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New coating for metal processing equipment

Abakan, an advanced coatings and metal formulations specialist, completed initial field-testing of its proprietary nanocomposite liquid metal corrosion-resistant coating, PComP™ M, on full-sized production equipment with a leading steel producer. The company is also working with several of the world’s largest steel companies to validate component life extension on zinc pot rolls used extensively in the continuous hot dip galvanising process, as well as other components used in the handling and processing of molten metals.

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Abakan introduces disruptive materials for billion dollar metal processing equipment market

Abakan Inc. (“Abakan”) an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, has announced that it has completed initial field-testing, on full-sized production equipment, of its proprietary nanocomposite liquid metal corrosion-resistant coating, PComP™ M, with a leading steel producer. The company is also working with several of the world’s largest steel companies to validate component life extension on zinc pot rolls used extensively in the continuous hot dip galvanizing process, as well as other components used in the handling and processing of molten metals.

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Cammell Laird boost nuclear involvement

The company is investing more than £1.5m in its facilities and appointing a leading nuclear sector engineer, John Eldridge, one of the most experienced figures in the UK nuclear industry. Mr Eldridge has a track record of more than 40 years working on the design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear facilities. 

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AME secures first R&D project

AME secures first R&D project | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is looking for a way to reduce the prototype cycle as part of its first project, received three months before officially opening.

R&D experts at the UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ have won a £750,000 Technology Strategy Board (TSB) competition to find new ways of speeding up the design and prototype cycle and cut costs of bringing new products to market.-news/ame-secures-first-r-and-d-project#sthash.ehMZ7BOd.dpuf

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Mitsubishi buys German automotive composite-part supplier

Japanese materials firm Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. (MRC) has acquired a majority stake in Wethje Holding GmbH, a German producer of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) for the auto market.

Wethje currently is owned by Austrian industrial form Cross Industries AG. No purchase price for the 51 percent stake in Wethje that MRC is buying was included in an Aug. 15 news release announcing the deal.

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Italian machinery companies combine forces to market in North America

A trio of Italian plastic machinery companies has formed a network and is retaining Alliance Automation LLC to market their products in the United States and Canada.

Baruffaldi Plastic Technology srl, Engin Plast srl and Comav srl have formed the network called North Italian Plastic Technology, also known as NIP-Tech.

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Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries add new machining capabilities

Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries add new machining capabilities | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries said that they have added sophisticated state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to their already substantial manufacturing facilities.

This represents a significant capital expenditure investment for these members of the AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, further augmenting their capability to meet their increasing demands for high quality tooling and shorter delivery schedules from aerospace customers.

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Manufacturing leads US industrial output higher

Manufacturing leads US industrial output higher | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Manufacturing pushed US industrial production higher in July in the sixth straight months of gains, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Total output of the nation's manufacturing, mining and utilities rose 0.4 percent in July, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in June. The July output increase was slightly stronger than analysts expected.

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Millinocket Fabrication and Machine owners say foundry growing, looking to expand

Millinocket Fabrication and Machine owners say foundry growing, looking to expand | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

The local economy might be in decline with the loss of its two paper mills, but Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc. has increased its workforce from 22 to 28 workers over the last few months and is looking to hire three more machinists — if its owners can find them, said Ed Girsa, the company’s production manager.

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Styrolution set to open new production late 2014

Styrolution set to open new production late 2014 | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Styrolution set to open new production late 2014
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Image By: Styrolution Styrolution will launch three new Zylar grades as part of its expansion.
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EMS Chemie wins Norma Group's first global recognition award

EMS Chemie wins Norma Group's first global recognition award Plastics News Norma Group a Maintal, Germany-based maker of engineering joining technology, bestowed its first-ever Global Recognition Award for 2014 to EMS Chemie Holding AG, the...
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Sarginsons completes investment programme

Sarginsons completes investment programme | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
The Coventry based precision aluminium diecaster, Sarginsons, has completed its £2.5m investment in equipment to meet ever increasing market demand.
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Reynolds considering sale of Closure Systems International unit

Reynolds considering sale of Closure Systems International unit | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Reynolds considering sale of Closure Systems International unit
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Image By: Closure Systems International Inc. Closure Systems International Inc., part of Reynolds Group, makes both plastic and aluminum closures.
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Hope Technology introduces composite bicycle components with help ofautomated cutting machine

Hope Technology introduces composite bicycle components with help ofautomated cutting machine | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Hope Technology, a UK manufacturer of bicycle components and accessories, has taken delivery of a Blackman & White automated flatbed cutter to help in the development of its new range of composite bicycle components.

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Why Women Leave Engineering Careers

Why Women Leave Engineering Careers | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.

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Replica fabrication for Successor sub

Replica fabrication for Successor sub | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
BAE Systems has awarded Warbreck Engineering and Construction a contract to support the development of the new Successor class submarine’s nuclear reactor compartment.
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Sandvik Coromant offers systems for almost all aerospace machining challenges

Sandvik Coromant offers systems for almost all aerospace machining challenges | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Beginning with engine components, parts made from heat-resistant super alloys (HRSAs) such as turbine discs, combustion casings and blisks make for challenging machining. Here, Sandvik says that producing difficult-to-access pockets and grooves necessitates 90°, 45° or T-shape Corocut angled inserts with sharp, ground geometries, while for turning operations, the use of the modular Coroturn SL70 tooling is a good strategy as it features blades designed to fit turbine disc profiles and pockets.

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Canadian firm planning a $10 million bet on additive manufacturing

Canada’s first full production additive parts manufacturer is gearing up to make parts for markets as diverse as aerospace, medical and energy.

Burloak Engineered Solutions Inc. is spending C$2.5 million (US$2.29 million) to install additive manufacturing and related equipment at its Dundas, Ontario, headquarters. Its strategic plan includes investing C$11.5 million (US$10.52 million) in additive manufacturing technology over the next five years.

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Trive Capital makes three add-ons to metal processing platform

Trive Capital portfolio company Valence Surface Technologies, a metal processing and finishing company, has acquired Pride PlatingDynamic Paint Solutions and Coastline Metal Finishing. The acquisitions create a large, independent metal processing platform that works in the aerospace sector and serves the West Coast, Midwest, Oklahoma/Texas and the Southeast.

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3D Systems acquires American Precision Prototyping, Machining to expand aerospace presence

"APP and APM bring a wealth of experience and bench strength in both advanced manufacturing and the aerospace industry that is highly complementary to our offerings," spoke Ziad Abou, VP and GM of Quickparts for 3DS.

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Machining By Microscope! Precision Machining Needs MORE Than The Eye Can See.

Machining By Microscope! Precision Machining Needs MORE Than The Eye Can See. | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it

Precision machining technology has become so demanding that it requires an extremely close look at all of the elements of the machining process.  Equipment and tools are designed to “cut metal” which means shaving off 0.001-0.005 inches of metal with every cutting edge!

Microscopes are ESSENTIAL in helping see very small part features and confirm that they have been deburred correctly.

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Tessy investing $10 million in new plant, infrastructure

Tessy investing $10 million in new plant, infrastructure | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Tessy investing $10 million in new plant, infrastructure
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Image By: Tessy Plastics Corp. Tessy Plastics Corp.
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UMass Lowell hosts collaborative research meeting for future projects

UMass Lowell hosts collaborative research meeting for future projects | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
UMass Lowell hosts collaborative research meeting for future projects
Plastics News
Image By: University of Massachusetts at Lowell The film extrusion laboratory at University of Massachusetts at Lowell uses Gloucester Engineering Co.
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Composites tooling expansion

Composites tooling expansion | Industrial subcontracting | Scoop.it
Northamptonshire-based Express Composites Solutions (ECS) has doubled its production space and added a second 5-axis CNC machine.
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Global Plastic Additive market to grow at CAGR almost 5% till end of decade

Global Plastic Additive market to grow at CAGR almost 5% till end of decade
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Plastics additives are added to a polymer during reaction in the final stage or in the process of polymer/plastic production.
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