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Tri Tool opens Houston facility

April 16, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., a provider of equipment for pipe beveling, flange facing, in-line cutting, and multiprocess welding, as well as pipeline machinery and internal line-up clamps, has announced plans for a grand opening on May 7 of its 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in...

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Large-volume laser scanner tracks volume up to 1,236 cu. ft.

April 16, 2014

Steinbichler offers the new T-Scan LV scanning and tracking all-in-one system. The large-volume laser scanner uses an optical inspection method to offer tracking volume up to 1,236 cu. ft. The modular system combines a hand-held laser and a T-Point LV touch probe to make individual point...

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Stewart EFI Finishing names new plant manager

April 16, 2014

Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, Texas, has promoted Angel Sanchez to the position of plant manager of its metal finishing operations. Sanchez previously served as production supervisor and quality engineer with the firm, and as quality assurance technician, quality assurance coordinator,...

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Welding gear designed for female welders

April 16, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Jessi Combs Women’s Welding Gear Ready-Pak®. It includes essential PPE designed for female welders. The kit includes an industrial duffle bag, VIKING™ Jessi vs. The Robot™ 3350 series auto-darkening helmet, Jessi Combs Women’s...

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Local Motors launches design challenge for first 3-D printed car

April 16, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has launched the 3-D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago Sept. 8-13, 2014. The six-week challenge continues through May 13,...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product visualization

April 16, 2014

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the reader through a hypothetical production development design exercise to show just how different product development CAD work is from production-ready CAD assignments.

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At the Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations on about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating...

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Fiber laser comes with three cutting modes

April 15, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. offers the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser for precision cutting of sheet metal and such reflective materials as copper and aluminum. Incorporating IPG resonators, the laser uses about one-third less power than conventional CO2 lasers, states the company. In addition,...

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packIQ to source corrosion-inhibiting products from Cortec

April 15, 2014

Anderson, S.C.-based packIQ has announced it has secured a relationship with Cortec Corp. to supply Cortec VpCI® corrosion-inhibiting products for use with packIQ’s wooden crates, steel racking, industrial bins, and material handling totes. The films, wraps, emitters, and cushions protect...

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3-D white light scanner inspects big components, delicate structures

April 15, 2014

Aicon 3D Systems offers the breuckmann stereoSCAN for inspecting big components directly in the production run. The white light scanner captures minimal deviations and delicate structures with high accuracy. The scanner captures the entire surface of the component, resulting in a high density of...

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Okuma, Partners in THINC name Sandvik Coromant as Partner of the Year

April 15, 2014

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its distributors have chosen Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., a global supplier of metalworking tools and tooling systems, as Partner of the Year among all the members of Partners in THINC. Sandvik Coromant was...

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Program allows user to preview entire machining process

April 15, 2014

Geometric Ltd. has introduced CAMWorks® Virtual Machine, a program that enables users to verify the true G-code, not only the CL data, and check on complex machine settings, subprograms, canned cycles, and work offsets in a virtual environment. The user can preview the entire machining...

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JMC Steel Group announces plant modernization project for Wheatland Tube location

April 15, 2014

Continuous-weld pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., plant. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint, and automating many processes in the facility. The $35 million...

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Waterjet cuts 3-D parts from almost any material

April 15, 2014

Jet Edge’s Edge X-5 waterjet system employs an AquaVision Di controller to cut precise, taper-free parts from almost any material. The 5-axis system can cut 3-D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50 degrees. With the motion system separated from the catcher tank, vibration is eliminated....

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A growing pie for the next generation

April 15, 2014

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How can fabricators attract the best and brightest? According to speakers at The FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit, held earlier this year in Austin, Texas, it's about growing the business through progressive management and open communication.

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