PMA Issues Overview of New NAFTA

December 19, 2019

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PMA Issues Overview of New NAFTA
Trying to make sense of the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA), also known as the new NAFTA? Here’s what The Precision Metalforming Association considers the deal’s key provisions. After gaining expected approval in the U.S. House and Senate in January or early February, the agreement goes to President Trump for his signature.


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At FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, FumeVac demonstrated its ErgoMax gas metal arc welding guns, high-pressure/high-capacity systems for protecting welders from harmful contaminants.
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Fagor Arrasate Continues Growth in Russia
Fagor Arrasate, a Spain-based provider of cutting and forming lines, has announced the sale of a cut-to-length line to Severstal, Russia's main steel producer and one of the world’s largest.


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US Metal Crafters Acquires Speed Metal
US Metal Crafters has acquired the assets of Speed Metal, returning the company from Chinese to American ownership.

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Additive Manufacturing Webinar: In Case You Missed It…
Selecting Parts for Additive Manufacturing, a webinar sponsored by SLM Solutions and hosted by 3D Metal Printing magazine, is available for your viewing pleasure.

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Rugged Portable-Arm CMMs Perform on the Shop Floor
Inspect parts at the press, assess die wear, fix fixtures and much more. These versatile machines complement fixed CMMs and find use throughout a stamping operation.

New Business Calls for New Press Brake
An Indiana fabricator knew it could handle the part-variety and -volume challenges posed by potential new business, but how? A new hybrid press brake, that's how.




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