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T&C Metals hosts Veterans Day celebration

November 20, 2014

T&C Metals, a distributor of aluminum and stainless products, held a Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11 at its facility in Jacksonville, Fla. After beginning the festivities with the Pledge of Allegiance, the company honored customers, associates, and guests who are veterans. The event included...

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American-made at FABTECH

November 20, 2014

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With much to see at FABTECH®, welder and blogger Josh Welton made special note of those companies that continue to produce products in the U.S. Here are some highlights from his visit to the show.

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Kennametal receives recognition from BMW for innovation, collaboration

November 20, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., was recognized at the 2014 BMW Supplier Innovation Awards in the productivity category for its development of new tooling that increased productivity in the manufacture of engine blocks at BMW’s Steyr, Australia, production facility. The company also was...

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Short torch designed for use in 3-D plasma cutting

November 20, 2014

Hypertherm has introduced a modified HyPerformance® HPRXD® torch developed in cooperation with HGG Profiling Equipment B.V. Coupling of HGG’s pipe, box, beam, and profile cutting equipment with Hypertherm’s line of torches required a joint development effort to create a shorter,...

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Aluminum Workshop: Using backing material for large-diameter pipe

November 20, 2014

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Q: I need to fabricate many pieces of aluminum pipe from plate. The pipe will be 16 in. in diameter and 8 ft. long with 0.25-in. wall thickness. I want to weld the seam in one pass from the outside, but I don’t want to use any backing material and I don’t want to do anything to the root of the...

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Mercury Products Corp. adds 1,000-ton stamping press to Mexico plant

November 20, 2014

Mercury Products Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has acquired a 1,000-ton stamping press for its facility in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The press handles large stampings required for automotive, heavy truck, and off-highway vehicle manufacturing. The press allows customers to consolidate multiple...

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Industry-standard totes have snap-in dunnage feature

November 20, 2014

PolyFlex Products has introduced the Flex-Tote™ series of industry-standard totes. Their patented snap-in/snap-out system locks in removable custom dunnage for holding parts and components during shipping, in-process handling, and washing cycles. When the intended task is completed, the user...

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Jor-Mac names director of business development

November 20, 2014

The Jor-Mac Co., Lomira, Wis., has appointed Jon Hintz as director of business development. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabrications and electromechanical...

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DeWys Mfg. adds plate roller, saw

November 20, 2014

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a WDM plate roller and Hydmech saw to its 90,000-sq.-ft. metal fabricating manufacturing facility. The plate roller is a CNC four-roller machine for forming sheet metal and plate into a variety of shapes based on customer requirements. The M-16A...

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Blade drive updated on vertical tilt-frame band saw

November 20, 2014

Marvel Mfg. Co. has made changes to its 8-Mark-II vertical tilt-frame band saw. In addition to a new powder coating and paint color scheme, the saw features a blade drive upgraded from a 2- to 5-HP motor and controlled with a variable-frequency drive. The blade speed control dial has moved from the...

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Alcoa acquires Firth Rixson

November 20, 2014

Lightweight metals provider Alcoa, New York, has completed the acquisition of Firth Rixson, a manufacturer of aerospace jet engine components. The transaction doubles Alcoa’s average revenue content on high-growth engine programs. The acquisition increases the company’s offerings made of...

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Aluminum Workshop: Adding weld strength with aging

November 20, 2014

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Q: I plan to fabricate components using 6061-T4 and then age them after welding. I have heard than I can increase the welded strength this way. Is this true? What is the aging treatment? If I buy 6061-T4, which is aged at room temperature, will it keep aging in my shop? Will I eventually need to...

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VSR Industries breaks ground on Nevada facility

November 19, 2014

VSR Industries has broken ground on a 28,000-sq.-ft. lock production factory in Henderson, Nev. It is the company’s third building in southern Nevada, expanding its campus to 150,000 sq. ft. The manufacturer of high-security gaming locks, metal slot bases, slot cabinets, and custom...

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Range Kleen Mfg. names internal sales coordinator

November 19, 2014

Lima, Ohio-based Range Kleen Mfg. Inc. has promoted Tonia Wodarski to the position of internal sales coordinator. She joined the company in 2011 in customer service and was promoted to sales services coordinator in 2013. The firm manufactures household products sold to major retail chains...

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FABTECH 2014 brings top manufacturing leaders from around the globe to Atlanta

November 19, 2014

The depth and breadth of manufacturing’s reach into the U.S. and global economies were on display at the recent FABTECH® 2014 exposition and conference in Atlanta. FABTECH, held Nov. 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the largest annual metal forming, fabricating, welding, and...

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