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Thermwood To Combine 3D Additive Printing and CNC Machining

CNC manufacturer Thermwood Corp. says it is developing a 3D additive manufacturing system, that is capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components. It uses a “near net shape” approach with a large extruder, mounted to the machine, heats, melts and “prints” carbon graphite filled thermoplastic material to create a structure which is then five-axis machined to its final net shape.

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As Masco Cabinet Sales Jump, Headquarters Shrinks

Cabinet and building products giant Masco Corp. announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters by the end of 2016 to a 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Livonia, Michigan. The news comes just days after the company released its second quarter findings of 3% overall net sales growth — 7% in North America — to $1.9 billion. Sales were spurred by a 6% jump in Cabinets and Related Products, driven by KraftMaid Cabinetry’s sales growth with home centers and dealers.

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Home Depot Acquires Interline for $1.6 B, Aims at Multi-Unit Housing

The Home Depot will acquire Interline Brands, Inc., a leading national distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products. The $1.625 billion deal positions Home Depot to profit on the growing apartment and condo market, where the most of the new young householders are making their first homes. Bill Lennie, president, The Home Depot Canada, has been named Executive Vice President to head the operation.

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