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Working in a cold shop

March 26, 2015

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Winter weather conditions affect much of the country, but most people live and work in warm surroundings. Not so those in some fabricating shops. Here’s how one shop in North Carolina deals with the cold.

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Laser marking software upgraded

March 26, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its LMF laser marker’s software and control card. The updates add advanced marking features, including editing of nodes within graphic vector files. In addition, Marker Motion™, QR codes, and True Type fonts are supported for operation in a production...

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Improving deposition rates with submerged arc welding

March 26, 2015

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Understanding the submerged arc welding process, and the overall equipment needs, and selecting the proper wire and flux combination for the application can help an operation realize its full potential.

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Powder coating meets AAMA 2604 specifications

March 26, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings has introduced the TruAnodize line of powder coatings, which meet AAMA 2604 specifications. As part of the TruDurance architectural coatings product line, these powder coatings are designed for architectural applications that require an anodized look. The smooth, low-gloss...

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Fabricating for the win

March 26, 2015

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What does it take to make it in this ultracompetitive world where your work is heavily scrutinized, your time is not your own, and all the while you have a driver’s life in your hands? It requires incredible skill, yes, but there are other qualities you must possess and things you must accomplish. To be successful at one of racing’s top teams requires more than just welding ability. It requires an unparalleled dedication to the sport and to your craft. With that dedication, however, sometimes comes sacrifice.

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System adds stability to lift trucks

March 26, 2015

The Stärke Continuous Stability System helps reduce the incidence of lift truck tipping while turning corners or traveling on uneven surfaces. A fixed drive wheel and two cantilevered, spring-loaded casters are in constant contact with the ground, supporting the stability of the lift truck and...

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Yaskawa Electric partners with Argo Medical Technologies Ltd.

March 25, 2015

In an effort to accelerate the development of its service robotics business in the robotics human assist field, Yaskawa Electric Corp., a provider of core technologies focused on motion control, robotics, and system engineering in Kitakyushu, Japan, has formed a strategic alliance with Argo Medical...

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U. S. Steel to consolidate flat-rolled operations

March 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, will consolidate its North American flat-rolled operations and temporarily idle its Granite City Works operations in Granite City, Ill. As the primary flat-roll supplier of Lone Star Tubular Operations, the company is proceeding with the consolidation as part...

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NIMS director to lead SkillsUSA manufacturing students at WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

March 25, 2015

SkillsUSA has appointed Montez King, director of credentialing for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills Inc. (NIMS), as a volunteer expert for the Manufacturing Team Challenge (MTC) students competing at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, August 11 to 16 in São Paulo, Brazil. King is...

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Rolled Alloys names titanium account manager

March 25, 2015

Temperance, Mich.-based Rolled Alloys has announced that Jamie King has joined the company as a titanium account manager. He has more than 20 years of experience selling titanium to various industries throughout the U.S. The company is a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize rolling mill drives for AMAG rolling GmbH

March 25, 2015

Primetals Technologies Ltd., Camberley, U.K., has received an order from AMAG rolling GmbH, located in Ranshofen, Austria, to modernize the entire drive technology on its four-high hot-rolling stand. The project includes the supply of the motors, converters, and converter transformers, as well as...

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AMS Controls installs folding machine safety/guarding system at Westman Steel

March 25, 2015

AMS Controls, Maryland Heights, Mo., has upgraded a Jorns folding machine with a Pathfinder controller and Lazer Safe package for Westman Steel in Cambridge, Ont. According to AMS Controls, the Lazer Safe for Pathfinder system is the only one designed specifically for folding machine...

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GSM Industrial appoints field account manager

March 25, 2015

GSM Industrial Inc., a provider of structural steel and plate metal design, fabrication, and installation contracting in Lancaster, Pa., has hired Robert (Bob) Holton as field account manager. In this position, Holton focuses on expanding the company’s customer base by providing...

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Fox Machinery Associates announces new website

March 25, 2015

Bridgeport, Pa.-based Fox Machinery Associates, a provider of metal fabricating machinery and tools serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia, has launched a new website at www.foxmachinery.com. The site allows visitors to get quotes for service, parts,...

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MIG welding troubleshooting tips

March 25, 2015

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Having problems with your MIG welding equipment? Maintenance and troubleshooting knowledge can help you keep it running like a top.

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