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Precision Profiles Expands Capabilities

Precision Profiles, a manufacturer of high precision, tight tolerance OEM steam turbine components and other precision metal parts, has acquired a majority of the assets and customers of the Commercial Fluid Power Titusville division. The facility is now operating as the Hollow Machining division of Precision Profiles, LLC. "We are thrilled to add trepanning, boring and honing to the portfolio of services offered by Precision Profiles," said Matthew J. Lucco, President and CEO. "These hollow machining services, along with the...

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Enhanced Parallelism Measurement Accuracy

Renishaw is releasing a new version of software for its XK10 alignment laser system that allows point-to-point parallelism measurements to be performed. "This new functionality will enable users to make precise adjustments to machine parallelism to a level that has previously been impossible using traditional measurement techniques," said a company spokesperson. The XK10 alignment laser system provides a precise and efficient measurement tool for straightness, squareness, rotational parallelism, rail parallelism, flatness and leve...

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Inland Northwest Economic Developments

Inland Northwest Economic Alliance has announced several projects, initiatives and economic developments taking place in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Jubilant HollisterStier announced a $92M investment to expand sterile injectable manufacturing capacity at its site in Spokane, WA. The investment is being made to set up a high-speed 400 vials a minute injectable fill line with isolator technology, which will enhance the Spokane facility's capacity by 50%. The expansion will be spread over 50,000 sq. ft. and will be commercially oper...

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Redesigned Machine Offers Faster Cycle Times

Mazak Corporation has released the latest version of its HCN Series of horizontal machining centers (HMCs), the HCN-6800 NEO. The new model features a fully redesigned enclosure, standard and optional equipment and improvements throughout the machine for a wider range of part-production applications. The HCN-6800 NEO received numerous upgrades to increase efficiency and ease-of-use. The standard spindle, table and magazine have received improvements, including a new standard 43-tool drum-type magazine that reduces tool exchange times. A rede...

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Matrix Announces Sale of Walker Magnetics Group

Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc., an independent investment bank, has announced the sale of Walker Magnetics Group, Inc. to Industrial Magnetics, Inc., a portfolio company of DNS Capital, LLC. Prior to the sale, Walker Magnetics was owned by Alliance Holdings, Inc., a private investment firm based in Horsham, PA. Walker Magnetics, founded in 1896, is a manufacturer of highly engineered industrial magnetic products. Established in Worcester, MA, by Oakley S. Walker, the company has grown over the past century through a mix of acquisitions,...

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Caster Concepts Appoints VP of Manufacturing

Caster Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of industrial wheels and casters, has named Andrew R. Dobbins as Vice President of Manufacturing for the company and its six associated businesses. Dobbins has been involved with Caster Concepts since its inception more than 30 years ago when he was taught how to sweep the factory floor by Richard Dobbins, his grandfather and founder of the company. Dobbins has spent the past five years as general manager of Caster Concepts, providing the energy and leadership for many operational initiatives. &q...

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