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Windows-based tablet gives overview of fabrication workshop

February 10, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced Touch-i4, an industrial-strength, wireless, Windows®-based tablet that provides an overview of the entire fabrication workshop. It generates and presents live information needed to manage networked LVD laser, punching, and bending machines, giving shop managers critical...

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OSHA shines spotlight on metal fabricating

February 10, 2015

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For the sake of maintaining a safe work environment and keeping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigators out of business operations, metal fabricators should be aware of the areas where they can improve their own safety performance. OSHA’s citations provide a guide to where the focus should go.

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Holy fabrication work!

February 10, 2015

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Design Fugitives of Milwaukee tackled a project for a church that required as much creative muscle as it did fabricating power to bring the ideas to life.

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Wirefab purchases fiber laser cutting machine

February 9, 2015

Worcester, Mass.-based Wirefab Inc., a manufacturer of wire and metal-based products for restaurant equipment manufacturers, bakeries, OEMs, and display industries, has purchased a new TRUMPF® 1030 fiber laser cutting machine. The machine allows the company to cut up to 0.5-in.-thick...

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VMZINC products used in new French aeronautic museum

February 9, 2015

VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of the Umicore group, Raleigh, N.C., has announced the use of its products in the new aeronautic museum, Aeroscopia, located at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport in southwest France....

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Kion North America appoints additional dealership territory to Tri-Lift NC

February 9, 2015

Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer Tri-Lift NC Inc. Based in Greensboro, N.C., Tri-Lift NC also operates locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Roanoke, Va. The dealer continues...

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Next-generation skilled-welder training program set to launch

February 9, 2015

Milwaukee-based Super Steel has partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) to launch a collaborative welder skills development program to train and place the next generation of manufacturing talent in welding careers. This program is a part of the HCCW Welder Training...

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HK Laser & Systems announces new staff member

February 9, 2015

HK Laser & Systems, Lombard, Ill., has hired Rob Collins as the eastern regional sales manager for lasers and press brakes. Involved in the machine tool and manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, he was the former national laser sales manager at Murata Machinery USA Inc. Collins has...

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PTR’s job shop adds EBW system, expands metallographic lab

February 9, 2015

PTR-Precision Technologies Inc., Enfield, Conn., has added an electron beam welding (EBW) system to its job shop. The small-chamber system allows fast throughput with short pumping cycles and multistation fixtures for small components and high volumes. The system, which has full 5-axis CNC with...

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TPJTV: Chicago Tube & Iron

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

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TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Mark Sowka, vice president of Chicago Tube & Iron's Engineered Products Group, about the company's ASME-code pressure boiler work.

Wolf Robotics joins collaboration to advance computer-aided robotics for welding

February 9, 2015

Wolf Robotics LLC, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced its participation in a collaboration of industry leaders working with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to make advancements in the area of computer-aided robotics for welding (CAR-W). CAR-W is a software technology that strives...

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Cutting ring system helps prevent pipe slippage

February 9, 2015

Voss Fluid GmbH has developed a new, patented cutting ring system: the VOSSRing with preassembly stud. The system provides maximum leakage protection and prevents installation errors on pipe connections in hydraulic systems. The ring cuts steel and stainless steel pipes. Its material, geometry,...

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Güdel appoints account manager for powertrain systems

February 9, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Güdel Inc., a supplier of linear-motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots, and components, has appointed Craig Kemp as account manager, powertrain systems. Kemp leads all U.S. powertrain systems sales efforts and provides North American sales support to Güdel...

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Two PPG Industries coatings named best of 2014 by Architectural Record

February 9, 2015

PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has announced that its DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings for architectural metal have been selected as best new products of the year in the Finishes and Surfacing category in Architectural Record magazine’s annual competition. Both...

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Industrial caster reduces initial, turning force

February 9, 2015

Caster Concepts Inc. offers TWERGO® (an acronym for twin or triple wheel ergonomic), a caster designed to reduce the force needed to start, stop, and turn a cart. Lab testing shows a 25 percent gain in efficiency through the implementation of two design features: the patented wheel design...

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