcor customers have been asking for the DustHog brand to return. The dust collection equipment features a breadth of media technologies, such as BHA Preveil, BHA PulsePleat, ProTura and genuine UAS replacement filters. The… Continued

Yaskawa Celebrates National Robotics Week

To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited more than 350 students to take facility tours and speak with automation professionals about future job opportunities. Attendees also had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations. National Robotics Week was instituted by Congress as the second full week of April every year, and 2016 marks its… Continued

Workshops for Warriors Honors Graduates

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification and job placement, recently held its spring graduation. A total of 46 graduates were honored with two achieving 14 certificates during the semester. The graduates can immediately integrate into large and small manufacturing organizations throughout the… Continued

Top Plasma Cutting Vendors Announced

Technavio announced the top five vendors for the global plasma cutting machine market in its latest research report: ESAB, Hypertherm, Komatsu, Messer Cutting Systems and Nissan Tanaka. To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts considered the top contributors to the overall market revenue. To calculate market size, Technavio considered revenue generated from the sales of plasma… Continued

Praxair Acquires Five Gas Businesses

Praxair Inc. acquired five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S. Praxair acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana and A&B Electric Motors and Supplies in Arizona. In Panama, Praxair acquired Geneva Industrial Gases, a well-established company that provides gases for industrial and medical… Continued

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