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Fronius USA adds to staff

January 28, 2015

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a provider of equipment for manual and fully automatic welding applications, resistance spot welding, and cladding, has announced the addition of two staff members. Scott Hansen has been named area sales manager for its central region. He has more than 33 years of...

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Round-over dies round edges of fenders, custom panels

January 28, 2015

Van Sant Enterprises offers Ron Covell’s round-over dies for metal fabrication. Suitable for rounding edges of motorcycle fenders and custom panels for hot rods, the dies are precision-machined from heat-treated steel and can handle up to 16-ga. mild steel. Rolls are available in four sizes:...

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Walter Surface Technologies names general manager for Walter Mexico

January 28, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of abrasives, power tools, tooling, industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants, has appointed Pablo Rivero Torres as general manager for Walter Mexico, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Torres has worked for more than 14 years in...

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Miura Mfg. to seek GSA, expand to service federal agencies

January 28, 2015

Rockmart, Ga.-based Miura America Co. Ltd. has announced plans to expand sales of its on-demand boiler systems by applying for a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts. The boilers produce steam in 5 min. using a floating-head design that can...

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Metalast Surface Technology announces registration as Woman-Owned Small Business

January 28, 2015

Metalast Surface Technology, a provider of chemistry, training, and services to government and military entities, has announced its registration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). The company is licensed by the U.S. Navy to manufacture and...

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Gateway Safety receives President’s Club Award for Achievement in 2014

January 28, 2015

Gateway Safety, Cleveland, has received the President’s Club Recognition for Achievement in 2014 from the Industrial Buyers Group (IBC). Suppliers and distributors are recognized by IBC for their contributions over the year and rated on percentage growth. Gateway Safety has been an IBC...

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Fabricating and mounting a “quick-quote,” heavy-duty utility truck rack

January 28, 2015

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Sometimes a “quick-quote” job turns out to be significantly more complicated than it appears. It also can become a great learning experience. Such was the case when Barnes MetalCrafters fabricated a heavy-duty utility truck rack that required compensating for the vehicle’s lightweight components to mount.

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Hands-on powder coating workshop scheduled for Feb. 24-25

January 28, 2015

The Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, will present the Powder Coating 202 - Optimizing Your Powder Operation with Lab workshop on Feb. 24-25, 2015, in Elgin, Ill. The hands-on workshop, held at Wagner Systems, will cover materials, surface preparation, powder application, quality...

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Welding equipment catalog updated

January 28, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s 2015 equipment catalog details its GMAW, GTAW, and multiprocess welding equipment, as well as plasma cutting systems, welding automation, fume control systems, training products, orbital welding systems, accessories, and welding gear. The catalog has been released in print,...

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Coldwater Machine opens S.C. office

January 28, 2015

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co. has announced the opening of a sales office in Greenville, S.C. The company offers custom machines and automation equipment such as robotic workcells, vision inspection systems, and assembly lines, as well as solid-state welding technologies including...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Metal marking

January 28, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis walks the CAD operator through the process of creating a drill index.

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Industrial robots global study: China to overtake EU and North America by 2017

January 28, 2015

By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today's 200,000 to more than 400,000, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), Frankfurt, Germany, in its...

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Automatic Feed announces launch of new website

January 28, 2015

Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, Ohio, has announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.automaticfeed.com that adapts to computer, tablet, and mobile phone screen sizes. The new website provides an overview of the company’s coil handling systems, including progressive die lines,...

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The hiring question in metal fabrication: Experience or potential?

January 28, 2015

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Should you hire people with experience or rookies with good potential? It depends on the situation, but training and developing the inexperienced has become more important than ever. There just aren’t enough people with experience to go around.

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Manufacturing jobs pay well, right?

January 28, 2015

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Manufacturing wages vary widely, and like anything in life, the wage story isn't simple or straightforward.

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