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FMA $500,000 grant supports Harper College manufacturing education

May 26, 2015

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The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) partnered with Harper College, Palatine, Ill., with a $500,000 sponsored gift to support Harper College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program and the Harper College Promise Scholarship program.

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Data logger collects information on high-temp heat-treatment applications

May 26, 2015

The DATAPAQ® TP3 data logger provides 10 or 20 measurement channels for profiling and surveying in high-temperature heat-treatment applications. With accuracy of +/-0.5 degree F, it stores up to 3.6 million data points. Thermal and ingress protection have been enhanced to help ensure optimal...

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Vertical-column cold saw suitable for cutting tubes, profiles

May 26, 2015

Kalamazoo Machine Tool offers the C320SA semiautomatic vertical-column cold saw. It features simple operator controls for fast, easy setup, the company states, making it suitable for production sawing of tubes, profiles, and small solids. The saw features two spindle speeds—17 and 34...

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Turning to milling for weld preps

May 26, 2015

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Preparing tube or pipe ends for welding with a portable tool is one way to get the job done, but for complex end forms and high-volume work, a stationary beveling machine is the way to go.

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Roll-Kraft opens facility in Texas

May 22, 2015

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has opened its fourth location, Roll-Kraft Texas, in East Houston. The 12,000-sq-.ft. facility is equipped with CNC machines from Mori Seiki to meet customers rework tooling needs in a variety of roll diameters. The company also offers in-house tube and pipe and...

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The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit at FMA Annual Meeting

February 24-26, 2016
  • Paradise Point Resort & Spa
  • San Diego, CA
  • Developed in cooperation with executives of progressive job shops, this 11th annual event is an opportunity to talk with The FABRICATOR editors, columnists, advertisers, and award winners, as well as other fabrication business leaders about whatever topics are on your mind.

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    Pipe & Tube Lincoln 2015

    September 21-23, 2015
  • Lincoln, NE
  • This year marks a new format for the Pipe & Tube series. The program, previously held every two years, is now yearly, alternating between a practical tour-based event and a conference focused on technical presentations.

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    3rd Annual GOLF4MFG Charity Event

    August 24, 2015
  • Arnold Palmer Course at Geneva National Resort
  • Lake Geneva, WI
  • Bring your best ball to the exclusive Arnold Palmer Course at Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. We welcome 72 manufacturing professionals with a day of touring, networking and play--all with the same agenda of supporting the future of manufacturing by encouraging students to learn more about today’s manufacturers. You should be one of them!

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    T.E.A.M. Summit

    June 3-5, 2015
  • Manchester Community College
  • Manchester, NH
  • The theme of FMA's 2015 T.E.A.M. Summit, now in its fourth year, is Thinking Outside the Box. Summit attendees will take a look at non-traditional ways of inspiring, motivating, training and retaining a skilled workforce. The program will look at ways to engage a new generation of potential employees as well as ways to keep current employees motivated - no matter what their age. The program will explore what is being done outside the manufacturing sector in other types of companies that also are dependent on middle to high technical skill workers.

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    ALAW® - Advanced Laser Applications Workshop

    June 1-3, 2015
  • Inn at St. John's
  • Plymouth, MI
  • New this year is a Lasers 101 certificate program on Monday covering the fundamentals of laser technology. There will also be the annual ALAW golf outing on Monday and a welcome reception and exhibits in the evening. Twenty-seven technical presentations by industry experts will be given on Tuesday and Wednesday in addition to live welding and cutting demonstrations at TRUMPF, Inc. and Fraunhofer USA to help you realize that the innovation and affordability of lasers can improve the quality and accuracy of your products and increase your bottom line profits.

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    WarrenTech High School expands curriculum to include abrasive waterjet technology

    May 22, 2015

    WarrenTech High School, Lakewood, Colo., has added an OMAX Corp. MAXIEM® 1515 JetMachining® center to its suite of machines used by students in its precision machining technology program. The machine features an Intelli-TRAX™ linear drive system, a Z-axis core with optional multiaxis cutting...

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    Kuka launches website in support of STEM education

    May 22, 2015

    Kuka Robotics Corp., Shelby Township, Mich., has launched a new website at www.kukaconnect.com. The site ties in with the company’s campaign to support and promote STEM education and...

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    Chromalloy Material Solutions opens Florida sales/warehouse operation

    May 22, 2015

    Chromalloy has opened a new sales and warehouse facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to house its Chromalloy Material Solutions (CMS) business unit. The 70,000-sq.-ft. facility serves as a single, larger site for the staff and equipment that previously were located in San Antonio, Texas; Newnan, Ga.;...

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    Cadence Inc. expands Wisconsin facility

    May 22, 2015

    Cadence Inc. has begun construction of a 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Nearly three times the size of the company’s existing space, the facility will allow the firm to expand production capacity and add new technologies. The Sturgeon Bay operation provides precision metal...

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    Burr Oak Tool, industry partners develop simulations of copper tube inner grooves

    May 22, 2015

    Burr Oak Tool Inc. has partnered with the International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. to develop simulations of the inner grooves of MicroGroove™ copper tubes using CoilDesigner® software from the University of Maryland. With these new developments implemented...

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