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Rafter ships pipe mill upgrade

July 23, 2014

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped a RT-5500 weld squeeze box for a North American OCTG pipe producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's existing HFI pipe mill. It is sized for up to 7.00-in.-OD by 0.375-in.-wall HSLA steel pipe. The design includes...

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Winners announced for first round of Gene Haas Foundation/NIMS scholarships for schools

July 23, 2014

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) have announced the first round of winners of a new scholarship program to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers. Danville Community College,...

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Hybrid welding process welds thick metal sheets quickly

July 23, 2014

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. has developed a hybrid welding process that allows the welding of thick pipelines and metal sheets made of aluminum alloys or steel at speeds of 19.69 and 4.92 FPM, respectively. The process can be used to make single-sided, zero-defect welds on aluminum sheets up...

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Lightweight metals manufacturing institute to open in Detroit

July 23, 2014

The headquarters of a federally funded, $148 million high-tech advanced manufacturing research institute operated by American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) will open in Detroit this fall. ALMMII is a public-private partnership led by Ohio-based manufacturing...

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James Tool Machine & Eng. adds additive manufacturing technology

July 23, 2014

James Tool Machine & Eng. Inc., Morganton, N.C., a provider of precision CNC machining and builder of hydraulic workholding fixtures, now offers additive manufacturing technology. The company offers fused deposition modeling (FDM) using ABS plastic in-house, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS),...

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Industrial Magnetics releases video highlighting magnetic separator

July 23, 2014

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, Mich., has released a demonstration video of its SimpleClean™ RotoDrawer™ magnetic housing at www.magnetics.com. It shows the equipment operator gaining easy access to the magnets to perform routine removal of collected metal. The magnetic drawer...

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Magnetic separators made for metalworking applications

July 23, 2014

Eriez® offers a variety of magnetic separation equipment to remove ferrous chips, parts, and fine contaminants in metalworking applications. Models are available in various sizes, styles, and magnetic strengths. Magnetic traps remove ferrous contaminants in liquid lines and capture chips and...

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Self-sharpening sanding disc provides increased stock removal

July 23, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Quick-Step XX sanding disc. According to the company, the disc’s removal rate is twice as fast when compared to regular Velcro® and pressure-sensitive adhesive sanding discs. It provides six times the stock removal compared to regular sanding discs,...

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Power sources, interface controls designed for SAW, ESW

July 23, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new SubArc Digital series of power sources, interface controls, and accessories includes digital control and communication electronics designed to help improve weld performance and simplify equipment integration in advanced applications. The product line includes...

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Mecco Marking & Traceability names sales manager

July 22, 2014

Mecco Marking & Traceability, Cranberry Township, Pa., has promoted Bill Holtzman to sales manager. Mecco is a provider of laser and dot peen marking systems. Holtzman, a graduate of Allegheny College, has been with the company since 2010. He served previously as sales engineer and laser product...

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The complex reality of business spending

July 22, 2014

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Business spending is a complex animal, and it's difficult to sum it up in a few charts.

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United Performance Metals’ West Coast branch reaches safety milestone

July 22, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its West Coast branch in La Mirada, Calif., has marked six years without a lost-time injury. The West Coast branch was first established in 2008 with a facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. In 2011 the branch grew into a...

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From the Web: Blacksmithing, 3D printing, and an immigration nightmare stymies a shop’s growth

July 22, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Immigration nightmare stymies company’s growth/job creation; imagination an important tool in blacksmith’s arsenal; ultimate use of 3D printing; fabricator gives in many ways; and veterans trade combat helmets for welding helmets.

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Carpenter Technology partners with Alvernia University on science camp

July 22, 2014

For the third year, Carpenter Technology Corp. has teamed up with Alvernia University to offer 150 Reading, Pa., middle-school students a free, week-long immersion into the world of science, dubbed the Project Exploration Science Institute. Students in grades seven through nine from 30...

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Parts leveler's new control simplified for novice users

July 22, 2014

Arku’s new control for the FlatMaster® parts leveler enables novice users to produce dead-flat, stress-free metal parts on the first try nearly every time by entering as few as two values: the material type and thickness. An operator interface of touchscreen icons uses a database of material...

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