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BLM Group supplies end machining center, CNC saw to Tube Fabrication Industries

September 29, 2016

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube and flat sheet processing equipment, has sold a BC80 CNC end machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine to Tube Fabrication Industries, a fabricator of aluminum and carbon steel tubular components in Logansport, Ind. The end...

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Adjusting to a new workspace

September 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton

After months looking for a new workspace following a move to Detroit, Josh Welton revisited a site he looked at a year ago. While this spot is not ideal for his operation, sometimes, out of necessity, you have to make do with what’s available. Adapting is a process.

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Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing to be held Oct. 26-27

September 29, 2016

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), Weatherford, Texas, has announced that the fourth working meeting of the PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-scale Manufacturing will be held Oct. 26-27, 2016, at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. The meeting will serve as a focus group workshop,...

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Southern Metal Fabricators hires sales engineer

September 29, 2016

Custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators Inc., Albertville, Ala., has appointed Al Strasburg as sales engineer. Strasburg has 35 years of experience in material handling, having worked for DW Industries, Confab, and Industrial Material Handling. He also is co-founder of Bulk Systems and...

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High Versatility. High Productivity. Phoenix Fiber Laser.

High Versatility. High Productivity. Phoenix Fiber Laser.

September 29, 2016

By: LVD Strippit

With the Phoenix fiber laser from LVD Strippit, you can cut thin to thick sheets in standard steels and non-ferrous materials with excellent edge quality at fast processing speeds. Its advanced cutting head technology features automated adjustment of focus position and focus diameter. Phoenix is one of the most versatile, productive laser cutting systems ever developed.

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Atlas names director of engineering

September 29, 2016

Atlas Technologies LLC, Fenton, Mich., a provider of press-to-press automation and system integrations, has hired Patrick Schwartz as director of engineering, responsible for the mechanical and controls engineering departments. Schwartz has 24 years of automation experience, working previously for...

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U.S. industrial fastener market to return to sustainable growth levels in 2020

September 29, 2016

The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, has released “Industrial Fasteners,” a study that analyzes the U.S. industrial fastener market. According to the study, the market is expected to return to sustainable growth levels through 2020, following a surge in demand experienced during the recovery-fueled...

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Free videos let students use STEM skills on virtual Toyota assembly line

September 29, 2016

With the support of the Toyota USA Foundation, teachers nationwide now have new resources to help students see real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in advanced automotive manufacturing settings. Teachers are invited to use Toyota’s three new Spark...

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Belt Technologies obtains ISO 9001:2008 certification renewal

September 29, 2016

Belt Technologies Inc., Agawam, Mass., has received a renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems certification.The company produces custom metal belt conveyors for new and existing conveyor...

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Tech Air acquires Liquid Technology, JW Goodliffe & Son

September 29, 2016

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisition of Liquid Technology Corp., Apopka, Fla., and has signed an agreement to acquire the local distribution assets of Linden, N.J.-based JW Goodliffe &...

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Collaborative project brings operational 3-D printed excavator one step closer to reality

September 29, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has announced the recent 3-D printing of a prototype excavator using large-scale additive manufacturing technologies.Known as Project AME (Additive Manufactured Excavator), the excavator is being 3-D printed in three components—cab,...

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Cordless stud welding machine is portable

September 29, 2016

Nelson® Stud Welding has introduced the Pinnacle™ NCD+ 500b cordless, battery-powered stud welding machine. Its patent-pending design delivers thousands of welds on a single battery charge, states the company.The 18-lb., portable unit comes with a padded shoulder strap for transporting. There is...

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Lex South steel plant opens in Texas

September 29, 2016

Chicago-based Lex Holding Co., a distributor of flat-rolled steel products for a variety of industries, has opened its newest location, Lex South, in Houston. The plant is projected to produce up to 15,000 tons of flat-rolled steel per month, offering cold- and hot-rolled, coated, hot-rolled...

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Modular belt conveyor fits in tight spaces

September 29, 2016

Dorner’s newly redesigned 2200 series modular belt conveyor features additional belt options, an open-frame design, and a universal T-slot. It is suitable for applications within the metalworking, packaging, assembling, and general manufacturing industries. The ladder-style, open-frame design...

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Got to pay your dues in modern-day fabricating

September 28, 2016 | By Dan Davis

As the metal fabricating business gets more complex, shops have to be smart about investing in technology, developing robust information technology systems, and investing in employee training.

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