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AGA releases galvanized steel studies videos

August 4, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced two new additions to its Galvanized Steel Studies (GSS) initiative. In June, the AGA visited two sites in North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas Airport parking decks and the Metrolina Greenhouses. Each Galvanized Steel Study is a video...

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Survey shows manufacturers fail to take full advantage of technology

August 4, 2015

While manufacturers remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, a majority fail to either implement or leverage important technological advancements that can help them capitalize on the recovery, according to a new survey from Sikich LLP, a professional services firm. Sikich surveyed 116...

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Tungsten electrode addresses concerns of radiotoxic thoria

August 4, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® says its MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes were designed to address the growing concerns about the radiotoxic thoria present in standard red-tipped tungsten electrodes. The electrode reportedly strikes an arc 10 times more than a red-tipped thoriated tungsten when...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Rimrock Holdings Corp.

August 4, 2015

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Cleveland, has announced that it has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based Rimrock Holding Corp., a privately held manufacturer and integrator of industrial automation products and robotic systems with two divisions, Wolf Robotics LLC and Rimrock Corp. Wolf Robotics integrates...

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Modula uses automation to produce automated storage units

August 4, 2015

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The Modula U.S.A. plant in Lewiston, Maine, is the result of a $6 million investment in new equipment, a new focus on manufacturing automated vertical storage (AVS) units, and a renaming by Italian parent company System Logistics. Cost-competitive production resulting from integrated, automatic sheet metal fabricating equipment from Salvagnini was key in the company’s decision to locate in the United States.

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Autodarkening helmet line rated value 1

August 4, 2015

Kemper GmbH has introduced the autodark® series of welding helmets comprising the professional 760 model, the basic 560i/560x, and advanced models 660i and 660x. The 760 has a 3.8-in. by 2.7-in. range of vision and has achieved value 1 in terms of optical quality, light diffusion,...

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Dodging the drought – in business

August 4, 2015

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While the much-publicized drought in California has wreaked havoc on the state overall, from the economy to simple daily living, one Santa Ana fabricator is versatile enough to avoid a drought in new and returning business.

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Custom metal fabricator grows beyond sheet metal

August 4, 2015

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Nu-Way Industries, a fabricator near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, launched a new touchscreen display business, combining expertise in metal fabrication, assembly, and supply chain management.

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Safe and round with tube and pipe handling?

August 4, 2015

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Worker safety in U.S. manufacturing facilities has improved greatly over the past 25 years, but it's amazing the dangers that still exist in some operations. Tube and pipe facilities actually represent a segment of the fabricating world where some of these risks are most obvious. A look at a couple of tube and pipe scenarios proves what some companies try to get away with and how those safety risks can easily be addressed.

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Part identication in manufacturing: A mark of improvement

August 4, 2015

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The industrial marker is so pervasive that it’s often taken for granted. But it’s really a tool just like any other on the shop floor, and one marker doesn’t work for every application.

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4 tips on avoiding property tax sticker shock

August 4, 2015

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Planning for your next commercial property tax assessment boils down to having the right information at the right time, and using the right strategy.

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Multitasking turning center has built-in load/unload system

August 4, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a turning center that machines parts in one operation. The machine has a built-in load/unload automation system; advanced operator recognition management software; true opposing twin spindles; and an 8-in. A2-6 25-HP or a 10...

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Organizational energy

August 4, 2015

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To attain high organizational energy, a company’s people need to be aware of the environment in which the company operates, and have the fitness and will to improve.

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Hypertherm purchases Jabez Technologies

August 3, 2015

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, has purchased Jabez Technologies, Montreal, creator of Robotmaster software. Hypertherm is not making any major changes to Jabez’s operations, leadership structure, or distribution channels. Chahe...

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Laser Cutting | video | Sponsored Content

Take the lead in fast flexible fiber laser processing with the Electra FL and FA-L automation

Presented by LVD Strippit

Length: 1:04

The Flexible Automation for Lasers (FA-L) offers true flexibility, load/unload in 40 seconds and handles sheet sizes from 1000x1000mm up to 3050x1525mm.