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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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FEA module with flattening capabilities available for Autodesk® Inventor® 2010, 2011

April 15, 2010

Logopress Corp. and its North American distributor and technical center, Accurate Die Design Inc., have announced that the Logopress3 Blank module is now available for users of Autodesk®...

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Air filtration system automatically adjusts to compensate for filter loading

April 15, 2010

RoboVent has introduced the eDrive system, which uses a sensor to constantly monitor the airflow through an air filtration unit. Using a variable-frequency drive, the system automatically adjusts the...

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MHI to build wind turbine manufacturing plant in Arkansas

April 15, 2010

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo, has announced plans to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Ark. The plant, which will fabricate nacelles, a core component of wind...

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