News for October 2012

News Archive

GM Tests First Thermal-Forming Process and Proprietary Corrosion Resistance Treatment for Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal GM Tests First Thermal-Forming Process and Proprietary Corrosion Resistance Treatment for Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal

Double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum, GM says.

Ronatec C2C Inc. Expands Sales Team

Craig Bethell, 25-year industry veteran, tapped to handle sales and service for the Pacific Northwest U.S. territory.

More Speakers Announced for the Precision Metalforming Association's 2nd Annual Women in Manufacturing Summit

Milwaukee Summit, set for Oct. 28-29, expected to draw more than 200 women manufacturing leaders.

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center Develops Revolutionary Nanotechnology Copper Solder

Copper-based CuantumFuse™ solder material capable of producing joints with up to 10 times the electrical and thermal conductivity of tin-based materials, Lockheed Martin says.

FABTECH 2012 to Feature Manufacturing CEO Panel

Inudstry experts to offer their respective forecasts and predictions for the coming year.

Metabo Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Jere L. Geib, Jr., assumes responsibilities for marketing, advertising and sales promotions.

Hubbard-Hall Inc. Selected as a Top Workplace for 2012

Annual third-party survey based solely on employee feedback.

Pangborn Europe Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Leading manufacturer in the surface preparation industry marks half a century in business.

‘Re-shoring’ Initiatives Alone Won’t Turn the Tide

Additive manufacturing, 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology also factor heavily into the economic comeback, industry analyst says.

Chrysler Grants Supplier Approval to Coral Chemical

Certification means Coral meets Chrysler’s stringent system pretreatment requirements.

DuPont Opens First U.S. Innovation Center

New Troy, Mich., center designed to facilitate collaboration between DuPont and global automotive industry.

Pneu-Mech Systems Names New Sales Manager

Jerry Trostle brings more than 30 years’ experience in the finishing industry.

AkzoNobel Announces Leadership Changes

Conrad Keijzer, currently managing director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, to succeed Leif Darner, supervisory board member.

Chemetall Opens New $25M Facility in Michigan Chemetall Opens New $25M Facility in Michigan

Cutting-edge chemical manufacturing plant based in Blackman Township.

Columbia Chemical Announces Promotion Columbia Chemical Announces Promotion

Rebecca Harding elevated to position of marketing manager.

PPG Set to Acquire Select Assets of Spraylat

Addition furthers PPG’s strategy to "remain a leading industrial coatings supplier."

VRSim Updates Virtual Training System Components VRSim Updates Virtual Training System Components

Enhancements include a new user interface and an improved scoring and feedback system.

Pneu-Mech Systems Expands Sales Force

Bill Brawley tapped to focus on growing sales into new and emerging markets.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4% in September

Output of durable goods edges upward, with gains seen in the indices for aerospace, miscellaneous transportation equipment, electrical equipment, appliances and components.

Enthone Hosts Automotive Industry Action Group CQI-11 Training

More than 50 OEMs and tier suppliers participated in the educational program.

Oxford Instruments Launches X-Strata920 Oxford Instruments Launches X-Strata920

New devices offers rapid and reliable XRF coating thickness measurement and materials analysis.

DeFelsko Earns Product Showcase Award at COATING 2012 DeFelsko Earns Product Showcase Award at COATING 2012

PosiTector 6000 coating thickness gage edges out 23 other entries at annual PCI contest.

Coventya Earns GM Approval

Certification covers zn/ni products.

A Brite Company Acquires Sunbelt Systems

Purchase gives A Brite customers a broader offering of process equipment, chemistry, and controls for plating and waste treatment.

Cytec Announces Agreement to Divest Coating Resins Business

Transaction values Coating Resins at $1.15B.

PPG Aerospace Special-Effect Coatings Featured on Virgin Atlantic Airways Aircraft

Proprietary PPG pigment gives highly-reflective, vibrant color to airline’s vision.

Manufacturing sheds 16,000 positions in September

Still, the overall U.S. unemployment rate dips below 8%.

AkzoNobel Secures McLaren Automotive Supply Agreement AkzoNobel Secures McLaren Automotive Supply Agreement

Through its Sikkens automotive brand, AkzoNobel will offer technology-led paint solutions for the MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider, among other models.

IPC Releases August Activity Report

Flexible shipments up, rigid orders off for the month.

CCAI Launches New Market Exporter Initiative

Program is designed to offer export advice while helping finishers and manufacturers expand to new markets.

Metalforming Association to Host '2012 Women in Manufacturing Summit '

Second annual event provides a unique opportunity for participants to share perspectives and network with colleagues and other female executives in the manufacturing sector.