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Ohio Laser earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 9, 2010

Plain City, Ohio-based Ohio Laser LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is an industrial laser cutting and metal fabrication shop serving Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as...

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Methodology used in future steel vehicle wins SAE award

February 9, 2010

The Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, marketed by Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA), has won the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section/Massachusetts...

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Scientific Dust Collectors expands manufacturing plant

February 9, 2010

Scientific Dust Collectors has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Alsip, Ill. The expansion — which includes another 15-ton crane, a 40-ft.-long specialty paint booth, and...

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Lucas-Milhaupt launches new Web site

February 9, 2010

Lucas-Milhaupt, a Handy & Harman Co. in Milwaukee, has established a newly designed Web site at www.lucasmilhaupt.com. It includes a knowledge base section that provides insight on brazing...

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Chrysler to invest in Michigan engine plant

February 9, 2010

Fiat SpA has announced that it will build a new, more fuel-efficient engine for Fiat and Chrysler vehicles at a plant in Dundee, Mich., near Detroit. Production of the 1.4-l, four-cylinder engine will...

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LAI launches upgraded Web site

February 9, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc. has upgraded its Web site, www.laico.com, to highlight its capabilities for precision contract manufacturing. The site includes more images of the company's advanced machining...

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Virtual welder training system developed

February 9, 2010

Fronius has developed Virtual Welding, a training tool that consists of a simulated torch and workpiece, a PC, and a screen. The arc and the weld seam are virtual creations. A magnetic tracking system...

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USMTC:Manufacturing technology consumption down 60.4% for 2009

February 8, 2010

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $219.60 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors'...

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Hard hat respiratory system retrofits to welding helmets

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® new Clean-Air Flow™ respiratory system with hard hat is the first of its kind allowing welders to retrofit any ArcOne welding helmet into a hard hat respiratory system, the company...

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21st century marketing for fabricators

January 19, 2010

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As existing customer bases shrink, fabricators must take advantage of all possible mediums to attract new customers. Those who establish a strong online presence stand the best chance of reaching prospective buyers, 60 percent of whom begin the buying process online.

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Metal forming companies increasingly optimistic; majority expect uptick in orders

January 19, 2010

According to the January 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies are increasingly optimistic as the new year kicks off. Conducted monthly,...

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Patriot Welding & Fabrication LLC

January 15, 2010

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534 Mammoth Road Pelham, NH 03076 603-635-9755 By: Bill and Christen Grinley 1/15/2010 OPENED FOR BUSINESS: My wife of 19 years, Christen, and I opened in the summer of 2002 as a sole proprietorship. Today, nearly 10 years later, we operate as an LLC with a 51/49...

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Putting 3-D CAD on the grill

January 15, 2010

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Gerald Davis begins this year with a series of product development case studies, taking an idea and creating the virtual model of it.For this first installment, Davis designs a barbecue grill.

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2010 Capital Spending Report indicates rebuilding set to begin

January 14, 2010

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The metal fabricating and forming market isclearly in a rebuilding mode after theeconomic downturn in 2009. The 2010 FMACCapital Spending Survey indicates thatcompanies are interested in spending money oncapital equipment, around $1.3 billion worth,but that's down significantly from the $2.2that was expecting to be spent in 2008.

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Online program simplifies cable carrier configuration

January 13, 2010

igus® Inc. has announced the launch of a new E-Chain® Configurator program that enables users to custom build a cable carrier with cables and internal separators online quickly. The user then...

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