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President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit Weidmuller’s Industry 4.0 Cockpit at Hannover Messe

The U.S. was Partner Country at the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s most important trade fair focused on industrial technology. Companies from around the world exhibited their solutions for integrated industry at the Hannover Exhibition Center and had the opportunity to meet potential business partners during the week long April event. President Barack Obama had

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VPC Awards Plaques for Three New Design Patents

Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC) awards plaques for three design patents to five of its engineers: Randy Garman, Darryl Ashby, Randall Herron, Chris Church, and Lucas Harman. The designs come from VPC’s Product Development Team and Product Design Team, which research and develop concepts for technology improvements and future products for the company. The patents include

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C&K awards Master Electronics “Distributor of the Year”

While attending EDS in Las Vegas, Nevada last week, Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, received C&K’s prestigious “Distributor of the Year” Award. C&K Components awarded Master Electronics “Distributor of the Year” in their Broadline Distributor category. This is the second consecutive year for Master to receive this award.

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TRU TEMP® Black Oxide Finish Is Ideal For Machine Tool Components

High value tooling such as toolholders, workholding and turret press tooling takes on an attractive, protective black oxide finish when finished with the TRU TEMP low temperature, non-polluting black oxide system from Birchwood Technologies. Extremely durable, the TRU TEMP process provides a satin black magnetite coating, 20 millionths thick (0.54 micron) with no effect on

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7 news ways you’ll 3D print parts in 2017

At the two major 3D printing conferences this year, AMUG and RAPID, companies introduced new ways to additively make parts. Some of these new 3D printing technologies are...

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OMEGA introduces customizable smart graphics displays

The OMEGA OM-SGD Series of panel meters with bright color TFT smart graphics displays are available in three screen sizes. They offer a wide operating power supply voltage range of 4 to 30 Vdc and two alarm outputs. Waterproof NEMA 6 (IP67) versions are also available. Using the provided Simple Wizard-based configuration software, select from

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High profits, sick economy

by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor The U.S. Treasury recently announced rules meant to curb so-called tax inversion deals. An inversion is where a U.S. company merges with a foreign firm, then locates the headquarters of the resulting entity offshore as a way to dodge U.S. corporate taxes. For example, that’s why U.S. industrial giant Eaton

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