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Copper cathodes designed for existing plasma cutting units

April 21, 2014

Kjellberg offers copper cathodes for cutting mild steel with older HiFocus plasma cutting units. The consumable upgrade does not require any modification of hardware. Customers using the PerCut 200/201/210/211 or PerCut 440/450/451 plasma torches can exchange former cathodes for the new copper...

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Art of the Steel

April 21, 2014

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Welder Josh Welton, Brown Dog Welding, has found success far beyond the work he does in his shop. Through social media, Josh has created a brand in demand by an ever-increasing following. The latest venture in the shop’s evolutionary process is Art of the Steel, a book that features Josh’s metal art and more.

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Wind energy meets the sail

April 21, 2014

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Metal fabricator Pete Agtuca launched a product several years ago, but it failed to gain acceptance in the marketplace. He now has his second wind. He’s applying the science behind that failed product—generator technology that can generate electricity at low rotations per minute—to wind power generation.

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Asking all the right questions

April 21, 2014

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Texas is known for two or three commodities, namely cattle, oil, and barbecue, but the state has plenty of manufacturing, too. It’s a good environment for a fabricator and an entrepreneur with the imagination to come up with new products and build prototypes, regardless of the industry or market. Devin Gerland, found of JackRabbit Manufacturing, is one such entrepreneur.

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MVEs: More valuable employees

April 18, 2014

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Drew Greenblatt firmly believes that Marlin Steel, Baltimore, is only as successful as the talented crew that works on the shop floor. That's why the company's management team has created a Skills Matrix, ensuring that the shop always has someone who can stand in and perform the job of someone else.

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CR Metal Products receives Caterpillar Bronze Certification

April 18, 2014

St. Louis-based metal fabricator CR Metal Products Inc. has received Caterpillar Bronze Certification as part of Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). This annual certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate high-class performance in quality, planning, service,...

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Wheelabrator celebrates 1 million safety hours

April 18, 2014

Wheelabrator Group has reached 1 million hours without a lost-time incident. More than 200 company employees and guests marked the event during a safety luncheon in March. The company offers surface preparation and finishing equipment, services, and parts for the foundry, automotive, aerospace,...

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Toshiba Machine Co. America, Regal Machine Tool announce partnership

April 18, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a manufacturer of large-scale, high-precision machine tools, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Regal Machine Tool, Houston. The partnership makes Regal Machine Tool the exclusive distributor of Toshiba Machine machine...

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Coe Press Equipment provides coil feeding lines for Liberty Steel blanking operations

April 18, 2014

Coe Press Equipment has installed two new coil feeding lines for steel processor Liberty Steel at its Warren, Ohio, and Saltillo, Mexico, facilities to support heavy-gauge blanking operations. Both of the new lines are specified to process steels with yield strengths up to 85,000 PSI. The...

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Climax names VP of global quality and engineering

April 18, 2014

Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems, a manufacturer of portable on-site machining and welding tools in Newberg, Ore., has hired Scott Kunkler as vice president of global quality and engineering. He is responsible for analyzing and developing improvements to the company’s quality system...

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U.S. industrial manufacturers’ optimism about domestic outlook rises

April 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2014, according to the Q1 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC US. The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the...

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ABB’s PLCs allow zoned safety guarding at Sandviken plant

April 17, 2014

ABB’s new safety PLC has provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold-rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden. The mill is a key part of the production line for precision strip steel at the plant. Safety PLC modules from ABB’s...

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QCMI receives 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award

April 17, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award in the 51- to 150-employee category from the San Diego Business Journal. QCMI won the award based on its longevity, sustained growth, and community...

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Schuler receives order for beverage packaging press

April 17, 2014

An Asian manufacturer has placed an order with Schuler, Göppingen, Germany, for a press to produce beverage can lids. The Smartline SA-S can produce more than 3,000 such lids per minute, forming the can’s stay-on tab, attaching it to the lid, and forming the depressed panel with opening score....

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Hendrick Mfg. appoints VP of manufacturing

April 17, 2014

Hendrick Mfg. has appointed Tom Mosca as vice president of manufacturing for Hendrick Mfg., Carbondale, Ill., and Hendrick Metal Products, Elgin, Ill. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, driving continuous improvement by using lean and Six Sigma philosophies. Mosca...

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