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Ready Welder secures GSA contract

October 7, 2014

Ready Welder Corp. has been awarded a GSA Schedule 51-V contract (GS-21F-129BA) and now is certified to supply its portable battery-powered GMAW machine and supplies to the federal government through its electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage!® "Securing this GSA Schedule expands our public...

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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Vertical lathe provides stable cutting in small footprint

October 7, 2014

Okuma has introduced the V760EX vertical lathe, an update to its V60R model. The new version provides a larger work envelope in the same footprint, allowing for an additional 4.33 in. in workpiece height and an additional 5.91-in. maximum turning diameter. The lathe provides stable,...

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Weld fume extractor designed for on-the-go welders

October 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric has redesigned its next-generation Miniflex® weld fume control system. The system removes and filters welding fumes wherever welding operators go, including confined and other hard-to-reach spaces. The system, made of lightweight, synthetic materials, comes standard with wheels...

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Small robots offer large work envelope

October 7, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1200, a new family of small robots that feature a compact footprint and a large work envelope for material handling, machine tending, and small-parts assembly applications. The robot is designed with no offset in axis 2, delivering a longer stroke that allows...

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Arc Welding 101: Satisfying the weld inspector

October 7, 2014

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Q: We have a stiffener bar (continuity connection) in a column that calls for AWS D1.1 BTC-P4 for the flanges and fillet welds on both sides in the web. The stiffeners were field-welded. After assembling 35 connections, we discovered no fillet weld on the bottom side in the web. We can’t weld the...

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NN Inc. announces staff changes

October 6, 2014

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a manufacturer of metal bearing components, has hired Jeff Manzagol as senior vice president and general manager of its Metal Bearing Components Group. He succeeds Frank Gentry, who will retire at the end of 2014 after more than 30 years with the company. Manzagol...

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Tube City IMS receives 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association

October 6, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Tube City IMS Corp., a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills worldwide, has announced that a number of its sites have received a total of 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2013. The awards recognize superior performance as measured...

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Panel PCs offer all-in-one HMI and control

October 6, 2014

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 Economy panel PC. It combines a 7-in. TFT touchscreen display, a 1-GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU, and a 1-GB DDR3 RAM into an all-in-one HMI and controller. Ultracompact microSD flash memory cards are used as the storage media. Designed as a...

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Tripar marks 65 years in business

October 6, 2014

Tripar, a metal stamping company founded in Montreal in 1949, is celebrating 65 years as a family-owned and -operated company, currently in its third generation. Over the years the facility has expanded four times to meet increased demand. In recent years the company has expanded its...

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Clamp-on weld heads expand orbital GTAW system

October 6, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced HELIX® C series orbital GTAW clamp-on weld heads. They allow operators to weld large-diameter pipes and tubes with no upper limit, as well as smaller-diameter pipes and tubes. They are designed for use with the manufacturer’s APEX® 2100 orbital welding...

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Constellium acquires Wise Metals

October 6, 2014

Constellium, an aluminum products fabricator based in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands, has acquired Wise Metals, Muscle Shoals, Ala., a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry. Constellium plans to invest up to $750 million by 2022 to increase Wise's current hot mill capacity to 1.5...

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Hoist buckets include three D-ring connections

October 6, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced four hoist buckets in its Arsenal® line: the 5760 canvas leather-bottom bucket, the 5763 canvas plastic-bottom bucket, the 5650 synthetic leather-bottom bucket, and the 5653 synthetic plastic-bottom bucket. Each includes a new zinc-plated alloy steel anchoring D-ring on the...

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AMT donates 3-D printer to Ohio high school STEM program

October 6, 2014

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., donated a 3-D printer to...

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Warehouse picking cart maneuvers in narrow aisles

October 6, 2014

Creform Corp. has introduced a narrow picking cart that can be maneuvered for order picking and kitting operations in space-restrictive aisles. Two carts can pass easily in an aisle while also allowing room for pickers to walk around them to load boxes. The cart has angled shelves, canted for...

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