Press Releases

The U.S. economy gained 164,000 jobs in July 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With such strong numbers it would be logical to assume that the manufacturing industry also experienced an increase in jobs, but that would be incorrect. The manufacturing sector represented 11.6 percent of U.S. GDP in 2017, down from 12.3 percent in 2011 and 28.1 percent in 1953... read more

* Helps optimize machining by eliminating tool head vibration, maximizing material removal rate (MRR) and facilitating predictive maintenance

* Innovative fast-sampling accelerometer design uses servo drives’ digital signal processing capabilities

Naperville, IL, August 22, 2019 — NUM has launched an innovative accelerometer-based active vibration control system for CNC machine... read more

Provides Fast and Precise External Measurements on Manufactured Parts

PROVIDENCE, RI – August 6, 2019 – Mahr Inc., a leading provider of dimensional metrology solutions, has introduced the new Precimar® SM 60, an easy-to-use length measurement instrument for fast and precise external measurements on shop floor... read more

Take Part in the Only Hands-On Brazing Seminar!
Preserving the tradition originated by the late Robert Peaslee, a brazing pioneer who invented the first nickel-based brazing filler metal, Wall Colmonoy offers a fall session of Modern Furnace Brazing School on October 22-24, 2019 at Wall Colmonoy’s Aerobraze Brazing Engineering Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Engineers, technicians,... read more


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The Cincinnati Reds celebrated their 150th anniversary as the nation's first all-professional baseball team by dedicating a pavilion outside the ballpark on May 5, 2019.

Local Cincinnati artist, Tom Tsuchiya, created relief figures of the members of the 1869 team that adorn a gazebo highlighting the site. It includes 12 bronze busts of 10 players, the club... read more

LEXINGTON, KY – (July 16, 2019) – CLARK Material Handling Company was once again recognized as a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts for 2018. Material Handling & Logistics magazine (MHL) conducted the annual survey ranking global manufacturers by revenue.

According to MHL, ranked suppliers provide some of the leading... read more

Alpena, MI – Rack Engineering Division, a manufacturer of custom storage and material handling products specifically designed for high weight capacities and heavy... read more

Sudbury, MA, U.S.A. (July 10th, 2019) – Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has introduced a new line of Methods Branded 3-Axis Vertical and
5-Axis Bridge Type Machining Centers, all engineered and built to Methods' highest specifications and quality standards. The Methods Machining Centers are... read more


CHICAGO June 25, 2019

McPond, a peer-to-peer platform based in Chicago, lets manufacturers list their idle machines for rent. The manufacturing sector forms the backbone of industrialized economies. With the amount of
capital it takes to start-up, many entrepreneurs and... read more

ecoPLUS is New Introduction to the RoboDrill eco Line.

Sudbury, MA, U.S.A. (June 17, 2019) – Methods Machine Tools, Inc., North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has announced the introduction of the new FANUC RoboDrill ecoPLUS, offering a larger 21 tool capacity and increased speed via an optional 24,... read more

Dispense Works Inc. offers several Large Format Dispensing Systems. The RD2500 — manufactured in the U.S. — is the most flexible large format dispensing table available. This robot combines a smart work bench to a built in precision overhead servo XYZ gantry system.

Mechanisms are neatly tucked in and do not add to the width of the bench — this provides easy... read more

Exact Metrology hosted its annual Open House at their Brookfield, Wisconsin location on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm central standard time. The company is located at 20515 Industry Avenue. Many old clients, as well as new ones, were on hand to learn about the company's new technologies.

Clients attended several breakout sessions, discussing... read more

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has shipped and installed a retort box furnace to a worldwide leader of aerospace components in the southern US. The furnace is used to de-binder ceramic matrix composite components deployed in the aircraft industry.

The main function of the furnace is to remove all organics and other materials used in the product prior to... read more

LEXINGTON, KY – (June 5, 2019) – CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, as part of our commitment to the material handling industry and in partnership with the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) announces support and participation in the upcoming National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) on June 11, 2019.... read more

The Challenge

Siemens Gas & Power manufactures world-class gas turbines for industrial power generation and mechanical drive applications. Used for a variety of applications... read more

Integrating virtual and physical testing enables delivery of products on schedule and on budget

To be successful in this environment, A&D companies must demonstrate their ability to consistently execute... read more

Edmonton, AB – (May 23, 2019) – Lamarche Machinery Inc (“Lamarche Machinery”) is proud to announce its participation in the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) on June 4 – 6, 2019 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

“We are a Western Canadian based company located right in the heart of Western Canada.” said Daniel LaMarche, President, Lamarche Machinery. “We have been dedicated to... read more

(Oklahoma City, OK)Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Oklahoma City is pleased to announce FAA-PMA approval for Nicrocraft™ Cirrus® SR22 Heat Exchanger and Muffler.... read more

You can trace the history of the lathe's origin as far back as 1300 B.C. as it was used by ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, Assyrians, and the Greeks. Over the centuries, we have seen the lathe evolve from a two-person, bow-... read more

LEXINGTON, KY (May 1, 2019) -- CLARK Material Handling Company, a top ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts is pleased to announce that Charlie Chwasz has been appointed as North American National Aftermarket Parts Sales Manager. In this role Charlie will oversee the CLARK aftermarket parts sales team and support staff in Lexington. He will report... read more

LEXINGTON, KY (May 8, 2019) -- CLARK Material Handling Company, a top ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts is today releasing its 2019 "Raising Hope" program. This initiative is designed to encourage participation by all authorized CLARK dealers for the balance of 2019 through contributions supported by each new rider factory order placed on CLARK... read more

Trois-Rivières, May 2, 2019 – AGT Robotics, the Trois-Rivières-based company, received... read more

LEXINGTON, KY – (May 8, 2019) – CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, recently attended ProMat 2019 in Chicago, the largest material handling and supply chain trade expo in North and South America.

For four days, the almost 50,000 attendees intermingled with 938 exhibiting companies. During... read more

32-Page, Full-Color Brochure

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has announced a newly designed catalog describing our full line of furnaces, ovens and quench tanks.

L&L is a family-owned manufacturing and service business in operation for over 60 years. We design and build high-temperature furnaces, ovens, kilns, quench tanks and... read more

The LS Series benchtop robot — developed by Dispense Works Inc. — is the perfect solution for dispensing onto long narrow products.

This full featured XYZ dispenser provides over... read more

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 80/20 Inc.'s founder, Don Wood, on March 28, 2019.

Don will always be remembered as a remarkable innovator and leader. He proved that with the right... read more

Winterthur, April 2019

As global market leader in dynamic measurement technology, the Kistler Group is proud to announce the launch of KiXact. This is the first technology that enables measurement uncertainty to be reliably and automatically calculated and interpreted intuitively by the user. Up to now... read more

Broadest Automation Event in North America to Explore How to “Win the Future” with Real-World Solutions and Technology Advances

ANN ARBOR, MI – Automate 2019, North America’s largest showcase devoted to automation industry trends, leading-edge technology and business innovation, returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place April 8–11. Produced by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3... read more

U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter last year to an annual rate of just 2.2 percent. There are concerns that growth has slowed even more in the first quarter this year as global weakness, fading government stimulus and rising trade tensions take a toll on the economy.

The increase in the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services... read more

L&L Special Furnace Co, Inc., has shipped a dual chamber heat treating furnace to a southeastern US manufacturer of various items used in the production of heavy equipment and transportation devices. The furnace will be used to heat treat the tooling used to manufacture these items. Its top chamber is used to harden tool steels while its bottom chamber is used for... read more

For today’s hardware and device makers, digital disruption is the new normal. In fact, by 2020, it is expected that 50 percent of the Global 2000 will see most of their business depend on digitally enhanced products, services, and experiences. For those that are reluctant to change, the road ahead will be difficult.

Fortunately, many hardware and device makers do want to seize the... read more

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Finding the right words to describe your product or service offering can be an agonizing task. As you well know, in today's crazy business environment it's tough to stand out from the crowd and impress corporate decision makers. That's why all the time, effort and resources invested in this valiant effort is so worthwhile.

But is it really? Before... read more

Western Canada's Leading Distributor, Thomas Skinner, Announces Participation at SME'S Western Manufacturing Technology Show 2019

Edmonton, AB – (March 6, 2019) – Thomas Skinner and Son Limited ("Thomas Skinner") is proud to announce its participation in the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) on June 4 – 6, 2019 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre... read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. economy should keep expanding at a solid, though somewhat slower pace this year. But he warned of growing risks, including a global slowdown, volatile financial markets and uncertainty about U.S. trade policy.

In delivering the Fed's semiannual monetary report to Congress, Powell said the Fed... read more

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation maintenance equipment announced today that it has completed its contract with Next Era Energy in West Palm Beach, Florida. S.A.F.E. Structure has pioneered the way for its complete custom design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA Compliant maintenance stands and hangar equipment to outfit the first AW169... read more

Fenix Surface and Rotary Grinders - February 27th, 2019

MARENA INDUSTRIES INC. is proud to offer our Fenix robotic machine to you in hopes of gaining your interest and discussing the possibilities to improve your production.

At your earliest convenience, please visit our websites: and... read more

Broadest Automation Event in North America to Explore How to “Win the Future” with Real-World Solutions and Technology Advances  

ANN ARBOR, MI – Automate 2019, North America’s largest showcase devoted to automation industry trends, leading-edge technology and business innovation,... read more

High Performance End Mills are Designed for Aerospace and Turbine Milling Strategies.

WEST BOYLSTON, MA U.S.A. (February 11, 2019) – Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of... read more

Savage, Minnesota, February 5, 2019 – DoALL Sawing Products, distributor and manufacturer of metal-cutting band saws, blades and cutting fluids, announced today its' donation of two DoALL band saws to Workshop For Warriors® (WFW) in San Diego, CA. WFW excels in providing technical and vocational training for active duty and armed service veterans in both manufacturing and... read more

logoS.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a world leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation, marine, and industrial maintenance... read more

New representative in American Midwest as of January 2019

MONTREAL, Quebec, 23 January 2019 — Matrox® Imaging is pleased to kick off 2019 with the addition of a new representative to their global... read more

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc. has received an order for a large retort box furnace used for de-bindering ceramic composite pre-peg materials along with powder metals processing and hot isostatic processing.

The main function of the furnace is to remove all organics and other materials used in the product prior to placing in a high-fire vacuum chamber. This de-... read more

The lack of effective protection on industrial machines is a leading safety concern, ranking among the top ten most frequently cited violations by OSHA, and one that puts thousands of operators at risk for catastrophic injuries.

Metal lathes are dangerous machines that can cause serious injury. Of the lathe's many dangers, the life-threatening hazard of... read more

No. 856 is a 500°F (260°C), special universal oven from Grieve, currently used for curing composite parts in vacuum bags at the customer's facility.Click to visitWorkspace... read more

PROSPECT, CT—(December 5, 2018)—Design-2-Part (D2P) Shows, a series of design and contract manufacturing trade shows across the U.S., has set a new annual attendance record for its trade shows in 2018. The eleven 2018 shows combined to deliver 14,935 engineers and buyers, the highest number in the 44-year history of D2P.

"We are extremely pleased with... read more

Exact Metrology will exhibit at this year's Power-Gen International held in Orlando, Florida. Celebrating 30 years, Power-Gen focuses on all forms of power generation and brings... read more

Buffalo Grove, IL, Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc., an industry leading material handling equipment manufacturer, recently introduced the HCB hoist attachment to handle all 55 gallon drums.

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In addition to the five euro coins with a polymer ring, machines from the Schuler Group will now also be used to produce similar ten euro coins.

Canton, Michigan – Today marks the start of production for a new ten euro collector's coin featuring a colorless polymer ring at the Karlsruhe Mint of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany. The first coins... read more

Industry leaders to provide insight on IVD trends, growth and products

Santa Monica, CA (October 17, 2018) – BIOMEDevice San Jose 2018, Silicon Valley's leading event for medical technology professionals, today announced that it will feature premier educational content focused on the growing In Vitro... read more

Presentations on Artificial Intelligence, Wearable Devices, and Surgical Robotics to be Featured

Santa Monica, CA (September 19, 2018) – BIOMEDevice San Jose 2018, Silicon Valley’s leading event for medtech professionals, today announced that it will feature over 20 hours of industry-specific educational... read more

L&L Special Furnace Co., Inc., has supplied an electric box furnace to a plant located in Louisiana that is a global supplier of large industrial valves for various industries. This is the fifth L&L furnace supplied to this facility.

The furnace is used to both heat treat and temper various rings and seals deployed in the manufacturing of valves used in the power-generation... read more

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Are you looking for a faster way to put holes in structural steel than using a magnetic drill press? Then consider a portable hydraulic hole Punch. Takes seconds instead of minutes. What kind of holes can you punch with one of these 35 Ton Porta-Punch machines? You can put a hole up to 13/16" diameter in 1/2" thick steel. You can also punch slotted holes too. All you need is a... read more

SUDBURY, MA. U.S.A. (September 4, 2018) – Methods Machine Tools, Inc. (, North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools and automation, has announced that Mr. Sergio Tondato has been appointed as Nakamura-Tome Product Manager. Tondato has stepped into the role as Mr. Richard Parenteau,... read more

L&L Special Furnace Co, Inc., has supplied an electric box furnace to a Midwestern engine manufacturer that produces parts for large industrial engines, motor and steam generators.

The furnace has an effective work zone of 22" wide by 18" high by 22" deep, as well as a complete digital control system, overtemperature protection and counterbalanced vertical door for ease of loading... read more

New Programming Covers the Medical Device Production Process – From Concept to Market

Santa Monica, CA (August 7, 2018) – Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, the Midwest's largest medtech event, announces its brand-new programming including a specific Medtech Manufacturing conference... read more

Hosted Discussions Include the Latest in Charging Technologies, Autonomous Vehicles and Global E/HV Growth Potential

Santa Monica, CA (August 2, 2018) – Today, the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, the industry's leading global hybrid electric vehicle manufacturing tradeshow and conference, announces its... read more

Kent CNC KVR Compact Vertical Machining Centers combine proven machine design with advanced technology in control and manufacturing. They are our most popular VMCs and provide you with the best value for your money. Long-lasting and durable, these machines deliver a precision-... read more

There are a variety of uses for lathes, such as metalworking, woodturning, and metal spinning to name a few. Some would call a lathe the "mother of machine tools." It is the first machine tool that lead to the invention of other machine tools. With so many different types of models to choose from with different specs and prices, it's easy to find yourself in a situation where you may be... read more

July 17, 2018—Cleveland, OH—TRI (The Refractories Institute) is pleased to announce the three recipients of this year’s scholarships for college students who are pursuing an education related to refractory science. TRI, comprised of approximately 50 member companies that operate in the refractory industry, awards scholarships annually. This year’s recipients are: Larisa Cousineau, University... read more

Electric Box Furnaces - July 30th, 2018

For General Heat Treating At An Equipment Manufacturing Facility

L&L Special Furnace Company has supplied two electric box furnaces to a Midwestern machine manufacturer that builds high-speed cutting equipment, tools and supplies for various industries. Some of these industries include industrial manufacturing, food products, plastics, automotive, metal materials and aerospace.... read more

The Future of Battery Technology to Be Highlighted

Santa Monica, CA (July 11, 2018)— The Battery Show, North America's largest advanced battery technology event, today announced its Advanced Battery Technologies conference, which will run alongside its 2018 event. Major focuses of this conference include... read more

U.S consumers increased their spending just 0.2 percent in May, a disappointing result after two months of much stronger gains. Meanwhile, inflation — as measured by a gauge monitored by the Federal Reserve — rose 2.3 percent for the 12 months ending in May, the fastest reading in six years.

The Commerce Department said Friday that the tiny rise in spending last month followed much... read more

A Minnesota-based company said on Friday that it is considering moving production of some motorcycles out of the country because of European tariffs, just days after Harley-Davidson announced a similar move

A spokeswoman for Polaris Industries acknowledged that the company could move some production of its Indian Motorcycles from northwest Iowa to Poland.

"Nothing is... read more

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An offshoot of virtual reality, augmented reality — or AR — is changing the world in fun and exciting ways.

While it’s easy to assume technologies like this are the exclusive realm of recreation or video gaming, their reach extends to the commercial and industrial sectors — including the manufacturing industry.

1. Data Management

Analytical-minded leaders and those who... read more

Although many people believe social media marketing is only effective for Business to Consumer (B2C) ventures, Business to Business (B2B) companies can also leverage this powerful tool. Even manufacturing companies, which have been historically slow to adopt social media as a tool for reaching customers, can benefit from it. They just need to understand how to optimize their marketing... read more

The world of manufacturing is in the throes of a major transformation. True automation is edging into many occupations human workers once carried out — but then again, maybe “displacing” is a better word than “replacing” when it comes to the skilled workers in question.

Automated technologies do render some skill sets obsolete, but they also create entirely new ones. It’s not really as... read more


The Uni-Hydro Ironworker & Plate Shear Company releases New low rake 24 inch shear blade. In the new 56 ton machine. This hard working ironworker listed at $9,995.00

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The OMAHA PRODUCTS SHOW for Business & Industry is considered one of the largest and diversified Business Expos in the Midwest. The PRODUCTS SHOW is both a marketplace and technical center, where suppliers and vendors will be able to display their products, materials, and services for area users and buyers.

Robert P. "Bob" Mancuso, Jr., CFO of... read more

For half a century, Scotchman Industries has been manufacturing quality, dependable machines for companies across theClick to visit globe.  Scotchman's mission is to produce high quality products and continue to provide superior... read more

Registration before April 3 qualifies for a 20% saving on tuition

MONTREAL — March 3, 2017 — Matrox® Imaging will be offering classroom training on the recently released Matrox... read more

Industrial cameras are at work under various different environments. Therefore some applications require special protection classes for the cameras. Important for the selection of the suitable camera case are the environmental conditions, concerning splash water, dust and particles, as well as temperature and vibrations. When a system is used in a rough, industrial environment, it has to... read more

Ideal for use in the automotive and general plastics molding industries, the new 2016 Series self-centering, gap-free sprue grippers are available in two jaw styles with optional direct sensing capabilities, have a wide jaw opening with high closing force, & are the first to feature FIPA’s prominent, new red dot trademark symbol... read more

Igenhausen 26th January 2017 - The cooperative partnership between the HAIMER Group and DMG MORI has been further strengthened. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement which sets the standards for a premium partnership of HAIMER products. Furthermore, on the 1st of January 2017, HAIMER acquired the DMG MORI Microset GmbH company, which is now operating under the name HAIMER Microset GmbH... read more

HMS Industrial Networks now releases new versions of their widely-used Anybus gateways for PROFINET IRT. The new versions allow machine builders and system integrators to connect any industrial device, machine or network to PROFINET IRT and comply with all the latest requirements of PROFINET specification v2.3 and onwards.

What are Anybus gateways?
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DUO-LOCK modular end mills fit a wide variety of toolholders and adapters, including the KM4X platform Back in 2014, Kennametal announced a technology partnership with Haimer® for the development of a modular cutting tooling system. Since that time, the company has been busy developing, testing, and building inventory of DUO-LOCK™, which promised even then to be “the most rigid and most... read more

MONTREAL — October 19, 2016 — Matrox® Imaging today announced that, at Vision 2016 (Stuttgart, DE, Nov. 7-11, booth 1F21) and Pack Expo (Chicago, IL, Nov. 6-19, E-7747), the latest Matrox Design Assistant vision software will be demonstrated working with the recently launched Matrox Iris GTR smart camera. Matrox Design Assistant 5 is the latest evolution of the flowchart-based integrated... read more