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Closed-loop control developed for additive manufacturing systems

May 26, 2016

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., has developed the patented IRISS℠ (interlayer real-time imaging and sensing system) closed-loop control to power its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) systems. The closed-loop control provides consistent process...

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Larson Tool & Stamping supports entrepreneurial venture

May 26, 2016

Larson Tool & Stamping Co., Attleboro, Mass., has collaborated with Micah Baclig, a freelance designer based in Providence, R.I., to bring his conceptualized design of a compact and reusable utensil to life. Baclig approached Larson Tool to help him find the right tool, material, and stamping...

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Cincinnati Incorporated accepts Manny Award for BAAM machine

May 26, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated’s (CI’s) Big Area Additive Machine (BAAM) was named Biggest Breakthrough of the Year at the 2016 Manny Awards, sponsored by Cincinnati magazine. The Manny Awards recognize the accomplishments of manufacturers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. BAAM, an industrial-sized...

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Rolled Alloys director named to Industrial Heating Executive Committee

May 26, 2016

Rolled Alloys, Temperance, Mich., a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, has announced that Marc Glasser, director of metallurgical services, has been named to the 2016 Industrial Heating Executive Committee. This committee of senior-level managers from the thermal...

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Acrylic double-coated tapes feature solvent-free adhesive

May 26, 2016

Mactac® has launched a new series of high-tack, acrylic, double-coated tapes and transfer adhesives. The products feature the company’s new MP410 high-tack, solvent-free acrylic adhesive, designed to perform well on a variety of substrates. This low-VOC adhesive is resistant to solvents,...

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Growth strategies for fabricators

May 26, 2016

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Many small businesses grow quickly in the early years, but eventually growth hits a plateau. Big gains in additional growth come from gaining new customers or acquiring another company. In Going to Market, a presentation at The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit, Lisa Wertzbaugher, sales and marketing manager for fabricator Superior Tube Products, discussed a four-part strategy for expanding the company’s sales, revenue, and profitability.

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What’s new in the tube and pipe industry?

May 26, 2016

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Eric Lundin provides an overview of many of the technologies displayed at the 2016 Tube Düsseldorf expo.

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Advanced GMAW processes help in welding P91

May 26, 2016

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Alloy P91 has excellent high-temperature strength and creep resistance, making it a favored alloy for piping systems for power boilers and other applications that work at elevated temperatures and pressures. The conventional welding processes, gas tungsten arc welding and shielded metal arc welding, do a good job on P91, but modified gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) have deposition rates three to four times faster.

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Electric dust collector creates airflow up to 6,000 CFM

May 26, 2016

Marco has released the Dustmaster® 6,000 CFM electric dust collector. It provides ventilation for and collecting airborne dust and debris from enclosed worksites. Features include a reverse-incline blade fan that is matched with a 15-HP Baldor® electric motor to produce the airflow. The...

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LISSMAC’s Metal Processing Division offers a full line of machines for deburring, grinding, edge rounding, oxide removal, and deslagging. Our SBM machines use a unique operating method which allows for edge processing of both sides of sheet metal parts in just one single pass, eliminating the need for the parts to be turned over and processed a second time. For superior surface finishing and single-sided edge rounding, our Steelmaster machines feature one to five tooling aggregates, in a wet or dry process.

Voting workers off the island

May 25, 2016

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Working in a job shop or any small, tightknit organization requires attributes beyond job skills. If you don’t measure up, you might find yourself voted off the island and out the door.

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Tubular hardfacing electrodes offer high abrasion resistance

May 25, 2016

Postle Industries offers tubular hardfacing electrodes for severe abrasion applications and those involving high heat or impact. The tubular design allows for a greater volume of carbides than ever before for increased abrasion resistance, says the manufacturer. Available in ¼, 3/8, and ½...

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Gene Haas Foundation donates $50,000 to Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

May 25, 2016

The Gene Haas Foundation, named for the president and founder of Haas Automation Inc., has donated $50,000 to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) for the Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative, which showcases to Arkansas students the many...

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ST Robotics names distribution partners in North America

May 25, 2016

Princeton, N.J.-based ST Robotics has announced distribution agreements with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots to deliver its ST R series articulated and cylindrical robot arm systems across North America. ST Robotics offers robots for a number of industries, including manufacturing....

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Manufacturer uses servo press to hasten safety part production safely

May 25, 2016

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Ultraform Industries sought ways to increase output of the safety seat belt and air bag assemblies the company manufactures, but speed could not come at the expense of quality. The company installed a servo press to slow the stroke before the draw, perform restrikes.

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