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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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Quality springs forward with 3-D printing

January 29, 2015

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Newcomb Spring Corp. makes its quality assurance more efficient by upgrading its inspection equipment and investing in 3-D printing. The company’s move shows how advanced inspection and additive manufacturing work together.

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Dengensha America adds customer sales and service support for southern states

January 29, 2015

Bedford, Ohio-based Dengensha America has appointed Curtis Dietrich as southern sales associate, responsible for customer relations, sales, service, and support in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. Dietrich has opened an office in Cincinnati to...

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Respiratory system protects wearers from welding fumes

January 29, 2015

Parweld has introduced a new PAPR clean air respiratory system that protects wearers against welding fume, dust particles, and aerosols. The portable, lightweight, battery-powered system is belt-mounted. The system filters out contaminated air, allowing clean, purified air to be supplied to the...

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Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute unveils industry data program

January 29, 2015

The Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute (CFSBI), Washington, D.C., has announced the inauguration of a program to collect and aggregate industry data for carbon and alloy steel bars. “Former reports may not have reasonably reflected the overall size of the U.S. market, the amount of apparent...

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7 Press automation trends lean toward continued integration, acceleration

January 29, 2015

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Automation trends culled from FABTECH and other products introduced throughout 2014 indicate more integration, acceleration are to come in 2015.

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Breathing system monitors air quality for OSHA standard compliance

January 29, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which the company says helps users comply with the OSHA requirement for Grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed-air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air,...

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