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Midwest Eng. Systems named as Future 50 company

June 27, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has been awarded placement on the 2014 Future 50 list for the first time by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE). The...

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CTL hot rolls 1.57-in.-thick zirconium plate

June 27, 2014

Charles Thompson Ltd. (CTL), South Yorkshire, U.K., has successfully produced a zirconium bundle and header for a TEMA AKU type heat exchanger from a Grade 702, 1.57-in.-thick flat plate. “The challenge was the hot rolling of the zirconium at this thickness, taking into account the...

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ET Foundation awards $20,000 in the 2014 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

June 27, 2014

The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has awarded $20,000 to professional designers and students in the 2014 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Ninety-five entries were received for the...

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Terex Material Handling to install Demag cranes at Airbus facility

June 27, 2014

Terex Material Handling, part of Terex Corp. in Westport, Conn., has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply Demag crane installations for its new assembly facility in Mobile, Ala. The company will deliver 10 process cranes for the final assembly of the A320 family aircraft in three...

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FAB 40: Springs Fabrication and the ice house

June 27, 2014

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Springs Fabrication has humble beginnings, stereotypical of many successful American businesses. As it turns out, there's a reason that's a stereotype.

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Selecting a hydraulic hot-stamping press

June 27, 2014

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What makes a hydraulic press equipped for hot stamping? Access for auxiliaries and process equipment, a rapid deceleration rate, correct tonnage, and off-center load handling are all considerations.

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Consumables Corner: Welding weathering-grade material with a nickel-containing filler

June 27, 2014

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Q: I work for a structural steel fabricator and we are getting ready to start work on a bridge job that specifies A588 material. We have worked on this material in the past using a weathering-grade filler metal. Our engineer has recommended we use a 1 percent nickel electrode. Is this right? A:...

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Parts chute helps eliminate need for microjoints

June 27, 2014

COMEQ Inc. offers an automatic parts chute as an option for 50- and 60-in. Y-axis Euromac punching machines, allowing the user to avoid microjoints. The chute unloads finished parts up to 47.24 by 35 in. without operator involvement. It can be combined with the Flex punching system to form a...

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Renewable, biobased solvent removes industrial-grade complex greases

June 27, 2014

Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has introduced Elevance Clean™ 1200, a degreasing and VOC-exempt solvent for industrial degreasing in such applications as heavy manufacturing and transportation MRO. The renewable, biobased solvent, produced from natural oils, removes industrial-grade complex...

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Welding clips, clamps handle applications up to 400 amps

June 27, 2014

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. offers battery, kelvinized, and welding clips and clamps for applications up to 400 amps. The high-amperage clips incorporate a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle and a high-impact, glass-filled nylon clip body. Each bus bar in the clips is designed to ensure...

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FAB 40: Thinking as owners at D&S Manufacturing

June 27, 2014

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At D&S Manufacturing, the books are open, employees know how to read them, and they use this information when dreaming up new ways to improve.

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Fab 40: Impulse Manufacturing tackles downtime with data

June 27, 2014

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You can't improve something you don't measure. Impulse Manufacturing wants to cut down the time between jobs—specifically, between the last good part of the previous job to the first good part of the next job.

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Consumables Corner: Issues with incomplete fusion

June 27, 2014

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Q: Recently our shop started using metal-cored wire. On one side we perform full-penetration welds to D1.1 structural code on 3/4- to 1-1/2-in.-thick plate. On the second side we carbon-arc-gouge to clean the metal and then we do a magnetic particle inspection before welding. We encounter two...

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How do you get those weaved welds?

June 26, 2014

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Here’s a topic that I get asked about more than any other: “How do you get those weaved welds?” These days I rarely (occasionally, but not often) encounter the need to weave, but it’s fun, it looks rad, and it’s nice to stay sharp. DISCLAIMER: I'm not a boilermaker, and I'm not a...

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Vista Metals Corp. recognized as Champion of Manufacturing by CMTA

June 26, 2014

Vista Metals Corp., Fontana, Calif., is one of seven manufacturing companies to receive recognition for being a Champion of Manufacturing from the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA). The honorees were recognized “for their commitment to California, to their workers, and...

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