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Biodegradable general-purpose cleaner suitable for applications in and around industrial plants - TheFabricator

Biodegradable general-purpose cleaner suitable for applications in and around industrial plants

June 28, 2010

Wallover Metalworking Fluids has introduced a general-purpose cleaner for applications in and around industrial plants. KLEEN GREEN™ is biodegradable, nontoxic, nonflammable, nonabrasive, and...

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Willerding Metal Fabrication adds manager of business development - TheFabricator

Willerding Metal Fabrication adds manager of business development

June 28, 2010

Jim Kloeckener has been added to the team at Willerding Metal Fabrication in O'Fallon, Mo., as business development manager to facilitate the company's growth in the custom metal fabrication market....

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BLS: Layoffs in the manufacturing sector declined in May to their lowest levels in program history

June 24, 2010

Employers took 1,412 mass layoff actions in May that resulted in the separation of 135,789 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the...

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Toshiba to build electric vehicle drive motors in the U.S.

June 22, 2010

Toshiba Corp. has announced that it is expanding manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas, to produce high-performance drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid...

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Tool facilitates hole layout on flanges, base plates - TheFabricator

Tool facilitates hole layout on flanges, base plates

June 21, 2010

A tool for laying out holes on flanges and base plates is available from J&B Specialty Tools. The single tool allows the user to locate holes based on the web centerline, regardless of variations in...

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Titanium 2010 coming to Florida in October

June 21, 2010

Titanium 2010 is scheduled to be held Oct. 3-6 at the Gaylord Palms convention center in Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by the International Titanium Association (ITA), Broomfield, Colo., the event has more...

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Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs. - TheFabricator

Dock lift table can raise up to 50,000 lbs.

June 21, 2010

Air Technical Industries has introduced the heavy-duty Zero-Low dock lift table. It has a lowered height of 0 in. and can raise a load of up to 50,000 lbs. When the table is lowered to ground level,...

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Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology - TheFabricator

Microsoft CEO visits Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology

June 21, 2010

Most 15-year-olds have modest professional networks, at best. But on June 10, 70 freshmen at a new Chicago high school had the chance to rub shoulders with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Also known as...

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Metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip during next three months

June 15, 2010

According to the June 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect business conditions to dip during the next three months, an indication of...

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Hydro Aluminum names new leader for North American extrusion business

June 14, 2010

Matthew Dionne has taken over leadership of Hydro Aluminum's North American extrusion business in Linthicum, Md. The company has reorganized its extrusion business, dividing its Extrusion Americas...

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Whirlpool to close Michigan facility

June 14, 2010

Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to close its machining facility in Benton Harbor, Mich., at year-end 2010 or early 2011, eliminating 216 jobs. The announcement follows a comprehensive review of...

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Gear shaping machine can be paired with vertical turning center, grinder - TheFabricator

Gear shaping machine can be paired with vertical turning center, grinder

June 14, 2010

Bourn & Koch Inc., a partner in the Star SU LLC go-to-market cooperative, offers the 1000VBS CNC gear shaper. The 40-in. machine has an 8-in. stroke capability and can be paired with the company's...

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How to set up an internship program - TheFabricator

How to set up an internship program

June 8, 2010

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Insight from a metal fabricator and the head of Kansas State's Advanced Manufacturing Institute provides companies with good tips for setting up an internship program.

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3-D CAD on the grill, Part VI - TheFabricator

Putting 3-D CAD on the grill - Part VI

June 8, 2010

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Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis reminds CAD designers that it is a good practice to test parametric links as the design progresses.

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cable carrier

Which cable carrier is right for your application?

June 7, 2010

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Carrier systems designed to protect your machinery’s cables and hoses can help prevent damage and improve your processes. Which of the many available systems is right for your operation?

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