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Low-manganese, metal-core wire offered

January 30, 2015

Hobart Brothers Co. has expanded its FabCOR® Element™ family of low-manganese wires to include the FabCOR Element 70C6 metal-cored wire. According to the company, extensive testing shows the wire creates among the lowest manganese emissions of similarly classified AWS A5.18 E70C-6 wires in the...

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ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Fraunhofer IWS, LIMO partner for laser research

January 30, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology (IWS), and LIMO (Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH) have initiated development work on a new laser technology that the partners will use to improve the properties of steel strip surfaces. The collaboration, part of...

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Beckwood installs deep-draw sheet hydroforming press at Kreisler Mfg.

January 30, 2015

Beckwood Press Co., a St. Louis-based manufacturer of configurable hydraulic presses, has built and installed a Triform deep-draw sheet hydroforming press for Kreisler Mfg. Corp., a global engineering and manufacturing services provider serving the aerospace, military, and industrial sectors....

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Tubing provides same hardness and toughness as wear plate

January 30, 2015

SSAB has introduced Hardox Tube 500. It provides the same hardness and toughness as Hardox wear plate, but in circular form. The tubing is suitable for applications that require light weight and high wear resistance. It is available from stock in diameters from 3.5 to 5.24 in. and varying...

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Air-purifying respirator withstands heavy use

January 30, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Versaflo™ TR-600 powered air-purifying respirator, designed to endure heavy use and long wear. The ergonomic design fits close to the body, allowing for greater movement in tight workspaces. It offers multiple airflow rate options, and the belts are designed to be...

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Sioux Corp. quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 29, 2015

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and chilling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment in Beresford, S.D., has announced that its quality management system now is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. The certified quality...

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Fiber laser marker converts high pulse frequencies into short marking processes

January 29, 2015

The TruMark 5020 fiber laser marker from TRUMPF Inc. offers high pulse frequencies and pulse-to-pulse stability for metal applications that require high speed and a high edge quality. The unit’s scanner module converts pulse frequencies of up to 1 mHz into a correspondingly high processing...

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Rafter delivers three weld squeeze boxes to tubing producer

January 29, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered three RT-2500S HFI weld squeeze boxes for a North American mechanical tubing producer. The boxes are used for producing heavy wall thicknesses and high-yield-strength materials. The design follows the company's push-on-center weld...

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From the Web: Finding a niche; faking a roar; falsifying welding certificates

January 29, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Meeting global competition by finding a niche; faking an engine’s roar; students sue over bogus welding certificates; bright future for girls in welding; and apprenticeships make a difference.

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MSCI president shares top trends affecting metals industry

January 29, 2015

Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) President and CEO M. Robert Weidner III discussed the top five trends challenging the metals industry in his State of the Industry address as his tour of MSCI chapters began in January. “A number of forces play a significant role in the landscape of our...

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The pursuit to be the best value-added supplier

January 29, 2015

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Waukesha Metal Products, a metal fabricator and metal former based in Sussex, Wis., wasn't going to survive in the long run being a simple stamper of simple metal parts. It needed to reinvent itself and constantly look for ways to evolve if it were to grow and improve its chances of success in the face of more demanding customers. Its in-house knowledge and talent, investment in capacity, and contributions to the overall manufacturing cause are improving its long-term viability. They also have helped the company earn the 2015 Industry Award from The FABRICATOR.

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Metal Sales metal wall panels clad condo building in Los Angeles

January 29, 2015

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided T2630 perforated and solid metal wall panels for Cloverdale749, a 10,500-sq.-ft. residential structure located in Los Angeles. “We specified metal because we know it works well in the Southern California climate,” said Lorcan...

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Disposable coveralls protect against dusts, liquids

January 29, 2015

Basic and Type 5/6 nonwoven, disposable coveralls are offered by Parweld. Both styles are lightweight and breathable, featuring elasticized cuffs, ankles, and hood, along with a zip front. The basic coverall offers protection against everyday nontoxic dusts and powders. The Type 5/6 uncoated...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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SMS Siemag to supply cold mill to Aleris

January 29, 2015

SMS Siemag, Pittsburgh, has received an order from Aleris, an aluminum coil manufacturer, for the supply of a CVC® plus single-stand, six-high aluminum cold rolling mill as part of an expansion of its facility in Lewisport, Ky. The mill will produce coil up to 7.7 ft. wide, enabling Aleris to...

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