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ISM: New orders, production, and employment growing; supplier deliveries slower; inventories contracting

May 4, 2010

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 12th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the...

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AWS issues call for entries in 8th Annual Image of Welding Awards

May 3, 2010

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has issued a call for entries in the 8th Annual Image of Welding Awards program. This competition salutes the year's most outstanding public initiatives and...

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Lincoln Electric facility tours included in IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Conference

May 3, 2010

More than 120 manufacturing professionals from around the country took part in a presentation and plant tours at Lincoln Electric's world headquarters in Cleveland and consumables manufacturing plant...

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Lorain County Community College opens welding center

May 3, 2010

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Elyria, Ohio, has opened a new welding lab and classrooms. The center, made possible with a $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation, enhances...

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Batteries power up to own the road

April 30, 2010

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The automotive industry is looking to hybrid electric and fully electric vehicles to electrify the effort to lessen or eliminate fuel emissions and to achieve the new fuel standards. Lithium-ion is considered by many to be the most promising of automotive batteries because of its potential for longer ranges.

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Green efforts save greenbacks

April 30, 2010

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When you are president of a company, you might observe things that others don’t even notice. That just comes with the territory when you are dealing regularly with profit and loss statements. Jon DeWys, president of DeWys Manufacturing, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based precision fabricator,...

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HRB price surge moderates

April 29, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for April 26 surged 6.3 percent to $742 per ton (on a Euro basis, it surged 8.8 percent), ex-works, for the fifth consecutive rise....

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FMA Communications Inc. launches www.greenmanufacturer.net Web site

April 28, 2010

FMA Communications Inc., Rockford, Ill., announces the launch of the new www.greenmanufacturer.net Web site. “Greenmanufacturer.net gives us an opportunity to round out our sustainability coverage...

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Pneumatic gripper withstands hot forming environments - TheFabricator

Pneumatic gripper withstands hot forming environments

April 27, 2010

Bilsing Automation North America has announced the availability of its PSQ40 pneumatic gripper, designed to withstand hot forming environments, such as those required to produce A and B pillars and...

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Computer-assisted quoting software designed for machining, stamping, fabricating applications

April 27, 2010

BottomLine Industrial Software's Quik Quote plus series II is a computer-assisted quoting Excel® worksheet for machining, stamping, and fabricating applications. The program performs basic and...

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Gas analysis module suitable for applications in explosive areas

April 27, 2010

Witt Gas Controls offers a gas analysis module with the new Gas Control 50 digital control unit for quality assurance for plants that mix or process gas. The unit enables users to monitor permanently...

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CenterLine (Windsor) hires account manager

April 27, 2010

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has hired Chuck Roberts as an account manager. Roberts has more than 35 years of engineering, project management, and sales experience involving local,...

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Pass-through blast system suitable for cleaning parts that cannot withstand tumbling

April 27, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the CB3624 pass-through blast system. It is suitable for cleaning small or intricate parts that cannot withstand tumbling. The unit has a...

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Selling used equipment

April 26, 2010

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Just how much is your used fabricating equipment worth? How is its value determined? What's the best way to go about selling it? Should you try to sell it directly to an end user, or should you sell it to a dealer?

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months

April 22, 2010

According to the April 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months....

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