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Software facilitates process plan cost-optimization

October 13, 2009

AutoForm Eng. GmbH has developed a new software module that enables the rapid and transparent definition of cost-optimized process plans.AutoFormplusR1 users can rapidly evaluate different process...

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Door interlock allows exit even when door is locked

October 13, 2009

Fortress Interlocks' DM-I door interlock features an internal release mechanism that allows exit from a dangerous area, even when the door is locked.The unit is mounted on the outside of the guard,...

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Monitoring system reduces laser cutting lens deterioration

October 13, 2009

Bystronic has incorporated a cutting lens sensor (CLS) detection system on machines equipped with Bylaser 4,400- to 6,000-W laser sources.The design of the monitoring system incorporates optical photo...

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Quick-change cylinder lock reduces changeover times on large tools, fixtures, molds, and dies

October 13, 2009

Tooling Technology has added a new product to its line of Segen pneumatic quick-change cylinder locks.The new PD500 Mega Cylinder helps decrease changeover times on large tools, fixtures, molds, and...

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Motoman partners with Agile Planet

October 13, 2009

Motoman Inc., an industrial robot manufacturer in Dayton, Ohio, and robotics software developer Agile Planet Inc. have entered into a technology partnership that integrates a customized version of...

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Walker Corp. expands in Mexico

October 13, 2009

Walker Corp., a precision metal forming company with headquarters in Ontario, Calif., has announced its recent acquisition of Specialty International de Mexico, a metal fabricating, welding, assembly,...

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Quality Controlled Mfg. receives Gold Status award

October 13, 2009

Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc., San Diego, has received Supplier Gold status from United Technologies Corp., Hartford, Conn., and its subsidiary, Hamilton Sundstrand.The Supplier Gold status recognizes...

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Press Room Equipment acquires Norwalk Innovation

October 13, 2009

Press Room Equipment Co., a division of American Products LLC, has announced the acquisition of Norwalk Innovation Inc.Press Room Equipment, a manufacturer of press feeding, material straightening,...

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Koester Metals names two new managers

October 13, 2009

Koester Metals Inc., Defiance, Ohio, has announced the appointment of two staff members to support the company's growth plans and expansion into Fremont, Ind.Blaine Snyder joins the company as...

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Laser Mechanisms opens new facility

October 13, 2009

Laser Mechanisms has announced the expected occupancy on Oct. 1 of its new, 28,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and warehousing facility in Novi, Mich. Located adjacent to the company's world headquarters,...

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Lincoln Electric hosts wind tower welding seminars

October 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric recently hosted more than 120 industry professionals interested in learning more about wind tower fabrication for several daylong seminars.Seminar attendees traveled from across the...

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Manufacturers detail recession survival strategies in new survey

October 13, 2009

In a new survey conducted in late July by the sponsors of the upcoming FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM, in Chicago, 1,046 manufacturers detail their recession...

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ACS Precision adds laser machine

October 13, 2009

ACS Precision LLC, Mercersburg, Pa., has installed a 4,000-W Mitsubishi LXP laser machine, capable of processing material up to 0.75-in.-thick steel and sheets measuring 4 by 8 ft.The laser allows the...

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Energy Plant Steam Plume

Scrubbing our industry

October 13, 2009

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Today's industrial scrubber technology can help make existing energy companies more environmentally friendly. Fabricators with the right equipment, capacity, knowledge, and opportunity might find a new market in making components for these systems. Find out what it takes.

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Magnetic quick die change system introduced

October 8, 2009

Hilma, Ellisville, Mo., has introduced the M-TECS magnetic quick die change system.The system clamps existing dies without retooling. The clamping force is evenly distributed, which reduces tool...

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