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Airstroke Actuators

May 31, 2013 1:09 pm | by Firestone Industrial Products | Product Releases | Comments

Airstroke Actuators are pneumatic cylinders with hydraulic force capability and are manufactured with the latest manufacturing technology, says the company.

Turning Products Catalog

May 31, 2013 1:02 pm | by ATI Stellram | Product Releases | Comments

The new and expanded Turning Products Catalog includes the latest inch and metric product offerings.

Fully Insulated Tools

May 31, 2013 12:58 pm | by C.H. Hanson | Product Releases | Comments

These products are tested to withstand impact after being subjected to temperatures from -40 to +158 degrees F for two hours.

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Digital Heat Trace Controller

May 31, 2013 12:56 pm | by Chromalox | Product Releases | Comments

The model ITC Series intelliTRACE® brand controller is designed for line or ambient sensing heat trace applications in hazardous (Class I, Division 2) or non-hazardous areas in industrial settings.

Custom Printed Superior Mark

May 31, 2013 12:53 pm | by Stop-Painting.com | Product Releases | Comments

The Superior Mark is designed to withstand heavy traffic and outlast paint.

LP Gas Forklifts

May 31, 2013 12:51 pm | by Hyundai Forklift | Product Releases | Comments

With 13,230- and 15,430-pound load capacities, the new forklifts offer increased power and maximum productivity, says the company.

Weld Check™ System

May 31, 2013 12:48 pm | by CRC | Product Releases | Comments

The new Weld Check™ System was designed as a 3-step system to detect weld defects quickly and without the use of expensive equipment.

Painting Robots Speed Boeing 777 Production

May 30, 2013 2:23 pm | by Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times | News | Comments

Inside a sealed building in Boeing's Everett widebody-jet assembly plant, two robotic machines glide along tracks on either side of a 106-foot 777 wing laid flat, their heads reaching out like animatronic dinosaurs nibbling at the giant wing.

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Motorola: 1st U.S.-Assembled Smartphones Coming

May 30, 2013 2:21 pm | by Will Weissert, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cellphone pioneer Motorola says it's opening a manufacturing facility that will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. — its new flagship device, Moto X. The Texas site was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google.

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Shelby Developing WA Supercar Factory

May 30, 2013 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tri-City native Jerod Shelby is building a factory in West Richland for his SSC North America company that makes cars that can speed hundreds of miles per hour and sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Shelby broke ground Tuesday on the $5 million project, which will include a research and development section and museum, The Tri-City Herald reported. It could employ more than 50 people.

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SD Lawmakers Seek Info On Labor Recruiting Plan

May 30, 2013 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic state lawmakers have asked Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard for information on the state's $5 million contract with a national recruiting firm that was hired to find new workers for hard-to-fill jobs in the state. The Democrats want information about the program's expense, the contract with ManpowerGroup, the number and type of jobs filled, and the wages paid for those jobs.

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Cheap Leases Offered To Spur Electric Car Sales

May 30, 2013 2:11 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Auto companies are hoping lower lease prices can put a charge into sluggish sales of electric cars. Honda announced Thursday that it's slashing the monthly lease cost of its tiny Fit EV by one third, following similar moves by other automakers. Honda also is throwing in other goodies, such as a free home charging station and unlimited mileage.

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Kohler's Expansion Plan Includes 300 Jobs

May 30, 2013 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kohler Co. expects to begin construction later this summer to expand its generator manufacturing plant in eastern Wisconsin. Increased demand for standby power generators from residential and industrial customers in North America is driving the 80,000-square-foot expansion at its plant in the Town of Mosel, Kohler officials said. The cost of the expansion was not disclosed.

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Inside Chinese Firm's Deal To Buy Smithfield Foods

May 30, 2013 12:06 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, is being bought by Shuanghui. The price: almost $5 billion. If approved, it will be the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese buyer. This is the latest in a string of American companies being purchased by China. So why this company—and why now?

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Brooks Expands Global Reach With New Middle East Sales Office

May 30, 2013 11:26 am | by Brooks Instrument | News | Comments

Brooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of advanced flow, pressure, vacuum, level and vapor delivery solutions, has opened a new sales office in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, to support its expanding customer base in the Middle East. The new facility, which officially opened March 9, offers the full line of Brooks products with a focus on thermal mass flow and variable area flow instrumentation.

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Superhydrophobic, Oleophobic Coating

May 30, 2013 8:04 am | by Ted | Videos | Comments

Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. UltraTech was asked to demonstrate Ultra-Ever Dry at the 2013 TED Conference.

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From Many Colors Comes One

May 30, 2013 8:03 am | by KYDEXsheet | Videos | Comments

Matching a color sounds simple. But what do you do when a customer shows you a tableau of colors to translate into one? KYDEX Global Creative David Scott and Color Development Specialist John English show both the creative and technical process in action.

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Building A Home With A 3D Printer

May 30, 2013 8:02 am | by AssociatedPress | Videos | Comments

The relatively new technology known as '3D printing' has already been used to make prosthetic legs. Now, architects claim they'll soon be able to build a whole house using a 3D printer. The technology is still relatively new, but it's already being used in the medical world and in the arts.

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Flying Car For The Masses Set For Take-Off

May 30, 2013 8:01 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos | Comments

New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car. Unlike its current flying car, which is designed for pilots, the new design incorporates autonomous functionality, a move the company says will open up the skies to everybody. Reuters' Ben Gruber has more.

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OECD: Europe Remains Threat To World Economy

May 29, 2013 2:18 pm | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

The recession in Europe risks hurting the world's economic recovery, a leading international body warned Wednesday. In its half-yearly update, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said that protracted economic weakness in Europe "could evolve into stagnation with negative implications for the global economy."

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