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TN Fabricator Adds Waterjet Cutting, Expands Business

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Franklin, TN, metal fabricator Murrco Fabrication, known for constructing pit boxes used in motor sports, has expanded its markets and capabilities with the addition of a new CNC waterjet-cutting system from Jet Edge, St. Michael, MN.

With the new system, Murrco debuted its waterjet cutting service in August 2016 and quickly has found work supplying the Nashville-area home builders with ornamental iron products, including handrails, custom mailboxes, street signs and more. The company also is cutting a variety of race-car parts for local teams, as well as parts for its signature pit boxes.

The Jet Edge machine, capable of cutting precision parts from virtually any material, can accommodate sheet sizes to 5 by 13 ft. and offers water pressure to 55,000 psi. IGems waterjet software provides optimal CAD/CAM/nesting performance, according to Jet Edge ( officials.

“The waterjet service market is booming and I wanted to get involved and establish myself and my company as a waterjet service provider,” says Mike Murray, Murrco owner and president. “I plan on using my waterjet-cutting system to provide quality and accurate parts and products in a job-shop environment. As time goes on, I'm sure some new products will be added to Murrco's racing product line. Production-type work in the motorsports industry is the goal.”

New Plating Line for Gatto Industrial Platers

Monday, January 9, 2017

Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc., Chicago, IL, has installed a new, larger zinc-nickel plating line. The line enables Gatto, a provider of zinc and zinc-nickel plating and aluminum chromating for the automotive, agricultural, electrical and railroad industries, to plate both large parts and assemblies as well as high-volume orders of smaller pieces. This added plating capacity also provides quicker turnaround times for customers.

The plating tank on the new line measures 30 in. wide and 60 in. deep, and its large size enables Gatto to plate parts and assemblies to 12 ft. long and weighing to 1800 lb. 

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Bunting Magnetics to Acquire UK-Based Master Magnets

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, designer, manufacturer and distributor of magnets and magnetic equipment, has signed an agreement to acquire Master Magnets Ltd, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment. Based in Redditch, United Kingdom, Master Magnets provides a complete line of magnetic separation, recycling and metal-detection equipment to several industries through a worldwide distribution network. The acquisition is expected to build on and complement Bunting Magnetics’ global foundation already in place through broadened customer reach, new manufacturing capabilities and the opportunity to sell into new markets, according to company officials. 

“Master Magnets Ltd. perfectly complements Bunting Magnetics in terms of innovation, quality, products, and providing magnetic solutions through individual components and complete systems,” says Bob Bunting, president and CEO of Bunting Magnetics.

Simon Ayling, managing director of Bunting Magnetics Europe, will assume operations-management responsibility of this new division.

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