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Revised ANSI Z136.1 standard promotes safer facilities

April 1, 2014

Updated for the first time in the last seven years, the new American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers is available from the Laser Institute of America, secretariat of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z136, which develops the laser safety standards. The ANSI Z136.1 standard guides...

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Reshoring Initiative wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 1, 2014

Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative®, led by founder Harry Moser, has been named by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council as one of the winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards in the category of Industry Advocacy. The awards program recognizes companies and...

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Device lifts up to 1.76 tons

April 1, 2014

Konecranes offers the ATL Vertical Lifter to meet the handling requirements of a variety of industries. It features a maximum lifting capacity of 1.76 tons and absorption of torque up to 4,000 Nm. The pneumatic manipulators are ceiling-based systems made up of an XA crane system and a telescopic...

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From the Web 4.01.14

April 1, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about how U.S. manufacturing, including metal fabricating, fared in March; an interesting new product developed by a company that designs and fabricates security systems; how one of the biggest big-box stores is... Continue Reading

National Grid provides economic development grant to Welded Tube USA

April 1, 2014

In an effort to assist Welded Tube of Canada Corp., a Concord, Ont.-based tubular products manufacturer, in moving forward with construction of a new steel pipe manufacturing plant in Lackawanna, N.Y., National Grid has provided the company with its first installment of an economic development...

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Wet blasting machine delivers edge radii within ±5-micron tolerance

April 1, 2014

The Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine is designed for small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities. The nozzle arrangement focuses blast guns on the critical faces and cutting edges, delivering edge radii within ±micron tolerance of specification and a...

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Mestek Machinery certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 1, 2014

Mestek Machinery has announced it is certified as ISO 9001:2008-compliant for the design and manufacture of machinery for the HVAC industry. The company underwent an evaluation that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, preaudit, initial...

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Casters handle loads up to 1,200 lbs.

April 1, 2014

Caster Concepts offers a line of casters that it claims are maintenance-free. They can handle loads up to 1,200 lbs. by distributing downward pressure over a large area. Derived from a traditional caster using a bearing race held together by a kingpin, the kingpinless swivel bearing holds the yoke...

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M. K. Morse recognized as outstanding supplier by Grainger

April 1, 2014

The M. K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio, has received Grainger’s Partners in Performance Award for 2013. This is the sixth time that the company has received the award during its 18 years of serving as a supplier to Grainger. Grainger, a distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents...

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CNC tool grinding software simplifies manufacturing of complex-geometry machine tools

April 1, 2014

Num Corp. has released version 3.8 of its Numroto tool grinding software package. The software automates multihelical and variable-flute grinding and provides a new form cutter function for profile inserts. It is available as an update to existing users of the software. The software runs on...

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Electron Beam Technologies announces executive changes

April 1, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc., Kankakee, Ill., a worldwide OEM supplier of coaxial/composite welding cables and conduit systems for automation, has announced the promotion of Valgene E. Raloff to president and Bob Tokoly to CFO/COO upon the retirement of Paul Wlos. Raloff, who has been with...

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ALAW - Advanced Laser Applications Workshop 2014

June 2 - 4 , 2014
  • The Inn at St. John’s
  • Plymouth, Michigan
  • Mark your calendar for June 2-4, 2014 as ALAW returns this spring for its 21st annual event in Michigan. Join FMA and the Conference Co-Chairs, Robert Ruokolainen, Chrysler and Stan Ream, EWI, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth for a world-class industry event encompassing state-of-the-art laser processes for manufacturers, job shops, and suppliers.

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    E-book offers strategies for sheet metal fabrication sourcing

    March 31, 2014

    ETM Mfg. has published a free e-book, Estimating Sheet Metal Fabrication Costs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding How Fabricated Parts Are Estimated. It focuses on all of the cost components that comprise a fabricating quote — material costs, labor costs, overhead costs, and shipping...

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    Chillers maintain metalworking fluids at consistent temperature levels

    March 31, 2014

    PolyScience offers DuraChill recirculating chillers to provide temperature control for metal forming, machining, and welding equipment. DuraChill chillers have cooling capacities from 5.2 to 33.4 kW at 68 degrees F. They are available in air- and water-cooled models. The 1.5-, 2-, and 3-HP...

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    Plasma torch protection system retrofits to existing CNC tables

    March 31, 2014

    Boss Mfg. has introduced a plasma torch protection system for use on CNC tables. Made of anodized aluminum, the product can bevel cut. Its microswitch control allows gantry movement and plasma arc to stop in the event of a collision. Generic mounts enable installation on most torch...

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