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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA adds vacuum furnace for smaller loads

March 26, 2014

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has installed a new high-temperature, high-purity, production-scale, 2-bar vacuum furnace in an environmentally controlled room for heat treating and brazing of small to midsize loads. The Mentor furnace, designed and built by sister company Solar Mfg. for...

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Robotic torch system offers 360-degree rotation

March 26, 2014

The ArcSafe™ Advantage robotic torch system from American Weldquip is designed for use on all hollow-wrist robots. The system’s rotary electrical joint provides unlimited, continuous 360-degree rotation to allow for shorter rotational reorientations during weld programming. It also...

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Rofin revises website

March 26, 2014

Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH, a manufacturer of industrial lasers and laser-based products, has redesigned its website at www.rofin.com. The design has been updated and main navigation reorganized. The preview navigation with subitems enables visitors to navigate directly to the favored page. The...

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Straight-cutting torch’s gas-mixing technology reduces flashback potential

March 26, 2014

ESAB’s Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced the Oxweld® SCT-1500 TR manual straight-cutting torch as part of its Elite series of gas apparatus products. The torch features patent-pending universal swirl injector gas-mixing technology to provide the optimum mix of gas...

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Hypertherm plans two-day training workshops on advanced cutting topics

March 26, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced plans to host two days of live training at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ont., April 30 and May 1. The workshops will show people how to improve their system performance, material usage,...

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Flux-cored wire offers low-hydrogen weld deposits

March 26, 2014

Hobart Brothers Co. offers Hobart® FabCO® 712M gas-shielded, flux-cored wire for offshore drilling rig applications and jack-up rig fabrication. The wire features less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment. This helps decrease underbead cracking and reduce the amount of...

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CenterLine named one of Canada’s best-managed companies

March 26, 2014

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., a provider of standard and custom production systems, component products, and technical support services for resistance, arc, and laser welding, as well as metal forming and cold spray metal coating applications, has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Canada’s Best...

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Direct-diode laser system increases speed of cladding, heat treating

March 26, 2014

A new direct-diode laser system from Coherent Inc. offers higher power to help increase throughput for applications in metal cladding and heat treating. The new HighLight™ 10,000D, with its 10-kW output at 975 nm, can be configured to deliver a variety of interchangeable beam shapes with...

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AME Institute, Kronos establish manufacturing scholarship

March 26, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, Chelmsford, Mass., and Kronos Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., have established a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path...

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Replacement electrodes, holders fit ESAB plasma cutting machines

March 26, 2014

Thermacut offers the Smart Solution, which allows the use of the manufacturer’s redesigned replacement electrode holders and Silver-Pro replacement electrodes on ESAB’s PT 19XL®, PT600®, and PT-36® plasma cutting systems. The replacement electrodes combine a copper electrode...

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AK Steel's Zanesville Works recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 25, 2014

AK Steel’s Zanesville Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Muskingum County Safety Council and Chamber of...

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Feed Lease hires regional sales manager

March 25, 2014

Feed Lease Corp., a provider of coil processing equipment in Auburn Hills, Mich., has hired Patrick Priestap as regional sales manager. In this position, Priestap serves the company’s dealer network, OEMs, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers. He has more than 25 years of experience in industrial...

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Feed Lease adds Ajacs to dealer lineup

March 25, 2014

Feed Lease Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., has added Ajacs Die Sales Corp. as an authorized dealer of its coil feeding systems. Ajacs, a distributor of tool and die components, serves western Michigan tool and die manufacturers, metal stampers, and OEM suppliers from its location in Grand Rapids, Mich....

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From the Web 3.25.14

March 25, 2014

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Among today’s Fab Top 5 items published on the Web in the previous week are stories about U.S. manufacturing’s future; stalled manufacturing growth in China; the last big U.S. bike maker; a “discovered” Nebraska fabricator; and a female welding instructor surviving in a man’s world.... Continue Reading

Arc welding system designed for production of spiral pipes

March 25, 2014

SMS Meer offers Perfect Arc®, a precision-controlled system for arc and submerged arc welding production of spiral pipes. A digitalized current source generates the “perfect arc,” reports the company, while cutting energy usage by 30 to 40 percent. Welding speed is up to 39...

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