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  • Siemens to Open $38M 3D Printing Factory

    Moving to increase its foothold in the burgeoning additive manufacturing industry, Siemens plans to open a new, advanced 3D printing factory in Worcester, England within the next five years, the German-owned company announced Monday. Over the next half decade, Siemens plans to invest £27...

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  • CEO of Processing Equipment Firm GEA Group to Step Down

    The chief executive officer of processing equipment maker GEA Group Jürg Oleas told the chairman of the company’s supervisory board that he will not extend his term of office past Dec. 31, 2019, the company announced via press release Sunday. Aiming to create an opportunity for a...

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  • LANXESS Opens New $8.6M Thermoplastic Compounding Line

    German specialty chemicals producer LANXESS recently commissioned a new thermoplastic specialty compound production line at its plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, expanding the site’s capacity of high-performance compounds by 10,000 MT/yr., the company announced in a press release Thursday...

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  • New Report on 2017 Dust Explosions Released

    237 combustible dust explosions and fires occurred around the world last year, injuring 163 people and killing 13, according to a new report by MyDustExplosionResearch.com, a website and community dedicated to combustible dust incident prevention, protection, and research. Of the incidents...

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  • Conveyor Shipments in North America Hit Record in 2017

    Shipments of conveyor equipment hit a record level in 2017, increasing by 15.95% from $12.188 billion in 2016 to $14.038 billion last year, the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) announced in a press release Wednesday. The organization estimates that orders for conveying equipment...

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  • Protolabs to Open New Manufacturing Plant in Minnesota

    Custom prototypes and on-demand production parts manufacturer Protolabs recently announced plans to expand its recently-purchased 152,000-sq-ft production facility in Brooklyn Park, MN by some 50,000 sq. ft to increase the amount of space available for CNC machining, a company press release...

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  • VAC-U-MAX Exhibits Process Solutions at the Powder Show

    VAC-U-MAX announced exhibition at the 2018 International Powder & Bulk Solids Expo that will be held April 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL - Booth 1316 - showcasing the latest advances in powder-handling process automation solutions and industrial vacuum...

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  • New $70M Nutrition Bar Plant Opens in California

    Nutritional bars and powder formulator and manufacturer Nellson Nutraceuticals LLC officially opened a new, 300,000-sq-ft production and R&D facility in Ontario, CA on Wednesday, the company announced in a press release. “Our goal was to construct a world-class nutrition bar facility...

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  • 1 Hurt, 1 Missing after Texas Chemical Plant Explosions

    One worker was injured and another remains missing following two explosions and a fire Thursday morning at the Tri-Chem Industries fertilizer plant in Cresson, TX. Several fire departments responded to the scene in Hood County after an explosion was reported at about 9:45 a.m. Another explosion...

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  • Ajax Announces New Managing Director

    Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, announces the appointment of Dr. Eddie McGee as managing director. McGee has been technical director for the company for over 10 years, and has over 26 years’ experience in the solids handling and processing industry.  “Ajax has a great...

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