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Tube 2012 presents record number of exhibitors

April 12, 2012

The recent staging of Tube 2012 International Tube Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed with record exhibitor numbers and increased visitor participation. A total of 1,184 exhibitors from 48 countries showcased their products in 527,400 sq. ft. of net exhibit space — an increase of 9.4...

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Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development - TheFabricator.com

Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development

April 12, 2012

Superb Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components and assemblies in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has announced that Paul Rogers joined the company as manager of engineering and business development. He has more than 25 years of senior-level engineering, manufacturing, and sales experience....

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United Performance Metals expands California plant, hires inside account manager - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals expands California plant, hires inside account manager

April 12, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has added processing capabilities for flat-rolled product, as well as in-house shearing and slitting, to its 52,000-sq.-ft. branch in La Mirada, Calif. The service center processes specialty stainless and high-temperature alloy sheet and coil to...

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RoboVent opens Minneapolis office

April 12, 2012

RoboVent, a U.S. manufacturer of ventilation and filtration equipment for industry, has opened an office in suburban Minneapolis. Proximity to key industries including defense contractors, marine manufacturing, food processing, and composites manufacturing prompted the company to open the new...

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HRB prices rise slightly in China, trend downward elsewhere

April 11, 2012

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for April 9 increased 0.2 percent to $583 per ton for the sixth consecutive increase. The U.S. spot HRB price decreased 0.5 percent to $759 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after three consecutive rises and unchanged two weeks ago. The...

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Interface allows unfolding, import of CAD files from within nesting software

April 11, 2012

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l has introduced new CAD interfaces to AutoPOL for Windows® and AutoPOL G2 3-D CAD and unfolding software packages. The interface allows users to unfold and import CAD files from within Jetcam Expert nesting software, providing a seamless work flow from 3-D CAD to bending,...

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Manual clamps designed for extreme applications

April 11, 2012

DE-STA-CO offers the 5000 series HD clamps for the welding, automotive, agriculture, and transportation industries. This heavy-duty, manual toggle clamps feature rugged construction. Their pivot points comprise hardened pins inside durable steel bushings; the pins do not rotate in the joint. The...

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Job shop software integrates with accounting system

April 10, 2012

Exact's JobBOSS Starter Edition software for small job shop now integrates seamlessly with the Intuit QuickBooks accounting system. The software package is designed to help smaller job shops create quick or highly detailed customer quotes; track labor, outside service, and material cost; and...

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Manufacturing technology orders off to best start since 1998

April 9, 2012

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 9.3 percent from January and up...

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SigmaTEK adds regional sales representative to northwest region team

April 9, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software, has named Scott Lindley as regional sales representative on its northwest region team. Lindley previously served as an applications engineer for the company. His background includes technical instruction, support, and project management...

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OEM Fabricators appoints two plant managers

April 9, 2012

OEM Fabricators Inc. has appointed Jack Pollitt and Doyle Laudal as plant managers. Pollitt serves as plant manager at the Woodville, Wis., facility. He has more than 16 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, process engineering, ISO, plant layout design, capital equipment selection,...

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Mirrors designed for high-power lasers - TheFabricator.com

Mirrors designed for high-power lasers

April 9, 2012

Laser Research Optics has introduced a new line of OFHC copper mirrors offered with or without water cooling for use in high-power, multikilowatt CO2 laser systems. The mirrors are offered in polished, uncoated versions or with plasma gold coatings. They provide more than 99.6 percent...

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Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic wire splicer creates bond without filler metals

April 9, 2012

Sonobond offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It creates solid-state metallurgical bonds with high conductivity without the need for filler materials. No clipping, soldering, crimping, or dipping is required. The process does not produce arcs, sparks, or fumes and does...

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SigmaNEST awarded Autodesk Inventor 2013 certification

April 5, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has announced that its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe, and combination cutting machines has been awarded Autodesk® Inventor® 2013 certification. SigmaTEK Systems, located in Cincinnati, has a global...

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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to maintain its solid pace in April

April 5, 2012

Although the rate of job growth will fall short of levels reached a year ago, hiring will continue in the manufacturing and service sectors in April, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for April 2012. A net of...

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