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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill—Part II

May 29, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

After defining the project in January, columnist Gerald Davis is now set to make a virtual prototype of the Shashlik Grill in 3-D CAD.

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Stainless steel and aluminum hinges are weldable

May 29, 2014

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 128.2 stainless steel or aluminum weldable hinges. The RoHS-compliant hinges are produced from drawn, weldable, profiled stainless steel or aluminum extrusions. The hinge pin is retained in the lower half. They are available in European Standard No. 1.4308 cast...

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From the Web: 3-D printing & the supply chain; inspiration blows in; a fabricator success story

May 28, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— 3-D printing could alter supply chain; it takes a community of businesses to build a ballpark; placing the tail on this donkey is not so easy; fabricator moves out of the basement; and the wind ushers in a new product.

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Kenall Mfg. breaks ground on Wisconsin facility

May 28, 2014

Lighting system manufacturer Kenall Mfg., Gurnee, Ill., has broken ground for a 354,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Kenosha, Wis. The plant will include machinery and equipment for fabrication, finishing, and assembly; a certified UL testing facility; an interactive showroom; and a dedicated...

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Okuma America names director of marketing

May 28, 2014

Okuma America Corp., a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of CNC machine tools, has promoted Julie Murphy to director of marketing. She is responsible for marketing activities in the Western Hemisphere. Murphy has served as marketing manager since joining the company in December 2008.She holds an...

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Supply chain, labor top list of risks in manufacturing industry, report says

May 27, 2014

The manufacturing industry is poised for growth in 2014. Still, the second annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers found that they will contend with a number of challenges as they work to capitalize on...

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Principal Technology introduces complete industrial fabrication services

May 27, 2014

Integrated fabricator Principal Technology Inc., Plano, Texas, has introduced design-build and build-to-print equipment fabrication services. The firm can build to a customer’s prints or engineer, design, and fabricate based on a customer’s project needs, from simple machined parts to complex...

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Miniature metal inductive sensor made for extreme applications

May 27, 2014

Balluff expands its inductive sensor miniature line with the addition of the BES R04 block sensor. The metal-housed inductive sensor is suitable for extreme applications. Its ceramic sensing face makes it appropriate for applications with weld spatter, metal debris, and vibration; its small size...

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Tumble blaster equipped with 15-HP blast wheel

May 27, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released a newly redesigned tumble belt blast machine. The 6-cu.-ft. model 600 incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that make it more durable in heavy-duty and foundry operations, states the company. The machine is equipped with a 15-HP VK...

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Design like a pro! Three steps to creating eye-catching ads

May 27, 2014 | By Steve Staedler

So you’ve decided to advertise and grow your business. Three steps are necessary for creating an effective ad that will make your audience take notice and act.

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Transfer Flow to offer training class to local high school welding instructors

May 26, 2014

Transfer Flow, a manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM fuel tank systems, has announced plans to open its Chico, Calif., manufacturing facility to local high school welding and fabricator teachers for a five-day training class in June. The training class will be conducted by Transfer Flow engineers...

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The Right Place supports creation of 171 local jobs in western Michigan

May 26, 2014

Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc., The Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA), and its state and regional partners have announced three western Michigan economic development projects that will bring 171 new jobs and $6.8 million to the region. AvaSure LLC will...

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Emcor names general manager

May 26, 2014

Emcor, the Enclosure business unit of Crenlo, Rochester, Minn., has hired Steve Dick as general manager. The company manufactures cab and equipment enclosures. Dick has more than 30 years of experience across a variety of manufacturing industries. He previously served as head of marketing,...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product presentation

May 26, 2014 | By Gerald Davis

Knowing the nuances of generating an image opens the door for a wide range of possibilities.

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Having a hard time relating to millennials?

May 26, 2014 | By Dan Davis

In this Q&A, Diane Thielfoldt, co-founder of The Learning Café, shares some ideas about how metal fabricating companies can convince young people that manufacturing is full of careers worth pursuing.

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