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Virtek Vision, Baykal Machinery sign distribution agreement

October 20, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl., Waterloo, Ont., has signed a distribution agreement with Baykal Machinery for the Virtek LaserQC® inspection system. Baykal, a manufacturer and global supplier of sheet metal fabrication machinery based in Bursa, Turkey, will distribute the 800, 120, and AFM model...

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Lincoln Technical Institute to add machining and manufacturing training

October 20, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., a national provider of specialized technical training, will launch a CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program at its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in Mahwah, N.J. Lincoln Tech has partnered with leading CNC...

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Stanco Metal Products expanding in South Carolina

October 20, 2014

Stanco Metal Products Inc., a family-owned provider of metal fabrication services, has announced it is investing $5.9 million to relocate to a larger facility in South Carolina. The new 64,100-sq.-ft. facility in Anderson, S.C., will create an additional 10 local...

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Rafter launches new website

October 20, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp. has launched a new website design at www.rafterequipment.com. It offers more access to photographs of the company’s products and makes it easy for visitors to stay current with its regular new releases. The site also includes a mobile-friendly version. The company,...

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Single-edged grooving system allows deep grooving

October 20, 2014

Walter USA LLC has added sizes and designs to its Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. The cutting depth of grooves is not limited to the length of the insert, allowing users to achieve deeper grooving and parting cuts. Features include precisely matched grooving...

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Arc Welding 101: Certified to weld?

October 20, 2014

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Q: What does it mean to be an AWS-certified welder? Joe C. A: Certification can open doors, present opportunities, and put you out front in a tough job market. However, not all welders are AWS-certified. My younger brother Joe, a service manager for an import car dealership on the West Coast,...

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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System automates material handling from warehouse to cutting table

October 20, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric and Kemper Storatec GmbH have collaborated to introduce a new, fully automated system that loads and unloads any existing cutting equipment, regardless of the manufacturer. In a fully automated laser line, the StoreAutomation loading and unloading unit takes the raw material...

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Felling Trailers to celebrate 40th anniversary with open house Oct. 24

October 20, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc. will mark its 40th anniversary with a community open house with lunch on Fri., Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location. On Nov. 1, 1974, Kathy and Merle J. Felling purchased Sauk Centre Welding, a small welding shop that catered to local...

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Hydraulic tube scarfing mandrels made for small-diameter tube

October 20, 2014

Saar-Hartmetall USA has introduced three new hydraulic scarfing systems — RI-HN 2, RI-HN 1, and RI-HN 017 — for ID scarfing of ERW heavy-gauge tube and pipe. The hydraulically activated scarfing mandrels are equipped with double-wheel pressure carriage systems. They handle tube IDs...

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Fabricating thin with photochemical etching

October 20, 2014

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Faspro Technologies identified a manufacturing need inthe alte 1990s that could be met with the use of photochemical etching technology. It has since built a successful business serving the electronics industry.

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12 tips to improve your value stream maps

October 20, 2014

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Value stream mapping can be a tool to help identify and eliminate waste, but it’s easy to get lost in the details. These tips will help you keep your eye on the big picture, to ensure your VSM remains an effective tool for continuous improvement.

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Fabricating the future, layer by layer

October 20, 2014

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Additive manufacturing is changing fundamental concepts of design, engineering, and production. As part of this, metal additive processes, including powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition, are allowing industry to fabricate metal products in entirely new ways.

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Keeping safe while bending parts fast on a press brake

October 20, 2014

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Customers want parts right away, and newer laser cutting technology is producing parts quicker than ever before. If a fabricator wants the bending department to keep up, it needs press brakes that can bend parts quickly. Even with the increased bending productivity, however, fabricators don’t have to sacrifice safety.

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Stanley Engineered Fastening merges blind fastening brands into single entity

October 17, 2014

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker company, has announced that it is joining its POP® and Avdel® blind fastening brands into a single entity. The new brand, known as POP Avdel, includes specialty engineered structural and nonstructural blind fastening systems. POP brand...

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