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Synthetic lubricant designed for use on galvanized steel

September 2, 2014

IRMCO has developed the first oil-free lubricant for use on automotive electrogalvanized and galvannealed metals. The synthetic stamping lubricant is designed for use on zinc-coated sheet metal. During development, the company performed a twist compression test, which measures the coefficient of...

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Software documents inverter welding machine data, tracks costs

September 2, 2014

EWM offers ewm Xnet software, designed to help ensure comprehensive welding quality assurance and the optimization of all welding tasks. The software facilitates the connection of all of the manufacturer’s Multimatrix inverter welding machines to visualize and document their data, track costs,...

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True Temper Precision Industrial Division launches new website

August 29, 2014

True Temper Sports’ Precision Industrial Division, Memphis, Tenn., has launched a new website at www.truetempertube.com. The site is designed to provide customers and members of the industrial tubing market simplified access to information about the company’s drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) carbon...

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IMTS 2014

September 8-13, 2014
  • McCormick Place
  • IMTS 2014 is the 30th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. 1,900 exhibiting companies will occupy 1,240,863 net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 100,000 buyers and sellers from over 112 countries.

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    Beckwood installs 25-in.-dia. sheet hydroforming press for customer

    August 29, 2014

    St. Louis-based Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and sheet hydroforming presses, has built and installed a Triform deep draw sheet hydroforming press for a U.S. science, technology, and engineering company. The model 25-10-12SC features a 25-in.-dia. forming area,...

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    Pietro Rosa TBM partners with Rolls-Royce

    August 29, 2014

    Pietro Rosa TBM, Derby, U.K., a manufacturer of compressor airfoils for jet engines and complex aerostructural components, has signed a long-term contract with Rolls-Royce plc for the production of a new concept airfoil for the Trent XWB engine. This contract is the result of more than three...

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    The miraculous effect of spare capacity

    August 29, 2014

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    The traditional cost-based approach to manufacturing promotes using your resources—people and machines—to the fullest extent, but this can wreak havoc in high-product-mix manufacturing, especially in contract operations with varying and unpredictable levels of demand. This is where the value of spare capacity comes into play.

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    Eriez releases instructional videos about magnetic separation/material handling equipment

    August 29, 2014

    Through its Orange University® program, Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® offers online access to a collection of instructional videos to assist customers with setup, operation, maintenance, and testing of their metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment. New videos focusing on...

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    Barton names waterjet market manager and central regional sales manager

    August 29, 2014

    Barton® Intl., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has promoted Thomas H. Riggs to market manager for waterjet products and appointed Brian Joyce as regional sales manager for the central U.S. territory. Riggs has been a regional sales manager...

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    Consumables Corner: Advancements in SAW

    August 29, 2014

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    Q: What role does flux and wire play in submerged arc welding? A: It is important to choose the right flux and wire combination for submerged arc welding (SAW) processes. This will allow you to gain efficiency while meeting your performance requirements. Basic submerged arc welding uses a single...

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    Ironworkers receive QR-code membership cards

    August 29, 2014

    Ironworkers and their employers now have immediate access to all training, certifications, and membership information with the scan of a code. The Iron Workers: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW), Pittsburgh, now uses a new...

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    Stand apart in a crowded marketplace

    August 29, 2014

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    As a custom fabricator, you need to establish contrast—that is, why a customer should choose your company over others. You establish contrast not with generic platitudes, but by specifically addressing customer pain points and describing how you can eliminate them.

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    Arc Welding 101: Achieving a good work lead connection

    August 29, 2014

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    Q: What makes a good ground connection, and why is it important? A: In a welding circuit, current needs to pass through as few connections as possible, and the circuit itself needs to be as short as is practical. On the positive (+) side for gas metal arc welding (GMAW), direct-current electrode...

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    ABB opens two facilities in Wisconsin

    August 28, 2014

    ABB has opened an office facility in Wauwatosa, Wis., and an office and manufacturing site in New Berlin, Wis. Construction and renovations began in April 2013. At both facilities, a wrap of windows around the buildings allows sunlight to reach the center of interior spaces. All the lighting...

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    Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies names award-winning suppliers

    August 28, 2014

    Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., has announced the recipients of its 2013 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards. The SEAL Awards are divided into gold, silver, and bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers. A supplier performance scorecard is used to rank...

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