Misa Metal Fabricating
to expand in Kentucky
Proto Labs acquires Alphaform AG
tive laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, and addi-
Misa Metal Fabricating Inc., a pro-
vider of steel cutting, welding, ma-
chining, and fabricating services, has
announced plans to expand in Lou-
isville, Ky. The $4.3 million project is
Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., a digital manufacturing
source for custom prototypes and low-volume production
parts, has acquired select assets and operations of Alpha-
form AG, a service bureau based in Feldkirchen, Germany.
The acquisition included Alphaform divisions operating in
tional stereolithography capabilities.
The acquisition also included the injection molding service currently offered by Alphaform Claho in Eschenlohe,
Germany. MediMet Precision Casting and Implants Technology GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of Alphaform AG,
Germany, Finland, and the U.K.
was not part of the transaction.
expected to create 18 jobs.
This acquisition significantly expands Proto Labs’ addi-
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The project increases shop floor
MSCI sponsors National Safety
tive manufacturing capabilities in Europe by adding selec-
space by about 36,000 sq. ft., provid-
ing room for additional equipment,
inventory, and material handling. A
new employee entrance, break room,
locker room, restrooms, and human
resources office will contribute an ad-
ditional 6,000 sq. ft.
Council’s Journey to Safety
The Metals Service Center Institute
(MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced it will sponsor the Journey
to Safety Excellence campaign of the
National Safety Council as one part of
a broader program effort to elevate
the importance of safety in the metals
More than 10 workers die on the
job each day, and 4. 8 million are injured annually. It also is estimated
that more than 50,000 fatal workplace
illnesses and 400,000 nonfatal workplace illnesses occur each year. To address this issue in the metals industry,
MSCI and the National Safety Council
have developed a safety program for
MSCI member organizations focused
on education of safety practitioners,
safety measurement, and continuous
The Journey to Safety Excellence
provides a model and methods for
cultivating committed leaders and
engaged employees, safety processes
and procedures that are embedded
in operations, active removal of risk
in the workplace, and sound measurement of both lagging and leading indicators of safety performance.
The campaign provides safety practitioners access to tools and resources
that help organizations of all sizes
and levels of safety maturity pinpoint
areas of weakness and capitalize on
areas of strength.
To join the Journey to Safety Excellence free of charge, visit www.nsc.