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Diversification makes life easier on the roller coaster

February 6, 2015

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Even in the face of falling oil prices and the potential slowdown of offshore fabrication work, Bill New, president of New Industries Inc., Morgan City, La., still looks forward to coming to work each day.

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TMW modifies expansion plans to adapt to new opportunities

February 6, 2015

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), a toll processor of flat-rolled metals, has announced that the growth of eco pickled surface (EPS) technology has forced the company to reconsider its plans to open a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the Big River Steel mill currently under construction....

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Spectrometer offers axial plasma and radial plasma observation

February 6, 2015

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Arcos high-resolution ICP-OES spectrometer. According to the manufacturer, it is the only spectrometer featuring the fast selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation in a single instrument, without any optical compromise. Designed for...

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North American robotics market has strongest year ever in 2014

February 6, 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2014, an increase of 28 percent in units and 19 percent...

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Molybdenum production up, use down slightly

February 6, 2015

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London, has announced that global production of molybdenum increased to 150.3 million lbs. for Q3 2014, up 5 percent from 142.9 million lbs. in the previous quarter and 11 percent higher compared with the same period in 2013. Global use of molybdenum...

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Eriez releases three videos highlighting metal detector

February 6, 2015

Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® has produced three new videos featuring the Xtreme® metal detector. The first video, at http://tinyurl.com/xtreme-metal-detector, introduces viewers to the metal detector’s features and detection capabilities. It highlights the unit’s construction, setup, and...

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Hard automation machine torches mount remotely, directly

February 6, 2015

D/F Machine Specialties offers automatic, water-cooled-to-the-tip, 850-amp, continuous-duty-cycle machine barrels for automatic single-arc welding systems. These torches receive their utilities at 90 degrees to allow direct mounting. They are designed to deposit weld metal at fast travel speeds,...

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Bertolini celebrates sixth anniversary of Tennessee facility

February 6, 2015

On Feb. 2 the Bertolini Inc. facility in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., marked the sixth anniversary of its opening and production start-up. Opened on Feb. 2, 2009, the 120,000-sq.-ft. facility houses a metal tube bending and welding department, a powder coating department, and an upholstery department, in...

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Dumping carts empty heavy loads safely

February 6, 2015

CECOR® offers heavy-duty industrial dumping carts that can be paired with the company’s dumping frame for elevated, rotational dumping of fully loaded carts. The dumping frame is secured to an overhead hook hoist or forklift truck. The frame then is secured to the cart by the cart’s...

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Arc-Zone.com seeks female welders to profile in blog column

February 5, 2015

Arc-Zone.com, Carlsbad, Calif., has announced it is looking for female welders to profile for the “New Rosies” column on the company’s blog at www.carmenelectrode.com. Since its inception in 2007 the column—named for Rosie the Riveter—has showcased various women working in many facets of...

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Sutherland, SST align to serve Midwest stamping industry

February 5, 2015

Sutherland Presses, Malibu, Calif., and Scott Special Tools, Weldon Springs, Mo., have announced a joint cooperation to serve the stamping industry in southern Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa. SST offers presses, feeds, and tooling...

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Gas springs suitable for die storage

February 5, 2015

DADCO’s new 90.10 DS series gas springs are designed with a reduced rate of return, making them suitable for die storage. These models are a direct replacement for traditional die storage components and do not need to be removed from the die before installation into the press. The three...

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From the Web: Big pay raise; Smart, but not rich; 3-D breakthroughs; welding—a worthwhile career?

February 5, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—Ford workers get big raise; reporter questions welding as a worthwhile career; being smart doesn’t necessarily make you rich; 3-D printing breakthrough; students build wind turbines.

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MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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Developing countries’ infrastructure needs spur demand for pipes, pipe/hose fittings

February 5, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive global report on pipes and pipe/hose fittings. According to the report, the global market for these products is projected to reach $320 billion by 2020, driven by the growing focus on infrastructure development in...

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