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Dengensha adds two engineers

Dengensha America increased its resistance welding customer support capability in the United States and Canada by adding Brandon Malec as sales engineer. Malec will assist customers in product application, sales, installation and service. Hideyuki “Yuki” Taguchi joined Dengensha America as senior engineer. Previously, Taguchi worked for Dengensha Japan as a mechanical engineer and has nearly… Continued

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

ULT AG’s Welding Fume Extraction

ULT AG offers its extraction and filtration system, the SRA 1200, in different models and in conjunction with FlexTractor extraction arms. The comprehensive solution provides for the removal of hazardous welding fumes. The SRA 1200 is suited for capturing and filtering dry, non-combustible welding fumes in non-explosive air mixtures. The system is available in various… Continued

Weld Mold Offers Flux-Cored Wire

Weld Mold Co.’s new 5551 flux-cored wire withstands extreme heat conditions for welding applications by maintaining hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1,200 F. Weld Mold 5551 is suited for extreme welding applications because of its higher physical properties and operation in higher temperatures. The wire is highly resistant to heat checking in environments… Continued

Matheson’s Wire Brushes and Abrasive Discs

Matheson’s line of industrial wire brushes and flap discs are part of its expansion of Select welding accessories, safety supplies, welding tools and filler metals. The new tools are used for metal surface preparation and weld cleanup applications. The wire brushes are hand tools offered in a variety of sizes. The flap discs are abrasive… Continued

Fipa Creates Lifting & Gripping Solution

Fipa Inc. recently designed and installed a custom palletizing solution for Agro-Norm GmbH, a 60-person company that specializes in providing logistics, purchasing, warehousing and order picking services for the automotive industry. The solution is comprised of a FipaLift Basic vacuum tube lifter, custom gripper featuring three Varioflex bellows vacuum suction cups, wall-mounted jib crane and… Continued

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